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Item:183905213682DescriptionR535Authentic! Original antique Ruby Carved Lion Statue Bead Material: Ruby Weight: 5.87 g. Lord of Beginnings, Remover of Obstacles Today, it’s common to see images and statues of Ganesh at the entrances of temples and sacred buildings, as a way to protect them from anyone who enters them. Before any festivities or sacred rituals, Ganesh mantras are chanted as a way to bring protection, luck and power to all those involved, and remove any potential ‘obstacles’ that may lie ahead. As well as removing obstacles, Ganesh is known to place obstacles in front of us, so that we may overcome them, and learn and grow as people. This is one of the reasons Ganesh is revered before any journey, teaching, or project, as a difficult relationship with the deity can cause problems along the way…. Ganesha’s Symbolism All deities are extremely representational, with their various markings, colours, faces and objects surrounding them holding deep significance and sometimes abstract meaning. As Ganesh is all about protection and power, much of his symbolism is related to safeguarding us from life’s physical and subtle obstacles. His elephantine head: The elephant is a symbol of strength and power, and is an animal native to India. Whilst many wild elephants are not dangerous, the ones that are found alone in the wild are extremely dangerous and often destructive. In this way, we can understand that there is a somewhat fearful yet respectful relationship with elephants in some parts of the world, and whilst they often come across as gentle and calm, they have the potential to wreak havoc if they’re treated badly. His large ears: Show that he listens to those who ask for help from him, with the largeness of them representing his ability to listen to many people. His large head: Symbolises his intelligence and thinking ability – as the patron saint of letter writing, it helps to have a big brain! His small mouth: Indicates that he listens more and talks less His one broken tusk: Represents retaining the good but throwing away the bad that we do not need. Other stories tell his that Ganesh broke off one of his tusks when the moon once laughed at him for being fat. His small eyes: Are for concentrating and one-pointed focus.
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Fine Antique Antique Burmese RUBY High Grade Raw Ruby Ganesh Statue On Cliff