The urli is surrounded by a rotating set of pancha-Ganesha, each of them playing a musical instrument of His own. There is the harmonium, the flute, the trombone, the cymbals, and the dhol. The dhol is a handheld drum, an instrument of Indian folk music. While the elephant-headed deity, having resolved into five entities, plays on five different musical instruments, the larger Lord Ganesha roopa at the centre of the urli breaks into a wondrous nritya (dance).
Despite the scale on which the central murti is carved, His iconography is replete - chaturbhujadhari, a chubby body from all the laddoos, clad in flowing silken sashes. Five vines branch out from His miniscule pedestal, each of them holding up a tray of dias at the end. Each tray in turn comprises five lamps to be filled with ghee and lit. A tiny stoopa rises from the centre of each set of lamps. Imagine the beauty and aura this arrangement would exude once you fill the urli with fresh flowers and light all the lamps.
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