Here we have a statue of the Hindu God Ganesha (Ganesh), with four arms and ready to remove obstacles and clear the way. He is in the standing posture of a warrior. In one hand he holds a hatchet (parasu), a symbol for the cutting away of vanity and false teaching. In another hand, he holds a goad (ankusha), symbolising the logic that cuts through illusion. In another hand, he holds a trident (trisula), linking him with his father, Shiva. Ganesha's fourth hand gestures fearlessness and reassurance.