Vintage Sculpture Of Lord Ganesha Dancing on Kaliya, The 5 Headed Serpent - Ht 30 cm x W 13 cm

This is an exquisitely handcrafted sculpture of Lord Ganesh as he dances upon the five headed serpent while playing his favourite musical instrument - The Veena, holding the serpents tail in his left hand.

As per Hindu mythology, Kaaliya, a terror to the residents and cattle of Vrindavan, a village on the banks of Yamuna in North India, a time when Lord Vishnu had incarnated on earth as Krishna and was residing in Vrindavan as the child of Yashoda and Nanda.

Once, while playing with friends Krishna jumped in Yamuna on a pretext but really for the purpose of ridding Yamuna’s waters of Kaliya.

Kaliya was enraged at Krishna’s daring and attempted to bite him but instead each time Krishna would mount and dance on it hurting Kaliya with his dance-steps, hence called Kaliya Nartana of Krishna. Finally Kaliya realized that Krishna was none other than the supreme Vishnu, he humbly begged for forgiveness. Krishna forgave him on the condition that he would leave Yamuna and reside in the ocean.

Measures: Height 30 cm x Width 13 cm . 

Diameter of the round pedestal  13 cm  

Weight: 2.70 Kilograms