Ganesh Commission

November 16, 2008

I am working on an interesting pendant for a client of mine. It is the Hindu God Ganesh the
God of knowledge and the remover of obstacles.

Lord Ganesha is also called Vinayak ( knowledgeable ) or Vighneshwer (god to remove obstacles). He is worshiped, or at least remembered, in the beginning of any auspicious performance for blessings and auspiciousness.

He has four hands, elephant's head and a big belly. His vehicle is a tiny mouse. In his hands he carries a rope (to carry devotees to the truth), an axe (to cut devotees' attachments), and a sweet dessert ball -laddoo- (to reward devotees for spiritual activity). His fourth hand's palm is always extended to bless people.

A unique combination of his elephant-like head and a quick moving tiny mouse vehicle represents tremendous wisdom, intelligence, and presence of mind.

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Lori said...

That is unreal ~ how beautifully you have made this recreation!!

DingsInsainity said...

Wow that is such an interesting piece, Stunning!