Ganesha statue



Ganesha statues are understood to bring luck and wealth. Ganesha is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati . He is worshipped as the God of Wisdom and Success, and the remover of obstacles.

Ganesha statues and idols adorn homes, offices, hotels and shops. Often, tiny Ganesha figurines are also used as pendants, rings and as decorations for diyas (lamps).

Statues of this Hindu deity depict him as having four arms. For Vinayaka (as Lord Ganesha is often called), is believed to have created the four kinds of living creatures: those that live on earth, those that live in water, those that live in both water and on earth, and those that fly in the air. Ganesha's four arms usually hold four of the following: a conch shell, a discus, a sweet, an elephant goad, a lotus, a broken tusk, an axe, a noose, a necklace, the blessing pose. Statues of this Indian God are made of various materials. Bronze Ganesha statues, Brass Ganesha statues, wooden statues, and those made of marble, glass and clay are very popular. Soapstone Ganesha idols, white metal idols of Vinayaka, and those made of papier mache and plaster are equally admirable. Some Ganesha statues are also abstract creations.

The metal Ganesha idols may be gold, silver or copper plated.

Statues of the Hindu God Ganesha often depict him in the sitting and standing positions. Dancing Ganesha idols are very popular as well. Moreover, beautiful figures of Ganesha meditating, reclining, and those of Darbar Ganesha and the child Ganesha are also well-liked.

Often, Ganesha statues come together with idols of Goddess Lakshmi .

On the festive occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, in India, large idols of Ganesha, sometimes as high as 14 ft are created.

Ganesha statues are created with a deep sense of devotion, by talented craftsmen. They are intricately sculpted and carved, and aesthetically painted and polished. To own a Ganesha idol is, indeed, a pleasure.

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