, as the god of 'ganas', has his eyes fixed on this circle, that is, both the time and space are within his purview. He is wearing a lace of beads on each of his trunks and richly inlaid and patterned Vaishnava crowns on all four heads. He is holding in the hands on his right side a battle axe, broken tusk, mace and sword and in the hands on his left goad, broken tusk,noose shield and book. Heramba Ganapati forms are a rarity in art obviously because it is tedious for any artistic or iconographic skill to plant five elephant heads on a single human torso. For a medium like wood it is yet more difficult. But the artist has immensely succeeded not only in creating a transparent moon like complexion, sensuous warmth, refined plasticity, unique luminosity and a kind of spiritual serenity in creating his deity image but has also maintained formative proportions, unity of form, symmetry of repeated members and all without letting its aesthetics suffer. The figure of the deity, with a shorter height as compared to width and small legs overshadowed by a pot like belly protruding over them, is as much quaint and child-like. This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of ancient Indian literature. Dr Daljeet is the chief curator of the Visual Arts Gallery at the National Museum of India, New Delhi. They have both collaborated on numerous books on Indian art and culture.