The face of the lord in this sculpture radiates peace and fulfillment. The features are so well defined; these accentuate a feel of reality. The Lord is seen engrossed in the Jnana mudra. Jnana Mudra or Gyan Mudra is one of the most common yogic mudra used in meditation. In Sanskrit, the word "Jnana" means knowledge or wisdom and "mudra" means sign or gesture. It literally means the psychic gesture of knowledge or wisdom. In Jnana mudra, the thumb represents the Supreme Reality called Brahman. The forefinger represents the individual soul or the Jiva or our inner reality. The two fingers touching each other signify the oneness of Brahman and Jiva. In other words the Individual self is not different from the Supreme reality Brahman. The three other fingers represent the three Gunas of Nature. The middle finger represents Sattva Guna (Light, Purity, Clarity of mind, understanding, etc.). The ring finger represents Rajas (action, passion, movement, etc.). The little finger represents Tamas (inertia, dullness, inaction, confusion, etc.). These three Gunas have to be transcended to reach the ultimate reality. That is the philosophical symbolism behind this gesture.
Ganesha, is one of the most revered deities in sanatana dharma.As Muktidaya, he is the ruler and the bestower of eternal bliss. Hence it is believed that every new journey in life that is initiated after offering prayers to the lord culminates with riches of favorable results. This brass & stone sculpture in its grandeur depicts the lord in a sedentary position with his trunk turning to left. The trunk turning left symbolizes moon and the cool power of ida nadi in our psychic body. This also signifies that the lord blesses the devotees with the access to the fruit of their work in the material world.
Many know of Lord Shiva as the god of destruction and the end, but little do we know about him as the Lord of Dance. His Nataraja avtaar, as in this brass sculpture is a depiction of him performing his eternal dance known as Shiva Taandav. This typical depiction of the lord was first said to be found in the Chola Bronze Sculptures and is now found in every dance academy or place of practice. Perhaps the most ubiquitous representation of Nataraj, let this artefact remind you of the many benefits of creativity.
Note: In all its grandeur this can be custom made i.e., hand crafted exclusively for you in a size of your choice to suit your needs.
Suggested Placement: In your dance room or main hall.
Product Code: acsnbwlnsd-05.