The Ganesha Shrine, the symbol of fusion
Ganesha, often referred to as the Elephant God, is a remover of obstacles and the god of accomplishment and wisdom. He has also been known as the patron of intellectuals, scribes, bankers and authors.
The Ganesha Shrine stands just next to Trimutri Shrine like its twin at the corner of Central World Plaza. This golden Ganesha, with his elephant head and four hands and a serpent wrapped around his chest to represent energy, wields a dagger in his first right hand to defeat evil, a tusk in his second right hand to overpower distress, a noose in his first left hand to suppress immorality, and a pot in his other left hand to offer wealth.
In front of the Ganesha statue are several Indian bandicoot rats, which are not only his holy vehicle but also symbolize the ability to overcome anything in order to achieve what one wants. Elephant figures have also been enshrined.
Like the Erawan Shrine and Trimurti Shrine, this veneration of Ganesha is a symbol of the fusion of Hindu deities with Thai customs and rituals from centuries ago.