Brass Seated Abhaya Ganesh Statue 12"
Processing...

Brass Seated Abhaya Ganesh Statue 12"

Item #: 61bs3z

285 Store Reviews

$255 Item #: 61bs3z
285 Store Reviews

Statue Details

Materials: Indian Brass Cast in Delhi, India
Total Height Including Base: 12 inches or 30 cms
Base Width & Depth: 9 x 7 inches
Weight: 17 pounds or 8 kgs
  • Ganesh is seated with his right hand held up in the abhaya mudra or "fear not" hand position
  • Ganesh also holds an elephant goad and a noose
  • There is a trident marking on Ganesha's forehead which is a symbol of his father, Lord Shiva
Description Ganesh is seated wearing loosely fitting pants and a shawl over his shoulders exposing his bare chest.  He holds an elephant goad and a noose.  His hand is held up in the abhaya mudra with his trunk trying to reach the ladu held in his left hand.  Ganesh has large pointed ears as well a beautiful crown.  There is a trident marking on his forehead which is a symbol of his father, Lord Shiva.  His vehicle, a small rat is next to his left knee. 

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
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.