A magnificent work of art in all the resplendant glory of the most celebrated of all Indian Gods, the Ganesha. Ganesha also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka, is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in india and is known as the lord of beginnings, who is traditionally worshipped before any major event and is the patron of intellectuals, bankers and authors. Carved from Soft Stone of Orissa by artisans whose ancestors have practiced this craft of stone carving for centuries. Hammers and chisels of various sizes and shapes, called the Muna, Patili, Martual, Thuk-Thuki and Nitana are used to bring life these life-like figures from featureless stone. Once engraved, the finishing Is done by scrapping out the extra material using a flat-edged iron tool.