The Temples of Tiruchanur – Ganapati

This image is to the right of the entrance of the Antarala. Seated with his left leg folded and resting against die rear part of the portruding  belly, and the right leg bent at the knee and upraised and touchinh the side of the belly, this deity holds ankusa in the upper right hand, pasa in the upper left, danta in the lower right and modaka in the lower left on which the tip of the trunk rests. The head is just like that of an elephant without any modifications and two tusks portrude from the mouth. This god wears a karandamakuta, Yajnopavita, Udarabandha and Channavira.

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