Bronze Standing Ganesh Statue Holding His Tusk 14"
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Bronze Standing Ganesh Statue Holding His Tusk 14"

Item #: 54b2

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$690 Item #: 54b2
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Statue Details

Materials: Lost Wax Method Bangladeshi Bronze
Total Height Including Base: 14 inches or 36 cms
Base Width & Depth: 6 x 4 inches
  • This Ganesh is a Bangladeshi adaptation of a masterpiece antique Ganesh in Cleveland Museum of Art
  • On the base are 4 rings that are used by the faithful in India to put two poles through the base of the Ganesh sculpture and carry it around in procession before it is placed into the inner sanctum of the temple
  • This bronze Ganesh sculpture is a hand made, one of a kind, bronze sculpture cast by the artists of Dhamrai, Bangladesh using the lost wax process, a skill passed on for generations since the Pala period
Description Ganesh is standing holding a noose, elephant goad, an Indian sweet called a ladhu and his broken tusk that he used to write the Mahabharata epic.  His trunk is pointed to his left.  If the 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 normally chubby Ganesh is thinner in this version.  His legs are lean and his belly is not as round as a typical Ganesh.  The statue is a replica of a of a masterpiece antique Ganesh in Cleveland Museum of Art.  The statue is polished and has a glossy patina. 

The base has 4 rings that are used by the faithful in India to put two poles through the base of the Ganesh sculpture and carry it around in procession before it is placed into the inner sanctum of the temple.  Hindus believe that the actual god lies within all statues of the deity.  Only by physically seeing the god, known as darshan, is a Hindu able to experience the god.  Therefore the gods are often carried around the temple for all people to see and experience in the presence of the god.

Lost Wax Method: This sculpture is a one of a kind, lost wax method bronze statue hand made by the artists of Bangladesh. The statue pictured is the only sculpture Lotus Sculpture has like this in our store. When you order this piece you will receive this exact piece. It is truly one of a kind as there is only one made exactly like this! Each bronze is hand made by a group of bronze artists whose families have been crafting bronze sculptures for centuries with the art being passed on by each generation. The hand crafted bronzes statues have an incredible amount of detail which many other mass produced, brass Hindu statues lack.
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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