Ganesha - The son of Shiva and Parvati, Ganesha has an elephantine countenance with a curved trunk and big ears, and a huge pot-bellied body of a human being. He is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. He is also worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth. In fact, Ganesha is one of the five prime Hindu deities (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and Durga being the other four) whose idolatry is glorified as the panchayatana puja.
This triple charm necklace is a powerful amulet. Featuring a deep blue-green turquoise raindrop, a stunning oval pendant engraved with a Hamsa, and a raised lotus disc pendant, it is full of symbolism and meaning. Turquoise, the stone of healing, and the Hamsa which protects against negative energies, meet the lotus as a symbol of renewal and transformation.
Wolf Sanctuary - Today's resident spotlight is Rajan! He is a male born May 3, 2006 in Montana and given his second chance at W.O.L.F. on March 29, 2008. Rajan, which means king in Hindi, is a social resident that enjoys meeting new volunteers and donors, looking for attention and playing with his companion Bella Roux! Read more about Rajan on our website
Meet the state bird of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Odisha. The Indian roller is very common in the populated plains of India and associated with legends. It is said to be sacred to Vishnu, and used to be caught and released during festivals such as Dussera and Durga Puja. A local Hindi name is neelkanth, meaning "blue throat", a name associated with the deity Shiva (who drank poison resulting in the blue throat). Another local name in Telugu is paala pitta. Adding its chopped…