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Reclining Ganesha Statues, This is a bronze statue, or rupa, of Lord Ganesha, the elephant headed God of Wisdom and Success. He is believed to oversee auspicious beginnings and can remove obstacles. His elephant head is a symbol of his immense wisdom. This statue of one of the most popular deities in Hinduism is made in India of cast brass. Ganesha is one of the sons of Siva / Shiva, who is believed to be king of the snakes. Hence in this statue, Ganesha has a serpent around his torso. It is believed he broke off the right tusk and used it to inscribe the Mahabarata, one of the major Hindu religious works.
As the God of Success, his image is to be worshipped before any other gods during Hindu rituals. Many devotees will say a little prayer to Ganesha before beginning even the smallest tasks, such as writing a letter to a friend or starting a bus or train trip.