Ganesha here is seated on the rat, his vahana (vehicle). The elephant headed god taking the tiny rodent for his vahana emphasizes Ganesha as dwandwa-ateetha, the lord of opposites, the one beyond dualities. He precariously balances himself atop the rat, what with his protruding belly and portly body. Philosophical interpretations view Ganesha's distinctive stomach as a symbol of his ability to digest all experience and conquer all desire. The four handed Ganesha holds his broken tusk in his right hand. The other three hold an ankusha, pasa and a bowl of modakas. An exquisitely carved crown adorns his head. Starting from the neck, necklaces cover almost the entire torso; delicately crafted and designed waist belts hang down the waist. As many carvings and etchings abound the image, the circular base is flat and simple in design.
This description by Renu Rana.