Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha
Nirvignam Kuru Me Deva
‘O Lord Ganesha, who has a curved trunk and large body and who has the brilliance of a million suns; O Lord, please remove all obstacles from the actions I perform.’
Lord Ganesha or Vinayaka (The remover of obstacles) is a symbol of wisdom and power and highly revered in Indian mythology, echoing in various forms in pan-Indian traditions. Celebrated as the God who brings success by removing obstacles in one’s path, Ganpati is invoked before all religious ceremonies and before celebrations of new beginnings or journeys to shower his blessings on the ‘gana’ or the clan. Albeit lovingly worshipped as Gajanan (one with the elephant head) or Lambodara (one with a pot belly), the Lord is considered a supreme almighty and harbinger of success. Legend has it that the Hindu Symbol Om is a Ganesha’s personification of the ‘primal sound’ that purifies everything.
Ganesha Chaturthi or Ganesha Chavithi is celebrated in India as a day to honour and revere the love and protection provided by their ‘deva’. Celebrated as a ten-day event that starts on the fourth (chaturthi) day of the Hindu luni-solar calendar month Bhadrapada, people invite Ganesha or bring idols of Ganpati into their homes to seek his divine blessings and after the ten-day long festivities, immerse the idol in the ocean as a mark of his journey back home to Kailasa. Also celebrated as a community festival by historic leaders like Shivaji and Lokmanya Tilak, Lord Ganesha is believed to unite different clans together under his reign by removing communal differences in their beliefs.
The holy festival of Ganesha Chaturthi marks the beginning of the festive season in India up till Diwali. Celebrated with rigour and passion, Ganesha Chaturthi is an auspicious time to start new ventures, pursue new opportunities or just welcome change into one’s life by seeking the Lord Ganesha’s blessings. It’s a time for festive gifting and for celebrating new beginnings by wishing luck and success to your dear ones in their endeavours. Our Ganesha inspired jewellery, makes for great gifting options which are just as stylish as auspicious. Get the Shri Ganesha Shloka pendant, inscribed with the holy mantra to call upon the blessings of Lord Ganesha and clear the path to success. Our alluring Ganesha Pendant is also a great gift and provides the wearer courage to manifest their inner strength and focus on their future goals. Wear it with a simple chain or our favourite moli bracelet for a trendy yet spiritually thought-provoking accessory.