Lord Ganesh being God of averting obstacles named as Lord Vignesh, Lord Ganapathy,Lord Vinayaka etc. by Bishwa Nath Singh.
Lord Ganesh is the prominent Hindu deity who is being worshiped with great devotion daily in our life .Lord Ganesh has temples in almost all parts of the world and is largely located iat places where Hindu live in. He is given importance in every Hindu temple, as he is associated with success and wisdom. Lord Ganesh is worshipped as the eldest son of Lord Shiva and our divine mother Goddess Parvathi.He is also known as God of averting obstacles. He is also called fondly as Lord Vignesh, Lord Ganapathy, Lord Vinayaka and by some of His other names. As the legend goes that once His mother Goddess Parvathi wanted to take bath in her house and she wanted someone to guard her, while she is taking bath. Using her Godly power she made a boy from mud and told him not to allow any body inside till her bathing is over. After some time Lord Shiva came there and was stopped by Lord Ganesh. Unknowingly that He is his father. Lord Shiva got angry and took off his head, as he had thought Lord Ganesh to be a stranger. After finishing bath Goddess Parvathi came to know of this incidence and regretted much. To console his consort Lord Shiva asked his Gana(servants) to bring the head of any living creature that might be sleeping by putting its head towards north. They brought the head of an elephant and that was fitted to Lord Ganesh by his father Lord Shiva. This is how; he got the head of an elephant. Lord Ganesh – our famous deity in a human form but with the head of an elephant - represents the power of the Supreme Being that removes obstacles and ensures success in human endeavors. For this reason, we worship Lord Ganesh first before beginning any religious, spiritual or worldly activity. In Hindu mythology, Lord Ganesh happens to be the first son of Lord Shiva and the Divine Mother Goddess Parvati. Their second son is Lord Subramanya and their daughter is Jyoti. As explained below, the portrayal of Lord Ganesh as the blend of human and animal parts symbolizes the ideals of perfection as conceived by Hindu sages and illustrates some philosophical concepts of profound spiritual significance. Elephant head, wide mouth, and large ears: the large head of an elephant symbolizes wisdom, understanding, and a discriminating intellect that one must possess to attain perfection in life. The wide mouth represents the natural human desire to enjoy life in the world. The large ears signify that a perfect person is the one who possesses a great capacity to listen to others and assimilate ideas. The trunk and two tusks with the left tusk broken: there is no known human instrument that has an operating range as wide as that of an elephant's trunk. It can uproot a tree and yet lift a needle off the ground. Likewise, the human mind must be strong enough to face the ups and downs of the external world and yet delicate enough to explore the subtle realms of the inner world. The two tusks denote the two aspects of the human personality, wisdom and emotion. The right tusk represents wisdom and the left tusk represents emotion. The broken left tusk conveys the idea that one must conquer emotions with wisdom to attain perfection. Elephant eyes: the elephant eyes are said to possess natural deceptiveness that allows them to perceive objects to be bigger than what they really are. Thus the elephant eyes symbolize the idea that even if an individual gets "bigger and bigger" in wealth and wisdom, he should perceive others to be bigger than himself; that is, surrender one's pride and attain humility. The four arms and various objects in the four hands: the four arms indicate that the Lord is omnipresent and omnipotent. The left side of the body symbolizes emotion and the right side symbolizes reason. An axe in the upper left hand and a lotus in the upper right hand signify that in order to attain spiritual perfection, one should cut worldly attachments and conquer emotions. This enables one to live in the world without being affected by earthly temptations, just as a lotus remains in water but is not affected by it. A tray of Laddus (a popular snack) near the Lord denotes that He bestows wealth and prosperity upon His devotees. The lower right hand is shown in a blessing pose, which signifies that Ganesha always blesses His devotees. A human body with a big belly: the human body possesses a human heart, which is a symbol of kindness and compassion towards all. The body of Lord Ganesh is usually portrayed wearing red and yellow clothes. Yellow symbolizes purity, peace and truthfulness whereas the Red symbolizes the activity in the world. These are the qualities of a perfect person who performs all duties in the world, with purity, peace, and truthfulness. The big belly signifies that a perfect individual must have a large capacity to face all pleasant and unpleasant experiences of the world. A mouse sitting near the feet of Lord Ganesh and gazing at the tray of Laddus: ( a very popular sweets made of Gram ,sugar and ghee), a mouse symbolizes the ego that can nibble all that is good and noble in a person. A mouse sitting near the feet of Lord Ganesh indicates that a perfect person is one who has conquered his /her ego. A mouse gazing at the Laddus, but not consuming them, denotes that a purified or controlled ego can live in the world without being affected by the worldly temptations. The mouse is also the means of transport of Lord Ganesh signifying that one must control ego in order for wisdom to shine henceforth. Right foot dangling over the left foot: as stated above, the left side of the body symbolizes emotion and the right side symbolizes reason and knowledge. The right foot dangling over the left foot illustrates that in order to live a successful life one should utilize knowledge and reason to overcome emotions. Let us join to pay our humble obeisance to the lotus feet of Lord Ganesh and seek His bliss for well-being of all living –being of this universe!
Photos: (1)Lord Ganesh is seen sitting in lapse of His holy father Lord Shiva. (2)Lord Ganesh. (3)Lord Siddhi Vinayak. (4)Lord Ganpati.
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Bishwa Nath Singh:
Lord Ganesh is the universal God of knowledge and the remover of obstacles who happens to be the eldest son of Lord Shiva and our divine mother Goddess Parvathi. Lord Ganesh is also called Lord Vinayak (God of knowledge) or Lord Vighneshwar (God to remove obstacles) who is worshipped and often remembered in the beginning of any auspicious performance for blessings and auspiciousness. He has four hands, elephant's head and a big belly. His vehicle is a tiny mouse. In his hands he carries a rope (to carry devotees to the truth), an axe (to cut devotees' attachments) and a sweet dessert ball -laddoo- (to reward devotees for spiritual activity). His fourth hand's palm is always extended to bless people like us who are his ardent devotees. A unique combination of his elephant-like head and a quick moving tiny mouse vehicle represents tremendous wisdom, intelligence, and presence of mind. Let us offer our humble obeisance to His lotus feet
Bishwa Nath Singh:
Lord Ganesh is the universal God of knowledge and the remover of obstacles who happens to be the eldest son of Lord Shiva and our divine mother Goddess Parvathi.
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Saturday at 2:47pm · LikeUnlike.Gurinder Gill He is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. He is also worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth. In fact, Ganesha is one of the five prime Hindu deities (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and Durga being the other four) whose idolatry is glorified as the panchayatana puja.Jai LORD Ganesha.Jai Ho.