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This series regroups images of Buddha, Ganesha and some details of offerings taken In Thailand,India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama or simply the Buddha, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. A native of the ancient Shakya republic in the Himalayan foothills,Gautama Buddha taught primarily in northeastern India. Buddha means « awakened one » or « the enlightened one. » « Buddha » is also used as a title for the first awakened being in an era. In most Buddhist traditions, Siddhartha Gautama is regarded as the Supreme Buddha. Puja in Buddhism is an expression of honour, worship and devotional attention This series of colourful images are close ups on flowers, drawings, and several symbols left during or after religious ceremonies Sylvie van roey traversed the states of India and Nepal in search of the god Ganesh. She photgraphs this adolescent with the head of an elephant (a gaily coloured and debonnair god) or nondescript rocks coated with red pigments, the pure essences of the divinity.