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(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)
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
To separate the real (Brahman) from the unreal (Maya) in life.
Head: Previous wisdom through
sravana and manana.
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.
Material wealth, power and prosperity.
Riding on his rat: A man of perfection trying to use his limited body, mind and
Ganesha's four arms: Four inner equipments of the subtle body, namely mind
(manas), intellect (buddhi), ego (ahamkar) and conditioned consciousness
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
A lotus padma: The supreme goal of human evolution.
Ref: A Times Response Feature