Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Statue of the Mushaka (mouse or rat), vehicle of Shri Ganesha, before the Ganesha Swayambhu temple at Ganapatipule, on the coast of Maharashtra, India.

The Mouse Chief Reepicheep from CS Lewis' Prince Caspian.

Though apparently meek and insignificant, mice represent the power of Innocence and Humility to pervade - rodents are able to infiltrate places inaccessible to larger creatures. Walls are no obstacle to them. Mice are a recurring motif in children's stories.
Lamp with mushaka, used for performing Aarti (waving of lamp) to Shri Ganesha.

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