Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Sculptures > Hindu > Two Forms of Ganesha
Displaying 1 of 2887         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Two Forms of Ganesha

Two Forms of Ganesha

Two Forms of Ganesha

Availability:
Sold Out
Specifications:

South Indian Temple Wood Carving

48.0" X 15.0" X 4.0"
14.1 Kg
Item Code:
EZ25
Price:
$795.00
Discounted:
$636.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
You Save:
$159.00 (20%)
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Two Forms of Ganesha

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 8779 times since 28th May, 2011
This statue, carved with fine details, precision and rare technical maturity revealing unique grace and divine aura, using as its medium ebony or shisham, or ebony-like looking copper-hued and hard wood, represents in vertical order two forms of Ganesha, on the bottom being a seated image, while on the top, a standing one in great poise revealing exceptional divinity. All images of Lord Ganesha, even those in dance, sporting or engaged in a childlike innocent mischief, are auspicious, inspire devotion and command reverence; however an image for sanctum is usually conceived with absolute composure, divine aura and infinite quiescence capable of containing the devotee’s mind from straying. Both images in the panel, standing and seated, have been conceived and carved pursuing the same model as set in the iconographic traditions for a sanctum image.

This adherence to tradition in conceiving and carving these twin images of the elephant god goes further. Keeping in mind that the images carved could also be used as sanctum images the artist chooses for them the standard forms of Ganapati iconography as set early texts and evolved in tradition across centuries. He has chosen for these images the iconographic model of Ganesha as Ekadanta, one of his earliest eight manifestations, some defining his anatomy, and other, his mind. Of these eight forms, Ekadanta – single-tusked, Dhumravarna – smoke-coloured, Vakratunda – one with curved trunk, Mahodara – one with big belly, Gajanana – elephant-faced, Lambodara – one with corpulent belly, and Vikata – deformed, relate to various forms of his anatomy, while the eighth, Vighnaraja – the king of obstacles or one who contained detriments, to his basic nature and attitude of mind. Most of his forms in his subsequent classical iconography, mainly the thirty-two that the Mudgala Purana finally enumerates, are largely the expansion of these eight basic forms.

The basic form of both Ganapati images, represented as enshrining two independent niches or sections of the Prabhavali, is Ekadanta, though they also incorporate elements of his other forms, Vijay Ganapati and Srashti Ganapati in particular, his two other classical forms evolved in the course of time. The basic imagery of both, Vijay Ganapati and Srashti Ganapati, seems to have evolved largely out of Ekadanta iconography. In almost all forms the elephant god is represented as single-tusked but in his Ekadanta form, as here in these twin-images, this aspect of his iconography is more thrusting. While the left tusk is quite large and pointed, the right – broken one, is almost blunted.

Ekadanta, Vijay Ganapati and Srashti Ganapati are four-armed forms of Lord Ganesha, though while Ekadanta carries in his hands a rosary, broken tusk, axe and laddu, Vijay Ganapati and Srashti Ganapati carry a goad, noose, mango and broken tusk. The twin-images present a blend of both. They borrow goad and noose from Vijay Ganapati and Srashti Ganapati, while the broken tusk and laddu, from his Ekadanta form. What links the twin-images decisively with Ekadanta iconography is the body colour of the twin-images. While Vijay Ganapati and Srashti Ganapati are red-hued, Ekadanta is blue-bodied. In mythical terminology black, as in case of Vishnu and Vaishnava incarnations, is alluded to as blue. Obviously, artist’s choice of black wood for these twin-images of Ganapati is not casual. He has used it for representing the body-colour of the two images in accordance to the Ekadanta iconography.

