A vintage sculpture of Lord Ganesha sitting on a coiled snake under the magnificent hood of the 7 hooded naag.
Exquisitely handcrafted in solid brass with a black dark patina and brass gold finish with intricate engravings on the naag by artisans from the South of India using centuries old techniques and tradition.
Ganesha : The Lord of Success is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati as per Indian mythology with a elephant head , a curved trunk and big ears with a huge pot-bellied body of a human being.
He is the Lord of success, the destroyer of evil and obstacles and also worshipped as the God of knowledge, wisdom and wealth.
Significance of the Ganesha Form
Ganesha's head symbolizes the soul, which is the ultimate supreme reality of human existence, and his human body signifies Maya or the earthly existence of human beings.
The elephant head denotes wisdom and its trunk represents Om (a holy chant). In his upper right hand Ganesha holds a goad, which helps him propel mankind forward on the eternal path and remove obstacles from the way. The noose in Ganesha's left hand is a gentle implement to capture all difficulties.
The broken tusk that Ganesha holds like a pen in his lower right hand is a symbol of sacrifice, which he broke for writing the legends of Mahabharta.
The rosary in his other hand suggests that the pursuit of knowledge should be continuous. The laddoo (sweet) in his trunk indicates that one must discover the sweetness of the Atman. His fan-like ears convey that he is all ears to our petition. The snake that runs round his waist represents energy in all forms and finally that he is humble enough to ride the lowest of creatures, a mouse which can go through any corners of the world and survive.
Material: Brass with a patina finish
Dimension: Height 18 cm x Width 12 cm x depth 12 cm
Weight: 2.30 Kilograms