I had been searching for a Ganesha for literally years, but his traditional shape made it impossible to craft into a candle. At last I found one! Ganesha measures just under 4″ tall, is 2″ from back to front, and weighs 4.1 ounces. Smells fantastic in pure Oregon beeswax from hardworking bees. 100% cotton wick for non-toxic light.
Ganesha (Sanskrit: गणेश; also spelled Ganesa or Ganesh, also known as Ganapati, is one of the deities best-known and most widely worshipped in the Hindu pantheon. His image is found throughout India and Nepal. Hindu sects worship him regardless of affiliations. Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains, Buddhists, and beyond India.
Although he is known by many other attributes, Ganesha’s elephant head makes him particularly easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as Lord of Beginnings and Lord of Obstacles, patron of arts and sciences, and the deva of intellect and wisdom. He is honored at the beginning of rituals and ceremonies and invoked as Patron of Letters during writing sessions. (from Wikipedia)
Note Ganesha traditionally has only half a tusk on his right side to signify oneness with all humanity. It’s not broken; it’s supposed to be that way!