Both images have been installed in independent niches comprising two sections of the Prabhavali consisting of two parallel flat columns rising from a lotus pedestal and rounding on the top turn into a shallow arch. The one-third of the height towards the bottom has been separated by a beautifully moulded lintel slab dividing the Prabhavali into two sections, the lower one of which the seated image of Lord Ganesha enshrines. Its upper and larger part his standing image enshrines. Along the pillars and the arch on the top there rise vines with curling branches, stylized plantain leaves and large buds, all beautifully designed and created. The bottom image is seated on a pedestal while the standing image in the upper niche is poised on a full blooming elaborate lotus. On the right side of this standing image is parked the deity’s mount mouse while on his left is a devotee with a basket of laddus on his head. Relatively larger, his trunk is directed to the laddu that Lord Ganesha is carrying in his lower left hand.

This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr. Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of literature and is the author of numerous books on Indian art and culture. Dr. Daljeet is the curator of the Miniature Painting Gallery, National Museum, New Delhi. They have both collaborated together on a number of books.


Delivered by to all international destinations within 3 to 5 days, fully insured.

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Ganesha Wall Hanging
South Indian Temple Wood Carving
23.5 inch Height x 11.7 inch Width x 1.5 inch Depth
3.2 kg
Item Code: ZBO52
$325.00$260.00
You save: $65.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Dancing Ganesha with Two Shivagan
South Indian Temple Wood Carving
36.0 inch x 20.5 inch x 6.0 inch
15.5 kg
Item Code: ZBO15
$995.00$796.00
You save: $199.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bhagawan Ganesha
South Indian Temple Wood Carving
35.0 inch x 16.5 inch x 7.0 inch
25.5 kg
Item Code: ZBO19
$995.00$796.00
You save: $199.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Kamalasana Shri Ganesha
South Indian Temple Wood Carving
35" X 18" X 7"
26.4 kg
Item Code: RJ31
$995.00$796.00
You save: $199.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I have been buying from Exotic India for years and am always pleased and excited to receive my packages. Thanks for the quality products.
Delia, USA
As ever, brilliant price and service.
Howard, UK.
The best and fastest service worldwide - I am in Australia and I put in a big order of books (14 items) on a Wednesday; it was sent on Friday and arrived at my doorstep early on Monday morning - amazing! All very securely packed in a very strong cardboard box. I have bought several times from Exotic India and the service is always exceptionally good. THANK YOU and NAMASTE!
Charles (Rudra)
I just wanted to say that this is I think my 3rd (big) order from you, and the last two times I received immaculate service, the books arrived well and it has been a very pleasant experience. Just wanted to say thanks for your efficient service.
Shantala, Belgium
Thank you so much EXOTIC INDIA for the wonderfull packaging!! I received my order today and it was gift wrapped with so much love and taste in a beautiful golden gift wrap and everything was neat and beautifully packed. Also my order came very fast... i am impressed! Besides selling fantastic items, you provide an exceptional customer service and i will surely purchase again from you! I am very glad and happy :) Thank you, Salma
Salma, Canada.
Artwork received today. Very pleased both with the product quality and speed of delivery. Many thanks for your help.
Carl, UK.
I wanted to let you know how happy we are with our framed pieces of Shree Durga and Shree Kali. Thank you and thank your framers for us. By the way, this month we offered a Puja and Yagna to the Ardhanarishwara murti we purchased from you last November. The Brahmin priest, Shree Vivek Godbol, who was visiting LA preformed the rites. He really loved our murti and thought it very paka. I am so happy to have found your site , it is very paka and trustworthy. Plus such great packing and quick shipping. Thanks for your service Vipin, it is a pleasure.
Gina, USA
My marble statue of Durga arrived today in perfect condition, it's such a beautiful statue. Thanks again for giving me a discount on it, I'm always very pleased with the items I order from you. You always have the best quality items.
Charles, Tennessee
Jay Shree Krishna Shrimud Bhagavatam Mahapurana in Sanskrat Parayana is very very thankful to you we are so gratefully to your seva
Mrs. Darbar, UK.
Its a very efficient website and questions queries are responded promptly. very reliable website. Thank you.
Kailash, Australia.
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India