The six-armed Bala-Ganesha walks on, together with mooshaka (rat), his vahana. Besides the elephant goad and the noose, which are his most formidable attributes, he holds a rosary and serpent, associated with Brahma and Shiva respectively. His two main hands carry a water vessel and a dish full of modakas. His curly hair is kept in semblance with a scarf that is adorned with strings of pearls and peacock feathers tucked in. His eyes portray an innocence found in children; his short, thick trunk is on the right turning inwards. The stout stature of his body reinforces the child he is portrayed as. The artist has achieved a movement in the image, due to the motion of limbs thus depicted.
For once, the elephant god and the mouse are in correct proportion. He holds a long stick, the end of which has a bundle, which probably contains more modakas. In the other hand, he carries a garland. The two walk on as inseparable companions.
This description by Renu Rana.
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