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.

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