This beautiful oil lamp is handcrafted by artisans from Uttar Pradesh, India of the most famous Hindu God Ganesha dancing atop a large dark patina oil diya / lamp.
Ganesh (also spelled Ganesa or Ganesha and known as Ganapati, Vinayaka and Pillaiyar) is the Lord of Good Fortune who provides prosperity, fortune and success. He is the Lord of Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles of both material and spiritual kinds.
Much like a playful child who delights his parents with playful antics, the youthful Ganesha loved to entertain Gods Shiva and Parvati by dancing for them.
Such lamps are lit to perform rites or prayers before the God and also to drive away the Darkness from the house and this world and invite good fortune for the entire family.
The "Deepam"or the light of the lamp denotes and illuminates knowledge and eradicates the darkness and the ignorance in us. In Hindu culture, lighting of a lamp is very significant as it is considered an auspicious part of the Pancha loha, or the five-metals, an alloy of sacred significance and widely used for making Hindu temple idols.
Measures: Ganesha with diya : Height 22 cm x width 13 cm
Lord Ganesha figure only : 15 cm height x 10 cm width
Weight : 2.250 kgs
Care: Please do not use any harsh chemicals to clean. Only clean with a dry soft cloth.