Rio has midnight of December 31 and people throwing flowers into the sea as an offering to Iemanja, Bombay has Ganesh Chaturthi to honor the son of Shiva and Parvati.
Thousands of miles from the festivities, here’s a sampling of some Ganeshas closer to home.
The many moods of Ganapati:
Snippet from a wedding reception sweets package:
South Indian tapestry:
Shades of silver and grey:
First one seen, entering or exiting:
On a leaf:
With Francis and AB:
Guarding the Hobson-Jobson:
When not using a tusk for writing: