On a double lotus pedestal sits Ganesha with one leg folded and the other resting on the footstool. He is dressed in finery and exquisite ornaments. Intricate carving can be seen in its most stupendous form. A serpent is knotted on his waist in place of a band. This image of Ganesha has six hands. In the first right hand he carries a rosary, an emblem of ascetics. According to the Puranas, this was offered to him by Brahma.
Ganesha is iconographically represented as having one tusk. Here he holds the broken tusk in the right hand. The hand above carries the elephant goad, which the Lord uses to guide his devotees. In the upper left hand Ganesha holds a serpent. Snakes are associated with Siva, and thus signify the bond of shared power between father and son. Modakas are inseparable from Ganesha and in the bottom left hand is the battle axe hanging downwards.
This description by Renu Rana.