This Ganesha is hand crafted by our skill artisan of Patan, Nepal. It is made of brass and bronz. The craftmanship is just excellent. You can see all the details of this statue. Ganesha is the elephant-headed Hindu deity who is the Protector and Defender, Remover of Obstacles, Bringer of Good Beginnings. His statue is typically found near the entrance of a home or business. A powerful deity, yet fun loving with a penchant for sweets, the God of Wisdom promises success, prosperity and peace. Ganesha is usually invoked before other deities, and always when starting a new enterprise or beginning a life transition. By the way, if you?ve got Ganesh, you?ve got a powerful ally in the the path to liberation. According to ancient Hindu tradition, Ganesh holds the noose of our attachment to wordly objects ? and the ax than can set us free. Ganesh is benevolent yet bestowed with great power. By his own hand he has broken one of his tusks. He uses the tusks to write the holy mantras and Vedic scriptures. If needed, the tusk can also be used to defend the righteous against obstacles on the path to liberation.