Bali Brass Panchamukha Ganapati Riding Lion 23"
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Bali Brass Panchamukha Ganapati Riding Lion 23"

Item #: 97bb26

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$1050 Item #: 97bb26
283 Store Reviews

Statue Details

Materials: Indonesian Brass Made in Bali
Total Height Including Base: 23 inches or 58 cms
Base Width & Depth: 14 x 7 inches
Weight: 15 pounds or 7 kgs
  • Ganesh is seated a top a majestic lion or simha with 5 heads and 10 arms holding a variety of weapons
  • Panchamukha Ganapati means 5 headed Ganesh. He has 4 heads that face in each direction and one small head on top facing forward
  • The brass statue has a beautiful green and blue patina that is not often seen
  • Panchamukha Ganapati ships the same day from our California showroom
Description Ganesh is magnificent and impressive! His large body is made even bigger with his 5 heads and 10 arms. Pancha Mukha Ganapati (5 Headed Ganesh) is seated on top of a large lion with exposed teeth and curled tail. The lion has an ample mane of hair around his neck. Four of Ganesh's heads face in each direction with a smaller head on top of the four heads. The Ganesh head on top is smaller and has a cork screw shaped trunk. In Ganesh's 10 hands He holds, going clockwise from his bottom right hand in the abhaya mudra, a nut, His broken tusk, prayer malas, a hammer, a noose, club, elephant goad and a mango with his left hand in the varda mudra. There is a small bell tied around four of His trunks. Two cobras form his large belt. His two feet are up towards his body in a relaxed seated position of a baby.
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 Bali, Indonesia 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.  Bali brass is meant only to be used indoors. 

"You can use a natural oil, like coconut oil or olive oil  and a cotton cloth to periodically
wipe down 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.  This will not remove any of the natural patina on the statue.

If you have any questions concerning your brass statue please email us at [email protected] or call us at 1(760) 994-4455.

Shipping USA Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping. The shipping charge is automatically calculated by UPS for shipping within the United States. Each sculpture is usually shipped within 24 hours of the order with the exception of the weekend. To obtain a shipping quote simply add the statue you are interested in to your shopping cart and then select click on the "Calculate Domestic Shipping" button. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.

International Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping to anywhere in the world. If you are in Canada please select "UPS Standard to Canada" for the shipping option. If you are an international customer please select "International Shipping" during checkout. The shipping charge will be calculated as $0. Lotus Sculpture will email you the correct shipping cost subject to your approval or you may call us at 760-994-4455 or email us at [email protected] for a shipping quote. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.