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Ganesha / Elephant God – Square Pedestal (Sandstone)



OFFER! Large sandstone Statue: Ganesha, Elephant God. Age unknown. Exceptionally beautiful: very smooth and detailed hewn from light sandstone. Matching, square decorated Pedestal. dim. Image (W x D x H) approx. 46 x 50 x 104 cm. Pedestal approx. 41 x 41 x 46 cm. Appraisal value: €8,000! Asking price, offer from €3,000 .

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GANESHA - Ganesha's parents, Shiva and Parvati, lived in a palace on Mount Kailash. According to the Shiva Purana, Parvati valued her privacy when bathing in the bathroom. Yet sometimes Shiva came in unexpectedly. Parvati then appointed a guard to keep anyone out of the bathroom while she bathed there. But the watchman could not stop Shiva; he was too weak. Therefore, according to the Matsya Purana, Parvati fashioned a doll from soap residue and her own skin cells. She brought the doll to life with her life-giving powers; the birth of her son Ganesha. She endowed that son with all the powers and powers from her divine being.

Ganesha is thus a son, born not of the fleshly communion of Shiva and Parvati, but a mythical emanation (outflow) solely of Parvati; a divine son who sprang directly from the will, mind and body of Parvati. Parvati ordered her son not to allow anyone to enter the palace while she was bathing. When Shiva came home and wanted to enter his own palace, Ganesha blocked his way. He didn't know this one was his son. When it turned out that after a long time Ganesha could not be overcome in a fight, Shiva managed to behead Ganesha with the help of his demigods and a ruse. Parvati immediately sensed this and with her appearance at the entrance of the palace it became clear to Shiva that he had killed his own son. Quarrel between Shiva and Parvati escalated into an all-out war between the gods and the goddesses.

Finally, a holy mediator, Narada, was able to restore peace. Narada, who cannot really be called male or female, was a very early emanation of the creator god Brahma before He even created the difference between male and female. He has access to all existing worlds. (Narada is a symbol of devotion.) When the peace was made, Shiva ordered his servants to bring him the head or head of the first living being they would come across; they returned with the severed head of an elephant (Airavata). Shiva attached the elephant head to the lifeless body of his son, who came back to life and would go down in history as the demigod with the elephant head. All the gods and goddesses blessed Ganesha.

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Dimensions 46 × 50 × 104 cm