Why People Wear Ganesh Pendant With Different Images and Postures

People often wear religious medals such as Ganesh pendant, bracelets, and rings with different images and postures of their Lord. Do you know the real meaning behind wearing images with different postures? Why Lord Ganesh is displayed in many positions? The fact is that Ganesha’s unique body parts and postures describe his character and the qualities that we all should adopt to become a better human being.

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Let’s understand the hidden meaning of Lord Ganesh’s body parts:

Elephant Head – The elephant face with a trunk – this is what makes Ganesh unique and there’s a special meaning attached to it. Ganesh’s face epitomizes sensitivity, compassion, wisdom, strength, and the ability to be strong at any situation. The big head represents both mental power and physical power.

Big Belly – The big belly of Ganesh represents total acceptance and generosity which means we should peacefully digest all good and bad times in life. Our life has many things to offer such as good, bad, pain, suffering and happiness and we should be able to confront everything with a positive attitude.

Trunk – Ganesh’s trunk represent the ‘Om symbol’ and there are two separate meanings if it is turned left or right. With trunk turned to the left means Moon energy channel which indicates the qualities of mind such as patience, calmness, and creativity. If it is shown turned right, it indicates the Sun channel which means attaining ultimate happiness.

Four Hands – Ganesh has four hands and each of his hands symbolizes a different meaning. The hand holding a Lotus symbolizes enlightenment while the one holding a hatchet means enlightenment comes all the past deed. The hand holding sweets represent the rewards of life which means we should never get attached to rewards. The fourth hand symbolizes blessing.

Ears, Eyes, and Mouth – Ganesh has small eyes, small mouth but gigantic ears. The small eyes of Ganesh symbolize the importance of concentration and his small mouth means talk less and to-the-point only. Large ears of Lord Ganesh means we should listen more and our mind should always be open for information.

Why Lord Ganesh is shown riding a rat?

The main reason why Ganesh is often depicted riding a rat is because rat stands for greed. In simple words, a wise human being should control his senses and should never let his greed control him. The rat is a symbol of our senses and they crave for new tastes, new experiences. The wise person always on his senses to keep them under control.

Now, you will be in a better position to understand why people prefer wearing spiritual jewelry as they feel connected to all the positive sides of life and qualities of a wise human being. Some also prefer chanting mantras using Buddhist malas and dig into their inner-self.

Interesting Facts About Lord Ganesh and Jewelry Inspired by Him

Lord Ganesh – the elephant-faced deity is extremely popular in Hinduism and worshiped by many people across the world. The ornaments depicting him like Ganesh pendant, rings, bracelets, and beads are also very popular. The one and only reason behind his extreme popularity is ‘faith’ as people consider Lord Ganesh the protector, the remover of obstacles, and the God of Wisdom.

Here are some interesting facts about elephant-headed God and why people wear spiritual ornaments having images of Lord Ganesh. Let’s get started:-

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  • Lord Ganesh is known to be the God of Wisdom and Power and devotees believe that he removes all obstacles falling their way. This is the reason why people worship him before starting any new work, traveling somewhere or making a huge investment.

  • There are 108 different names of elephant-headed God such as Ganapati, Vinayaka, Heramba, Pillaiyar, Ekadanta and more. and with each name representing some unique quality. For instance, he is popular with the name ‘the remover of obstacles’ which means he always protects his followers.

  • Ganesh is worshiped for a variety of reasons such as wisdom, health, wealth, fertility, celibacy, happiness, and auspiciousness. Even being known through the Hindu religion, he is loved by people from different cultures and countries.

Let’s take a look at what Ganesh symbolizes:-

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  • The big ears represent that we should listen more while the big head symbolizes a broad thinking.

  • Small eyes of elephant-headed God teaches us to concentrate on what we do and small mouth means we should talk less.

  • One tusk means retain everything that is good and throw away the bad and axe is to cut off unnecessary bonds of attachment.

  • The Trunk represents high efficiency and adaptability while the blessing hand of the Lord indicates that he protects on the spiritual path to supreme.

  • Large stomach symbolizes everyone should happily digest the good and bad in life and Modaka represent rewards of worship.

  • Prasada in his feet means that with your values and positive attitude, you can keep the whole world at your feet and for your asking.

  • The mouse also symbolizes something unique – desire. It means we should control our desires and never allow them to take us on a ride without our permission.

