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Goddess Shashthi


Shashthi is a Hindu folk goddess, venerated as the benefactor and protector of children (especially, as the giver of male child). She is also the deity of vegetation and reproduction and is believed to bestow children and assist during childbirth.

Barren women desiring to conceive and mothers seeking to ensure the protection of their children will worship Shashthi and request her blessings and aid. 

On this facade of a Hindu temple, goddess Shashthi is pictured as a motherly figure nursing an infant. 

Location: Bangalore, India

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  1. Nice...It would have been nice if you have added the location too

    Regards
    Village Girl

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    1. I have added the location now. Thanks for prompting.

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  2. Love the optimistic rainbow like colours of the statues

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  3. I love all the colors and the significance of this photo!! Very captivating.

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  4. what a beautiful temple... the colors and skill of those who carved this is phenomenal!

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  5. This is very lovely Shiju. Thanks for sharing. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

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  6. A riot of colour!! I love the peacocks!!

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  7. Grat shot of a beautiful, richly ornamented building. Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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  8. Love the vibrant colors on the temple.. really rich colors.

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  9. So lovely, love your photos

    Happy pre WW.
    http://www.nycsinglemom.com/2013/01/29/sesame-street-workshop/

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  10. belo clique...das cores à tradição, tudo me parece encantador. Um abraço!

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  11. Fabulous temple love all the colours too :-)

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  12. How nice to have such a goddess. I love that about the Hindu religion - a secial god & goddess for so many things - as well as special ceremonies & rituals. Everything is so bright & colorful. I treasure my own Ganesha, given to me by special friends in India.

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  13. Great colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  14. Cool photo!

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2013/01/wordless-wednesday-my-baby-is-twenty.html

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  15. Hi Shiju! These Goddess statues are very colorful.

    Happy WW! :-)

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  16. VERY colourful indeed!!!

    Mines up as well at AussiePomm - In the Navy!!!!

    Have a great day!!

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  17. Interesting blog, as always.
    JM Illinois
    U.S.A.

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  18. Beautiful, Happy WW,
    Have a wonderful week!
    Nan
    http://www.blogshe.net/2013/01/mickey-mouse.html

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  19. A bold color image...nicely seen.

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  20. The colors are spectacular! Love learning about the various gods and goddess. Who are the others depicted in the picture?

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    1. The one on top with the blue skin is the main deity of this temple. His name is Murugan. According to Hindu epics, he is the son of fire.

      The one with the potbelly is Kuber, the god of wealth. He is often depicted as a fat man, adorned with jewels.

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  21. Love the color and detail, great shoot. Thanks for explaining.

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  22. Shiju, I love the history you include with your image, which is quite detailed and colorful. So glad that you have joined Walk and Click Wednesdays as I would love to see more places that I may never get to visit. I really like the background on you blog too. Very nice!

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  23. I love how unbelievably colorful it is! Missed seeing you at Wordless Wednesday Bloggers this week (www.wordlesswednesdaybloggers.blogspot.com) Hope you'll join us!

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  24. Such beautiful vibrant colors. Visiting from Walk and Click Wednesdays.

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  25. Beautiful color indeed.

    Visiting from pret-a-vivre.com

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  26. love the shot! very colorful..;)



    Happy Wordless Wednesday! My entry is here and here.

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