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Ganesh Pol

theurbannexus

Docklands, Australia

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The Ganesh Pol, or Ganesh Gate is one of the four gates in the City Palace of Jaipur. Ganesh is the Hindu God of intellect and wisdom. He is the first son of the deity Shiva, and his wife Parvati, and is depicted as large bellied, 4 armed and with the head of a one-tusked elephant. He is attended to by a mouse, often aslo depicted.

In Sanskrit, ‘Ga’ represents Buddhi (or intellect), and ‘Na’ represents Vidnyana (wisdom).

A crop of a crop. Crooked, but happy with what was salvaged.

In the City palace, the Ganesh Pol is in the middle of the west wall of the courtyard of the Diwan-i-Am (court, or literally ‘lounge’ of the ordinary person, as opposed to the Diwan-i-Khas) and leads into the Pritam Niwas Chowk through the famous Peacock Gate.

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