In the centre of an elaborate arch, Ganesha sits in ardhaparayankasana, ruling the Hindu pantheon. Ganesha is conceived to have a single tusk. The broken tusk which he holds in the right hand, according to texts, was used by him for writing the Mahabharata. In the two hind hands Ganesha holds the ankusha and a pasa. Ankusha the elephant god represents an eternal source of guidance for the ignorant. The pasa or the noose is symbolic of wisdom. These attributes in the hands of Ganesha displays the overcoming of ignorance with wisdom. The normal left hand holds a modaka, his long trunk reaching towards it. A serpent forms his udarband.
A small spherical lamp is soldered in front of Ganesha's idol. The lamp to be filled with oil has a tapering edge for the wick to rest. On the right, a small mouse sits in obeisance to his Lord.
This description by Renu Rana.