ELEPHANT GOD HAS INSPIRED HUMANITY
Ganapathi is called Vinayaka because there is no master above him. He is all-powerful and independent. Have u ever thought what is the inner significance of worshipping the elephant-faced deity? The elephant is a symbol of might and magnitude. The elephant’s foot is larger than that of any other animal. The elephant can make its way through the densest jungle. In this way, it signifies the quality of a leader who shows the way for others. The elephant is known for its fidelity and gratitude. Lord Ganesh is the elephant-headed God. He is worshipped first in any prayers. His names are repeated first before any auspicious work is begun before any kind of worship is begun. He is the Lord of power and wisdom.
He is an embodiment of wisdom and bliss. Lord Ganesh represents Om, which is the chief Mantra among the Hindu. Nothing can be done without uttering it. His two feet represent the power of knowledge and the power of action. The elephant head is significant in that it is the only figure in nature that has the form of the symbol of Om. The elephant hand denotes wisdom and its trunk represents Om, the sound symbol of cosmic reality. In his upper right hand, Ganesha holds a goad, which helps him propel mankind forward on the eternal path and remove obstacles from the way. The noose in Ganesha’s left hand is a gentle implement to capture all difficulties. The broken tusk that Ganesha holds like a pen in his lower right hand is a symbol of sacrifice, which he broke for writing the Mahabharata. The rosary in his other hand suggests that the pursuit of knowledge should be continuous. CBSE and Cambridge schools in Noida make all efforts to enable their students to know and understand the significance of every God.
Ganesha is the first God, Riding on a mouse, one of nature’s smallest creatures and having the head of an elephant, the biggest of all animals denotes that Ganesha is the creator of all creatures. He is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. JBM is one of the top schools in Noida and believes that Ganesha is also worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth.
Lord Ganesha is the foremost teacher for mankind as he is also the destroyer of vanity, selfishness and pride. He is the personification of material universe in all its various magnificent manifestations. The tradition of Ganesha Chaturthi was started by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak who brought Ganesha as a deity out on the streets. It was a unique move by this freedom fighter, which is now prevalent virtually all over Maharashtra, with special emphasis on Bombay and Pune. Lokmanya Tilak attached this mass celebration to increase national awareness about the Freedom movement. Ganesha Chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha on the fourth day of the bright fortnight of Bhadrapada month of Hindu calendar. It is among the most celebrated festivals in India.