Vintage Handcrafted Wood Sculpture of Lord Ganesha From South India - H 30 cm x W 20 cm x D 6 cm
Handcrafted from a single block of wood with a dark brown finish, this exquisite sculpture of Lord Ganesha with 4 hands sitting upon a lotus flower is carved and chiselled by hand from the soft and delicate raintree wood
Each symbol associated with the elephant-headed Hindu god is viewed as a reminder to manifest the powers held within us.
The Abhaya Mudra is the gesture of fearlessness with the sign of OM of his lower right hand and symbolizes Ganesh's blessings and protection on a person's journey through life, especially the spiritual one.
In his upper right hand, Ganesh usually holds an axe, with which he is said to cut off all attachments of life and symbolizes removal of your obstacles or delivery of justice.
Modakapatra, the bowl of sweets in his left lower hand exemplifies Ganesh’s love of sweets. The axe is a tool used to destroy ignorance in the world. The noose illustrates the notion to draw loved-ones close, but also remind us to encircle and save strayed ones in extraordinary ways.
The Lotus flower, Ganesha is sitting upon represents enlightenment.
Ganesh, a much-beloved and worshiped deity, is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati and is worshipped as the God of wisdom, prosperity and considered most auspicious for new beginnings.
Height 30 cm x Width 20 cm x Depth 6 cm
Weight: 850 grams