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Ganesha’s Art Wisdom Day 10 – Why Ganesha is called ‘Janus of India’?

Who is Janus?

Why there are striking similarities between Lord Ganesha and Janus?

Philologist, William Jones, in 1785 saw shocking similarities between Dwimukhi-Ganesha, and Janus, the two-headed Roman god. The likeness between the two was so strong that he referred Ganesha as the “Janus of India.”

The Dwimukhi-Ganesha is quite unusual where His elephant head looks towards right and human head towards his left.

So, what exactly is similar between the two Gods? Read more


Published by Harshada Vispute

Though a Post-graduate in Management and earlier worked for various industries, Harshada treasured her passion for painting by self-learning. She is also a good writer and has written books for the organization she worked. However, her deep-seated love for colours couldn’t let her stay inside the four walls of the corporate world. Determined to pursue her passion, she left for Dharamshala to learn Thangka painting, a rare Tibetan art form. Most of her other artworks find their backdrop in the scenic beauty of nature. Her love for art and writing, together with the zeal to inspire self-made artists like her, gave birth to

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