Why does that elephant have so many arms?

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That was one of the questions I was (kind of) able to answer with help from the friendly vendors and festival attendees at Tulsa’s India Festival. The deity in question was Genesha. According to Wikipedia, “Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honored at the start of rituals and ceremonies. There were wonderful displays from about 10 of the states in India, each with their own food and customs. There were also performers, plenty of traditional food, and vendors selling their wares. India, the second most populated country in the world, has a population of over 1.2 billion people. The country is divided into 29 states and 7 territories. Several of the states were represented at the India Festival yesterday in Tulsa. I have included some pictures from the…

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