Here, poised in the tribhanga position, Ganesha lifts his right foot and commences a step of dance. Unlike most representations of Nrtt-Ganapati where the right leg is lift almost to the corresponding knee, he bends the left leg outwards and just slightly raise the right foot. Ganesha is mostly represented in a dancing attitude as Vinayak, the Buddhist god. Wearing a turmeric yellow dhoti, tied at the waist with a red waist cloth. This dancing Ganapati holds a veena. Out of the four arms, he uses two hands playing the instrument. The other two hands are in abhaya and varada mudra, sending blessings and a message of fear not. Ganesha's head is turned towards the right but the trunk sharply curves towards the left. Besides wearing long strings of precious stones, he also wears a garland of wild flowers. The crown is small and simple, going well with the simple ornaments.
On the left corner in the foreground stands the mouse, Ganesha's mount, playing a drum. Other than the face, the rodent's body is human.
This description by Renu Rana.
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