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the gods and goddesses depicted by these Statues.
Sitting Ganesh Small
Antique Green (verde)
Size: 12 in tall
Sitting Ganesh Large
Antique Green (verde)
Size: 24 in tall
Hand carved from Wood
Size: 20 in tall
Size: 19.2 in tall
Size: 18 inches tall
Size: 30 inches tall
Size: 28 inches tall
Size: 14 inches tall
Size: 28 inches tall
Size: 22 inches tall
There are literally
hundreds of others. We will continue posting photos.
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find what you are looking for.
||There are many methods for
making statues, and many different materials used. This
affects the quality, which dictates the price. The
superior pieces are hand crafted with an eye towards the
most intricate of detailing.
Colors: Green and Brown, Antique Green, Antique Brown,
plus Silver Plated. Antique is more expensive than
non-antique. Silver plated is the most expensive.
Sizes which are close but approximates, are shown in
inches and reflect height unless otherwise specified.
These can be ordered in smaller, or larger sizes, too.
If you wish to
wholesale our products, please note that we ship by
sea in order to be cost effective for us, and you.
Therefore, many of these items are available by pre-order
There are hundreds of gods, goddesses, demons and other
deities in Hindu religion and mythology. Here are a few of
the most recognized, along with a very brief description.
Ganesa, the Indian God of wisdom, is the most honored of
all deities. He is the reputed eldest son of of Siva and
Parvati, and the Hindu god of Prudence and Policy. Few
books are begun without the words, "Salutation to Ganesa'
and he is first invoked by Brahmans who conduct the trial
by ordeal, or perform the ceremony of the home, or
sacrifice to fire.
Hindu's believe in only one God but in many
manifestations. This rotund elephant-headed God is the
"Remover of Obstacles', as well as the God of Auspicious
Beginnings and Blessings. On the coast of Coromandel, the
Indians would not on any account build a house without
having placed on the ground, an image of this deity, which
they sprinkle with oil and adorn every day with flowers.
You'll find the image in all temples, the streets, the
high roads, open plains and at the foot of some trees, so
that persons of all ranks may invoke him before they
undertake any business, and travelers worship him before
they proceed on a journey, as he is the remover of
obstacles. His vehicle is the rat.
Siva, the bright or happy one, is the third person of the
Hindu Triad. As Brahma was Creator, Vishnu Preserver, in
order to complete the system, as all things are subject to
decay, a Destroyer (not the ordinary meaning) was
Though this may seem scarcely in harmony with the form by
which he is usually represented, it must be remembered
that according to the teaching of Hinduism, death is not
death in the sense of passing into non-existence, but
simply a change into a new form of life. He who destroys,
therefore, causes beings to assume new phases of
existence, the Destroyer really being a re-Creator.
Shiva appears in different every-happy postures. He has
matted hair which holds the flowing Ganges river and a
crescent moon, a serpent coiled around his neck, a trident
(trishul) in his one hand and ashes all over his body. He
rides 'Nandi' the bull. The cow, of course, is the holy
animal of Hinduism. He is also known as Nataraj, the
cosmic dancer whose dance shook the
cosmos and created the world. Siva's creative role is
phallicly symbolized by his representations as the
frequently worshiped lingam. His matted hair is said to
carry Ganga, the goddess of the river Ganges, in it. Siva
lives in the Himalaya and devotes much of his time to
smoking pot. He has the third eye in the middle of his
forehead and carries a trident.
Parvati, goddess and beautiful wife of Siva. Another of
her forms is 'Durga'. In this role she holds weapons in
her 10 hands and rides a tiger. As Kali she demands
sacrifices and wears a garland of skulls. Parvati is
represented in pictures as a fair and beautiful woman,
with no superfluity of limbs.
When she appears as Durga or Kali, she manifests divine
powers and exhibits a very different spirit from that
which appears in her as Parvati. Hence the supposition
that these were originally distinct deities, though now
believed to be one and the same.
Durga is represented as a golden colored woman with a
gentle and beautiful countenance. She has ten arms. In one
hand she holds a spear with which she is piercing the
As Kali she is 'The Slayer of Time & Death'. 'The
Destroyer of Illusion'. Kali literally means 'death' and
'time", but also 'black'. Goddess Kali represents the
state where time, space and causation have disappeared.
She is both the destroyer and creatrix. On some statues
she is depicted standing on Shiva.
