Exquisite sculpture of Lord Ganesh as he dances upon the five headed serpent while playing his favourite musical instrument - The Veena and holding the serpent's tail in his left hand.
As per Hindu mythology, Kaaliya was a terror to the residents and cattle of Vrindavana, a village on the banks of Yamuna in North India at a time when Lord Vishnu had incarnated on earth as Krishna, residing in Vrindavana 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 Krishna would continue to mount and dance on it hurting Kaliya with his dance-steps called Kaliya Nartana of Krishna.
Finally when Kaliya realised 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 forever.
Measures: Height 26 cm x Width 11 cm .
The square pedestal measures 7 cm x 7 cm
Weight: 1.60 Kilograms