Nestled in the sandy dunes of northeast India is the bustling trade town of Pushkar, known best for its annual camel fair and its offerings of year-round camel desert safaris, popular with young and broke backpackers. The ancient stone streets are overflowing with small kiosks and stores offering goods made from buffalo leather, colorful Rajasthani tapestries, and brass statues of Hindu deities. On the corner of one meandering and winding cobblestone street Sadar Kishan Singh Sardar, an artist who goes by the name of Kikasso, sells hand-painted canvases, most of which prominently feature Ganesh. Ganesh, also known as Ganesha or Ganapati, is the Hindu god of new beginnings, wisdom, and knowledge. This significance is interesting when considering Kikasso's journey: According to Kikasso, it was Lord Ganesh who gave him his name, and who, when Kikasso was already in his mid-fifties, inspired the would-be painter to pursue his passion, thus granting him a new beginning. Learn more about Ganesh and his significance to Hindus in this short video, narrated by Manoj Chalam.