Every part of Lord Ganesha’s body symbolizes factors essential for humans in their life journey:
1. Big Head symbolizing powerful thinking
👉One should think out of the box in order to achieve something.
2. Small Eyes symbolizing Concentration
👉Being completely focused on achieving what we aim to do.
3. Large Ears symbolizing Good Listener
👉We should not make decisions based on what we say but also listen to what others say.
4. Trunk symbolizing adaptability and efficiency
👉Challenges are a part of life. One should adopt them and be prepared to deal with them.
5. Tusk symbolizing emotions and wisdom
👉One on the left side which is broken reminds us about the power of sacrifice.
6. Big Stomach symbolizing happiness
👉Digest both good and bad. Don’t let the bad take control of you and don’t let good overexcite you.
7. Four Hands symbolizing Old Deeds, Self- Regeneration, Blessings, Ultimate Goal
👉 1- With an Axe, cutting off all bonds of attachment
2- With a Lotus, making us realize our inner potential
3- The next one is a blessing and protecting us
4- With a rope, pulling us a step closer to our goal.
8. Leg Posture symbolizing the need to reach the sky but at the same time staying grounded
👉Ganesh Ji sits with his right food dangled over the left one which remains on the ground. This teaches us that we should reach the sky, enjoy it but should not leave our roots, the ground from where it started.
9. Mouse symbolizing our uncontrollable desires, ego, determination, Equality
👉Ganesha’s Carrier ‘Mouse’ teaches us several things:
1. To control our pool of desires because if left uncontrolled, they might destroy us.
2. No one should be egoistic
3. The determination to reach our destination despite all the odds.
4. Ganesh Ji has an elephant head and a huge body while the mouse is a tiny creature. Both of them seem to be equal ( one the biggest while the other the smallest) and live together. This teaches us that all humans are equal and caring for them is our responsibility.
10. Modak symbolizing our Reward
👉The prize for walking the path of enlightenment
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Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!!
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