This pendant is a must-have if you are fond of Ganesha. The most widely loved and revered of the entire Hindu pantheon, His unmistakable silhouette has been captured in this perfectly smithed glimmering gold pendant. It is His adorably chubby form, coupled with His propensity to bless and grant boons, that make Him the favourite of most devotees. The son of Shiva and Parvati, there is more to Ganesha than His childlike innocence and the love for laddooes that unmistakably creeps up in His iconography (note the mound of glittering silver gems in one of His gold-smithed palms). As the son of Shiva, He is warrior of dharm and was responsible for the efficient allocation of the amrit yielded by the samudra-manthan (Bhagavata Purana).
This pendant is a simple but substantial piece of adornment. From the delicately fingered palms and the pot belly, to the signature trunk that dominates the image and the tilak on His temple, the defining curves have been fashioned from gold. The dhoti that clothe His legs brought together in the seated posture, the laddooes in the one hand that is not raised in blessing, and kingly turban that sits on His brow are a glittering silver colour. Despite the minimalistic handiwork of this pendant, it would stand out in your jewellery box as a piece of devotional jewellery that is as complete as it gets.