Prambanan: Statue of Shiva’s son Ganesha in the Shiva Temple (Candi Siwa)

Statue of Ganesha in the Shiva Temple in Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Statue of Ganesha in the Shiva Temple

Statue of Shiva’s son Ganesha in the Shiva Temple
The statue of Shiva’s son Ganesha is housed in the inner sanctum of the Shiva Temple located on the Prambanan Temple complex in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

The inner sanctum has four chambers, each of which faces a cardinal direction and houses a statue. The Ganesha statue is in the west-facing chamber. With the elephant head and human body, Ganesha is a unique Hindu god widely worshiped in India and Southeast Asia.

The other three statues in the Shiva Temple are:
Shiva facing east
Durga as Mahishasuramardini facing north
Agastya facing west

Related Pages
Prambanan, Prambanan Bas-Reliefs, Borobudur, Bali, Indonesia
Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat Bas-Reliefs, Banteay Srei, Cambodia

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