“Vakratunda Mahakaya Suriyakoti Samaprabha
Nirvighanam KuruMey Deva Sarva Karyeshu Sarvada”
Meaning :Lord Ganesha has a curved trunk with a powerful body. He has the brilliance of a million suns. May the Lord, remove all the problems from the actions I aim to achieve.
Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha. He is a harbinger of good luck, prosperity, wisdom, eradication of obstacles and is worshipped at the beginning of any prayer or starting anything new. Couldn’t have asked for more on this auspicious festival than to write on ORRA’s painstakingly curated Ganesha pendants from the Spiritual collection.
While it’s not known how and when Ganesh Chaturthi was first celebrated, it has been publicly celebrated in Pune from the times of Shivaji. It was later revived by the Indian freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak. Hindus across the globe usually celebrate this festival and it is popular in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andra Pradesh. Ganpati celebration brings together participations from all different religions. “Ga” denotes Buddhi (intellect), “Na” symbolizes Vijnana (knowledge) and “pati” meaning leader.
According to the Hindu calendar the festival begins on Bhadrapada Shukla Chaturthi (fourth lunar day of waxing moon period) ending on Anant Chaturthi (fourteenth day of the waxing moon period). Depending on individual family traditions, Ganesha is brought home for 1,3,5,7 or 11 days after which the idol is immersed into a lake, river or sea. Most of the idols are made with plaster of paris or clay. However it’s always suggested to get an eco friendly statue to save our environment.
Seated in the plush workspace and sipping coffee, the team briefed me on the design inspirations from various symbols and forms of Ganesha. From the Spiritual collection are beautiful pendants in 18kt and 22kt gold encrusted with diamonds and gemstones like rudraksh, navratna, coral and pearls. They range from approx. 14k to 32k.
Mr. Vijay Jain, CEO, ORRA speaks of the eclectic Spiritual collection, “With Ganesh Chaturthi around the corner it’s only apt to give all spiritually inclined a strong reason to indulge in jewellery and the range of Ganesha pendants does just that. The upheavals that we go through in trying times can only be surpassed with a strong Spiritual connect and the energies that these pendants emanate, help the wearer tide through difficult situations. The most interesting part about these pendants is while they have such a strong rooted spiritual philosophy associated with them, they are adorned by even the fashion conscious younger generation because of the intricacy and classiness of these designs.”
Vakratunda As the name illustrates, the lords curved trunk is set with a diamond, sacred chant ‘Om Gann GanapatayeNamah” engraved over its span with a lotus fanning over it with a drop shaped red mark.
EkdantaMadasura, pride incarnated as a demon, defeated the congregation of Shiva, Indra and other gods. Ganesha overpowered him with one tusk and thus acquired this name. This charming pendant focuses on the distinct trunk of the Lord and the tusks. One must look for the little dangler earring pierced on Ganesha’s ear.
This charming pendant combines the eight-faced Rudraksha, the visage of the Vighnaraja fondling with affection the Shivalinga, cradled in the digit of the moon. Sometimes we step out from the thought of jewelry being an adornment and want to wear it for our culture, beliefs and religion. By enlarge jewelry in India holds an emotional connect with the buyers be it religious, contemporary or as a form of an investment. These also make lovely gifts.
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