Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Akula Veedi.
I can only assume he is the President of the International Guild of Giant Ganesh Painters. Sorta cool, no?
I've always been fond of Ganesh, since my friend Gauri gave me a little plaque with all the attributes of Ganesh on it. If you're going to be Hindu, you better get behind Ganesh. He's one of four major deities, according to Gauri, who is in-the-know. He's supposed to be wearing a belt made from a cobra, and I see no cobra here. It's a defining feature, so this may be a sort of Ganesh that the Vatican would oppose if the Hindus had a Pope.
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