From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Bala-Ganapati, BAla-GaNapati, Baala-Ganapati
Bāla-Gaṇapati literally means ‘Gaṇapati, the boy’.
Iconographical representation of Bāla-Gaṇapati
- 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