This remarkable sculpture is made of special bronze from Swamimalai, a town in an Indian State of Tamil Nadu. The ancient technique by which it is made is called as Madhuchista Vidhana (Lost-wax process), which is the specialty of the heritage of South Indian sculptors. Sri Vallabha Ganapati, also known as Maha Vallabha Ganapati is one among the 32 forms of Lord Ganesha. The leader of the Ganas of Lord Shiva, Ganapati, is considered as the remover of obstacles and the lord of beginnings, and therefore, he is worshipped at the start of auspicious occasions and ceremonies.

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