“Agajaanana Padmaarkam, GajaananamAharnisham,
Anekadantham Bhaktaanaam, Ekadantam Upaasmahey”
Meaning of Sloka: Lord Ganesha, the elephant faced is like sun to the lotus face of Mother Parvati. The single tusked Ganesha is the giver of boons. I salute the great Lord to grant us a boon
GSB Seva Mandal, Mumbai.
Famous for: The Richest Ganpati in Mumbai.
Gold Ganesha as he is affectionately known is the richest Ganpati in Mumbai. Did you know he is adorned with 60kg of gold and 175 kg of Silver.
As much as Ganpati brings charm in ones house for 10 days of Ganesh Chaturthi, it’s equally disheartening bidding adios to the Lord while watch him get immersed in the ocean.
Streets in the country are flocked with devotees including men, women and children singing, dancing and enjoying every moment by expressing their love and joy for the Lord before they see him off until the following year.
Manufactured in gold and platinum the nine gems in the trunk of the elephant God offer themselves to him to ward off the obstacles of the afflicted devotees.
A poet says that all obstacles, however difficult and bib, are tossed away by him with a flourish of his trunk.
Raviswaroopa – Ganesha
In one of the Purnanic hymns, the planetary system and the Sun at the centre has been described as the garland worn by Lord Ganesha. The pendant cherishing Ganesha in the collection emphasizes this very aspect with a sweet ball-like coral held in the trunk. The precious stone, coral, is dear to Lord Ganesha. The petals of gold representing the rising Sun surrounds Lord Ganesha.
The Raviswaroopa – Ganesha pendant ensures an auspicious new beginning, supreme accomplishments in all spheres of life and good health.
During Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganesha bhakts not only expressed their bhakti in prayers and hyms but have also evolved Ganesha in innovative forms like a selfie-taking Ganeshaidol, a Bahubali – inspired Ganesha with bulging biceps, fish friendly Ganesha (eco friendly) being some of them.
Moortikars (sculptors) put all their effort, heart and soul to enhance features of the deity making it as realistic as possible. Like wise a karigar (craftsman) while manufacturing jewellery follows a complete cycle to enhance and make sure every piece, from a sketch to a final product is crafted to perfection.
Significance of Ganesha Visarjan
“Ganpati Bappa Morya, Pudhcha VarshiLaukar Ya
Ganpati gela gavala, chain padhe nahiaamhala”
A popular chorus sung by the Maharashtrian’s meaning Ganpati has gone to his village and they are sad about him leaving. Although he has gone, he will return next year and will be welcomed with more love and joy. Ganesh idol made up of clay or plaster of paris is immersed into the ocean, which gets unformed in the water. It means that everything in this world would be unformed one day (Moksha or liberation). This process of getting formed and unformed is a continuous process and goes on forever. (meaning Chakra). Every year Ganesha comes to assure us about the Supreme Truth of life.
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