Antique Javanese Style Bronze Standing Maha Ganapati Ganesha Statue - 36cm/14"
Measures (Height) 36cm/14"
Antique Javanese style bronze standing Ganesha from Indonesia.
Cast in the Majapahit style this 14 arm Ganesha, with third eye, Maha Ganapati is an avatar of the Hindu god Ganesha. He is the representation of Ganesha as the Supreme Being Paramatman and is the most important deity of the Ganesha-centric Ganapatya sect. He is one of the most popular of the thirty-two forms of Ganesha, worshipped as the ultimate truth.
The distinctive patina of the piece is particularly delightful. Like all aspects of Ganesha, Mahaganapati has an elephant head. He is often depicted with a third eye on his forehead. His arms hold; a lotus, a pomegranate fruit, a gada (mace), a chakra (discus), his own broken tusk, a pasha (noose), a jewelled water vessel or a pot of jewels, a blue lotus, a rice sprig and a sugarcane bow. The Trishul (the weapon of Shiva and similar to a Trident) can be seen behind Ganesha's head. This symbolises time (past, present and future) and Lord Ganesha's mastery over it.
Ganehsa stands on a circular lotus base which is itself stood upon a square decorated pedestal. A second seated Ganesha can be seen on the base, along with lotus flowers. These represents purity, compassion and the giving of great joy to all. Ganesha is the elephant headed son of Shiva.
He holds his broken tusk in one hand and a bowl of sweetmeats in another hand. 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.
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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Often considered as one of the most important and prolific gods of Hinduism, Shiva symbolised and is symbolised in many ways. His main role within the triumvirate of Hindu gods is the Destroyer, and yet with the power of creation also tucked up one of his multiple sleeves, it is no wonder that he takes different forms and patronises many different aspects of Hindu life.