Know the significance of Ganesh's trunk
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On the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi
, which is starting from today, let us try and understand the significance of Lord Ganesha’蝉 trunk.
Lord Ganesha is known as the remover of obstacles. He is the God of knowledge and wisdom, and above all he is the most lovable of all deities. People look up to him to bless them with prosperity and heal their lives.
Such is his presence that his true devotees feel his presence around them and firmly believe that he will take care of them through thick and thin. Though every position and every part tell us how to be, we will focus on his trunk in this blog.
Significance of Ganesha’蝉 Trunk
Ganesha’蝉 trunk represents a part of “Om,” which is the sound of the universe. It also shows the ability to adapt to changes, as it is flexible. His trunk is always close to food, showing Lord Ganesha’蝉 love for food. Keeping Ganesha idol with his trunk close to the food source at home ensures plenty of food at home at all times. Lord Ganesha uses his trunk to destroy obstacles and ensures progress of work. Hence, it signifies many important things a human should adapt to lead a prosperous life.
Direction of Ganesha’蝉 trunk
One must have observed that different idols of Lord Ganesha show his trunk dangling in different directions. For a lay observer it might not mean much, but the direction of Ganesh’蝉 trunk has a much deeper meaning.
If one observes Ganesh’蝉 idols, the trunks curl dangling in three directions – left, straight, and right. Each has its significance and is associated with a feature specific to advancement in life. While the left side trunk has the most common occurrence, idols with a straight trunk are rarest. In most temples people come across a Ganesha idol with the trunk turned towards the right.
People willing to worship Ganesha at home buy idols with left trunks. The left-trunk signifies the Ida Nadi or the Chandra Nadi. It brings feminine energy of nourishment, peace, and relaxation to homes. The Vamamukhi Ganesha exemplifies material gain and prosperity as it heals Vastu dosha, especially if the trunk is close to laddoo or modak. Ganesha with left-trunk has healing abilities. Bringing home such an idol mends health and relationships. If you are seeking tranquillity and prosperity at one go, bring home a left-trunk sitting Ganesh idol home. The sitting posture implies that he is here to stay.
Significance of Ganesha trunk facing right side
Ganesha with a right trunk is rare. One can find these idols mostly in temples. The right trunk signifies the Pingala or the Surya Nadi, representing masculinity. The fiery nature can give quick results or destroy everything. Ganesha’蝉 trunk turned to the right, standing for moksha or freedom from worldly pleasures. The Valampuri Ganesha should be worshipped according to the Vedic customs to attain the maximum benefit. Appropriately worshipping him can bring you immense happiness. If not, things can go wrong for you.
Since worshipping the right-trunk Ganesha idol can give you immediate results, people also refer to this Ganesha as Siddhi Vinayaka, i.e. bestower of boons.
Significance of the Ganesha trunk to the straight
A straight trunk Ganesha idol is the rarest of the three. The straight trunk represents the Sushumna Nadi, which runs along the spinal cord. Thus, bringing home Ganesha with a straight trunk signifies one is in a balanced state emotionally and physically, having achieved the divine state devoid of worldly pleasures. Bring home Ganesha with a straight trunk if you are worried about the mental health of your family.
When you go looking, if you can find Ganesha with his trunk in the air, it is best to bring it home. It is even more auspicious than the one with the trunk curved inwards. It advocates that the Kundalini Shakti that originates in the root chakra has reached the crown chakra.
Which side should Lord Ganesha’蝉 trunk be?
Ganesha idol with a left-sided trunk is for household people as its worship is easy, and it is believed that it is easy to keep the lord happy. It is also beneficial if you keep it in the office. In contrast, worshipping the Ganesha idol with the right-side trunk has strict rules and regulations, which, if not appropriately followed, will result in harsh consequences. Right trunk Ganesha idols are usually worshipped in temples where pujaris follow proper rules and regulations to worship lord Ganesha.
Which side of Ganesha is good for home?
Lord Ganesha’蝉 trunk pointing towards the left, is considered suitable for households. This side represents Ida Nadi, the cooling side and is related to the moon. Worshipping Vamamukhi Ganesha at home makes bonding within the family strong, a wave of happiness comes into the home and there is calmness in the home environment.
Which side of the Ganesha trunk is good for the office?
For office, a Ganesha idol with a left-sided trunk is advisable for the same reason it is kept at home. It will bring positivity and peace to the office environment. Along with this, the Gajanan form of lord Ganesha, which is good for businesses, the Vighnaharta form of Lord Ganesha, which is good for overcoming obstacles, and the Ekdanta form of lord Ganesha, which is good for wisdom, must be kept.
Can we put the right trunk Ganesha at home?
As discussed, the right trunk Ganesha idol worshipping requires special and strict attention, which, if not followed properly, can bring a negative impact on your family and will destabilize your household environment.