Two Balinese warriors guard the entrance to our first of seven gardens. They stand, armed, at the entrance of the path that leads to Ganesha. Two more warriors guard the exit of the first garden. In Balinese Hindu culture and architecture the entrance and exit are equally important. The first garden that is dedicated to Lord Ganesha is a continuation of our celebration of Balinese Hinduism. The warriors protect both the entrance and exit of the first garden. The Balinese Ganesha sits at the end of a meandering path lined with red flowering Delonix Regia trees but access to him must first be granted by these warriors. The statues were carved out of limestone for Siva Ashram and stand at 1 meter in height. They are currently in Bali awaiting to be shipped to Costa Rica. Line drawing courtesy of Manish Prajapati, @artbymanish.
Guardians of Ganesha