In his Vijay Ganapati manifestation Lord Ganesh has been conceived as four-armed carrying in them broken tusk, elephant goad, noose and a delicious modak, as seated on lotus Throne. This Brass-sculpture has been rendered in exact adherence to this iconographic vision of Vijay Ganapati. The image has been conceived as four-armed carrying in his upper right and left hands the elephant goad and noose, in the lower right, his broken tusk, and in the lower left, a modak (laddoo). Thus, completely adhering to this Puranic prescription, the statue reveals, besides its great aesthetic beauty, rare classicism and thereby an antique touch.
Vijay Ganapati is one of the most accomplished forms of Lord Ganesh. He is the Lord of victory who bestows success and every kind of bliss. Hence, and in consideration of such wider role, Vijay Ganapati assimilates also Ganesh’s other forms. He is usually also Ekadanta – one tusked, suggestive of single-mindedness and utmost sacrifice, sacrificing even of his body-part for his devotee’s weal, Vakratunda – with curved trunk, one with a firm hold, and sometimes, also Lambodara – pot-bellied, containing oceans of knowledge. Ekadanta ends duality, leads to one-pointed mind and singleness of object. With his long curved trunk he explores womb of the earth, unfathomable depth of oceans, and inaccessible regions of the sky. The pot that he sometimes carries in his trunk, as he carries in this brass-statue, contains the riches that he explored from oceans’ depths. In his pot-belly he has stores for all. These apart, Vijay Ganapati is essentially Vighnesha, remover of obstacles and the supreme god of auspices.