SOLD Brass Seated Ganesha Statue With Rat 33"
Item #: 87bs56b
Total Height Including Base: 33 inches or 84 CMS
Base Width & Depth: 27 x 17 inches
Weight: 192 pounds or 87 kgs
- The 4 armed Ganesha is seated upon a pedestal holding a noose with a lotus flower, an elephant goad, laddus with his right held up in the abhaya mudra of protection
- The statue has a beautiful antique stone patina which contrasts with the golden accents of Ganesha's jewelry. The antique stone coloring is unique to this particular group of artists
- Mooshika, the vahana or vehicle of Ganesh is seated near Ganesha's feet holding a scrap of food. 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 ships directly from our California gallery, allow 1-2 days for packing
The statue has beautiful antique stone coloring that is unique to this group of artisans. The coloring contrasts beautifully with gold accents that cover the piece. A beautiful sculpture of Lord Ganapathi!
~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.
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.