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Vakrathunda mahakaaya

Suryakoti samaprabha

Nirvighnam Kurumedeva

Sravakaaryeshu sarvada

(You of the twisted trunk and the massive body. With the dazzle and light of millions of suns. Lead me on a path that has no obstacles and hindrances. Clearing the way in all that I do and always)


VIGHNAHARTA MORAYA

RELIGIOUS THINKERS HAVE ASCRIBED MEANINGS TO EACH PART OF GANESHA'S FORM

 

The curled trunk: The symbol Om, intellect and the faculty of discrimination.

 

The elephant's head: Superior intellect.  

Snake around waist: Cosmic energy. 

Broken tusk: Knowledge. 

Large ears: To separate the real (Brahman) from the unreal (Maya) in life. 

Head: Previous wisdom through sravana and manana. 

Human body: Supreme wisdom. 

Large belly: One who digests all types of experiences. 

Leg on the ground: Dealing with the world while ever-rooted in single-pointed 

concentration upon the supreme reality. 

The food: Material wealth, power and prosperity. 

Mouse: Desire. 

Riding on his rat: A man of perfection trying to use his limited body, mind and 

intellect. 

Ganesha's four arms: Four inner equipments of the subtle body, namely mind 

(manas), intellect (buddhi), ego (ahamkar) and conditioned consciousness 

(chitta). 

Axe in the hand: Destruction of all desires, attachments and their con­sequent 

sorrows and agitations. 

Rope: To pull the seeker out of his worldly entangle­ments and bind one to the 

everlasting and enduring bliss of one's self. 

Modak: Joyous rewards of spiritual seeking. 

A lotus padma: The supreme goal of human evolution.


Ref: A Times Response Feature