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I Bow to The Great Lord Ganesha

I Bow to The Great Lord Ganesha
Item Code: SR54
Pure Cotton
8.0 ft x 3.5 ft
Ganesha is the Hindu god of Prudence and Policy. He is the reputed eldest son of Shiva and Parvati and is represented with an elephant head which is his most striking characteristic. It makes him stand out from the crowd of other gods and serves as an occasion for many myths in the Puranic literature.

Since he happens to be the god of learning and the remover of obstacles, besides being bestower of success, he is invoked at the beginning of all religious and social functions. This special prayer cloth is worn on days when prayers are held to propitiate Lord Ganesha. The yellow field has the invocation mantra written in saffron repeatedly all over in Sanskrit. Four oval shaped spaces with a red background hold the image of the Lord himself. This is a rarely represented image with of Ganesha having six arms, dancing on his vehicle, the mouse. Here Ganesha holds a battle axe, an attribute held by Brhaspati also. Ganesha-purana claims that the noose and the elephant goad were given to him by Vishwakarma, the architect of the gods. Here Ganesha also holds a mace in one of his upper left hand, and a bowl full of modaks in the lower one.

The rat on which Ganesha dances are the symbol of the Self, which enjoys all pleasures without concern about vice or virtue which are illusions.

On a red narrow border is also the invocation chant. On the vertical border, there is a bread section in saffron with 'Aum' (Hinduism's holiest mantra) written on it.

This description by Renu Rana

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