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Granite (Medium, 26cm)
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A marvellously intricate work by R. Mani, this Ganesha in granite captures the gaze and gives the onlooker a world of detail to get lost in. Lord Ganesha is one of the most widely worshipped Hindu gods, popularly known as the remover of obstacles. This piece is full of symbolism, as are most depictions of Hindu deities. Ganesh is holding a flower in his lower left hand, symbolising the highest goal of human evolution and the sweetness of the true inner self. The sound of blowing into the conch shell held in his upper right hand helps keep the evil and negative thoughts away. His bottom right hand is raised in a mudra that represents blessing. Ganesha’s big belly is said to represent the whole Universe, and the peaceful digestion of the good and the bad in life. One of the explanations for his broken tusk is that of symbolising non-duality.
ABOUT THE ARTIST - R. Mani
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, maintaining and restoring sculptures of the famous Konark Temple in South India. Then passing his skills on to his son.
Mani sources his inspiration from world famous temples in India such as Meenakshi, Khajuraho, and Ellora Cave to name but a few. Influenced by Gupta and Kushan style sculptures, the artist specialises in 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 for his work, he is especially well known for his Buddha sculptures. He imbues his Buddha faces with such serenity and a sense of bliss that it’s no surprise they are used by so many to assist in deep meditation. Some of the leading meditation centres around the world carry his work. R. Mani's intricate Goddess figures are equally revered and he has exhibited his work both in Germany and the USA.
Note: With all hand made stone and wood sculptures, there might be some natural erosion with cracks and spots, but that adds to the one of kind pieces that we sell here at Mystik River.
DETAILSArtist: R. Mani
Origin: Chennai, India
Medium: Black Granite
Dimensions: 26cm (height) x 15cm (length) x 6cm (width)
Product DetailsBrand: Mystik RiverProduct Code:Availability: trueWeight: 4.0kg