A bronze figure of Ganesha.
Nepal, seated on a lotus, his vehicle the rat by his right foot.
Modern (20th century).
Size 29cm height
Although in 18th century style, this is a modern reproduction, made for the commercial market. Ganesha is one of the most popular god of Hindus. Hindu tradition states that Ganesha is a god of wisdom, success and good luck and Hindu tradition states that by worshiping Ganesha, one can remove all obstacle and difficulties. He is also giver of different types of favours. The elephant head comes from the following mythology: Parvati was very proud of her son Ganesha and asked Shani (planet Saturn) to look at her son. Shani looked at the face of Ganesha, but the look burnt Ganesha’s face and he became headless. Then Brahma (the creator god of Hindus) advised Parvati to fix the first head of anything she could find. Parvati found a head of an elephant which she fixed on the body of Ganesha. Thus, Ganesha got an elephant’s head.
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