Among the vast pantheon of Indian gods, Lord Ganesha occupies a special place in the hearts and minds of devotees across the globe. The elephant headed son of Shiva, Ganesha is revered for his wit, intellect, his patronage for the arts and also his benevolence towards his devotees. Ganesha is revered as the remover of obstacles and bestows boons of prosperity and success to those who believe. It is considered auspicious to pray to Ganesha to bless new enterprises or break down obstacles in our lives, and devotees of Ganesha are known to trek for miles to Ganesha temples to seek the God’s blessings upon their new enterprise and lives.
Given his unique position as the patron saint of the arts, Lord Ganesha has inspired craftsmen right from ancient times to pay tribute to him with exquisite masterpieces honouring the various sides to his personality. The most common depictions of Ganesha feature him seated upon his trusted rat, his companion and mount, with his trunk turned left and holding a sweet, usually a laddoo. These depictions are spiritually significant; the trunk turning left symbolizes the cooling power of the ida naadi, the force that invokes the moon and is associated with the mighty Ganges river. The sweet ball is seen to represent the spiritual and material prosperity that Ganesha bestows upon his devotees. Some representations of Ganesha also depict the trunk turning to the right; this signifies Ganesha’s position as the giver of boons, vernacularly known as Siddhis, thus giving rise to Ganesha’s moniker of Siddhivinayaka.
Our growing community of skilled artisans have created several exquisite masterpieces in tribute to this beloved, fun-loving god across various mediums, each piece a unique tribute to his benevolence. From intricately carved statues in sandstone, chalkstone, metal, wood and other mediums to beautifully created Pattachitra paintings, our range of Ganesha products take care to depict Ganesha in all his roles and honour the wit, the humour and the reverence that this beloved deity evokes in all of us.
These exquisite masterpieces can also be custom-made as per your unique requirements. Get in touch with us and collaborate along with our skilled team of artisans to co-create your own little piece of Indian art history and tradition.