Thailand, Ratanakosin Style. c. 19th century Prosperous, learned and worldly, the delightfully rotund Elephant-headed Indian god Ganesh is worshipped by Buddhists as well as Hindus, particularly among businessmen at the outset of new enterprise, as the Remover of Obstacles. He is also the Patron of Learning to whom students turn at examination time in hopes of success. This jolly Lord of the Good Life lies happily recumbent upon the three-fold coils of a triple-hooded cobra, displaying his four traditional attributes: an elephant goad, the broken-off tusk that he used to pen the Mahabharata, a lasso, and a bowl of (laddu) sweets. His vehicle, a mouse - said to be accomplished at gnawing through obstacles - stands attentively at his portly side. The spreading hoods of the cobra, a standard feature of Ganesh iconography only in South-east Asia, evoke the muchalindanaga image of the Buddha, popular especially in Cambodia and Thailand. Both serpent and elephant are aquatic beasts propitious to the aboriginal water goddesses of South-east Asia and therefore regarded as especially benevolent and Buddha-friendly. When, for instance, the Buddhas cousin (on his fathers side), Devadatta, attempted to provoke a schism by setting loose a wild elephant in an attempt to assassinate the Enlightened One, the Buddha foiled the plot by taming the elephant and converting him to Buddhism. The Buddha himself was once born an elephant in a previous life; the immaculate conception of his mother, Maya, occurred upon the entry of an elephant into her right side at the point from which the Buddha was later born; and the wild elephant converted from Devadattas assassin to personal votive of the Buddha by pledging to protect the Law, Magnanimity and Prosperity, are all reasons why Buddhists in South-east Asia regard the Hindu Elephant God Ganesh as a friendly and familiar beast-divinity who will promote their personal endeavors. (RN)Learn More
Bronze Each piece you see here is made individually by our master artisans. The craftsmanship involved creates slight variations in color, finish, size, and shape - a quality we consider to be an added touch of uniqueness. The remarkable detail of our bronze sculptures is due to meticulous and labor-intensive care by Thai craftsmen to produce these unique sculptures of exquisite detail and timeless durability. Buffing, polishing, and patinising give each piece its final green-grey verdigris or bronze luster, which conveys the essence of what we at Eastern Serenity admire in South-East Asian art.
Ganesh statues, the most revered of all the Hindu gods, the remover of obstacles; bringing success and harmony to your home. Lord Ganesha, a god for new beginnings, worshipped by all those who are longing hard on the road to success. All Ganesh Statues are cast in pure bronze, designed and made using traditional methods from the master craftsmen of Northern Thailand. Lord Ganesha is always invoked first at Hindu ceremonies and festivals – celebrated with devotion and fervor; he is the heart beat of Indian culture. Ganesh statues are often dancing gleefully the Joyously rotund elephant god is a special favourite with children.
Ganesh statues due to their harmonious aura and beauty have become a choice home décor accent. Wherever they are placed in the household people feel the uplifting force of lord Ganesh’s protection. We recommend placing Ganesh Statues at the entrance to your home, above the front door to entice good luck and positive energy. The gift of a Ganesh statue, give something beautiful and meaningful to a loved one. Gifting Ganesha Statuescan be treated as bond rejuvenating activity be that friends, family, co-workers or clientele. Ganesh statues evokes images of great size and phenomenal strength but also intelligence, wisdom and an inexplicable gentleness. These principles are something we all strive for in ourselves and something that Ganesh Statues can help bring to us.
Hindu Milk Miracle
The Hindu Milk Miracle in a religious phenomena, where a Ganesha Statue drank milk offerings. The phenomena started on 21 September 1995 in a small temple in Dehli, by the next morning every Hindu deities across India were drinking offerings. This phenomena reoccurred twice more in 2006 and 2010 this time involving Shiva, Durga and Ganesh statues. Bizarrely this phenomena took place just days after sea water turned sweet in Mumbai.