/ Sanskrit: गणेश;
/,is one of the best-known and most widely worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon
The son of Shiva and Parvati, Ganesha has an elephantine countenance with a curved trunk and big ears, and a huge pot-bellied body of a human being. He is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. He is also worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth.
Ganesha's head symbolizes the Atman or the soul, which is the ultimate supreme reality of human existence, and his human body signifies Maya or the earthly existence of human beings. The elephant head denotes wisdom and its trunk represents Om, the sound symbol of cosmic reality. In his upper right hand Ganesha holds a goad, which helps him propel mankind forward on the eternal path and remove obstacles from the way. The noose in Ganesha's left hand is a gentle implement to capture all difficulties. The broken tusk that Ganesha holds like a pen in his lower right hand is a symbol of sacrifice, which he broke for writing the Mahabharata. The rosary in his other hand suggests that the pursuit of knowledge should be continuous. The laddu (sweet) he holds in his trunk indicates that one must discover the sweetness of the Atman. His fan-like ears convey that he is all ears to our petition. The snake that runs round his waist represents energy in all forms. And he is humble enough to ride the lowest of creatures, a mouse.
Why I choosed Ganesha for todays topic?
It was the laddu
) an Indian sweet, often prepared to celebrate festivals or household events.
Ganesha holds a laddu in his trunk to remind us the sweetness of the Atman.
The laddu I found is in the shop here at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg. Enter the shop and feel the beautiful atmosphere, see all those books and everithing else you need .There is nothing that you can not find.
I found laddu and shared the sweet feeling...