Ganesha Inspiration for all of us and his life lessons

 


वक्रतुंड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ:
निर्विघ्नम कुरु मे  देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा

Ganesha the lord with elephant head is one of the lord of hinduism. He is the lord of wisdom, and source of power and intelligence. He is the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is the lord which ends obstacles in our life and lead us to more successful and fulfilled life. He is worshipped first in any puja.

Lord Ganesha is the lord of beginning. In Hinduism every auspicious work starts with the name of lord Ganesha. Ganesha is a destroyer of the obstacles.

Significance of Ganesha form

Ganesha Symbolizes


Ganesha’s head epitomize the supreme reality of human life, That is soul. According to Hinduism Moksha is the ultimate aim of any soul. Every soul want to get rid of the cycle of  birth and death. Ganesha’s body symbolizes ‘Maya’.

Ganesha’s story is full of life lessons, So that it should be adapted by us. We as hindus raised by our grandparents with stories told by them about Ganesh ji, How he was born, How he got elephant head there are lot of stories which also morally inspire us.

Ganesha is a deity of kindness, he always listens to the bhakts who comes to him. There are lot of things which Ganesha teaches us.


1. Commitment

Ganesha is a son of Parvati and Shiva, There is an interesting story about how he was born and how he got elephant head. The legend says that once Parvati was taking bath and Shiva was away and she took some sand and gives some mantra and Ganesha is born. She ask Ganesha to make sure nobody should enter by the door. Shiva come and as he wants to enter in the place where Parvati was taking bath. But Ganesha stops him and do not let Shiva to enter in the premises.

ganesha story

Lord Shiva got angry and ask his army to destroy the boy but they failed this make Shiva more angry and then he decides to take matter in his own hands so he take Trishul (trident), and cut down that boy’s head.

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When Parvati knew about this she became furious and decides to end entire creation. Knowing this Brahma goes to Parvati and ask her to not to end his creation, Parvati said that at only 1 condition she will not destroy the entire creation if Ganesha is brought back to life and he should be worshipped in beginning of every auspicious pooja. Shiva accepts this and he sent Brahma to go and take first creature’s head he went when he goes. Brahma comes with a elephant head and Shiva gives that boy life again.

ganesha elephant headThis story gives us lesson of commitment, we should be committed to our duty, and should not back from that duty.

2. Get best out of your resources

Shiva and Parvati loved to play with their both sons, Kartik and Ganesha, one day they decides to check their skills so they give them a challenge to race around whole universe and come back quickly, the one who comes first will win the race. Listening this Kartik take his vehicle Peacock and start traveling the universe.

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Ganesha has rat at a vehicle and he thought it will take lot more time to finish the race of whole universe. He thought a lot and comes with a solution he walked around his parents 3 times. When his parents asked why he is not going for circle the globe. He said that his parents are his whole world and he has taken circle around them and that way he has already finished his race around the globe and won the race.

Lesson

We should not make excuse for the things we don’t have. We should thank our parents and others for the things which we have.

3. Be a good listener

In Ganesha’s form we see big ears. Those big ears means to listen every thing with great care.

Ganesha with big ears

Lord Ganesha give us lot of lessons every thing about his life is a lesson for all of us. He is the god of auspicious things. Ganesha is destroyer of all obstacles in life. May god Ganesha’s blessing is always on all of us.

Jai Ganesh.

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