18k Gold Ganesha Nataraja Pendant
This beautiful pendant is solid 18k gold and represents Lord Ganesha as (his father) Shiva Nataraja (Lord of the Dance). It is very detailed and unique in its symbology.
Ganesha is the son of Shiva and Parvati. One day, Parvati created Ganesha while Shiva was away. She wanted to take a bath and asked Ganesha to stand guard. Shiva came home and did not recognize his son whom he had never met. When barred from entering his home, Shiva became angry and lost his temper. He beheaded Ganesha. Obviously, Parvati was overcome with grief, as was Shiva when he learned Ganesha was actually his son. He ordered a new head from the nearest animal be bestowed upon the boy giving him his iconic elephant visage.
This cosmic dance represents simultaneous creation and destruction. The world must be destroyed to be reborn, as do our negative thoughts and actions to be changed into positive ones. Ganesha is the remover of obstacles. By wearing this pendant, your hindrances towards positivity will be obliterated.
This beautiful piece weighs 13.5 grams, and is about 1 1/2" long... detailed front and back...