Brass Ganesha Statue Seated on a Large Rat 6"
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Brass Ganesha Statue Seated on a Large Rat 6"

Item #: 89bs83z

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Statue Details

Materials: Indian Brass Cast in Delhi, India
Total Height Including Base: 6 inches or 15 cms
Base Width & Depth: 4.5 x 2 inches
Weight: 3 pounds or 1 kg
  • Ganesh is seated on the large form of his vehicle, the rat, Mooshika.  By sitting on the rat Ganesh is thought to control his thoughts and be a in a calm, meditative state
  • He is "the remover of obstacles", because rats can chew through almost anything they are an apt partner for the remover of obstacles!
  • Ganesha holds an elephant goad, noose and a bowl of his favorite sweets, laddus, with his right hand is held up in the abhaya mudra or "fear not" hand postion
Description Ganesh is seated on his vahana or vehicle, a rat with one leg tucked underneath him and the other extended.  He holds a noose, elephant goad and a ball of sweets that his trunk is trying to get to.  His right hand is held up in the abhaya mudra or "fear not" hand position.
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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