Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Spiritual significance of Ganesh Chaturthi

With Ganesh Chaturthi, the festive season begins, and I simply wait for this season. Not because of religious reasons ...but because of the joy festivities generally bring... people are happier, the weather improves, there is delicious food, and there are so many reasons to wait for this season...

Ganesha is worshipped for wisdom, prosperity, and good fortune. But what interests me more is the deeper spiritual meaning that Ganesha conveys, and celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi is a sort of a reminder to us about the true significance of Ganesha.

To me it is very simple really...whenever there is a celebration of some kind; it brings in togetherness, happiness, joy, love, and well-being. If we were to look at Ganesha, who has an elephant head, is pot-bellied, and has a mouse as his vahan, what would anyone think? Not the best looking God, right?

But if I were to describe Ganesha from a more spiritual perspective, I see Ganesha as one who epitomises inclusiveness, oneness, humility, humbleness, and one who defines beauty in terms of accepting and appreciating every living organism around us as is.

I like how every part of Ganesha is described in this article, it is quite interesting. If you want to know more about the spiritual significance of Ganesha you may find this quite a good read.

I wish you a season full of happiness, peace, and appreciation of all the wonderful things around us.

1 comment:

Rex abrah said...

In Ganesha Chathurthi, the people will feel happy and prepare many sweets for him and spread out in front of him after that they will give the sweets to neighbors and relatives. Totally all the people enjoy the festival with them relatives.

Rexabra
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