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Ganesha is the son of Shiva and Parvati, the God governing the life-force and the earth-mother. This symbolises the spirit and body of the wise person. Finally, the wise person has the dignity of an elephant.
An elephant’s trunk has the strength to uproot a tree as well as the finesse to pick up a needle.
Ganesha’s trunk symbolises the fact that the wise person has both immense strength and fine discrimination. He has large ears. The wise person hears all.
He has four hands. In one hand he holds a lotus, the symbol of enlightenment. In the other hand he holds a hatchet, which is the old karma, all your samskaras, the accumulated good and bad of past deeds get cut when enlightenment comes.
The third hand holds laddus, the round sweets. They are the rewards of a wise life. Ganesha is never shown eating the laddus. The wise man never partakes of the rewards of his deeds. He is not attached to them. The fourth hand is shown blessing the people. The wise man wishes the best for everyone.
Ganesha has only one tusk; the other is shown broken. There is an interesting story as to how Ganesh happened to get an elephant’s head and how one tusk got broken. The symbolism of the broken tusk is that the wise person is beyond duality.
Height: 130 mm
Weight: 1700 g