Elephant Statue

He’s an elephant statue with garlands 🙂

He guards the entrance to my condo complex …


Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma 2014

55 thoughts on “Elephant Statue

  1. Such a pretty photo! Would love to have him as my guardian 🙂 looks like you feed him well lol x

  2. Hi Don! Yes, that’s Lord Ganesha, remover of obstacles. Buddhism is an Indian export to the world and you will find many interconnecting threads between the stories described in the classical Sanskrit texts and Buddhist Jataka stories which were recorded largely in Pali. In fact you will find a lot of similarities among the ‘dharmic’ traditions of India – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism.

      1. Thanks, I’ll check that out when I get a bit of time … but interesting the hindu influence, I hadn’t thought of it or had it explained, so thanks once again 🙂

  3. Oh you have to be convinced now! 😛 He is indeed a Hindu deity. As per the Hindu mythology he is the remover of all obstacles . It is not very uncommon i guess to find Hindu deities..I am no expert but wiki does show that Hinduism is practiced in Thailand along with Buddhism.
    P.s : He lovesss eating sweets 😉 not pizza 😛

    1. Maybe, we’ll see … they do have all religions in Thailand, but mostly it’s Buddhist so was expecting a Buddhist connection … I’m happy to go with the flow, and no one’s said different, so we’ll call him the garland wearing sweet eating Ginesh for now 🙂 warm regards DC

  4. Cool statue. I wouldn’t mind taking it home with me, but it probably wouldn’t fit in my car’s “trunk.”

  5. Hi Don! That’s Ganesh in your photo. He’s so loveable and kind. Tons of great stories about him in Hinduism. In many images of Ganesh, you will see a sweet or confection held in his trunk. The symbolism urges us to find the innate sweetness in our souls. Besides that, I can relate to Ganesh’s love for sweets : ) Thanks for the follow. Love your skies, especially the clouds in London.

    1. You are very welcome … and thanks very much … Are you sure he’s Ganesh, Thailand is Buddhist, so thought he might be a Buddhist deity ?

      Warm regards


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