Dimension(HWL): 4 x 3.3 x 1.3 inch
The standing posture is known as ” Abhanga” as the name suggest, both of his leg resting on the ground. The elder son of Shiva and goddess Parvati, the head of all Ganas. His figure is consists of four animals, the elephant, serpent, mouse, and human. Each attribute of his figure depicts some spiritual significance. The large head symbolizes his power of intelligence, his big ears attribute him to listen carefully and attentively. The trident mark on his forehead symbolizes time(past, present, future). His large belly contains the whole universe (good/bad). The trunk above his mouth has a lesson to talk less and work more.
His hand waving an axe represents cutting down all the pain and suffering. The rosary depicts the uninterrupted gaining of knowledge. The broken tusk illuminates the value of dedication and sacrifice to your work. And the sweet bowl is the retribution of the right path. Lord Ganesha has a mouse as his mount, the bandicoot mouse represents inner desire and pride, which need to be under control to attain enlightenment.
He called as the “Mangal murti “which means the idol of auspiciousness. Keeping his idol at home and office helps to get rid of all evil eyes, and financial obstacles. Keeping the stone sculptures at the office will result in enthusiasm to work.
People looking for peace and prosperity should consider keeping the white Ganesha god statue. The pretty idol is able to get all attention where it is placed. The statue is believed to eradicate Vaastu dosa and attract good vibes.
Placing. The best direction to placing the idol is east or west as it will bring more prosperity, success, and happiness. The northeast corner is also considered to be the best direction. The face should be inside if you are willing to place him at the entrance. Never keep the idol near the washroom area or under the staircase.
Care: Dusting should be done with a cloth or broom.