Meet the Lord of Obstacle
My White Ganesh is holding Green Tara in the Yab-yum pose using even his trunk to hold her tight. The Yab-yum form of Ganesh (the elephant-headed Hindu god of enterprise, who removes obstacles and vouchsafes wisdom) in Japan is called Shoten who is associated with Tantric practices, one of his images being ‘double-bodied’, the sexual union of male and female. Ganesh and Tara are joined in non-duality: they are the divine couple, the living image of the realization of enlightenment.Mayumi Oda
- Hand-pulled silkscreen by Mayumi Oda, created in 1998
Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, bringer of good luck; the patron of arts & sciences, letters & learnings; & the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honored at the start of rites & ceremonies.
- 18" x 13"
- Edition: 60
- Buddhist Series
- ID: S191
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