Lord Ganesha, the deity of everyman and a healer of obstacles is the primary lord to be worshipped in Hinduism before the start of any auspicious event or function. Having a white marble sculpture provides strength of self control and mastery of thought. This Ganesha sculpture is carved with absolute preciseness, highlighting his accurate iconography and structure. He sits in his usual posture on a lotus pedestal carved with double layered lotus petals.
This translucent stone allows light to enter and produce a soft glow to the statue that captivates the eyes of the viewer. The fine grain uniformity gives an elegant finish to the sculpture. Ganesha is garbed here in a South Indian styled white dhoti with golden border tied below his portly belly and a similar kind stole; embellished with gold treasures adorning his neck, feet, hands and a stylized haloed crown. Chaturbhuja carries his favorite laddoo in the left hand symbolizing happiness and right grants a boon of fearlessness, while the posterior hands hold a conch and lotus representing the value of time and enlightenment respectively.
Zoom in to the sharply curved eyes with golden-brown eyeballs and a round red-yellow tilak on forehead. Ganesha’s trunk decorated with a red strip approaches the laddoo reflecting his craving for the sweet. The yellow colored mouse that peeps from the right on the pedestal is Ganesha’s vahana, representing ego and Ganesha sitting on it exemplifies him suppressing ego.