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…

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