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Bronze Ganesh Statue, the god of wealth in Hindu
In this bronze statue created by Tibetan artisans living in China, it features the hindu elephant God Ganesh. Ganesh is also known as Ganapati, Ekadanta, Vinayaka, Heramba, etc. He brings joy and happiness to the family and may remove all the Obstacles. Ganesh hands usually hold objects named attributes or emblems. In this beautifully designed statue, Ganesh is holding a lasso or a noose (pasha) in his upper left hand, in order to catch delusions (moha) which is prejudicial to Truth seekers. The noose means also eagerness (raga), soul slavery, and also hearing. Like a knot, eagerness binds us. This noose permits the spiritual seeker to lift himself up, beyond his human limitations, and connects him to the everlasting bliss of his own Self. In his upper right hand, he is holding his elephant goad or hook (ankusha) to conduct elephants is the symbol of his sovereignty over the world. This goad symbolizes also anger (krodha). Anger injures us like a hook. Anger represents also touch and, surprisingly, the higher knowledge which permits to set oneself free from passions. In his lower right hand, the lower right hand, Ganesh often holds an object which is identified as his right or left tusk. In his lower left hand, The plate of sweet (modaka) is the most famous and most constant among Ganesh attributes (at least in India). Hold by the lower left hand, it's a cake called laddu; when left-turned, the trunk of Ganesh touches this sweet because it is said that Ganesh is fond of it. The modaka is also the joyful reward of the Truth seeker getting progress on the spiritual path. Size: 11 by 8 by 6. Weight: 10 lbs.


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