Ganesha: The Hindu god of new beginnings!

Lord Ganesha is probably the most beloved deity of Hinduism. He is denoted by His elephant head, big belly, His mount is a small mouse. He is the Vighnaharta or the destroyer of all obstacles.
Ganesha’s elephant head is the symbol of wisdom, and His long ears signify that He hears everything that His devotees say. In India, Lord Ganesha is worshipped before the commencement of almost every task. He is worshipped first in almost all rituals of Hinduism. In fact, Lord Ganesha is almost synonymous with the beginning of any work.
Ever wondered why is it that we worship Ganesha first? Let’s find out. What the Scriptures say according to the Ganapati Upanishad, Lord Ganesha appeared even before the creation of nature (prakriti) and consciousness (purusha). This is an important link as to why Lord Ganesha is worshiped before beginning any task.
As per Mythology, the story goes that Goddess Parvati instructed Lord Ganesha to guard the gates and not to let anybody enter. As Ganesha stood on guard, Lord Shiva came and headed towards his room.
When He was prevented from entering the house by Ganesha, Lord Shiva became furious and chopped off Ganesha’s head. Hearing Ganesha’s scream, Goddess Parvati came running and on seeing Ganesha’s plight she became furious. She pledged to destroy the world if Her son was not brought back to life. Then Lord Shiva replaced Ganesha’s head with an elephant’s and brought Him back to life. Seeing this condition of Her son, Parvati became extremely sad. So, Lord Shiva bestowed Ganesha with divine powers and declared that no puja or good work will ever be deemed complete without invoking Lord Ganesha’s name and blessings. Hence, Lord Ganesha became the ‘pratham pujya’ or the one who is worshiped first.
Let’s start a new beginning with these beautiful Ganesha pieces.
Get ready to exhibit this sensational pendant that has a plaque of a hand painted ganpati which gets its heavenly shine from the crescent moon below it. The plaque is surrounded by nature with leaves and flowers flowing around it. The silver globule like ghungroos are an important element of this grand piece.
This is an exceptional ring, more like a piece of Art actually. Rendered in exquisite detail and proportions , it is a sculptural depiction of a four-handed Lord Ganesha holding a Trishul in one hand and a modak in the other. There is an Om symbol carved on the side . The Lord Ganesha wears a magnificent crown. This kind of hand carving is reminiscent of Temple carvings and is a one of a kind , truly exceptional piece, rendered in Sterling silver.
Seek divine blessings with the sacred Ganesha Haar Necklace that is large and wide to make a huge statement. Ganesha’s motif in the middle and intricate hand carvings , is what makes this piece so powerful and enchanting.
Designed like the rays emanating from the sun, with the centre that is a hand painting of the Lord Ganesha , this is an extremely beautiful and stunning statement ring.
Designed in classic Temple style , with a sweet three dimensional Ganesha surrounded by deep maroon spinnel stones , leading to a pair of peacocks  and ending with an exquisitely carved floral jhumki .This one is a statement earring alright !!!!
Classic and ornate, this necklace has been intricately handcrafted and is a perfect accessory to dress-up any outfit.This piece has a 3D feel to it and is an excellent interpretation of the visual imagery seen in traditional architecture.
Ganesh is also often associated with luck and prosperity.
Let’s celebrate this auspicious occasion in style with these beautiful jewels.
For more designs visit www.ahilyajewels.com
Ahilya wishes everyone a very Happy Ganesh Chaturthi !!!

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