Thursday, 24 September 2015

Things that we can learn from Lord Ganesha

The festival time is going on everywhere; why not today I write something about Lord Ganesha? I don't do pooja every day and don't go temples much. But yes, all the festivals inspire me :). I think festivals makes India more beautiful & colorful. Colors that I like most gives me happiness. Nowadays I see everywhere many colorful Pandals with a wonderfully decorated statue of Lord Ganesha. Also, some people do sthapna (situated) of Ganesha at home on Ganesh Chaturthi. The vibrating sound of dhol, nagada & aarti makes my day perfect.

As we all know that God Ganesha have 108 names like; Ganpati, Bhupati, Gajanana, Vinayaka, Gannayak, Ekadanta, Pramoda, etc. Lord Ganesha also known as the god of beginnings, he honored at the start of rituals and ceremonies.

वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा!
Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Suurya-Kotti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryessu Sarvadaa!

Here are many more things that we can learn from Lord Ganesha:-

  • A Big Head - To think out of the box.
  • Large Ears - To listen to others attentively. 
  • Big Eyes - To look beyond what you see.
  • The Broken Tusk - Represents that a sacrifice is needed for the pursuit of wisdom.
  • The Ladoos - Are rewards of hard work. The sweetest thing of all.
  • The Axe - To cut off all the bonds of materialistic attachment. 
  • Large Stomach - To peacefully digest all the good and bad in life.
  • The Mouse - Represents the desire and ability of Lord Ganesha to reach into every nook and cranny of the mind.
  • The Prasad - Represents giving and sharing.

I wish we all get some good things from Lord Ganesha on this spiritual Ganpati festival and celebrate it with full of joy & happiness. 

Ganpati Bappa Morya! 

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