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SOLD Brass Large Ganesh & Rat Statue 70"
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    SOLD Brass Large Ganesh & Rat Statue 70"

    Item # 61bs66

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    • Materials: Indian Brass Cast in Delhi
    • Total Height Including Base: 70 inches or 5 feet 10 inches tall
    • Widest Point: 48 inches wide at arch
    • Base Width & Depth: 37 x 19 inches
    • Weight: Approximately 400 pounds
    • A beautiful large Ganesh statue
    • Ganesh has 4 arms, a rat and beautiful arch surrounding him
    • His presence is uplifting!
    • Invite "the remover of obstacles" into your home!
    • Ganesh ships from our California gallery

    Description

    This brass seated Ganesh has presence!  It is a large statue!  Ganesh is seated on a raised base with his vahana, a rat, looking up to him in awe.  He is holding an elephant goad, noose, his broken tusk he used to write the Mahabharata epic and a laddu.  His trunk is facing the left actively trying to get to the laddu, Ganesha's favorite sweet!  If Ganesha's trunk turns to the his left, that is the direction for success in the world. It is a position associated with grihastas, or householders.   He has a cobra belt around his expansive belly.  His belly said to carry within it the entire universe.  The cobra is a reference to his father, Shiva, whom is associate with the deadly snakes.  Ganesh wears loose fitting pants with only a myriad of jewelry on his bare chest.  His eyes are open and caring.  He wears a beautifully detailed crown.  He is surrounded by a beautiful arch with Mahakala on top of it hovering over Ganesh.  He has a halo behind his head.  Both the halo and the arch can be removed from the sculpture.  If you are looking for a large Ganesh statue for your home or temple this is the sculpture for you!  His presence is uplifting!

    About Ganesh

    "In heaven Lord Ganesh will establish the predominance of gods, on earth that of people, in the nether world that of serpents and anti-gods"
    ~A Hymn from Sri Bhagavat-Tathva~

    The chubby, gentle, wise, elephant-headed Ganesh, or Ganesha, is one of Hinduisms most popular deities. He is the remover of obstacles, the deity whom worshippers first acknowledge when they visit a temple. He is also patron of letters and of learning; he is the legendary scribe who, using his broken tusk, which he often holds, wrote down parts of the Mahabharata epic. Ganesh is usually depicted colored red; he is pot bellied, has one tusk broken, and has four arms that may hold a pasam, a goad, and a pot of rice or sweetmeats. The sweet meats are held in a type of bowl known as a laddus. His appetite for these sweets is legendary and offerings of them are often left at his shrine.

    Statues of Ganesh can be found in most Indian towns. His image is placed where new houses are to be built; he is honored at the start of a journey or business venture, and poets traditionally invoke him at the start of a book.

    A pasam is a triple twine weapon. Each of the three twines represents, arrogance and conceit, Maya - the illusory nature of the real world, ignorance. In Hindu ideology weapons are a viewed as symbolic tools to destroy the ego rather than to cause any type of bloodshed. Goads (or elephant prods) are typically used to direct elephants. Goads are symbolic of how one should steer the soul away from the ignorance and illusions of this earthly world just as a mahout would steer an elephant away from any treacherous path.

    Care

    Brass statues from India do not need much maintenance.  The best way to maintain the statue is to simply dust the piece periodically to keep any dirt from accumulating.  They can be used for both indoor and outdoor use. 

    "You can use soap, warm water and a cotton cloth to periodically go over the statue to remove any dust or dirt buildup."

    You can use soap, warm water and a cotton cloth to periodically go over the statue to remove any dust or dirt buildup.  If you are really interested in making the statue shine you can use some natural oil, like coconut oil or olive oil, and a cotton rag to wipe down the metal portions of the piece.  You can use a toothbrush as well to get into the small crevices of the statue like the hands and hair. 

    Indian brass's durability makes it perfect for cold winters and hot summers of any climate.  The metal can stand up to the harshest conditions of heat and bitter cold.  We suggest you bathe the sculpture every couple of months so that dirt does not collect on the sculpture and then use a cotton cloth with some natural oil to give the statue a shine. 

    If you have any questions concerning your brass statue please email us at info@lotussculpture.com or call us at 1(760) 994-4455.

    Shipping

    USA Shipping

    This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside, California after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using R&L Freight Carriers. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us info@lotussculpture.com for a shipping quote.

    International Shipping

    This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside, California after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using an international freight service. Typically we use TNT Special Services as they give the most competitive rates. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. The shipping quote will be emailed to you and no charge will be made without your approval. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us info@lotussculpture.com for a shipping quote.