Ganesha – The Charm(er)
Ganesha – The Mini charm(er)
Handmade Ganesha in felt, makes a perfect gift for yourself or your loved ones. Eco-friendly & 100% handcrafted in a home with lots of love and care.
Fun Facts about Lord Ganesha
1. Ganesha and Ganpati both are Sanskrit words comprising of two words – Gana means a group while isha and pati mean lord, ruler and master. In Tamil Language, Ganpati is fondly known as Pillai or Pillaiyar. He is not only worshiped by Hindus but by Buddhists too. In Buddhism, Ganesha is referred to as Vinayaka and is worshiped in countries like Tibet, China, and Japan. In Burmese, as Maha Peinne. In Thai, as Phra Phikanet. And in Sri Lanka as Gana Deviyo
2. There are 108 names of Lord Ganesha such as, Vignaharta, Vakratunda, Pitambara, Lambodara, Mangal Murti and many more. He is knonw to haave eight incarnations – Vakratunda, Ekdanta, Mahodara, Gajavaktra, Lambodara, Vikata, Vighnaraja and Dhumravarna according to Mudgala, Purana. While Mooshak, the mouse is Ganesha’s vahan in 5 out of 8 incarnations, Lord Ganesha, in the other 3, is also seen with a lion as Vakratunda, with a peacock as Vikata, and with Shesha, the divine serpent as Vighnaraja.
3. After Lord Shiva severed Ganesha’s head who was standing guard while Goddess Parvati was bathing and refused to allow Shiva to enter the house, Parvati wanted Ganesha to be brought back to life. The head of the first creature (elephant) who Brahma encountered was brought back & placed on Ganesha’s body
4. According to Brahmavavart Purana,, Parshuram came to visit Lord Shiva but Ganesha stopped him from entering as Shiva was meditating. Angered, Parshuram struck Ganesha with his Pharasaa (an axe) which was given to him by Shiva. Ganesha took the blow on his one tusk in respect of his father’s weapon. Thus, Lord Ganesha is known as Ekdanta
5. While in South India, it is believed that Ganesha is a Brahmachari, it is generally believed that Lord Ganesha was married to the twin sisters Riddhi (Goddess of prosperity) and Siddhi ( Goddess of Intellect) who bore Him two sons Shubha (auspiciousness) and Labha (Profit)
Material : Felt, Beads, Recycled fiberfill
Dimension : 4"(H) X 2"(W)
Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Surya-Kotti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryessu Sarvadaa
“Lord Ganesh of curved elephant trunk and huge body, Whose brilliance is equal to billions of suns in intensity,
Always removes all obstacles from my endeavours truly, I respectfully pray to him with all my revered sincerity.”
Learning from Lord Ganesha : 'Be sincere and care no one in the line of duty.'
Always Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!