This is a five-headed Ganesh statue. The five heads of Ganesh have great significance for a number of reasons. One reason is that the four heads can look to the four directions, north, south, east, and west, while the fifth head looks inward towards the soul. Another reason is to symbolize the five senses. The number five is an important number in Indian mythology. This statue is 6 inches tall and 4 inches wide and it was handmade in Nepal. This statue is made from Tibetan silver and brass. Ganesh, Ganesha- was the son of Shiva and Parvatti. His head is in the form of an elephant. Ganesh is a popular deity, loved both by Buddhist and Hindu practitioners.