Today is Ganesh Jayanti.
Birthday of our Bappa.
Feb. 4, 2022, marks the celebration of the auspicious Hindu festival of Ganesh Jayanti. Read on to find out about the history and significance of the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesh.
On today's auspicious let us try to understand the significance of Great God Ganesha.
There is a lot of significance to the way Ganesha features are built into that personality. People might wonder about this different form of God, but it there is a lot of meaning to these features and one has a lot to learn from them.
MESSAGES FROM GANESHA IDOLS
Large Trunk: High efficiency and adaptability symbolizes that there is no straight path to success, be flexible and adaptable to achieve it.
Large Ears: Listen more Lord Ganesh listens to everyone’s prayers, he doesn’t give what his true devotees ask for, but gives them what they needed.
Big Head: Think big symbolizes wisdom, knowledge, intelligence, clear thinking. Also indicates fidelity and discriminating power.
Small Eyes: Concentrate Ganesha’s tiny eyes symbolize the importance of concentration and attention.
Small Mouth: Talk less, the key feature of concentration is to Listen more and talk less.
Large Stomach: Peacefully digest all good and bad in life, Ganesha’s large tummy symbolizes the ability to digest all that life has to offer – good, bad, ugly, evil, pain, suffering, happiness. Lord Ganesha’s large stomach is a treasure of Vedic knowledge.
Modak in Hand: Rewards of sadhana, symbolizes the abundant love, good will and boon that Lord Ganesh has and all the good things that he can offer to his devotees.
Axe in Hand: To cut all the bonds of attachments, Lord Ganesh holds the elephant goad, his fierce weapon to remove obstacles from the path of his devotees.
Rope in Hand: To pull you nearer to the highest goal. The rope symbolizes his gentle restraint of the mind, so that his devotees are pulled closer to the spiritual path.
One Tusk: Retain positive and throw away negative. The single tusk indicates Lord Ganesh’s ability to overcome all forms of dualism. With this broken tusk Lord Ganesh wrote the epic, Mahabharat.
Four Arms: Four inner attributes of the subtle body. The attributes are:- Mind (Manas), intellect (Buddhi), ego (Ahamkara), and conditioned conscience (Chitta). Lord Ganesh represents the pure consciousness which enables these four attributes to function in us.
Forehead: The “Trishul” on the forehead represents the weapon of Shiva, similar to Trident. It is depicted, symbolizing time (past, present and future) and Lord Ganesha’s mastery over it.
Legs: Lord Ganesha has one leg raised up in the air and the other touching the ground. This is symbolic that we should take part in both spiritual world and material world.
Mouse: Desire Lord Ganesha’s vehicle is his mouse bowing down close to him indicates that the little desire is good but mastery of over desires is essential. You have to ride your desires and not vice versa. The mouse also symbolizes the darkness of night. The mouse can see well in the dark. As Lord Ganesha’s mouse signifies an object that leads a man from darkness to light.
Happy Ganesh Jayanti !!
Ganapati Bappa Morya !!