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  dancing Ganesha

 

India

Sculpture of the Hindu god Ganesha (fig.) depicted with multiple arms and attributes, while performing a dance reminiscent of Shiva's Nataraja, i.e. his cosmic dance of truth and energy (fig.). In the same way as in Indian homes (fig.), this statue is placed at the southwestern corner of the temple, making it the first deity that one encounters when making a pradakshina, i.e. a clockwise circular procession around a temple.