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Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

Height: 11 inches
Year: 18th Century

Material: Bronze 


Ganesha, also known as Ganapati or Vinayaka, is one of the most widely worshipped deities in Hinduism. He is revered as the remover of obstacles, the god of wisdom, and the patron of arts and sciences. Ganesha is also known as the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.


Ganesha is easily recognizable due to his distinctive appearance. He is depicted as a deity with the body of a human and the head of an elephant. He has a large belly, representing his ability to consume and digest both the joys and sorrows of life. Ganesha is often depicted with four arms, holding various objects such as an axe (to cut through obstacles), a noose (to capture ignorance), a broken tusk (symbolizing sacrifice), and a modak (a sweet delicacy associated with fulfillment and rewards).


Ganesha is worshipped at the beginning of rituals, ceremonies, and endeavors as he is believed to bring blessings and remove any obstacles or challenges that may arise. Devotees seek Ganesha's assistance to ensure success, prosperity, and the smooth flow of their endeavors.


The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, celebrated annually in India, is dedicated to the worship of Ganesha. During this festival, devotees create clay idols of Ganesha, offer prayers, and engage in festive processions before immersing the idols in water.

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