Lord Ganesha is the most popular deity among all the other Hindu deities. He is the strength giver to those who lose hope, happiness to those who are sad, luck for the unlucky ones and protector for the one in trouble. Lighting a lamp or diya means to spread knowledge all around, similar to what Lord Ganesha is famous for.
In this statue, Ganesha sits on a high, double lotus pedestal with an extended leaf shaped lamp at the front, having small petals’ like border and two mice (Ganesha’s sacred vehicle) run on either side of it. This almighty, who is loved by all is shown with four hands; left hand holds three laddoos, right has a lotus as a symbol of perfection and purity. Other two hands have a rosary (japmala) and an axe respectively to punish the evil. Trunk is conventionalized with unique cheque design and an open end. This pattern of crown is endemic to Nepal’s crafts. The lamp has a stylish braided handle curved backwards which forms the tail of the five hooded serpent. Ganesha reflects his patronage that he is Lord Shiva’s son by having a third eye engraved on his forehead and a long snake hung on his neck.
This ostentatious Ganesha oil lamp has unparalleled qualities and beauty of its structure.