Antique Khmer Style Mounted Standing Bronze Angkor Wat Ganesha Statue - 57cm/23"
Measures (Height) 57cm/23"
An antique Khmer two-arm standing Ganesha in 12th century Angkor Wat style. The distinctive patina of the piece is particularly delightful.
Ganesha, the beloved and iconic deity of Hinduism, holds a multifaceted role as the god of various aspects of life. With his distinctive appearance of an elephant head on a human body, Ganesha is celebrated for his unique attributes and qualities that make him the deity of beginnings, wisdom, and obstacle removal.
Ganesha is the elephant headed son of Shiva. He holds his broken tusk in one hand and a bowl of sweetmeats in another hand.
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 right. This represents Moksha or enlightenment. The perfect direction for those seeking or following a spiritual path.
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.
Perhaps one of Ganesha's most well-known roles is that of the 'Vighnaharta', or 'Remover of Obstacles'. Ganesha's divine presence is believed to clear away impediments, both external and internal, that hinder one's progress in life. Devotees pray to him to overcome challenges, difficulties, and hurdles.
Ganesha's symbolism extends to the realm of inner obstacles, including ego, attachment, and ignorance. He teaches that true success and spiritual growth come from conquering these inner impediments.
Ganesha, the god of beginnings, wisdom, and obstacle removal, holds a central place in Hindu spirituality and daily life. His multifaceted symbolism resonates with people from all walks of life, transcending religious and cultural boundaries. Ganesha's blessings are sought by those embarking on new journeys, those seeking wisdom, and those facing life's challenges.
As a symbol of auspicious beginnings, profound wisdom, and the power to surmount obstacles, Ganesha inspires individuals to embrace life's transitions, pursue knowledge, and overcome adversity.
His enduring presence in Hinduism and the broader spiritual landscape underscores the universal human desire for guidance, wisdom, and a clear path toward success and spiritual enlightenment.
Ganesha remains a beloved and revered deity, embodying qualities that continue to inspire and uplift millions of devotees worldwide.
This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add a unique touch to any room of your home or workplace. 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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