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…

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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….