Ganesha, One Of The Five Prime Hindu Deities
It is said that all spiritual worship in the Hindu tradition begins with the invocation of Ganesha, the elephant-headed god and one of the five prime Hindu deities.
Meditating upon Ganesha imparts spiritual awakening, internal balance, and wisdom. Also known as Ganapati or Ganesha, he is the elephant-headed god and is the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is the god of wisdom and learning, lord of success, wealth, and destroyer of evils and obstacles.
The elephant head denotes wisdom and its trunk represents Om, the sound symbol of cosmic reality. His fan-like ears shows that he is all ears to our petition.
He Holds 4 Items That Symbolize:
- Upper Right Hand: Goad - helps him propel mankind forward on the eternal path and remove obstacles from the way.
- Upper Left Hand: Noose - a gentle implement to capture all difficulties.
- Lower Right Hand: Broken Tusk - symbol of sacrifice, which he broke for writing the Mahabharata.
- Lower Left Hand: Rosary - suggests that the pursuit of knowledge should be continuous.