@regran_ed from @anandmasokan - i was going through some of the old pics while i realized that there is a time lapse video i had to work on. this was from goa (so obviously a beach is involved) and it is arguably one of the best time lapses i've ever shot and i'm not kidding! 😍
Meaning of the story of lord ganesha!
parvati is a form of devi, the parashakti (supreme energy). in the human body she resides in the muladhara chakra as the kundalini shakti.
it is said that when we purify ourselves, ridding ourselves of the impurities that bind us, then the lord automatically comes. this is why shiva, the supreme lord, came unannounced as parvati was bathing.
nandi, shiva’s bull, who parvati first sent to guard the door represents the divine temperament. nandi is so devoted to shiva that his every thought is directed to him, and he is able to easily recognize the lord when he arrives.
after nandi permitted shiva to enter, parvati took the turmeric paste from her own body, and with it created lord ganesha.. yellow is the color associated with the muladhara chakra, where the kundalini resides, and ganesha is the deity who guards this
devi needed to create ganesha, who represents the earthbound awareness, as a shield to protect the divine secret from unripe minds. it is when this awareness begins to turn away from things of the world, and toward the divine, as nandi had, that the great secret is revealed.
shiva is the lord and supreme teacher. ganesha here represents the ego-bound jiva. when lord comes, the jiva, surrounded as it is with the murky cloud of ego, usually doesn’t recognize him, and maybe even ends up arguing or fighting with him!
therefore, it is the duty of lord, in the form of the guru, to cut off the head of our ego!
shiva restoring life to ganesha, and replacing his head with an elephant’s, means that before we can leave the body, lord first replaces our small ego with a “big”, or universal ego.
ganesha is given command over the ganas, which is a general term denoting all classes of beings, ranging from insects, animals and humans to subtle &celestial beings.
if we don’t honor the ganas, then our every action is a form of thievery, as it is unsanctioned. therefore, instead of propitiating each gana in order to receive their blessings, we bow to their lord, sri ganesha.
by receiving his grace, we receive the grace of all. he removes any potential obstacles and enables our endeavors to succeed.!🌸💖🌈🐘🌺🌷💖🐘🌈
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