Brass Quality Ganesh Statue with 8 Arms & Rat 18"
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Brass Quality Ganesh Statue with 8 Arms & Rat 18"

Item #: 102bb3

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Statue Details

Materials: Indonesian Brass Hand Made in Bali, Indonesia
Total Height Including Base: 18 inches or 46 cms
Base Width & Depth: 8.5 x 7 inches
Weight: 21 pounds or 10 kgs
  • The beautifully crafted Ganesh shows him standing with 8 hands holding a double dorje, lotus flower, club, a ball of laddus, axe, trident, elephant goad, and one hand held up in the abhaya mudra with an OM design in his palm
  • A life like version of the rat, Mooshika, the vahana or vehicle of Ganesh, is seated in front of him
  • The statue is a higher quality than other Balinese brass statues as it has a polished, antique patina and weighs more than a typical brass statue of the same size
Description Ganesh is truly awesome! He stands and in his 8 hands he holds a double dorje, a flower, a club, a ball of sweets, an axe, trident, elephant goad, and one hand held up in the abhaya mudra. There is an OM sign in his open palm.  Ganesha's vehicle, the rat Mooshika, is on the base in front of him.  He looks very realistic!  As if he could scurry right off the base any second.  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 stands upon a double lotus base.  Beneath the lotus base is another base that has a refined design.  The statue is a higher quality than other Balinese brass statues.  It has a much more polished antique patina and weighs more than a typical brass statue of the same size.  A beautiful Ganapathi murti!
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.

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