Ganesha the formless God who is worshipped with an elephant head and a human body form teaches you a lot many things with his distinguish avatara.
Gan means group and as science says, the whole universe is the group of atoms and different energies. Who would have been there to govern all these groups of atoms and energies?
Ganesha is the lord who governs it all.
The fact that god is formless is completely accepted but, as Adi Shankara explains that this Swaroop (form) of Ganesha is just to bring out the parbrahma roop (formless).
Ganesha is Ajam (unborn), he is Nirvikalpa (attributeless), he is Niraakaar (formless) and he symbolizes the consciousness which is omnipresent.
He is the same energy which is the reason for the universe, everything is manifested from it and everything will dissolve in it.
Khurki bring you the significance of the symbols and the swaroop of Lord Ganesha:
Hear a lot, winnow out the unnecessary & only then assimilate your ideas.
Transcend the opposites, retain the good and throw away the bad and also signifies one-pointedness.
Concentrate on the path of Dhyaan and try to see beyond what you see & use all senses
Ganesha’s upraised hand, depicting protection, means, ‘Fear not, I am with you’, and his lowered hand, palm facing outwards means endless giving as well as an invitation to bow down. This is symbolic of the fact that we will all dissolve into earth one day.
In this quickly changing world, adapting to the new things of life is very much needed and being efficient is the biggest need of the time.
Ganesha’s big belly represents generosity and total acceptance.
He carries in his hands the ‘Ankusa’ (signifying awakening)
Our ancient Rishis were super intelligent. Instead of words, they chose symbols to explain the supreme lord to the people.
The science behind what smart schools are practicing now was introduced 100s of decades back.
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