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

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Sculptures > Wood > Ekadanta as Vijay Ganesha
Displaying 1 of 357         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Ekadanta as Vijay Ganesha

Ekadanta as Vijay Ganesha

Ekadanta as Vijay Ganesha

Sold Out

South Indian Temple Wood Carving

49.0 inch X 14.7 inch X 3.5 inch
12 kg
Item Code:
$476.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
You Save:
$119.00 (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
Ekadanta as Vijay Ganesha

Verify the characters on the left

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 2907 times since 1st Jun, 2011
This wooden plaque, carved with exceptionally fine details and painted with as much elegance and beauty, represents Lord Ganesh in one of his classical forms as enumerated in early texts, the eighth century Mudgala Purana, the most authentic work on Ganesh, in particular, which besides giving Ganesh-related various myths also gives iconographic details of his image in his different manifestations. This statue represents him in his form as Vijay Ganapati, one of his thirty-two manifestations documented in various early texts. Vijay Ganapati is known to abound in exceptional beauty and divine aura and in accordance his iconographic image has been conceived as vigorous and as possessed of gold like lustrous body complexion. The theological tradition attributes to each of these thirty-two forms one of the human concerns Lord Ganesh takes care of, and thirty-two aspects of human mind that he commands.

In his Vijay Ganapati manifestation Lord Ganesh has been conceived as four-armed carrying in them broken tusk, elephant goad, noose and a delicious golden mango, as seated on the back of his mouse and as red-complexioned with entire figure glistening with gold’s glow. This wood-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 full ripe golden mango. Though a wood-sculpture, the image has been painted for giving gold-like glowing body-colour with reddish tint. With his both legs curved, one laid horizontally, and other, upwards raised, he is sprawling on the back of his mount. 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 wood-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.

In plasticity, modeling of form, minuteness of details and in creating desired effect, the artifact is outstanding. Prabhavali, rising along two parallel columns terminating into a semi-circular apex, with the image of Lord Ganesh comprising its axis, is the ambience that Vijay Ganapati pervades. The image has been carved with a few but elegantly conceived ornaments and costume. Two symmetrically carved female devotee dancers occupy the Prabhavali’s bottom compartment right under the deity image. The Prabhavali, besides creating divine aura, provides for a beautiful frame around the deity-figure. Lord Ganesh is seated on an enthused mouse, large enough to accommodate him. Absolute composure, a benign face, large ears, a child-like tender limbs and thoughtful eyes define deity's iconography.

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

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait

Related Items

Lord Ganesha Seated on Lotus Seat
South Indian Temple Wood Carving
35.0 inch X 18.0 inch X 7.0 inch
18.9 kg
Item Code: XD30
You save: $179.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bhagawan Ganesha Seated on Lotus
South Indian Temple Wood Carving
35.5 inch x 18.0 inch x 7.5 inch
24.7 kg
Item Code: ZBO63
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
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
You save: $199.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Musician Ganesha: A Collection of Seven Images
South Indian Temple Wood Carving
11.5 inch x 5.7 inch x 5.5 inch - Each
14 kg
Item Code: ZAS14
You save: $199.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sons of Siva (A Study in The Religious Cults of Ganesa and Karttikeya)
by V.R.Mani
Hardcover (Edition: 1990)
Sharada Publishing House
Item Code: NAE885
You save: $5.50 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lila (Set of 6 Volumes)
by Vanamali
Hardcover (Edition: 2006,08,10,16,2017)
Aryan Books International
Item Code: NAK404
You save: $35.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Art of Osian Temples (Socio -Economic and Religious Life in India)
by Asha Kalia
Hardcover (Edition: 1982)
Abhinav Publications
Item Code: NAK041
You save: $8.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now


Thank you for shipping my 2 Books! Absolutli a great job in this short time, 3 working days from India to Switzerland it`s fantastic!!! You have won some new clients!
Ruedi, Switzerland
I am overwhelmed with the amount of hard-to-find Hindu scriptural texts that I have been able to locate on the Exotic India website as well as other authentic cultural items from India. I am impressed with your fast and reliable shipping methods.
Lee Scott, USA
Your service is excellent.
Shambhu, USA
Exotic India has the best selection of Hindu/Buddhist statues at the best prices and best shipping that I know of.I have bought many statues from them.I am thankful for their online presence.
Michael, USA
Thanks for sharpening our skills with wisdom and sense of humor.The torchbearers of the ancient deity religion are spread around the world and the books of wisdom from India bridges the gap between east and west.
Kaushiki, USA
Thank you for this wonderful New Year sale!
Michael, USA
Many Thanks for all Your superb quality Artworks at unbeatable prices. We have been recommending EI to friends & family for over 5 yrs & will continue to do so fervently. Cheers
Dara, Canada
Thank you for your wonderful selection of books and art work. I am a regular customer and always appreciate the excellent items you offer and your great service.
Lars, USA
Colis bien reçu, emballage excellent et statue conforme aux attentes. Du bon travail, je reviendrai sur votre site !
Alain, France
Madhu, USA
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India