Talk:Ganesha

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Etymology and other names[edit]

Please edit the first line under "Etymology and other names". The images are not visible. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Raghav Sharman (talkcontribs) 00:41, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Fixed the problem by temporarily removing {{IAST|aṣṭavināyaka}} from the image caption, which seemed to be causing the problem. There are other places in the article where the current TFD tag seems to causing a mess with the text, but we may simply have to wait for the TFD to close in a few days for that issue to be resolved (since it would be infeasible to manually remove and later reinsert the IAST template from this and 1000s of other articles). Abecedare (talk) 01:00, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Kudos[edit]

Only just discovered this one. Excellent article and considered discussion made it very helpful. Hats off to everyone.Manytexts (talk) 00:11, 21 November 2013 (UTC)


Odd line in article[edit]

When I linked to this article, I noticed a strange line (just underneath the "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia" line) that read "Don't use Wikipedia for ur hwk haha." After Googling "ur hwk haha," I concluded this must be some kind of spam edit. I logged in and went to edit it out, but then I could not see it in the edit window. I linked to the article in another tab, and it failed to appear. I then logged out, linked to the article, and it no longer appeared. Just thought I'd mention this. ShinyAeon (talk) 18:58, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Okay, more info--when logged out, I linked to the Ganesha article again in yet another tab, and I saw the line again. Only this time I noticed it took the place of the entire introductory section--that is, it is the only thing appearing between "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia" and the Contents box. Once again, however, when I went to edit it (staying logged out) it failed to appear.

Basically, it is keeping the entire first section (and image) from showing up to anyone not logged in. I have no idea how to fix this, so I leave this note to alert someone who can. ShinyAeon (talk) 19:06, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

I suspect "ur hwk" is short for "your homework," and thus interpret the interpolated line to mean: "Don't use Wikipedia for your homework, haha."Juxian (talk) 00:54, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I gathered that, too — the problem isn't the obscurity of the message, but the fact that it is apparently capable of hiding an entire section of the article from anyone who isn't logged in...and seems impervious to being edited out. ShinyAeon (talk) 03:29, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Ganesa (dab) in hatnote[edit]

To Redtigerxyz: Some readers may come to this article by use of the "Ganesa" spelling and would be looking for the genus article. To give those readers a pointer to that article, isn't it a good idea to link to the disambiguation page in the hatnote? Joys! – Paine Ellsworth CLIMAX! 21:15, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

To Redtigerxyz: Thank you! I understand your most recent edit and agree with you. Thank you for the IAST education and for leaving the hatnote this time. Gaṇeśa, sans diacritical marks, is a good search term. – Paine  15:53, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Images Removed[edit]

Images:

--Redtigerxyz Talk 04:15, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

User:Eshwar.om, please respect WP:IQUEUE ("Articles may get ugly and difficult to read if there are too many images crammed onto a page with relatively little text. They may even overlap.") and STOP adding images that disturb the layout. Due to image crowding in the first section (addition of File:WLA lacma Tamil Nadu Ganesha.jpg), the first two images in Iconography are being displaced.--Redtigerxyz Talk 08:19, 17 July 2014 (UTC) User:Redtigerxyz, WP:IQUEUE(If a contributor believes such a queued image to be essential to the article, despite the lack of text, he or she may decide to put it back in. However, he or she should not simply revert the article to its previous state, but make an attempt to re-size the images ).File:WLA lacma Tamil Nadu Ganesha.jpgnot disturb the layout too.Eshwar.omTalk tome 08:39, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

User:Eshwar.om, can you please justify why this is essential to the article? Now, we have four images from Tamil side, a very loop-sided image selection.

  • Celebrations of Ganesh by the Tamil community in Paris
  • Ganesha, Karpaka Vinayakar Temple, 400 CE, Tamil Nadu.
  • Ganesha, 12th century,Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Tanjore-style painting of Ganesha

Redtigerxyz Talk 09:58, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Please dont say like tamil side ,they are from differnt time scale.Even Ancient combodia and Thailand,java,Indonesia, srilanga also Tamil influenced.but they are not same country. Please dont say again like 'Tamil side'.UP,MP are different states.but hindi is common mother tongue for both.so the files from various dynasty and also various place .they spoken tamil language means what we do?we will not neglate that?am i correct?if all hindu people speaking same language then will we neglate all files.no right?!in other hand i am not telling all hindu people knows tamil.but the files from different place and diffent period.telungana and Andra shares same language and also same state before but now separate like tamilnadu and kerala.so simply saying tamilside which is not acceptable.Eshwar.omTalk tome 10:39, 17 July 2014 (UTC)