SOLD Beautiful Brass Trimuhkthi Ganapathi 26"
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SOLD Beautiful Brass Trimuhkthi Ganapathi 26"

Item #: 81bb23

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This statue is sold. We may have another statue that is similar or we may be able to commission another for you. Please contact us at [email protected] or 760-994-4455 if you are interested in learning more.


Statue Details

Materials: Indonesian Brass Hand Made in Bali
Total Height Including Base: 26 inches or 66cms
Base Width & Depth: 9 x 9 inches
Weight: 49 pounds or 22 kgs
  • This form of Ganesha with three heads is called Trimuhkti Ganapati
  • Ganesha's three heads are aspects of the Guna, of purity (sattva), activity (rajas) and lethargy (tamas)
  • The craftsmanship of this statue is evident in the heavy weight of the sculpture and the fine details
  • Ganesh is holding a variery of weapons with his 8 hands
  • He ships the same day from our California gallery
Description This beautifully crafted three headed Ganesh statue (Trimukha Ganap[athi) depicts Ganesh standing with 3 heads and 8arms.  The piece is very heavy for the size and the craftsmanship is of the highest quality. 
The three heads of Trimukha Ganesh, or three faced Ganesh, depict the three states of being inherent in any manifestation, which are named the Guna.  In his 8 hands he holds, a conch shell, double dorje, a sword, his broken tusk he used to write the Mahabharata epic, a trident, a fly whisk, an elephant goad, a ball of sweets and a cup holding rice that his trunk is playfully eating.  Elephant 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.
The craftsmanship is evident in the solid weight of the piece and the attention to detail given to the ornaments on the base, Ganesha's dhoti he is wearing and his crown.  A superb example of Ganesha!
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.
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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.