Year 2008 is the year of the rat , which many Thai people believe that wearing a phra pik Ganesha amulet will bring them luck and success for this year. It will also serve as a good start for the year of 2008. The rat serve as the vehicle for the lord phra pik Ganesha.
Ganesha — the elephant-deity riding a rat — has become one of the commonest mnemonics for anything associated with Hinduism. This not only suggests the importance of Ganesha, but also shows how popular and pervasive this deity is in the minds of the masses.
The Lord of Success
The son of Shiva and Parvati, Ganesha has an elephantine countenance with a curved trunk and big ears, and a huge pot-bellied body of a human being. He is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. He is also worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth. In fact, Ganesha is one of the five prime Hindu deities (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and Durga being the other four) whose idolatry is glorified as the panchayatana puja.
Significance of the Ganesha Form
Ganesha’s head symbolizes the Atman or the soul, which is the ultimate supreme reality of human existence, and his human body signifies Maya or the earthly existence of human beings. The elephant 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 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. The laddoo (sweet) he holds in his trunk indicates that one must discover the sweetness of the Atman. His fan-like ears convey that he is all ears to our petition. The snake that runs round his waist represents energy in all forms. And he is humble enough to ride the lowest of creatures, a mouse.
How Ganesha Got His Head
The story of the birth of this zoomorphic deity, as depicted in the Shiva Purana, goes like this: Once goddess Parvati, while bathing, created a boy out of the dirt of her body and assigned him the task of guarding the entrance to her bathroom. When Shiva, her husband returned, he was surprised to find a stranger denying him access, and struck off the boy’s head in rage. Parvati broke down in utter grief and to soothe her, Shiva sent out his squad (gana) to fetch the head of any sleeping being who was facing the north. The company found a sleeping elephant and brought back its severed head, which was then attached to the body of the boy. Shiva restored its life and made him the leader (pati) of his troops. Hence his name ‘Ganapati’. Shiva also bestowed a boon that people would worship him and invoke his name before undertaking any venture.
The Ganesha Mantra
Om parvati pataye
Hara hara hara mahadev
Phra Pik Ganesha amulets
(Kruba noi 3 heaed Ganesha amulet with rat)
(Kruba noi 3 heaed Ganesha amulet with rat)
Beautiful Phra 3 headed pik ganesha in standing position by kruba noi of wat si dong moon.
(Kruba noi special phra pik ganesha amulet)
(Kruba noi special phra pik ganesha amulet )
Another smaller beautiful version of pra pik ganesha by kruba noi.
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(Luang Nui Wat kor hong Ganesha with rahu)(Front View)
(Luang Nui Wat kor hong Ganesha with rahu)(BackView)
Stunning beauty of this Ganesha amulet by lp Nui (Luang Nui ) feauring naga phra Rahu behind and engrave with serial code for each individual amulet. See more information of this amulet at:
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(Phor Tan Nuan Wat saida pra pik ganesha tibet style)(Front view)
(Phor Tan Nuan Wat saida pra pik ganesha tibet style)(Back view)
Phor tan nuan also known as luang phor nuan is a famous monk in southern Thailand. He is currently 85 years old. This Ganesha amulet is specially blessed by him. More information of this amulet at: (Sold out)
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Mass chanted Phra pik Ganesha from Nakhon Si Thammrat. Do See more information of this amulet at: (Sold out)
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