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Transcript of Ganesha
How did he get an elephant head?
And god of Success
Egyptian God of all existing beings
"Lord of hosts."
Gana = Hosts
Isha = Master
Also means "Lord of Hosts"
"remover of obstacles."
"he who straightens out the crooked."
"without a master."
Well, listen up yall...
Hindu God of:
Destroyer of: vanity
Funny Head = look beyond outer appearance = removing obstacles
blessings and protection on a person's journey through life
cuts of all attachments.
pulls the devotee nearer to the spiritual path
a perfect individual must have a large capacity to face all pleasant and unpleasant experiences of the world
symbalizes ego, and a perfect person is one who conquers his or her own ego.
As the god of success, the names of Lord Ganesh are chanted at the start of any important venture, and during a Ganesh Pooja.
As the remover of obstacles, he is invoked at the start of every journey, marriage, religious rite, house construction, and the writing of a book or letter.
Child of Shiva and Parvati.
All Hindus worship Ganesha regardless of their sectarian belief.
Ganesh is one of the five prime Hindu deities (Brahm Vishnu, Shiva and Durga being the other four) whose idolatry is glorified as panchayatan puja
Although elephants are big and strong, Ganesh is very gentle.
- swayed by love
- can be ruthless
-has a sweet tooth
-Ganesha was formed on the fourth day of the bright fortnight of the month Bhadrapada (August-September).
-started by Bal Gangadhar Tilak in 1893 in Pune.
-Huge 10 day festival celebrating Ganesha's birth
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wise person hears all
So why is he so gentle and loving?
Connected with earth, but also separated