Ganesha Pancharathnamala · Spirituality

Ganesha Pancharathnamala

Here is some data

On 24th Nov 19 at 1642 Hrs in a matter of 0.62 Sec, 352 Million

On 12th Dec 19 at 2104 Hrs in a matter of 0.57 Sec, 361 Million

On 19th Dec at 2012 Hrs in a matter of 0.44 Sec436 Million

Must be wondering as to what on earth is this statistics

Well, in the Google search just type “God” and hit the “search” and see for yourselves the results. This is what I found.

OMG! So, how and where do I find God in the results that are thrown at us? How does He look like ? Is it right to call him “He” or should I call as “She” or “It”? What are His/Her/Its features? How do I know that He/She/It is God? Well, the search for the right answers continue as long as one’s life exist in the planet.

Here is what I found as an interesting observation that fits my queries. “The one Absolute, called Brahman by the ancient Vedas in India (God – the English name) transcends all our faculties. However when it comes to our comprehension, it comes within our grasp in any form, shape and characteristic that we choose to associate it with. So God is worshipped in any form which a devotee wishes to”.

How about an Elephant form? The answer is Yes. There is God in the elephant and there is an elephant faced God called Ganesha in the Hindu religion. The name Ganesha is a Sanskrit compound, joining the words gaṇa (meaning a group, multitude, or categorical system) and isha (meaning lord or master).

The ancient Hindu Puranas provides an unique position to Lord Ganesha. His supremacy is clear from the fact that even the Trinity, the three primal manifestations of the Absolute, viz., Creation (Brahma), Sustenance ( Vishnu) and Destruction (Siva) are hampered in their work if they do not first pay homage to Ganesa. It is from Him that all other Gods derive power to bless and grant boons to devotees.

Adi Sankara who has composed several devotional songs, praising all the well-known forms of God worshipped by the Hindus, has sung five verses (Pancha Ratna – Five Gems) in adoration of Lord Ganesa, the elephant faced God.

The verses and my attempt to provide the meaning in Tamil will be in the subsequent blogs that will follow every Friday.

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