Tibetan Buddhists use assorted figurines and images of bodhisattvas as a way to obtain enlightenment. Each of the deities represents different aspects of the Buddha and his teachings. They are used as an aid for meditation or function as a protection. Each figurine has been finely crafted from Turquoise powder and finished with black antiquing. SYMBOL : Ganesha is the Lord of success, intelligence, wisdom, education, prudence, luck and fortune. He is the remover of obstacles and the destroyer of evil. He is also known as the patron of arts and science. He is honored with affection at the start of any ritual or ceremony and invoked as the 'Patron of Letters' at the beginning of any writing.