The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Gardez Ganesa Statue

An image of Gaṇeśa standing in ālīḍhāsana. He is ithyphallic and probably had four arms. See #Tucci_1958:328n29 for further details.

Object URI
36cm width x 70cm height.
History details
The statue was "discovered" some years before the arrival of an Archaeological Delegation sent by the Government of India to Afghanistan in 1956. At the time it was under worship at the Dargāh Pīr Ratan Nāth shrine in Kabul. It was said to have been brought there at an unspecified time from Gardez (32.3573737,67.0006024), but locals in Gardez had no memory of this in 1956.
Event Type
Event Place Uncertain
place uncertain