Ganesha Symbolism - Ganesh Symbol Meanings and Pictures

    Here are the details of Ganesha Symbolism or the meaning of the image of Lord Ganesh or Ganapati. Lord Ganesh, the elephant headed god is one of the most popular Gods in Hinduism and is also represented in a very unique way when compared to the other Gods and Goddesses worshiped by Hindus. Lord Ganesha is the remover of obstacles and the Lord of Beginnings. Lord Ganesh picture is represented with elephant head, human-shaped body, one tusk, big trunk, large stomach, and four arms – two arms are carrying his weapons, one carrying modaka and the other showering blessings to his devotees.

    Ganesha Symbolism Picture Ganesh Image Meanings

    Here is the Ganesha Symbolism Picture with Meaning of what each represents.
    • Big Head of Lord Ganesha represents the “Eternal Soul” and the ability to “Think Big”
    • Small Eyes of Lord Ganesh represents “Concentrating Power”
    • Large Ears of Ganesha represents the ability to “Listen More”
    • Small Mouth of Ganapati represents “Talk Less”
    • One Tusk of Lord Ganesh teaches to “Retain Good while Throw Away the Bad”
    • Long Trunk of Ganesha represents “High Efficiency and Adaptability”
    • Large Stomach of Ganesh represents Peacefully Digest all good and bad in life
    • The Axe in Lord Ganesha’s hand represents the ability “to cut off all bonds of attachment”
    • The Rope in Ganesha’s hand represents “To pull you nearer to the highest Goal”
    • Modaka in Lord Ganapati’s hand are the “Rewards of Sadhana”
    • Lord Ganesha Right hand Blessings represents a symbol of protectiveness and blessings devotees on Spiritual path to Supreme

    • The Mouse shown near Lord Ganesha’s feet represents and teaches devotees that “Desire, unless under control can cause havoc, you ride the desire and keep it under control and don't allow it to take you for a ride.”

    • And the Prasada shown in Lord Ganesh picture depicts “The whole world is at your feet and for your asking”

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