Trimukha Ganapati, the contemplative, three-faced Lord, represents the ganas or the qualities which are sattva, rajas and tamas i.e. goodness, passion and ignorance respectively. Mind is always in sattva, whereas rajas and tamas are the two disturbing elements symbolizing activity and inactivity.
Here he sits on a lotus pedestal in his usual posture with a laddoo in the left hand and the realistic trunk reaching it; right hand is in abhaya mudra and the two rear hands hold a laddoo each demonstrating Ganesha as eating laddoo with his respective side faces.
The popular Ganesha form is worshipped a bit differently with special Trimukha Ganapati Mantra to meet Ganesha at the spiritual level. The structure of his crown is built stylistically with a multilayered conical top and a large divine flower aureole at the back. His dhoti is tied below the navel and the snake (his father’s patronage) is wrapped like a belt on his fat belly.