With one of her left hands she holds the tail of a
serpent, with another the hair of the giant whose breast
the snake is biting, her other hands are filled with
various weapons. Her lion leans against her right leg, and
the giant against her left. The images of Lakshmi,
Sarasvati, Kartikeya and the Ganesa are frequently made
and worshipped with that of Durga.
Vishnu is called the second person of the Hindu Trimurti,
or Triad, but though second, it must not be supposed that
he is regarded in any way, inferior to Brahma. In some
books, Brahma is said to the the first cause of all
things, in others it is a strongly asserted that Vishnu
has this honor, while in others it is claimed for Shiva.
Most temples are dedicated to one or other of the gods,
but curiously, there are very few Brahma temples, perhaps
just one in all of India (at Pushkar in Rajasthan). Most
Hindus profess to be either Vaishnavites (followers of
Vishnu) or Shaivites (followers of Shiva).
Vishnu, the preserver, is usually shown in one of the
physical forms in which he has visited earth. In all,
Vishnu has paid nine visits and on his 10th will be called
Kalki, and will appear riding a white horse. On earlier
visits he appeared in animal form, as in his boar or
man-lion (Narsingh) incarnations, but on visit seven he
appeared as Rama, regarded as the personification of the
ideal man and the hero of the Ramayana.
Rama also managed to provide a number of secondary gods,
including his helpful ally Hanuman, the monkey god.
Hanuman's faithful nature is symbolized in the
representations of him often found guarding fort or palace
entrances. Naturally, incarnations can also have consorts
and Rama's companion was Sita.
When Vishnu appears as himself, rather than one of his
incarnations, he sits on a couch made from the coils of a
serpent and in his hands he holds two symbols, the conch
shell and the discus. Vishnu's vehicle is the half-man,
half-eagle known as the Garuda. The Garuda is benevolent,
and has a deep dislike of snakes.
Lakshmi, or very commonly Sri, is the wife of Vishnu and
under various names appears in this relation in his
various incarnations. As the lord of the worlds, the god
of gods, Janarddana descends amongst mankind in various
shapes. So does his coadjustor Sri. Goddess Lakshmi is the
goddess of prosperity, purity, chastity and generosity.
Her four hands represent four spiritual virtues. She sits
on a fully blossomed lotus, a seat of divine truth. Her
personal charm is considered par excellence. An aura of
divine happiness, mental and spiritual satisfaction, and
prosperity always exist around her.
She came from the sea and is the goddess of love, beauty
and prosperity. She is also known by the Haripriya, the
beloved of Hari. As Padma, The lotus and Padmalaya, she
who dwells on a lotus. As Jaladhija, the ocean born.
Chanchala, the fickle one. And Lokamata, the mother of the
Krishna was the eighth incarnation of Vishnu. He was
raised by peasants and thus, became a great favorite of
the working classes. Krishna is renowned for his exploits
with the gopis or shepherdesses, and his consorts are
Radha (the head of the gopis), Rukmani and Satyabhama.
Krishna is often blue in color and is usually depicted
playing the flute (murali), spreading the melody of love
to people. His childhood devotee is Radha. He is usually
remembered and worshipped as Radha-Krishna, symbolic of
the eternal love between people and god. Vishnu's last
incarnation was on visit nine as Buddha. This was more
than likely a ploy to bring the Buddhist splinter group
back into the Hindu fold.
Saraswati (Sahrahswatee) is the goddess of wisdom
(knowledge), science and the arts. Known as the mother of
the Vedas, or the inventory of the Devanagari letter, she
is the wife of Brahma. She is represented as a fair young
woman with four arms. With one of her right hands she is
presenting a flower to her husband by whose side she
And in the other she holds a book of palm leaves
indicating that she is fond of learning. In one of her
left hands she has a string of pearls called Sivamala
(Siva's garland), which serves as a rosary. And in the
other is a damaru, or small drum. At other times she is
represented with two arms only, seated on a lotus, playing
a kind of banjo. She dwells on earth amongst men, but her
special abode is with her husband in Brahmaloka.
This deity is a provider of courage, hope, knowledge,
intellect and devotion. He is pictured as a robust monkey
holding a mace (gada) which is a sign of bravery and
having a picture of Lord Rama tatooed on his chest which
is a sign of his devotion to Lord Rama.
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