Ganesha with stones
Ganesha is perhaps the most popular of all Indian gods. He is considered the son of Parvati and Shiva. Legend has it that Shiva retired for meditation and Parvati created a son for loneliness. When Shiva returned, he cut off his head in anger. After he realized what he had done, he ordered the head of the first one who passed by to sit on Ganesha s body to revive him. This was an elephant - a new god was born who united the power of Shiva and Parvati.
It is said that he clears all obstacles out of the way. So he is often called before any kind of undertakings. He ensures material and spiritual prosperity and is thus considered the patron saint of business people. But Ganesha must not be absent from every new beginning, be it a move or a new job, because he blesses the new situation and promises happiness.
Ganesha has four arms. They represent the four aspects of the subtle body: mind, ego, mind and consciousness.
Ancient brass, H: 8 cm, 370 g