SOLD Wood Trimukha Ganapathi Statue 48"
Item #: 65w59
Total Height Including Base: 48 inches
Widest Point: 32 inches at arch
Base Width & Depth: 24 x 8 inches
Weight: 88 pounds
- This form of Ganesh with three heads is called Trimuhka Ganapati
- Ganesh has 6 arms and three heads and is seated on a lotus base with his vehicle, Mooshika
- Above Ganesh looms the face of Mahakala or "great time"
- Ganesh is hand carved and painted from mango tree wood by the artists of South India
- Ganesh ships directly from our California gallery
The three heads of Trimukha Ganesh, or three faced Ganesh, depict the three states of being inherent in any manifestation, which are named the Guna. In his 6 hands he holds, 2 small lotus flowers, an elephant goad, a pasam or noose his tusk and a mango. 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.
Ganesh is seated upon a triple blooming lotus flower. His vehicle or vahana, a rat is seated with a crumb in his hands looking up at his lord, Ganesh. Since rats are seen as being capable of gnawing their way through most things, the rat symbolizes Ganesh's ability to destroy every obstacle. There is a stunning arch over Ganesha's head with the face of Mahakala or "great time" looming above him. Ganesh is large and very impressive. Ganesh is hand painted in the rich and vibrant colors of South India.
Wood statues are easy to take care of as they just need some annual upkeep to keep them looking as they did when they were first carved. All the wood used by Lotus Sculpure's artists is dried out for months. Moisture causes cracks in the sculpture as the wood contracts and expands in different temperatures. Our wood has little to no moisture in it assuring that the sculpture is not going to crack in its journey into different climates. Here are some simple tips to keep your statue in good condition:
- Dust the statue as needed to prevent dirt build up
- To make the statue shine use a natural wood cleaner and a cotton cloth to buff the sculpture
We recommend keeping wooden statues in an indoor environment. Wood statues can go outside however, they will wear more quickly and develop an antique appearance. If you would like to put a wood statue from Lotus Sculpture outside and keep the same appearance of the sculpture we would recommend first coating the statue with a couple of layers of sealant or polyurethane. We would then recommend placing the statue in a partially covered area. The more exposure to the elements the more the statue will wear over time. Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions regarding your wooden statue from Lotus Sculpture, (760) 994-4455 or [email protected]
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.
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This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping to anywhere in the world. International shipping charges will be calculated automatically upon checkout.
You can obtain a shipping quote for any statue by clicking the link, Calculate Shipping beneath to the Add To Cart button on every statues' page. Or you can email [email protected] or call us 760-994-4455 to receive a shipping quote. Please include the item number of the statue you are interested in purchasing as well as your country and postal code. 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.