Old Style Ganesha Statue
Ganesha is the son of Shiva and Parvati.
Elephant represents both gyan (wisdom) shakti and karma (action) shakti. The enormous head of the elephant signifies wisdom and knowledge.
Elephants don't walk around obstacles, neither are they stopped by them. They just remove them and walk ahead – signifying effortlessness. So, when we worship Lord Ganesha these qualities within us are kindled and we take on these qualities.
Ganesha's big belly represents generosity, abundance and total acceptance.
- Ganesha also has a single tusk which signifies one-pointedness.
- Lines on his trunk represent the 32 vertebrae of the spine.
- Great indoors or outdoors