10" Ganesha Dancing Nestled in Trunk of Ganesha: Lamp and Temple Bell Wall-Hanging in Brass

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This brass lamp depicting Ganesha dancing "The Dance of Destruction" symbolizes the natural reality that the end is a new beginning. Brass lamps are used in Hindu culture to convey warmth, which cleanses the atmosphere of a space and clears it of negative energy. This lamp is an intriguing combination of two separate Ganesha shapes. The center figure is the Dancing Ganesha on a lamp, with a Ganesha head behind it depicting the Dhyani Ganesha, or Ganesha in a meditative posture. There is only one wick, which is further embellished with a bell, symbolizing the union of pious music and holy light to deliver the almighty's blessings. The lamp is also provided with a combination of brass tint, brown, and gold at special parts thus making the lamp very interesting to look at. 

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Item Code: ZEI98
Brass Statue
Height: 10 inch
Width: 10.3 inch
Depth: 4.4 inch
Weight: 1.60 kg
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Ganesha within a Ganesha composition such as this one would be an unusual addition to any Hindu home. Lord Ganesha is a popular subject of choice when it comes to devotional art produced in India. Indeed, the son of Shiva and Parvati is widely revered for His adorable chubby child’s form and the twin qualities of profound wisdom and innocence.

The composition that you see on this page is a wall-hanging of the elephant mukha (face) of Ganesha, flanked by a bunch of perfectly symmetrical, wing-like vines. Behind His head is a halo with minimalistic engravings. A crimson-coloured crown graces His brow. A crown of similar colour but of a distinctly tapering shape sits on the head of the miniscule full-body Ganesha nestling in the folds of the bigger one’s trunk. It is a compact dancing figurine, replete with four arms, the short dhoti, and a gigantic laddoo in the anterior left hand. It is remarkable how, despite the scale, a world of iconographical detail has been introduced into the work.

At the tip of the trunk is a sizeable brass dia. It has ample space for ghee and a long wick to ensure that it does not go out, no matter the gravity or duration of your poojana ritual. From the bottom of the lamp dangles a little temple bell. It is a washed-out gold colour and engraved with simplistic curves.

The Power of Light: Understanding the Role of Oil Lamps in

Hinduism Hinduism is a boon to human society for it guides everyone to follow their Dharma and rise above the material concept of life. Hinduism is also known as “Sanatan Dharma”. These are Sanskrit terms in which Sanatan means “eternal” and Dharma means “Intrinsic nature or occupation”. Thus it deals with the intrinsic nature or the real identity of the living entities; that which can never be taken away from them. The principles of Hinduism are given in the Vedic literature or scriptures that are considered “Apaurusheya”; they have not been written by any ordinary person but have been compiled by Vyasadev, the literary incarnation of the Supreme Lord Krishna. The word “Veda” means complete knowledge, both material and spiritual. The knowledge in Vedic literature is so vast and precise that if one looks carefully, he will notice that nothing is sentimental or imaginary but is based on facts and truth. There is a clear description and information about the identity of all living beings, the nature of the Absolute Truth, the reason for the existence of this world, the information about the world beyond this universe, and the relationship between us and God, the Absolute Truth.

Why do we light a lamp?

There are many rituals recommended in the Vedas for engaging our body and mind in the service of God. One of them is the lighting of ghee or oil lamps before the deity. According to the Vedic injunctions, all auspicious functions begin with lighting a lamp. It has a great spiritual significance. It is believed that the light of the lamp symbolizes “knowledge”, the wick symbolizes the false ego of the living entity, and ghee (clarified butter) or oil symbolizes all the negative tendencies (Anarthas) accumulated in the heart such as greed, lust, anger, and envy. When the lamp is lit by spiritual knowledge, all the Anarthas are exhausted, and the false ego, which is the root cause of conditional life, is also burnt. Therefore, the lamp is lit before the Lord as a sacrifice of our false ego in His service. Just as the light of the lamp dissipates all darkness, similarly, the light of knowledge dissipates ignorance of the Jivas and enables us to realize our real identity and purpose of life.

Why only an oil or ghee lamp?

One may question why only an oil lamp is lit before the Lord and why not an artificial light source. This may sound logical but lighting a lamp has a further spiritual significance. The flame of the light in a lamp always burns upwards indicating that by cultivating spiritual knowledge, one achieves the highest perfection of life and is always victorious. Also, a traditional lamp is the purest form of offering.
In almost every house of a follower of Sanatan Dharma, an oil or ghee lamp is lit before the altar of the Lord or before the Tulsi plant. Some people light it at dawn, some at dusk, and some people prefer to light it at dawn and dusk. Either ghee or sesame oil can be used to burn the wick. Vaishnavas (devotees of Lord Vishnu or Krishna) especially light a ghee lamp every day in the month of Kartik to offer their love and devotion to the Lord.
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