The chaturbhujadhari (four-armed) Lord Ganesha is clad in a scarlet dhoti and angavastram, the former held in place by a bejewelled girdle and the latter hemmed with gold. In His four hands He holds a weapon to fight adharma with, an auspicious implement the conch, a quantum of blessing, and - of course - a golden laddoo without which His iconography, irrespective of whether it is childlike or wrathful, remains incomplete.
The central ensemble is flanked by a pair of standing trishoolas (tridents), which are indicative of the omnipresence of His father Lord Shiva. The background is the solid unassuming colour of light gold sunset, which serves to set off the nuances of the subject in the foreground. Note the striking similarity in composure between the Lord and His simhavahana, a contrast to the tranquil flight of two birds in the distance.
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