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  • Bronze statue depicting a joyfully animated Ganesha, the diety who removes obstacles.
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Ganesha
Hindu weddings begin with prayers to Ganesha. Ganesha is the deity who removes all obstacles and it is to him that all requests for successful marriage are directed. This bronze statue depicts a joyfully animated Ganesha.
India, 20th century
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India

Marriage is considered an integral aspect of Hindu life in India and from time immemorial Hindu parents have sought to secure ideal matches for their children. Traditional Hindu marriage celebrations combine intense spiritual symbolism with playful traditions.