An outline of an imposing halo graces the back of Lord Ganesha’s elephant-head. On His brow sits an ornately carved crown that practically towers above the figure. The gaze of His gentle eyes - omniscient, omnivolent - pierces through the heart of the truly devoted, and overwhelms them. Zoom in on each aspect of His roopa (form) in order to appreciate the glamour of His adornments, indicative of the divinity and cosmic significance of the son of Lord Shiva.
Note the elaborate throne of the Lord. The same is laid over with cushions and inverted lotus petal engravings. Not one but two mice, each holding up a laddoo to their Lord, flank the surface of the pedestal. The beauty of this murti lies in the artisan’s attention to detail across the whole composition - the fine serrations down the length of His trunk, the tattoos on the palms and soles wherever exposed, and the perfect symmetry of the Kirtimukha aureole behind Him.
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