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Adorable Soapstone Elephant Incense Burner is carved in India. They feature several elephants, which are highly respected throughout Asia, marching in a circle. These Incense Burners feature several holes in the center base between the elephants so you can burn multiple sticks of incense at a time should you care to.
Elephants are admired in Asia for their intelligence, strength, courage, and diligence at accomplishing tasks. In India, the Hindu God Ganesha has the head of an Elephant, and he is considered to be the God that Opens doors and Removes Obstacles (in essence, Ganesha is the God of Success and Auspicious Beginnings).
White elephants are particularly highly venerated, and in India they are associated with good fortune and abundance, often seen in artwork accompanying the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi. In Thailand, white elephants are so highly valued that ALL white elephants are property of the King of Thailand, who is the personal protector of these animals.