Ganesha is one of the best known and most worshipped deities in Hinduism. In Hindu mythology, Lord Ganesha is the first son of Lord Shiva and the Divine Mother Parvati.
Ganesha removes obstacles and ensures success in all endeavors. For this reason, Hindus worship Ganesha first before beginning any religious, spiritual or worldly activity.
As explained below, the portrayal of Lord Ganesha as the blend of human and animal parts symbolizes the ideals of perfection as conceived by Hindu sages and illustrates some philosophical concepts of profound spiritual significance.
- The large head of Lord Ganesha represents the “Eternal Soul” and the ability to “Think Big”
- His small eyes of represent “Concentrating Power”
- The large ears of Ganesha represent the ability to “Listen More”
- His small mouth represents “Talk Less”
- He has two tusks, one which is broken and this teaches us to “Retain the Good while Throwing Away the Bad”
- His long trunk with the Om sign painted on it represents “High Efficiency and Adaptability”
- The large stomach of Ganesh represents Peacefully Digest all good and bad in life
- The Rope in Ganesha’s hands represents “To pull you nearer to the Highest Goal”
- Modaka (a symbol of bliss or Ananda) in Lord Ganesha's hand & trunk is the “Rewards of Sadhana”
- Lord Ganesha Right hand Blessings represents a symbol of protectiveness and blessings to devotees on their Spiritual Path to Source.
This intricately detailed statue is made of resin and measures approx 7.5" x 5.5" x 3.5".