Ganesha

Ganesha (/ɡəˈneɪʃə/; Sanskrit: गणेश, Gaṇeśa; About this sound listen (help·info)), also known as Ganapati, Vinayaka, Pillaiyar and Binayak, is one of the best-known and most worshiped deities in the Hindu pantheon. His image is found throughout India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Nepal.[5] Hindu denominations worship him regardless of affiliations. Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains and Buddhists. Although he is known by many attributes, Ganesha's elephant head makes him easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles,[9] the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rites and ceremonies. Ganesha is also invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing sessions. Several texts relate mythological anecdotes associated with his birth and exploits and explain his distinct iconography. Ganesha likely emerged as a deity as early as the 2nd century AD, but most certainly by the 4th and 5th centuries AD, during the Gupta period, although he inherited traits from Vedic and pre-Vedic precursors. Hindu mythology identifies him as the restored son of Parvati and Shiva of the Shaivism tradition, but he is a pan-Hindu god found in its various traditions. In the Ganapatya tradition of Hinduism, Ganesha is the supreme deity. The principal texts on Ganesha include the Ganesha Purana, the Mudgala Purana, and the Ganapati Atharvashirsa. Brahma Purana and Brahmanda Purana are other two Puranic genre encyclopedic texts that deal with Ganesha.


 

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Ganesha standing on a circular lotus base ca 20th century 4.0" high
Ganesha standing on a circular lotus base ca 20th century 4.0" high
£35.00
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Ganesha, Four arms crowned Ganesha, dancing over circular lotus base,  bronze H 4,5inches 20th century
Ganesha, Four arms crowned Ganesha, dancing over circular lotus base, bronze H 4,5inches 20th century
£68.00
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Ganesh bronze, South India, H 7,  early 20th century bronze,
Ganesh bronze, South India, H 7, early 20th century bronze,
£85.00
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South Indian Shrine of Ganesha, bronze 2.5 X 3.6, ca 19th  20th century
South Indian Shrine of Ganesha, bronze 2.5 X 3.6, ca 19th 20th century
£85.00
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Unusual heavy-gilt hollow cast bronze of Ganesha seated on a lotus, ca early to mid 20th century
Unusual heavy-gilt hollow cast bronze of Ganesha seated on a lotus, ca early to mid 20th century
£110.00
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South Indian seated Ganesha bronze, H 5 X W 3.8, ca early 20th century
South Indian seated Ganesha bronze, H 5 X W 3.8, ca early 20th century
£125.00
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Ganesha, 5 headed, South Indian, rare dark gilded bronze, H 4.0, 19th century or earlier
Ganesha, 5 headed, South Indian, rare dark gilded bronze, H 4.0, 19th century or earlier
£135.00
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Four arms crowned dancing Ganesha, bronze H 6.1, ca 18th - 19th century SOLD
Four arms crowned dancing Ganesha, bronze H 6.1, ca 18th - 19th century SOLD
£185.00
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South East Asian bronze of Ganesha, H 6.6 ca 19th century
South East Asian bronze of Ganesha, H 6.6 ca 19th century
£198.00
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Ganesha standing on a Lotus base mouse at his feet, pot bellied with 4 arms, solid cast 7.25 inches high, 19th century or earlier
Ganesha standing on a Lotus base mouse at his feet, pot bellied with 4 arms, solid cast 7.25 inches high, 19th century or earlier
£198.00
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Kneeling crowned Ganesh, Angkor Vat, bronze H 6.9, ca 800 - 1200 AD style
Kneeling crowned Ganesh, Angkor Vat, bronze H 6.9, ca 800 - 1200 AD style
£240.00
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Hindu alter with Linga shielded by Naga and guarded by two attendents while Nandi  and Ganesha are seated facing the Linga
Hindu alter with Linga shielded by Naga and guarded by two attendents while Nandi and Ganesha are seated facing the Linga
£298.00
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Standing Khmer Ganesh bronze, 7.9. ca 14th century or later
Standing Khmer Ganesh bronze, 7.9. ca 14th century or later
£340.00
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Kneeling crowned Ganesh, Angkor Vat, bronze H 6.9, ca 18th century or possibly earlier
Kneeling crowned Ganesh, Angkor Vat, bronze H 6.9, ca 18th century or possibly earlier
£380.00
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Kaliya Ganesha, high quality unusual bronze of Ganesha dancing on serpent  Kaliya,  9.3 tall, ca 1910-1930,  , Asquith & Lord Ltd
Kaliya Ganesha, high quality unusual bronze of Ganesha dancing on serpent Kaliya, 9.3 tall, ca 1910-1930, , Asquith & Lord Ltd
£385.00
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Four armed crowned Ganesh, Khmer bronze  from Angkor Vat  Pre-Buddhist period H 5.2 ca 16th to 17th century or later SOLD
Four armed crowned Ganesh, Khmer bronze from Angkor Vat Pre-Buddhist period H 5.2 ca 16th to 17th century or later SOLD
£390.00
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Large South Indian aluninium alloy bronze of Dancing Ganesha, 4.5 Kg, H 20" ca 19th to early 20th century
Large South Indian aluninium alloy bronze of Dancing Ganesha, 4.5 Kg, H 20" ca 19th to early 20th century
£650.00
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Large rare South Indian statue of standing Ganesha, H 19.0" ca 19th - 20th century
Large rare South Indian statue of standing Ganesha, H 19.0" ca 19th - 20th century
£690.00
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Rare South Indian bronze of Ganesha in 3 detachable components, H 12.0 X B 7.0, Ca 17th  18th century, very rare
Rare South Indian bronze of Ganesha in 3 detachable components, H 12.0 X B 7.0, Ca 17th 18th century, very rare
£695.00
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Large South East Asian bronze of Ganesha seated on a lotus pedestal,  H 22 x W  18,  Ca  18th - 19th century
Large South East Asian bronze of Ganesha seated on a lotus pedestal, H 22 x W 18, Ca 18th - 19th century
£795.00
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An exceptional large and beautiful heavy bronze of Dancing Ganesha, 11 Kg, H 20.5" 19th - early 20th century
An exceptional large and beautiful heavy bronze of Dancing Ganesha, 11 Kg, H 20.5" 19th - early 20th century
£1,250.00
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