Brass Seated Ganesha Statue With Rat 33"
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Brass Seated Ganesha Statue With Rat 33"

Item #: 87bs56b

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$3900 Item #: 87bs56b
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Statue Details

Materials: Indian Brass Cast in Delhi, India
Total Height Including Base: 33 inches or 84 inches
Base Width & Depth: 27 x 17 inches
Weight: 192 pounds or 87 kgs
  • The 4 armed Ganesha is seated upon a pedestal holding a noose with a lotus flower, an elephant goad, laddus with his right held up in the abhaya mudra of protection
  • The statue has a beautiful antique stone patina which contrasts with the golden accents of Ganesha's jewelry. The antique stone coloring is unique to this particular group of artists
  • Mooshika, the vahana or vehicle of Ganesh is seated near Ganesha's feet holding a scrap of food. Rats are the perfect accompaniment to Ganesh "the remover of obstacles," because rats are capable of getting through any obstruction that lay in their path just as Ganesh moves away any roadblocks from your spiritual path
  • Ganesha ships directly from our California gallery, allow 1-2 days for packing
Description Ganesh is seated upon a decorated pedestal.  He has 4 arms which hold a noose with a lotus flower, an elephant goad, laddus with his right held up in the abhaya mudra of protection.  He wears a golden crown with a large siraschakra or godly halo behind his head.  Mooshika, the vahana or vehicle of Ganesh is seated near Ganesha's feet with a scrap of food firmly in his hands.  Rats are the perfect accompaniment to Ganesh "the remover of obstacles," because rats are capable of getting through any obstruction that lay in their path just as Ganesh moves away any roadblocks from your spiritual path.   In sculpture, the position of Lord Ganesh's trunk has a symbolic meaning.  His trunk turns to the Ganesh's left, that is the direction for success in the world. It is a position associated with grihastas, or householders.
The statue has beautiful antique stone coloring that is unique to this group of artisans.  The coloring contrasts beautifully with gold accents that cover the piece.  A beautiful sculpture of Lord Ganapathi!
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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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 [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.