Ganesha’s head symbolizes the Atman or the soul, which is the supreme reality of human existence, while his body signifies Maya or mankind’s earthly existence. The elephantine head 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 upper 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, one of Sanskrit’s two major texts. The rosary in his other hand suggests that the pursuit of knowledge should be continuous.
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