Ganesh figures depicted with only two hands are considered taboo. Hence, Ganesha idols are most commonly seen with four hands, which signify their divinity. Some figures may be seen with six, eight, ten, twelve and some with fourteen hands, with each one bearing a different symbolic significance. There are about 57 symbols in all.
He is normally shown with one hand in the abhaya pose of protection and refuge and the second holding a sweet (modak), symbolic of the sweetness of the realized inner self. In the two hands behind him, he is often seen holding an ankusha (elephant goad) and a pasha (noose).
The noose conveys that worldly attachments and desires are a noose. The goal is to guide man to the path of righteousness and truth. With this goal, Ganesh can both strike and repel obstacles. His pot belly signifies the bounty of nature and also that Ganesh swallows the sorrows of the Universe thereby, protecting the world.
Ganesh’s vehicle is a little mouse which represents our wandering and wayward mind, lured to undesirable or corrupting grounds. By showing the mouse paying subservience to Lord Ganesha, it is implied that the intellect has been tamed through Ganesha’s power of discrimination.
No beginning No end,
only an eternal unfolding dream,
but when you know this,
only the dreamer remains.
The mantras, like a medicine, need not be understood by the conscious mind as to composition or literal meaning. Their own meaning will be made clear when practiced with faith and concentration at auspicious times.
The new knowledge we have obtained here, locked into words, is auspicious time. Some times are better than others to lift individual awareness into super conscious states. When these times are known, they can be used to great advantage.
These tones emanating from the Self, when pronounced properly, lead one into the knowledge as to how to merge back into the Self. This knowledge unfolds from within as these great mantras are incantated, such as “Aum Namah Sivaya,” which will finally awaken the experience of Siva’s perfect universe.
Everything is in perfect harmony, law and order.
You attract not what you want, but who you are.
If you want to change something in your life, focus on the inner, and God will take care of the outer.
There is more to the Lord of Beginnings and Destroyer of Obstacles than intelligence and power. His legends offer lessons in duty, righteousness, kindness and forgiveness.
The scriptures speak of three Holy rivers Within.
These are Existence, Consciousness, and Bliss.
Being beyond thought or effort
they cannot be objectified or subjectified.
They are so dear, so near,
behind the retina and before the breath.
You need not see This, you are it.
Durva ~ Sacred Grass
Durva is a special type of sacred grass offered in worship to the Gods. This word is derived from the words duhu and avam. Duhuavam means that which is far away and means that which brings closer. According to this meaning, Durva is that which brings the distant pure spiritual particles (pavitraks) of Shri Ganeshji closer. Durva are used in auspicious events and ritualistic worship of Deities, especially in the worship of Shri Ganesh.
Let us understand the spiritual power of Durva.
Durva has the ability to absorb and emit the three Principles of Primal Shiva, Shakti and Ganesh; &
Durva has the highest ability to attract the Ganesh Principle;
Durva offering to Lord Ganesha-
Generally, tender Durva shoots are used in the ritualistic worship of Shri Ganeshji. The blossomed Durva are not used in the worship as when it blossoms, its ability to attract the Ganesh Principle is reduced.
Offer the Durva with three or five leaflets to Shri Ganeshji.
They are called durvankur. The middle leaflet of durvankur attracts the Principle of Primal Ganesh and the other two leaflets attract Primal Shiva and Primal Shakti Principles.
May Shri Ganesha bestow you with eternal bliss, peace and contentment!
Shri Ganesha is the God of completion, fullness, and non-dual awareness.
The light and energy of the divine flows in everyone and through everything.
Removing the obstacles to experiencing the super-intelligent cosmic vibrations is Shri Ganehsa’s divine Play.
want less, suffer less
Today I shall want less
Today I will suffer less
Today I will give more
Today I open my heart.
The path is: Truth, Simplicity, Love.