carved Teak Wood Ganesha Elephant God Intricately hand carved and
hand finished with details.
8.5" x 17" Weighs approximately 18 lbs.
Ganesha: Worshipped as the God of good luck and
creativity, Ganesha, the elephant-headed son of Shiva and
Parvati, is one of the most popular gods of the Hindu
pantheon. The God's elephant head is the result of a
quarrel between his parents. The young God angered Shiva
by refusing, at his mother's behest, to allow his father to
observe Parvati bathing. Shiva cut off ganesha's head in
rage, but to soothe Parvati's grief, replaced it with the head
of the first creature that passed by--which happened to be an
holds a lasso to ensnare devotees, a mace emblematic of his role
as God of war, and a broken tusk. This last records the
time Ganesha hurled a tusk at the moon for rebuking him about
his habitual overindulgence in sweets.
in color and weight due to nature of the wood.