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the Hindu god of prophecy, represented as having an elephant's head
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  • And this ganesh, the son of Siva, is represented by the grossest and most hideous idol.

  • When he saw a one-eyed munshi (clerk), he felt certain that ganesh had turned upon him at last.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • His priest took the four annas, but ganesh did nothing whatever, as shall be shown later.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • When you are too lucky sacrifice something, a beloved pipe for choice, to ganesh.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • "Surely they will do no more than change the names," echoed ganesh; but there was an uneasy movement among the Gods.

    The Bridge-Builders Rudyard Kipling
  • But he said that if any animal could be found looking towards the south he could put its head on ganesh and bring him to life.

  • If ganesh never went to Lydia, then he couldn't have had anything to do distempering Cyrus's armor.

    Special Delivery Damon Francis Knight
  • ganesh, for the credit of the family, was quite ready to bear all the blame without a word.

  • Thus the elephant sept worship ganesh, the elephant-headed god, and also do not kill rats because ganesh rides on this animal.

  • The money was paid at evening, all silver, in great carts, and thus ganesh did his work.'

    Life's Handicap Rudyard Kipling

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