Ganesha Swayambhu (natural brown)


Handcrafted and unique sculpture of Ganesha, the elephant child-god of innocence and wisdom, remover of obstacles — to keep with you for GOOD LUCK. This hand-modelled stoneware (high-firing clay) sculpture comes to life through a careful process that includes two firings and the application of glazes. Swayambhu means ‘given birth by Mother Earth’.

Catalogue Number: GSW 002/2021

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Additional information

Weight .08 kg
Dimensions 5 × 4 × 5 cm
Materials used

Stoneware (high-firing clay); glazes

Ganesha is a very popular god in Hinduism, and is one of the most worshipped. Ganesha is a god of wisdom, success and good luck, in some ways like Lord Buddha is. He is a giver of countless blessings. Ganesha is considered as the one that can remove all obstacles and difficulties, therefore he is worshipped at beginning of new endeavours.

There are many stories of lord Ganesha's birth. The popular version is as follows:

One day, Goddess Parvati was taking a bath at home. She did not want anyone to disturb her. She created a boy with her powers, and told him to guard and not let anyone in. When Lord Shiva came home he wanted to come inside but the boy would not let him. Lord Shiva asked his army to make him go away, but the army failed. Finally, Lord Shiva just cut the boy’s head off. When Parvati heard what had happened she was very upset. She pleaded with Lord Shiva to save him. Lord Shiva replaced the head with that of an elephant, the wisest animal.

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Catalogue Number: GSW 002/2021

(Product weights and sizes are approximate. Sizes are in the order of height, width, depth.)