In the Indian, or rather Hindu culture, it’s customary that the members of the household pay their resects to some kind of God.
There are so many, that to the rest of the world, it might seem bizarre to have more than one.
The Hindu culture has around 330 million devas as they are known, but each have their own, multiple manifestations, which is what seems to make the list of deities so long.
BUT,the reason I mention “God” isn’t to stir up any sort of debate, but merely to present some form of an introduction to this picture.
It’s a picture of a large copper/brass plate, an intricately embossed wall hanging, and the lighting at that time, inspired me to take a picture, and edit it.
It represents the ’Navah Grahas’ , which means the Nine Planets, or “influencers” each of which is represented by a deity.
This one below, is just a close up of ‘Śani’ (pronounced Sha-nee) of the planet Saturn, and can prove to be quite troublesome for those who follow their planetary statuses.
What I find fascinating is that there is a strange and significant synonymity between the Mythological Gods of the Greeks, The Persians and The Romans; so many deities and each of them have some power pertaining to Nature.
But in all honesty, I’m not a theologist, so this goes much beyond my comprehension. Moreover, I’m kind of an agnostic but, this rather large copper plate I have hanging around the house just had the perfect texture, and lighting and posed as a good opportunity for photography.