The wooden Ganesha idol is made of Doodhi wood, or rubber wood and is polished with a layer of lacquer (mostly known as lac). The gloss you see on Ganesha is because of the lac. These idols are reverentially crafted in Channapatna, by the skilled artisans in the area. These Ganesha idols are carved on lathe machines and then the Naamas and the Sindhoor, are carefully painted by hand.
Legend has it that Lakshmi adopted Ganesha from his mother Parvati because the Lakshmi was childless. Out of her love for Ganesha, Lakshmi declared that all her luxury, prosperity and accomplishments belonged to Ganesha as well.
Another explanation which surrounds the worship of both of them is that Ganesha is the most righteous God. What is money without the wisdom to use it properly? So, Ganesha is worshipped to restore the balance between these two forces.
Although Ganesha has many attributes, he is readily identified by his elephant head. He is widely revered, more specifically, as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences, and the deva of intellect and wisdom.
And that is why, we at Swari Arts got our artisans to lovingly carve Lord Ganesha for us, so that this Diwali, you could instill the practice of prayer in your tiny tots. Gift them their own little wooden Ganesha, so that they can pray, and turn towards for comfort whenever they need to.