An embodiment of wisdom, intelligence and the master of all, lord Ganapati is worshipped as the god of beginnings all over the universe. Riddhi (intellect) and siddhi (spiritual power) are his consorts. Ganesha’s figure is an archetype, loaded with multiple meanings and symbolism which express a state of perfection and a means of obtaining it. This superfine and large brass statue is painted in an absolute luxury of crystalline green shade and decorated with tinges of pink and gold. He sits here on a highly carved cushion, topped with a sheet of lotus petal carvings and spiral rounds at the circumference.
The carver has chosen for a temple style throne for his lord, with the base depicting a panel of five musical Ganeshas playing dholak, sitar, veena, flute and table respectively. The richly carved throne is connected by a Kirtimukha arch at the top having ethnic patterns chiseled all over. The left temple pillar is decorated with the beautiful goddess Lakshmi and right with goddess Saraswati, standing in their iconic gesture and mudra. Ganesha’s platform is covered with a kalash on the right and his vahana, Mooshak playing a trumpet in his Lord’s arrival on the left.
This sculpture is highly ornated with stylized multiple necklaces, bracelets, earrings and a densely chiseled crown glorifying on his head; the jeweled trunk curls towards the left and Chaturbhuja carries a laddoo and the broken tusk in his anterior hands and pasa and noose in the posterior hands. One of the distinctive features of this sculpture is the equally carved back of Ganesha’s temple throne; zoom in to the back image, you will be astonished by the extensive floral embroidery of the base and arch of his royal seat.
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