Ganesha is the primary worshipped deity in the entire Hindu pantheon; this wooden sculpture is a remarkable artifact aptly justifying him to be the revered son of Lord Shiva, creator and destructor of universe. Just like Nataraja, Ganehsa poses in a ferocious stance with the head slightly tilted; eyes widened up in anger and hold a Trishula, as a symbol of his patriarchy, in the action of killing the demon Apasmara personifying ignorance. The sculptor has used a distinctive color combination of white and orange to beautify this sculpture along with tinges of silver that let his ornaments shine.
The demon in the color of darkness, justifies his nature and action, lies on a stylized three layered lotus pedestal, suppressed by Ganesha’s divine feet. His large portly belly represents the whole cosmos, the seven realms above and below and the seven oceans inside it; the structure of his belly covers the jeweled kamarband tied beneath. The striated trunk is turned towards right identifying him as Siddhi Vinayaka, as Ganapati’s wife, Siddhi resides to his right.
Posterior hands carry his warrior weapons with the tripundra tilak and the South Indian style carved flower haloed crown is glorified on his Elephant head. The green colored stole that hangs on sides gives a beautiful contrast to the sober colored large statue.
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