12 Armed Ganesha/12 Hand Ganpati (12 भुजा गणेश): Cast in metal, this masterpiece represents the rare twelve-armed dance form of Lord Ganesha. The unmanageable anatomy of trying to assimilate an elephant’s head to a human torso, the abdomen of an average figure, and the wide range of gestures and acts with which 12 Hand Ganpati figures are usually conceived, great artisans can think of casting such forms. Not only does it reveal no compromises with iconographic norms, in depicting essential ‘bhava’, emotional behavior, or in infusing action into rather complex anatomy, the eye marvels at the rare skill with which the figure of the dancing elephant god Mouse, balanced only on the heel of his left foot, was on his horse’s back, too small to support his bulky frame, even as he storms like a gale in ecstatic dance. (12 Armed Ganesha)
The sculpture is a brilliant synthesis of two traditions, the biblical mainland with regard to the form of the deity and the iconographic as these developed in the Himalayan hill region, especially in Tibet and Nepal. From a biblical point of view, the statue represents the Maha Ganapati form of Lord Ganesha. This three-eyed and many-armed holding primarily a pot of gems represents the most valuable possessions. Besides, a disk or “vajra”, lightning, a symbol of unquenchable might. (12 Armed Ganesha)
As prescribed, the figure of the elephant god people conceived with three eyes and twelve arms, the normal two of which hold a ‘vajra’ and a bowl symbolizing a bowl filled with gems. A broken tusk, a bow, and arrow, a mace, and a paddy sprig, are other attributes that Lord Ganesh perceives to bear in his Maha Ganapati form. Maha Ganapati is holding one of his Shakti’s on his thigh.
12 Armed Ganesha Effects:
On the one hand, Lord Ganesh’s Shakti’s are symbolic of his natural energies and on the other, seen as his consorts, of his enjoyment. The statue seems to have alternated Shakti with dance. In the case of Ganesha’s dance, she is merely another form of energy. That swirls like wind through his figure. And thus the universe that manifests in his form. It is also the source of his pleasure. The sculpture depicts Lord Ganesh dancing in full absorption, a state of being that one can see on his face. He has his left leg fixed on the back of his mount mouse. Moreover, his right raised and flung into space and swings his arms accordingly, the normal two with more fervor. (12 Armed Ganesha)
In addition to the ‘vajra’ and bowl of jewels which he holds in his normal two hands. He carries in his five right hands a battle axe. Besides, a lightning-handled trident, a multi-bladed sword, a mace or club, and an arrow. Besides, on those to the left a broken tusk is in the style of a missile. Holding a spear, and a lamp modeled bowl. Moreover, a band crowned with human heads at the top, and a bow. By all parameters, sculpture is a great art transcending the scale of time and geographical barriers.
12 Armed Ganesha Details:
Size: 2 x 2 Inch
Weight: 20 gm approx
Energized: Ganesh Beej Mantra
Product Type: Puja Idol
Shipping: Within 4-5 Days in India