Made of non corrosive metal oxide in silver finish. Ganesh seated on a banyan leaf. A votive lamp niche is built on to the leaf.
Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles,the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies. Ganesha is also invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing sessions. Several texts relate mythological anecdotes associated with his birth and exploits and explain his distinct iconography. Ganesha emerged as a distinct deity in the 4th and 5th centuries CE, during the Gupta Period, although he inherited traits from Vedic and pre-Vedic precursors. He was formally included among the five primary deities of Smartism (a Hindu denomination) in the 9th century. A sect of devotees called the Ganapatya arose, who identified Ganesha as the supreme deity. The principal scriptures dedicated to Ganesha are the Ganesha Purana, the Mudgala Purana, and the Ganapati Atharvashirsa. The name Ganesha is a Sanskrit compound, joining the words gana, meaning a group, multitude, or categorical system and isha, meaning lord or master.The word ga?a when associated with Ganesha is often taken to refer to the ga?as, a troop of semi-divine beings that form part of the retinue of Shiva. The term
more generally means a category, class, community, association, or corporation. Some commentators interpret the name ""Lord of the Ga?as"" to mean ""Lord of Hosts"" or ""Lord of created categories"", such as the elements. Ganapati, a synonym for Ganesha, is a compound composed of ga?a, meaning ""group"", and pati, meaning ""ruler"" or ""lord"". The Amarakosha, an early Sanskrit lexicon, lists eight synonyms of Ganesha : Vinayaka, Vighnar?ja (equivalent to Vighnesha), Dvaim?tura (one who has two mothers), Ga??dhipa (equivalent to Ganapati and Ganesha), Ekadanta (one who has one tusk), Heramba, Lambodara (one who has a pot belly, or, literally, one who has a hanging belly), and Gajanana; having the face of an elephant.
Gift Hint: Diwali the festival of lights widely celebrated by the Indian diaspora everywhere.
Made of metal oxidize
Specially used as decorative piece in Diwali ,
preferred as return gift in indian weddings and in religious functions.
Very popular in Indian weddings as wedding favor.
Size H 10 X W 18 cm
Approxi.weght 450 gms