Who is this elephant headed guy?

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Our elephant headed deity, the god of good beginnings, prosperity and obstacle remover.

Ganapati which literally means “guardian of the multitudes”, referred specifically to later era as Ganesha or Vinayaka.

As a god of beginnings he is honored at the start of rites and ceremonies to ward off the evil.

He is also considered the lord of knowledge, intellect, wisdom, and learning.

According to Kundalini yoga, Ganesha resides in first Chakra, called Muladhara. Mula means “original main”, adhara means “base, foundation”.

The muladhara chakra is the principle on which the manifestation or outward expansion of primordial divine forces rests.

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Ganesha is a highly symbolic deity for Hindus.

The head of Ganesha represents the Atman (the soul or ultimate reality), while his body signifies the world and earthly realm of human beings.  The elephant trunk had the symbol of OM on it, which is the primal sound and symbol of the Universal reality.  In his upper right hand Ganesha holds a goad, which helps him propel mankind forward on the eternal path and remove obstacles from the way. The noose in his left hand is a gentle implement to capture all difficulties.

The broken tusk that he holds like a pen in his lower right hand is a symbol of sacrifice, which he broke for writing the Mahabharata. The rosary in his other hand suggests that the pursuit of knowledge should be continuous. The laddoo (sweet) he holds in his trunk indicates that one must discover the sweetness of the Atman. His fan-like ears convey that he is all ears to our petition. The snake that runs round his waist represents energy in all forms. And he is humble enough to ride the lowest of creatures, a mouse.

This Ganesh Chaturthi, enlighten you consciousness and vibrations to manifest your desires!

It’s time to reveal your most confident and empowered self still hidden within your very own body, mind and soul.

 

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