17/09/2015 11:41 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Ripped, Edible And Selfied: 8 Ganeshas That Capture India's New Obsessions

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Indian artists give the finishing touches to idols of the elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha in a workshop ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Allahabad on September 14, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ SANJAY KANOJIA (Photo credit should read Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)

In ancient Hindu scriptures, lord Ganesha has been described as someone with a round belly, a broken tusk, large ears and always accompanied by a pet mouse.

But if celebrities can get a makeover, why can't gods?

Here are some images that'll show you that even lord Ganesha can be hip and trendy.

  • @baahubalimovie/Instagram
    "Shivudu inspires this year's Lord Ganesha idols... Post us photos of any Baahubali inspired idols that you may come across with (sic)," was posted on the film Baahubali's Instagram page.
  • @khanarpita/Twitter
    "1 day to go to welcome him home, our beautiful Eco friendly Ganpati Bappa! I love this festival (sic)," said Arpita Khan-Sharma, actor Salman Khan's sister, on Twitter on Wednesday.
  • Avinash Mudaliar/Facebook
    Everybody is obsessed with selfies these days. We mean everybody.
  • Hoparound India/YouTube
    Lord Ganesha playing cricket
  • Craftsvilla (blog)
    A chilled-out Ganesha listening to an awesome jam
  • Hoparound India/YouTube
    Lord Ganesha, always there to help you
  • Hoparound India/YouTube
    Lord Ganesha will always take care of the people who need him
  • Hoparound India/YouTube

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