Ganesha is revered as the remover of obstacles in Hindu mythology. He is honored at the start of rituals and ceremonies. His seeming imperfections teach us to accept others just as they are. It is believed that keeping Ganesha statues at home bring plenty good luck and attract prosperity. This particular piece in which Ganesha is shown in a standing posture represents rigidity and proper attitude. Like the lotus, which grows in dirty ponds and yet is above all the muck that surrounds it.