Seated in sukhasana on a throne of inverted lotus, Ganesha holds the ankusha and the pasha in the rear hands. He holds his broken tusk in the right hand; and in the left is a big modaka towards which his trunk moves. The modaka is not only his most ancient but also most characteristic attribute. A multi-tiered crown adorns his elephant head and other rich ornaments decorate the rest of his body. He has a serpent around his waist, acting as the udarbandha, holding together his pot belly.
Behind the image is an elaborate arch with the image of kirtimukha adorning its pinnacle. This fusion of man and beast is commonly found on temple doors, walls, niches etc. Five small lamps find a place in front of the image to assist in ritualistic worship at the beginning of any enterprise.
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