Like Brahma, Ganesha here is portrayed with three heads. These heads of Ganesha are symbolic of not only Brahma, but also the sacred trinity, the triguna that lead to such completely different divinities, and the three vectors into which time is resolved. The three-headed Ganesha testifies that He is more than the beloved child of Shiva-Parvati.
On the pistil of an upturned lotus stands the great three-headed Ganesha. He is shashabhujadhari. The implements He holds in the posterior hands are eclipsed by the raised trunks of the two heads on either side of the central head. But for the gaze issuing from their eyes, they are almost perfectly symmetrical with each other.
The portly form of Ganesha has been carved from wood, a natural medium which is relatively difficult to work with. Infused with minimal colour, barely indicative of the short dhoti around His loins. Adornment embossed all over His bare skin.
Send as free online greeting card
Email a Friend