The Lord of wisdom whose biography teaches us many lessons.
Who is He?
He is everyone’s favorite Lord “GANESHA”.
And we just can’t get over his cuteness. He doesn’t only have devotees from all around the world but also has a huge fan following across social media too.
But before that, check out some interesting Ganesh facts that you have never heard before:
You all know the history behind his elephant head but do you know the history behind his one-tooth? Well, according to Brahmavart Purana, the great sage Parshurama once went to the Kailash mountain to visit Shiva when He was meditating. So, Lord Ganesha didn’t allow Parshuram to meet Shiva. This angered Parshuram and He used his axe which was granted to him by Shiva himself to attack the little Ganesha. To respect the power of the weapon given by his father, Ganesha took the attack on one of his teeth and since then he is called Ekdanta.
It is believed that Lord Ganesha is the writer of the epic Mahabharata. The great sage Vyasa found Lord Ganesha worthy of understanding the Mahabharata. Thus, he decided to recite the epic to Ganesha and asked him to write it without any interruption. One of the stories , mentions that Ganesha broke his tusk and used it to write the rest of Mahabharata when the feather quill broke down in between.
One of the interesting facts which Sadhguru highlights is while writing the Mahabharata, the challenge for the sage was that he should not pause in the dictation. He must continuously dictate & Lord Ganesha must continuously write & if the sage pauses then Lord Ganesha won’t write further. Keeping this challenge in mind sage Vyasa dictated continuously and Lord Ganesha wrote the whole scripture uninterruptedly .
Though many believe Ganesha to be a bachelor, there are numerous instances where Ganesha is represented with two wives-Ridhi and Sidhi. Both of them were created by Brahma to placate Ganesha who was distraught at not having any wife when several Gods and deities had more than one. While Ridhi stands for wealth and prosperity, Sidhi symbolises intellect and wisdom. It is believed that anyone who worships Lord Ganesha also invokes the blessings of his wives.
Hindu deities are frequently attached to animal vehicles or ‘vahana’ which serve as their primary mode of transport. Lord Ganesh’s animal vehicle is the Mouse which represents the ego. Observers popularly interpret Lord Ganesha’s riding of a Mouse as a representation of the human duty to control one’s ego and stay constantly grounded.
Lord Ganesha is not only worshiped by Hindus but by Buddhists too. In Buddhism, Ganesha is referred to as Vinayaka and is worshiped in countries like Tibet, China, and Japan.
Lord Ganesha with His wisdom and knowledge has been blessed with some special grants which make him one of the eminent Hindu Gods. He is worshiped first before other Gods in every holy procession. Thus, Ganesh is generally worshiped alone during Ganesh Chaturthi pooja. But, during Durga puja, He is worshiped along with his family -Goddess Durga, Lord Shiva, Lord Kartik, Goddess Laxmi, and Goddess Saraswati. Devotees seek his blessings as he grants them success, happiness, and prosperity.
These were some of the interesting facts about lord Ganesha which will make you love him even more. With these interesting facts we also have some interesting jewellery designs that are inspired by Lord Ganesha.
This exquisite pair of earrings has a beautiful leaf motif suspended from it with a plaque of an intricate hand painting of a dancing Lord Ganesha in a mehndi green colour. Mounted with pure 24 Karat Gold Plating on pure 92.5 Sterling Silver.
Get this fashionable bracelet with an oval shaped pattern interlinked to a silver chain and mesmerizing Ganpati motifs that reside as a good luck charm.
The four hands of Ganesha , holding the axe , the lotus , the modak and the last one offering his blessings to all his devotees – all set in a grand floral design. Also Ganesha holding a Dhol – also called a drum in his lap – just a joyous image of the Lord !!!!!
Designed around Ganpati in the centre, in a gorgeous floral circular motif with ruby coloured stones.
This exquisite pair of jhumki has a beautiful leaf motif on the border with a plaque of an intricate hand painting of a Lord Ganesha in green colour.
This is one of the cutest Ganesha rings that we have ever seen , of Lord Ganesha wearing a Mukut or crown and seated . This comes with an adjustable shank. Can be worn by both men and women. Made in pure 92.5 Sterling Silver. !! Om Shree Ganeshaya Namah!!
These designs are truly interesting as they are inspired by the beauty of Lord Ganesha.