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The Stone Ganesha hand carved in sandstone is a medium sized statue that represents the Hindu deity called Lord Ganesha, which has human form and the head of an elephan
His believers propitiate him before starting any spiritual, religious or worldly activity, like writing a book, going to a journey, building a new house, starting a new business, because he is believed to ensure success in all kinds of human endeavors and to remove obstacles. The image of Ganesha as the blend of animal and human bodies has a deep and spiritual significance in the Hindu philosophy and it also symbolizes the ideals of perfection which the Hindu sages cultivated.
The elephant is a precious creature for Hindus. The head of an elephant symbolizes understanding, discriminating intellect and wisdom that we must possess to reach perfection in life. The elephant’s trunk is a unique instrument which has no parallel in any other creature or even in human’s tools. It can lift a seed off the ground as well as uproot a tree. In Hindu’s iconography this symbolizes the strength the human mind must have to deal with the ups and downs of life and the sensitivity it must have to explore the subtleties and shades of the inner world. The two tusks are also meaningful; they symbolize emotion and wisdom, the two aspects of the human spirit.