The elephant god Ganesha, Like the dancing Shiva and goddess Parvati Ganesha was found in the soil in Tranquebar 1799. Bronze. South India. Approximately 1200th. The National Museum of Denmark (Copenhagen, Denmark). Made with Memento Beta (now ReMake) from Autodesk.
Ganesha, also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka, is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. His image is found throughout India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Nepal. 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, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom.
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- National museum of DenmarkAccessed 26 Apr 2017.
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