Lord Ganesha is worshiped throughout India. Before starting any work we are advised to invoke Shri Ganesha . He is destroyer of obstacles wiper of sorrows and bestower of happiness
We all know about lord Ganesha’s birth story and how Ma Parvati took the dirt from her body and created a boy out of it. There is a special meaning behind this. how can a boy not recognize his own father ? Shivji who is a God and who has returned from meditation how can he get so angry to cut the child’s head. It means that today maybe we our meditating for 1 or 2 hours to stay calm and peaceful but after a few minutes we loose our mind, and can do something unexpected during that time.Further the boy being created by dirt or clay signifies that we are made up of clay in reality and God cut’s off our ego and replaces it with soul conscious, which is filled with wisdom and purity.
If we observe Lord Ganesha’s body parts they try to teach us something . His head and face is very huge and eyes are small and tiny . it means to be wise and intellect and be farsightedness. It is important to think of the consequence of our karma which we are doing , Everything whatever we think speak and do is our karma and it is important to think about the effects of the karma in the future.
The mouth is small meaning to speak less but the ears are large meaning to listen more so we must talk less and listen more.
Lord Ganesha is shown with two tusks, but one is shown as broken this means that the world is filled with different types of groups, religion, different opinions, professions but still we all are united and have no differences with each other and share a mutual understanding with each other.and we are one world
Lord Ganesha’s trunk signifies that it can uproot a tree and at the same time can lovingly lift a small child. It means that a soul which becomes wise will be very soft , loving and powerful at the same time. It means to have the perfect balance of soft and power , love and law in our life and this is depicted by the trunk.
Lord Ganesha’s stomach is shown to be enormous. This implies he keeps all matters within himself.Today we all have so many information which we keep on passing and many of us also love to gossip about others this is not a good sign.We need to accept everything.
Lord Ganesha also has four shoulders. Each of the objects carries a beautiful significant. The axe in one of the hands is the axe of wisdom. It means to finish our negativity and bad vibes.
In the second hand a rope is shown. The rope implies discipline and self control in life.All activities and work in our life must be done with discipline and self control including what we are talking for example we must have a particular time to get up in the morning and sleep at night. We must always use the right words,right thought,right action, fair means of earning in our life. The rope in the hand also represent Lord Ganesha’s ability to pull us out of danger and lead us towards our goal
The third hand is show as giving blessings. Now a days if we look at our life today we are always asking for something. We must always be ready to give and give to everyone.We should give pure thoughts , pure words and blessings to others
The forth hand is shown holding Modak. It implies in be always be humble and down to earth. We can achieve great success and appreciation but we must remember and ensure not to become egoistic about our wisdom.
So we must not only worship Ganeshji but we need to inculcate his virtues in life.