Ganesh is a diety whose images vary greatly in poses and symbolism. This beautifully detailed statue of Ganesh depicts him holding three objects in his hands: an elephant prod, known as an “ankusha;” a noose, known as a “pasha;” and a bowl of sweets, known as a “modaka.”
In India, the ankusha and pasha are used to bring wild elephants under control. Ganesh carries these objects to remind his followers to bring their minds under control. The pasha signifies that attachment to worldly desires is like a noose. The modaka symbolizes the sweetness that comes to those who achieve enlightenment or self-realization. The abhaya mudra of His lower right hand symbolises Ganesh’s blessings and the removing of obstacles. Statue is solid resin with a bronze overlay. 5.25″ high by 4.5″ wide.