Indian Thresholds



Photo 2011 © Peter Gonda /

Aldous Huxley once spoke of the Doors of Perception. e.e. cummings had a line of poetry that mentioned – the color of your countries. On my visit to India in 2005 I was perceiving a vast array of colors, particularly with that country’s doors. Many having that doorkeeper of Parvati’s, Ganesh, the elephant-headed deity over the threshold. His presence there to keep out the unworthy but also to remove obstacles from ones life. These then are the photos.

Text 2011 © Peter Gonda /


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