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Gods on Shopping Tour

This morning while doing some shoppings in the city of Berne I discovered some nice shop window scenes. I love these “kitsch as kitsch can”-sceneries. The Indian Gods on tour in Swiss shop window decorations – what a colourful meeting.

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Reflections of reflections – passers-by and display dummies

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Non-attachment in the shop display: The Buddha meditating

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The child Krishna playing, accompanied with some Sarasvathis, and Durga listening in the back, on a tiger

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Hanuman between some vases – ready to serve

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Shiva and Parvathi with Ganesha between the storage racks

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Shiva sitting on a lotus, with his drum and kamandulu (bowl), surrounded by serpents (symbols of time), blessing the photographer.

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Krishna playing flute, with Nandi at his feet.

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Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman in a boat, surrounded by white horses

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Sarasvathi, the Goddess of the Word and of Wisdom, sitting on the white swan (symbol of respiration), playing veena (instrument with 7 strings, symbolising the 7 planes, the music of creation).

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Another statue of Hanuman, in deep devotion

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Enchanting Krishna, playing the music of the soul

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Riding through the ocean of shopping illusions

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Melancholic angel: When shall I be redeemed from this boring shop existence?

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Harlekin pondering on the mysteries of commercialism

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