Ganesh is an Icon

Sri Ganesh is an icon, means

a Holy figure, and treated as

an aid to prayer.

His head symbolizes of the soul,

while his body signifies Maya

 which is our earthly existence.

The elephant head denotes

wisdom and His trunk

represents ‘Om’ – the sound

symbols of God’s universe.

In his upper right hand,

Ganesh holds a spiked

stick which helps him rule

mankind in righteous ways.

Modak in Ganesh’s trunk

invites us to discover

the sweetness of God’s

knowledge, while his

large elephant ears

coveys that he is always

tuned in…to our petitions

and appeals.

                                                                                     ~ Bhupesh Chandra Karmakar

                                                                                          New Delhi, India

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