- Guanyin (Sanskrit: Avalokiteshvara), the female Buddha, goddess of kindness and compassion;
- Kali (an incarnation of Parvati, wife of the supreme god Shiva) who represents time, change and destruction. We studied the statue in front of one fireplace, where Kali dances on Shiva's body, Shiva having thrown himself on the ground to protect the world from her earth-shattering dance. He is the only one who can eventually quell her rage!
- Ganesha, son of Shiva and Parvati, the elephant-headed lord of learning and letters, and remover of obstacles.
All the statues are very familiar to the children since they see them almost every day – but they don't yet know all the stories associated with the gods and goddesses. Hindu (not to mention Chinese!) mythology is so rich and complex that we can learn about them bit by bit.