Ganesh or Ganesha the elephant head God is very popular name among Indians. Ganesh is one of the most worshiped Hindu God. Ganesh chaturthi is one of the top festivals celebrated across country. In Mumbai and Pune ganesh chaturthi festival lasts for more than a week. According to Hindu spiritual calender Ganesh chaturthi falls on the month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). In 2012, Ganesh chaturthi will be celebrated on 19th of September (Wednesday). Among all deighty of Hindu, Ganesh looks really strange, who has head of elephant and human body part. Lord Ganesh symbolizes deighty of knowledge, destroyer of evils.
Each and every body parts of Ganesh and possessions symbolize different aspects of being successful in life.
Symbolism Of Ganesha
Ganesh Head: It symbolizes think big. According to Hindu mythology head represents to soul which is ultimate reality of life.
Ganesha’s large elephant ears: Largeyears symbolyzes to listen words of God with full of concentration absorbing the scriptures and becoming a repository for wisdom and listening to all his followers.
Large forehead: It is the symbol of enlightened intellect.Small Eyes: His small eyes stand for his unflinching observation of the Gods, not missing even the smallest detail
Long Trunk: It symbolizes ‘Om’. which is the basis of universe creation and a success hymn according to Hindu religion.
Broken tusk: His broken tusk is held by Ganesh in his fourth hand to encourage humans for sacrificing.
Rose In Hand: The rose in his left hand: It symbolizes to ease out the difficulties faced by his followers.
Ladoos on hand: The laddoo symbolizes fulfillment or happiness
Ankush on Hand: The ankush symbolizes control over the mind
Hand with ashirwad mudra: Ganesha’s ashirwad mudra symbolizes his blessings to all mankind
Axe On hand: The pash or axeon hand is to dwarf the ego and pride
Ganesha’s pot belly: It symbolizes haven for the woes and misfortunes of his devotees. Ganesha swallows the hardships of the faithful, allowing them to rest in his large stomach.
Snakes on Ganesh’s waist: Snakes on Ganesh’s waist represent the energies to achieve success.
Ganesha’s short legs: Short legs of Ganesh symbolizes patience.
Ganesha riding a mouse: It is one of the most comic part but it symbolizes control over the senses and advocates a disciplinary approach to life.
Ganesh known with differnt names by devotees. Some popular names are Ganesh, Ganpati, Vighnesh, Ganesha,Vighneshwara, Gajanan, Ekdant, Lambodara and Vinayaka. Now find 108 names of Ganesh.
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