Son of Shiva-Parvati, the veritable prince of paraloka (the otherworldly realm of existence; the equivalent of heaven). Lord Ganesha lies on one side upon a flat-topped plinth. There is a velvet cushion under His upper body and the great elephant-head rests against the palm of the right hand. The left-hand lies gracefully upon the side of His body, while the legs are folded at the knees.
All this adds up to a stance that conveys decadence and luxury. The baala-deva (boy-deity) is widely loved and worshipped for His childlike persona and gentle demeanor likened to that of the elephant, to whose cephalic anatomy He lays claim in all His iconography. The murti that you see on this page is no different: it evokes deep adoration and veneration for Ganesha as He lies in all innocence and wisdom in a bed of luxuriant vine.
The network of vines that surrounds the plateau and props it up has been carved with perfect symmetry and a remarkable level of detail. Similar intricacy is to be found in the handiwork of the crown and the sashes and the dhoti the Lord is wearing. As such, this work is a complex iconography reproduced with great skill and finish, and would be a superb addition to your home decor.
This brass Ganesha sculpture paints Ganesha in a relaxing pose, depicting the idol lying down on a truly refined chowki and striking a very comfortable pose symbolizing peace, and comfort following the devotee. In this statue, Ganesha can be heeded wearing a Mukut which is in the shape of a temple bell, and holding Ankusha and Pasam on different hands, symbolizing the importance of staying away from ignorance by following the right direction and showering blessings to clear the path towards success, in such order. Welcoming this relaxing Ganesha to your life brings comforting, relaxing days and soothing experiences.
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