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Lord Ganesh Statue - Black Granite (Medium, 50cm)

Lord Ganesh Statue - Black Granite (Medium, 50cm)

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This large scale sculpture is a magnificent depiction of Lord Ganesh by artist R. Mani. The delicate carvings illuminate his figure creating a descriptive contrast against the black granite. Ganesh stands proudly on the surface of an expanded lotus, the mice run in circles beneath him symbolising the chaos that he so diligently has risen above.  

His two lower arms hang down with relaxed confidence as they attain an axe in the left arm and japamala prayer beads dangling from the right. Centred in the middle a hand balances Ganesh’s sweet dessert; Modak, as a reward for sadhana. The right hand raised up in the abhaya mudra symbolises fearlessness and protection. 

The last two arms lifted in the air hold a noose used by Ganesh to capture difficulties.  With the final hand firmly gripping a goad which is traditionally used by mahoats to direct elephants. This holds symbolic importance to the direction of the soul, to not steer towards a negative direction but to stay on a focused path. Swiftly tightening around his large protruding belly is a snake belt. His belly represents the entire cosmos which is held together by the cosmic energy of the snake Kundalini. 


Lord Ganesh is a son of Lord Shiva and his wife, Goddess Parvati. Clearly distinguished by his elephant head, Ganesh is a symbol of perseverance, protection, well-being, health, and prosperity. In India, Lord Ganesh is followed by every religion as a welcoming gesture or an introductory deity to start a new chapter in life (job, new house, wedding, etc.). Symbolically, the rat, which is his vahan or vehicle, is a representation of chaos, while a bloated tummy depicts accepting all inhibitions and negativities. Truly, Lord Ganesh brings joys and unlimited bliss to our lives.


R. Mani born in 1965 , is originally from Mahabalipuram located in Tamil Nadu state, South India. Mani was brought up surrounded by art. His father, Dhruva Pratap was a well-known sculptor and maintained and restored the sculptures of the famous Konark Temple in South India, passing on his skills to his son.

R. Mani sources his inspiration from world famous temples of India such as Meenakshi, Khajuraho, Ellora Cave to name but a few. Influenced by Gupta and Kushan style sculptures, the artist specializes on traditional Indian Gods and Goddesses. He works with traditional Indian materials such as Sandstone, Granite and Marble

Holder of two awards from the President of India, he is especially well known for his Buddha sculptures. He imbues his Buddha faces with such serenity and a sense of blissfulness that it’s no surprise they are used by so many to assist in deep meditation in some of the leading meditation centres around the world. His intricate Goddess figures are equally revered and he has exhibited his work both in Germany and the USA.


Artist - R. Mani

Origin - Chennai, India

Medium - Black Granite

Dimensions - 50cm(height) x 27.5cm(length) x 11cm(width) 


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