This statue pays tribute to the famous “elephant-headed God”, Ganesh. It represents wisdom, caution, intelligence and spiritual strength.
The elephant head symbolises calm, wisdom and strength. The large ears are a reminder that listening is essential. The small eyes represent concentration on a task to be carried out, and the mouth represents words that should be weighed. The trunk, which is crucial for an elephant, allows it to adapt to its environment, just as we should do.
The stomach is large because we must learn to digest serenely the good as well as the less good things in life. The rope allows us to be pulled away from evil, yet nearer to the good that we all seek.