Ganesh Nritya Ganapati

The happy Dancer


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Statue of Ganesh, in the position of the cosmic dancer who represents change, creation: beautifully crafted with a high quality finish. More...

Height : 4,96'

Weight : 0.93 lbs

Sacred Art

Lost wax casting - copper alloy

Origin : Dehli - India




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Ganesh, in the Hindu pantheon is one of the sons of Shiva and Parvati (with Skanda). He symbolizes wealth, wisdom, luck. He is one of the most popular gods in India: before any small or vital action we make him an offering, we honor him: he will bring us luck, guide us, remove obstacles… However he is above all and most often, revered as representing the absolute!


One of the stories of its origin (because there are many)

Parvati, alone, longed for the long absences of Shiva: one day came to her the idea of ??modeling a son, to whom she gave life in the Ganges. She instructed him to keep her apartments and not let anyone in under any pretext. Shiva, returning home, found a man outside his door: furious he beheaded him with his trident. Indignant Parvati required the Gods that they bring her son back to life before the end of the day: the gods decided to cut off the head of the first newborn baby found who happened to be a baby elephant!



Dokra art



This traditional and artisanal art has not changed for millennia (more than 4000 years) and the technique used is always that of lost wax: a coarse clay model is made and then covered with wax by the artist who will give it its final form with its details. The whole is again covered with a clay mixture and then heated in an open hearth where a copper alloy will be poured. see Blog

Objects produced by Dokra artists can be of a usual nature: cup, candle holder ... musical instruments (brass), or artistic such as jewelry, animals: horses, elephants, turtles ..., statues of men and women representing scenes of daily life and Hindu deities adopted by the tribes: Ganesh, Lakshmi, ...

This statuette of Ganesh symbolizes: perpetual change

Posture Standing - in the position of Nrityamurti - who represents a deity when it dances: Ganesh stands on one slightly bent leg while the other's foot is close to the knee. It is the 15th th form of Ganesh out of the 32 listed. Ganesh dances like his father Shiva: a cosmic dance which symbolizes change, movement which does not stop happening at all times even if we do not perceive it (but which physicists easily prove to us today).

Ganesh's belly is always large: it is the center of vital energies, contained by the serpent which retains them. The entire universe is also symbolized there.

Gestures The right arm with the bent elbow makes the gesture of protection (Abhaya mudra), of blessing and appeasement: Ganesh tells us that there is no need to be afraid in the face of inevitable change: it is only necessary to follow the movement, to be one with.

Clothing A sacred cord, no jewels, a magnificent woven loincloth whose folds give rhythm to the dance.

Headgear His head is crowned by a tiara (Kiritamukuta) - symbol of royalty and his forehead is adorneded with the third eye which represents the fire of consciousness: it allows the vision of what is, thus destroying the ignorance which chains us to conditioning, to a false perception of reality.

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« Fast shipping and very well packaged. Thank you. I am very satisfied with this murti with neat details and all imbued with spirituality. » (Gérard M)
 
« Very happy with the gift I gave myself with the statuette of Shiva Nataraj representing the cosmic wheel with his multiple arms. Bertrand Bellaize, through his relationship with Indian artisans, puts us in direct contact with tribal art, far from the international trade organized for mass production. I can savor every day the purity of the delicate gestures of the Shiva and thus open myself to the surge of spirituality that this symbolism offers me. » (Pierre J)
 
« I, who often did not know what to give as a gift, here is the 3rd statue of Ganesh Art India that I offer in a year, this time a bust of a Bastar woman with an "inaccessible gaze". With joy in many facets: seeing the delighted expression of the person to whom I am giving the gift, allowing a gifted but unknown Indian artist to earn a little better a living and living a simple and perfect transaction with Ganesh Art India. Bertrand Bellaize is a reliable and careful person and his statues are even more beautiful in real life than in photos. » (Eric D.)
 

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