Canvas - Lord Ganesh - Intelligence, Prosperity & Fortune - Hinduism - India
Canvas Print - Lord Ganesh - Intelligence, Prosperity & Fortune - Hinduism - India
MUMBAI, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 Devotees bids adieu to Lord Ganesha as the ten-day-long Hindu festival ends.
Bring the powerful force and blessings of Ganesh to your house or business - success!
'Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha'
GANESHA 'The remover of obstacles'. Brings good luck, harmony and great success in one’s life, studies or businesses.
• Fade-resistant • 20.5 mil thick poly-cotton blend canvas • Hand-stretched over solid wood stretcher bars • Matte finish coating
About Lord Ganesh - Intelligence, Prosperity & Fortune
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Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom.
Ganesha, also spelled Ganesh, also called Ganapati, elephant-headed Hindu god of beginnings, who is traditionally worshipped before any major enterprise and is the patron of intellectuals, bankers, scribes, and authors.
His name means both “Lord of the People” and “Lord of the Ganas” (Ganesha is the chief of the ganas, the goblin hosts of Shiva).
Ganesha is potbellied and generally depicted as holding in his hand a few round Indian sweets, of which he is inordinately fond. Many images have' the OM symbol on the forehead. He is mostly seated in a meditation pose and attitude.
THE LARGE EARS: Listen rather than talk!
The large ears point to the ancient meditation technique of: 'hearing-hearing' in which one focuses on listening. The consciousness of hearing (and the underlying silence) is a means to develop the mind, stillness and concentration.
A stilled mind clarifies the intelligence needed for success in business or studies.
His vehicle (vahana) is the large Indian bandicoot rat, which symbolizes Ganesha’s ability to overcome anything to get what he wants. Like a rat and like an elephant, Ganesha is a remover of obstacles.
The 10-day late-summer (August–September) festival Ganesh Chaturthi is devoted to him. Traditionally, at the beginning of a new venture, a journey, or a new year, the chant
'Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha'
is used to clear the path ahead of potential difficulties. This chant invokes Ganesh, the well known deity and ‘lord of obstacles’.
One legends says, in summary, that the then a boy Ganesh was guarding the palace for Parvati who was bathing. Shiva came and demanded entrance, but the brave Ganesh said no. Shiva went into a rage and cut his head. Then Ganesh mother came and demanded he was revived. Shiva went in to the jungle and with the short time he had he took an elephants head for Ganesh!
All deities are extremely representational, with their various markings, colours, faces and objects surrounding them holding deep significance and sometimes abstract meaning.
As Ganesh is all about protection and power, much of his symbolism is related to safeguarding us from life’s physical and subtle obstacles.
--His elephantine head: The elephant is a symbol of strength and power, which demands respect.
--His large ears: Show that he listens to those who ask for help from him.
--His large head: Symbolises his intelligence and thinking ability.
--His small mouth: Indicates that he listens more and talks less - a key to develop mental power.
--His one broken tusk: Represents retaining the good but throwing away the bad that we do not need.
--His small eyes: Are for concentrating and one-pointed focus - a mark of intelligence.
--His large stomach: Shows that he is able to consume and digest all the good and bad in life.