From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Bāla-Gaṇapati literally means ‘Gaṇapati, the boy’.

Gaṇapati is one of the most widely worshiped deities. One of his aspects is Bāla-Gaṇapati.

Iconographical representation of Bāla-Gaṇapati[edit]

  • He is represented as a boy holding a mango, a plantain, a jack-fruit and a sugar-cane in his four hands.
  • With his trunk he holds a wood-apple.
  • His color is that of the rising sun.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore