Antique Khmer Style Bronze Mounted Verdigris Ganesha Statue - 39cm/16"
Measures – (Height) 39cm/16”
In the pantheon of Hindu deities, one figure stands out with a charming and endearing presence—Lord Ganesha. Revered as the Remover of Obstacles and the Lord of Beginnings, Ganesha holds a special place in the hearts of millions.
The distinctive azurite patina of this antique Khmer style bronze mounted Ganesha torso is particularly delightful.
Ganesha is the elephant headed son of Shiva. He holds his broken tusk in one hand and a bowl of sweetmeats in another hand.
At the core of Ganesha's special significance is his role as Vighnaharta, the Remover of Obstacles. Devotees invoke Ganesha's blessings to seek guidance and assistance in overcoming challenges and hindrances in their lives. The elephant-headed deity is believed to pave the way for success and prosperity, making him an indispensable figure in Hindu worship.
Ganesha is often found playing a musical instrument. Similar to Krishna Ganesha celebrates life through it's pleasures and beauty.
The direction of Ganesha's trunk has symbolic meaning. Here the trunk turns to Ganesha's left. This signifies the direction for success in the world. It is a position associated with grihastas, or householders.
In his early forms in India, Ganesha was associated with fertility. Later he became widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as Lord of Beginnings and Lord of Obstacles, patron of arts and sciences and the deity of intellect and wisdom.
Lord Ganesha's universal appeal goes beyond cultural and religious boundaries. His teachings on wisdom, humility, and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances resonate with people from various walks of life, making him a revered figure not only in Hinduism but also among those who seek spiritual insights and guidance.
Lord Ganesha's special significance lies in the multifaceted nature of his divine attributes. As the Remover of Obstacles, Lord of Beginnings, and symbol of wisdom, Ganesha embodies qualities that resonate with the universal human experience.
His approachable nature, cultural ubiquity, and teachings on balance make him a cherished figure whose special essence continues to captivate hearts and inspire devotion across the globe.
One of the most recognizable of the Asian deities this representation of Ganesha is sure to enlighten your home with endlessly timeless style.
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