In our next blog, we’ll discuss these symbols to dig more about them and understand the hidden facts behind Lord Ganesh…

Ganesh Pendant – Hidden Truth Behind that Big Elephant Head

In our previous blog, we discussed about meaning and reasons behind increasing popularity behind Ganesh pendant. Spiritual ornaments are very popular across the world due to their significance in the lives of people. Some use malas to chant mantras and offering prayers while others simply wear spiritual jewelry to stay connected with God every single minute.

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When we talk about offering prayers, the elephant-headed God Ganesha is worshiped first in any prayers. He is considered as the God of wisdom and power, as we already discussed in our previous piece of writing. But why he is elephant-headed and how he got it? Have you ever tried to know the story behind his big elephant head? There are many stories which tell about the big head of Lord Ganesh but I will discuss a single but popular story in an attempt to know Shiva’s son.

One day while preparing for bathe, Parvati infused Ganesha from sandalwood and told him he was her son and should guard the entrance so that no one enters in. Soon after, Shiva came to see Parvati but stopped by Ganesh and told he would not let him in. Ganesha didn’t allowed him to enter inside even after Shiva telling him that he is Parvati’s husband. Shiva, with no idea that this boy was his son, got angry and cut off the head of Ganesha before throwing it away using his trident.

Parvati, when saw her headless son, became so angry that she decided to destroy the entire creation, being Shakti or the power. Lord Brahma, the creator of universe, pleaded that she should not destroy the heavens and the earth. All Gods and Shiva pacified her until she said she would, but at a condition that her son be brought back to life and be forever worshiped before all the other Gods.

Shiva told Brahma to bring back the head of the first creature he find laying with its head facing north and Brahma returned with the head of an elephant, a powerful but patient animal. Shiva fixed it onto Ganesha’s body and breath new life to him. Shiva also declared Ganesha to be his elder son and the lord of his ganas.

This is how Ganesh got the head of the most powerful and wise creature – elephant. Lord Ganesha’s head symbolizes the supreme reality of human existence while his human body represent the earthly existence. The big elephant head also denotes wisdom while the trunk symbolizes OM.

Now you can better understand that why people worship Ganesha and wear ornaments with his image embraced…. In our next blog we’ll discuss some more facts related to Ganesha, till then enjoy reading…

Ganesh Pendant – Meaning and Reasons Behind Increasing Popularity

Religious ornaments are popular since ancient times when people used to tattoo their bodies and wore amulets of their Gods or Goddesses. Today, Ganesh pendant is more popular among youngsters since they have started exploring their spiritual side. They have started wearing spiritual bracelets, earrings, rings, pendents, necklaces, bands and more.

Let’s know why Ganesh jewelry is more popular among people and what’s the meaning behind this beautiful collection.

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Meaning Behind Ganesh Pendant…

Lord Ganesh, also spelled as Ganesha or Ganapati, is often pictured as a charming and elephant-headed God and there are reasons behind his look. The elephant-headed Ganesha is the God of fortune, protection, and good luck and most importantly a blessing upon all new projects. Elephant, despite its size and power, is known as a patient animal. The elephant is also considered as a symbol of responsibility, determination and strength, always defending other members of the group.

You must have seen Ganesha holding a rope, an axe, a lotus and a modak in his four hands and these all things symbolized something unique. The rope represent spiritual knowledge which helps us all think beyond the material world while the axe symbolizes the annihilation of desire. The lotus represents the divine state of self-realization while the modal is the symbol of happiness.

Reason Behind the Popularity of Ganesh Ornaments…

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Ganesha is the Lord of Beginnings and the remover of obstacles and many people believe that he is also the Lord of Fortune and Success. It is believed that Lord Ganapati provides protection and prosperity the remove all the obstacles of both spiritual and material kinds. Because of these attributes, He is widely worshiped by people across the world, regardless of which caste they belong to.

Lord Ganesh is portrayed in different positions such as seated, standing, dancing or even crawling as a child. Sometimes he is also portrayed seated on his mother Parvati’s knee holding Modak in one hand. In sitting position, he may be cross legged or with one tucked under him and he is often shown seated on his vehicle the humble mouse.

You must be wondering on this awkward combination of an elephant and a mouse but there is a great meaning hidden behind this concept. This combination represents the ability to control the most unpredictable creatures or situations and the removal of all obstacles of any size.

There exist many stories on Ganesha that we cannot discuss in a single blog and therefore I have decided to discuss different concepts in different blogs. In my next piece of writing, I’ll bring to you the meaning of why he is elephant-headed….

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