Hindu Lord Ganesh Hindu Lord Ganesh The Remover Of Obstacles And Symbol Of Good Fortune Incense Holder (Green) (ONLY 1 LEFT IN STOCK)
Lord Ganesh Prayer: “Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha Sharanam Ganesha. Salutations to Lord Ganesh, son of Lord Shiva, remover of obstacles who guards the doorway to the enlightened realms. Whose curved trunk and massive body shines like a million suns and showers his blessings on everyone. Kindly remove all obstacles, always and forever from all my activities and endeavors. Amen.”
Ganesh is a Hindu god with an elephant head and human body. Associated with prosperity, good fortune, and wisdom. Many people pray to him because they believe he his benevolence will help improve their physical position in the world.
Lord Ganesh is one of the best known and loved deities in the Hindu pantheon of gods, and indeed is the most recognized outside of India. As a symbol of Good Fortune he provides prosperity, fortune and success. He is the Lord of Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles of both material and spiritual kinds. Ganesh affirms life by celebrating in it's pleasures and beauty.
Usually depicted colored red, he is pot bellied, has one tusk broken, and has four arms that may hold a noose called a pasam, an elephant goad, and a pot of rice, or his favorite sweets, laddus. His appetite for these sweets is legendary and offerings of them are often left at his shrine.
Goads (or elephant prods) are typically used to direct elephants. Goads are symbolic of how one should steer the soul away from the ignorance and illusions of this earthly world just as a mahout would steer an elephant away from any treacherous path. In Hindu ideology weapons are a viewed as symbolic tools to destroy the ego rather than to cause any type of bloodshed.
Ganesh's characteristic pot belly is usually bound around with a cobra. The cobra is an animal usually associated with Shiva, a reminder that Ganesh is his son. Ganesh is usually shown in sculpture accompanied by or riding a rat. Since rats are seen as being capable of gnawing their way through most things, the rat symbolizes Ganesh's ability to destroy every obstacle.
Hindu saints are spiritual beings who have been tasked with maintaining this Earth, watching over the affairs of humanity and each has dominion over a portion of nature. Each Saint is identified with natural forces as well as with human interests or endeavors. These Saints are mediators between humanity and the Supreme Being.
Pray to Hindu saints because they are already in heaven, and they can intercede for you. In moments of anxiety, you need to hope and believe in something that helps you recover faith and maintain peace in your life.
Approximately 10" long and 1.5" wide.
Place a stick of incense in the hole on the incense holder. Light the incense stick and enjoy the spiritual feeling.