Masterpiece Bronze Ganesh 5 Feet Tall
Masterpiece Bronze Ganesh 5 Feet Tall
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Masterpiece Bronze Ganesh 5 Feet Tall

Item #: 6b2

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$35000 Item #: 6b2
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Statue Details

Materials: Lost Wax Method South Indian Bronze

Total Height Including Base: 60 inches or 5 feet
Widest Point: 42 inches
Base Width & Depth: 28.5 x 25 inches
Weight: 1500 pounds
  • Wow! Perfection in bronze...a perfect casting!
  • Ganesh is the "remover of obstacles" and invoked before any new venture in ones life to help ease any hardships
  • Gaensh is massive yet he carries himself with a joyous levity of a feather
  • Ganesh is a hand made, one of a kind, bronze sculpture cast by the artists of South India using the lost wax process, a skill passed on for generations since the Chola period
  • He would be perfect center piece for a temple or ashram
Description Ganesh is larger than life! His massive frame expresses the abundance of love Ganesh has for the world. Ganesh has energy emanating from him in His radiant dancing posture and because of the actual large size of the statue. It is impossible to be in the same room without ones eyes immediately settling on Ganesh. The large size of the statue has also allowed the artists to work on all the details of his weapons and ornaments. The tollvalasi, ornaments worn on Ganesh's upper arms, are beautiful! The carvings are magnificent and fully detailed. The same diamond shape design is carved onto the ornament on his large belly. He wears a double cobra belt. Each cobra's hood is fully exposed and ready to strike. The hands and toes are chubby and lifelike. They look as if they will just come alive with Ganesh dancing. The rat can be moved around the the statue or separate from the statue. The base has two holes in it for poles to be put through them. During festival days poles are inserted and Ganesh is picked up and carried through the town for all to experience darsana or "sight" of the God.

There is a small rat that is separate from the piece.  It is meant to be placed on the base just under the right foot of Ganesh.  The rat is 5" tall.
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.
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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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] for a shipping quote.