The characteristically chubby form of a child. A short dhoti held around the hips by a girdle, as is the norm with young Indian boys. The ends of the angavastram on either side of Him. Hints of shringar on the torso. The head of Lord Ganesha is the most striking aspect of His iconography, and the murti that you see on this page is no exception. In fact, from the eyes and the ears to the way the silhouette of the skull tapers down to a long, slender trunk, the same has been carved with a great deal of precision and lifelike detail.
Through the mossy, charmingly weatherbeaten finish, one could make out the symmetry of the engravings and the attention to detail stemming from superior workmanship. For example, note the serrations on the Lord’s trunk and the gentle grip of His hands on those weapons.