Temple Installation: “Ganpati Sindhu”
Behold the glory of Lord Ganeshaemerging from a Kamal Dal resting on a Shakti Stambhin absolute magnificence. Ganesha is the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deity of intellect and wisdom. The Lord of new beginnings is seen here resplendentin spectacular Crystal Quartz and Dark Green Jade, instantly evokingfeelings of reverence, purity, joy and beauty.
This installation has been custom-created by JEWELCRAFTZ and THOMAS BLAKEMORE and conceptualized by Himani “Agyani”, a muchawarded astrologer and expert Vedic temple designer. Himani ji has come up with a unique and soulful design integrating her vast knowledge and experience in working upon the motivation, symbolism and social purpose behind the structure of temples. JEWELCRAFTZ works in close consultation with Himani ji for its work in temple installations.
“Mindfulness lies somewhere between spirituality and religiosity,” says Himani ji. “To achieve that communion with the energies of the Universe we have to strike a balance in the temples we set up within our homes.”
In the temple installation,we have depicted Ganpati as a symbol of energy awakening. We have crafted the Shakti Stambh in Sphatikor Crystal. Sphatikis known to remove all negativity from our surroundings as it helps boost positive energy. The Shakti Stambh therefore forms the source of this pure divine energy that is conserved and protected within the Lotus flowers. This powerful energy is released when the lotus opens up spreading its petals.
Himani ji has selected the gemstones used in crafting this magnificent temple after careful research. While the Crystal Quartz enhances psychic abilities and aids concentration, unlocking memory, it also stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance. It harmonizes all the chakras and aligns the subtle bodies.
The lustrous Dark Green Jade is propagator of physical growth and strength. It carries a strong connection to Earth and the divine kingdom, providing a better understanding and appreciation of nature and its soothing vibrations upon the mind and body. It harmonizes emotions and promotes inner balance.
The statues used in this temple installation are part of “GaneshaSindhu” a series of 108 unique Gemstone Ganesha sculptures, which JEWELCRAFTZ is carving in consultation with Himaniji. This series is first of a kind as all 108 Ganeshas differ in design and features. Each form in this series has a distinct name and significance in Indian Mythology.
On display are five sculptures. In the centre is the Bhakti Vighneshwar form with four arms holding shanku (a weapon to give protection from enemy), Dant (broken teeth: denotes One divine energy), Pash (to remove obstecles) and a Mishri (sugar). This form is worshipped during the winter full moon. In the Veer Vighnesh form, deity is depicted with 16 arms bearing weapons. He who controls and destroys obstacles is Vighnesh. He is also seen in the MahaGanapati form,‘The Great Ganesha,’ here he has some similarity with his father Lord Shiva , as he too has three eyes and also sports a crescent Moon on his head. He has his consort seated on his left lap and though single-faced, has as many as ten hands. The Heramba Ganapati is a five-headed iconographical form important in tantric worship of Ganesha. Heramba rides a mighty lion that represents the deity’s royalty and fierce nature and is said to be inherited from his mother Goddess Parvati, who often is shown riding it. The fifth form we have showcased here is the Bhuvanesh Ganapati and he is seen carrying a noose, a bow of sugarcane, a conch and the shoots of paddy grass.
Ganesha, the elephant head god has been one of the most captured divine forms in art and sculptures. You will always find Ganesha having a huge body and an elephant face. The huge belly symbolizes the created universe. The elephant head is the symbol of Gyanor Knowledge. Ganesha usually holds the modakin his hand, a symbol for the rewards of sadhna(dedication) and sacrifice.
Lotus on which Lord Ganesha is seated in the Centre is an installation by Thomas Blakemore. The prominence of lotus and pillars in any temple design is evident through centuries in Hindu mythology.The lotus is an ancient and polyvalent symbol in many Asian cultures. Hindus revere it in association with many gods including Brahma and Vishnu. It is often used as an example of divine awakening and purity.
It took twenty of our expert jewel-smiths over ninety days to craft this spectacular temple. JEWELCRAFTZ has a holistic approach while crafting an installation.Our surfaces always tell stories. Our mantra is handcrafted brilliance. We define luxury as a differentiated offering that delivers symbolic and experiential value besides functionality.