Published September 22, 2023 | Activities, Environment, Family, Mythology

Ganesha: Lord of Wisdom and Prosperity

Ganesha statue at Taman Safari Bali

Did you know that the tallest Lord Ganesha Statue in Indonesia is located at Taman Safari Bali? Lord Ganesha is one of the most popular and worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. He is the remover of obstacles, the deity whom worshipers first acknowledge when they visit a temple. Lord Ganesha is also the patron of letters and of learning; he is the legendary scribe who, using his commonly held broken tusk, wrote down parts of the Mahabharata Epic.

Lord Ganesha typically depicts himself with an elephant head, a pot belly, and four arms. He often shows himself riding on a rat. His attributes include a broken tusk, a noose, an axe, and a bowl of sweets. People from all walks of life and from all religious backgrounds worship Lord Ganesha. They consider him a symbol of new beginnings, prosperity, and good luck. Students and scholars also invoke him for wisdom and knowledge.

The Tallest Ganesha Statue

The tallest Ganesha statue in Indonesia

The tallest Ganesha statue in Indonesia is located in Taman Safari Bali. The statue is 46 meters tall, which makes it one of the tallest Ganesha statues in the world. This statue is located at the entrance of the park and is a popular tourist attraction.

The statue was built in 2011 and is made of concrete and fiber. It depicts Ganesha in a sitting position, with his four arms holding his traditional attributes: a broken tusk, a noose, an axe, and a bowl of sweets. People believe that visiting the statue and praying to Ganesha can help remove obstacles and achieve one’s goals, as the statue symbolizes good luck and prosperity.

The Taman Safari Bali is a wildlife park that is home to a variety of animals from all over the world, including elephants, tigers, lions, giraffes, and zebras. The park also has a number of cultural attractions, such as a Balinese village and a Hindu temple. Also the famous Bali Agung performance.

If you are ever visiting Bali, highly recommend checking out the Taman Safari Bali and the tallest Ganesha statue in Indonesia. It is an experience that you will not forget.