The mukhamandala (countenance) of Lord Ganesha emerges straight from a resplendent sun. A circular row of the Devanagari inscription of aum, a sacred life-affirming syllable, forms a halo around His head. In fact the sun itself is the halo of Lord Ganesha but, unlike other haloed sculptures in Indian iconography, this one does not comprise a discrete circular diskette at the back of the deity’s head.
Lord Ganesha is widely adored and venerated by Hindus. Son of Shiva-Parvati, He is visualised after the image of a chubby little boy with the head of an elephant. It is an animal known for its innocence and wisdom, which adds to the adorable quality of this boy-deity. Yet there is little to equal His cosmic glamour. It has been captured to perfection by this solar-background composition, an unusual wall-hanging that is sure to uplift the aesthetics of your space. Furthermore it comes in a variety of monotone finishes, from amongst which you may pick the one that goes best with your home or office decor.
From the thickly curving, substantial rays of the sun to the minute adornments gracing the brow of Ganesha, each aspect of this mask has been executed with symmetry and attention to detail. The head tilts slightly to the right, the delicately swirling trunk to the left. A little temple bell dangles from the tip of the Lord’s trunk, which adds to the auspicious quality of the work.
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