Sattvik idol of Shri Ganesh made by Sanatan Sanstha

During every Ganesh festival, we bring Ganesh Idol to our home or society. We see various forms of Ganesh Idols in the market. Some may wonder about the aspects to be considered for selecting a Ganesh Idol; how does it matter if we select any form ? There are many fancy forms of Ganesh Idol available in the market, therefore, whether to select from them or is there something more to be considered ? In this article, we will see spiritual science related to Ganesh Idol so that we can make or select the one through which we will get maximum spiritual benefit of sattvikta this year.


Sattvik Ganapati Idol for Ganesh festival


Let us understand the science related to Shri Ganapati Idol.

According to the science of vibrations, the vibrations from every figure, change as per the combination of the trigunas (Sattva, Raja and Tama) in it. When the figure is altered, the proportion of the trigunas too changes. The same is the case with the Idols of Deities. Even if there is a slight change in the length, size or form of Shri Ganapati’s arm or in the design of the crown, there will be a change in the overall vibrations of the Idol. Hence, while sculpting each part of the Idol, we have to understand the subtle vibrations and then sculpt the part, as would match the vibrations of the original Principle. Though the entire subject is associated with the subtle dimension, we have provided ahead the measurements of a three-dimensional Idol of Shri Ganesh, so that people get an idea of how a sattvik Idol looks like. The Idol of Shri Ganapati of 34.5 centimeters is shown here as an example. The measurements will proportionately change according to the height of the Idol one wishes to sculpt.



Details of numbers in the figure


From bottom of the wooden seat to the tip of crown

34.5 cm


Width of the base

24.5 cm


Depth of the base

22.5 cm


Thickness of the base

2.5 cm


Width of the crown

7.8 cm


Depth of the crown

9.0 cm


Height of the crown

7.3 cm


Diameter of the ring behind the crown

10.1 cm


Space between the eyes

3.0 cm


Space between the arms at the back

27.5 cm


Diameter of Shri Ganapati’s stomach

10.4 cm


Space between the knees

20.7 cm


Length of the chourang (Seat) on which Shri Ganapati sits

22.0 cm


Width of the chourang on which Shri Ganapati sits



Height of the chourang on which Shri Ganapati sits

4.5 cm



Benefits of a sattvik Shri Ganapati Idol

1. Greater benefit of sattvikta.

2. Easy awakening of bhav (Spiritual emotion).

3. Generation of environment filled with Chaitanya (Divine consciousness).

4. Assistance in eliminating distress due to negative energies.


Reference : Sanatan’s Holy Text ’Shri Ganapati’


  • Naveen Chander

    Can we install idols in the form of Krishna/Dattatreya/Shiva or Moreshwar or any other style?
    What would be the Sattva predominance of an idol in the above style?
    How are the vibrations measured? How do we identify the most sattva predominant idol?

    Naveen Chander (Bhagyanagar)

  • Sanatan Sanstha

    Namaskar Naveenji,

    Yes, we can install idols of Deities. However, Deity Shiva is worshipped in the form of a Shivaling. Nataraj, one of the forms of Deity Shiva, is only worshipped in the form of an idol. Shaligrams are also used by Shiva devotees as Shivaling for worship.

    The sattva-predominance of an idol can be measured by undertaking spiritual experiment. If one gets a spiritual experience due to the idol, then we can conclude that the idol is sattvik.

    The sattvikta of the idol depends on various factors. Like bhav, spiritual level, spiritual practice of the sculptor. Else, generally the sattvikta of an idol is 0%. After a devotee worships and consecration of the idol is performed, it’s sattvikta increases. The sattvikta of the idol is maintained depending upon the bhav of the devotee and the atmosphere at home.

    Also, while one tries to perform the spiritual experiment, the accuracy of the answer depends on the sattvikta of the individual performing it. More the sattvikta of the individual more is the percentage of the accuracy in the answer.

  • Pratibha Gowda

    Nice explanation, and very informative