Ganesh Tattoo

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God Ganesha : Most Lucky God

All Tantric and spiritual worship in the Hindu tradition begins with the invocation of Ganesha (or Ganesh), the elephant-headed god. Every shubh (good) work when started, worship of god ganesh begins first. Hindus, dedicated to God ganesha, also celebrate a special festival. Ganesha Chaturthi or Ganesha Festival is a day on which Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees. On this day, marble god statue of lord ganesha are being washed and scented. They are decorated and worshiped. In some parts of India like Maharashtra, this festival continues for 10 days.

Ganesha became the Lord (Isha) of all existing beings (Gana) after winning a contest from his brother Kartikay. When given the task to race around the universe, Ganesha did not start the race like Kartikay did, but simply walked around Shiva and Parvati, both his father and mother as the source of all existence.

Many stories describe how Ganesha got the elephant head. One tells how Parvati created Ganesha in absence of Shiva to guard her quarters. When Shiva wanted to see her Ganesha forbid it, at which point Shiva cut of his head. Later Shiva restored Ganesha to life and provided him with the head of an elephant, because no other was available. In another story, Ganesha’s head is burned to ashes when Saturn is forced by Parvati to look at her child and bless him.

Ganesha rides a rat that represents the subjugated demon of vanity and impertinence. The conch represents the sound that creates Akash. The laddu (sweet) represents Sattva. The snakes represent control over the poisons of the passions and refer to Shiva, father of Ganesha.The hatchet cuts away the bondage of desires. The mudra grants fearlessness. The broken tusk is the one with which Ganesha wrote the Mahabaratha.

Acceptance of the somewhat funny looking elephant man Ganesha as the divine force stills the rational mind and it’s doubts, forcing one to look beyond outer appearances. Thus Ganesha creates the faith to remove all obstacles. Meditation on the Ganesha Yantra creates internal balance.

Putting ganesha marble statues at the top of the front door and inside the home fills the full environment with a positive energy and good luck, as trusted by the Hindus. Although people of other religions also do the same, to bring good luck at their homes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    Tattoo.I cant find an appropriate ganesh tattoo.please help?
    Hello all my friends.i would like you to help me get some ganesh tattoos..for my back.besically i’ll be doing it just on my neck at the back though.but then i want a very modern but yet traditional Ganesh tattoo..please do send me loads of links so that i can decide.thank you

    • ANSWER:
      why don’t you look for a nice Dumbo picture?

    Ganesh tattoo. What do you think?
    Do you think it would be possible to get this but in colour?

    I wouldn’t mind if he altered the elephant in there a bit. And I want it in full colour. the aum has to be dark red. The elephant maybe that can stay black but I want to see what it looks like in colour too. I just want to see what looks best. I’m not sure if he’d mind duing several designs.

    My grandmother is paying for it , don’t I have a cool granma ? lol :P I’m 24 btw, don’t tell me not to get it.
    oh wesley, if you don’t care don’t answer. simple as.

    • ANSWER:
      That is one of the most beautiful tattoos I’ve seen — you have great choice!

      I love the concept of the aum being in dark red — like crimson or velvet red or even anime red would look great. I would ask the artist to come up with various designs — you could also keep the outline black but then add color to the features. Ganesha is the Remover of Obstacles and will bring a lot of good fortune to you. Good Luck and I think its a great idea!

      Also my buddie Sunday has a great Ganesha too … don’t worry as the tattoo artist will probably not be Hindu. But like Sunday pointed out, please don’t merely use it as a decorative tattoo — be very respectful of its significance so that it means much more to you in the long run. And please do not put it on a sexy part of your body like your lower back and definitely not your foot as that’s a major insult for Hindu Gods. On your arm or shoulder or back somewhere respectful would be fine — its a very powerful symbol and will look great but also be symbolic so when your older it will still have class and meaning for you.

      Christina Applegate has her Aum near her shoulder blade I believe and Angelina has her Buddhist sankrit tattoos all down her upper back so they are not in any sexual areas due to their sacred meanings. The Ganesha in the pic is on an arm but wherever you put it — make sure its classy and respectful. Also, let me know if you need a mantra to say with the Ganesha. A friend of mine has this cool book of mantras and I can ask her for a mantra that can go with your Ganesha if you please :)

    OM (AUM) and Ganesh tattoo, where to get it?
    i need hindus to help me with this, i really want to get the OM and a lil Ganesh tattoo, they both mean alot to me, they maked a big part of my life and i love them, wanna get them on my ANKLE but im not sure if it would be considered “wrong” or “unrespectable” by hindus, since it would b near the floor (dirt n all that).(the only hindu i could have asked is not with me right now (the love of my life) and i wanna get it cos it ment alot in my life).. i really wanna make sure if my ankle is ok, if not, i will get it on my right arm…

    please help me with this!!!

    n thank you in advance!
    **meant to say “they marked a big par of my life”

    • ANSWER:
      You can get the tattoo that you speak about in your question in the downtown areas of most major cities.

      For example Las Vegas, Nevada has several tattoo shops where you can get the tattoo that you desire at almost 24 hours a day !

    What would be a good location for a Ganesh tattoo?
    I am interested in getting a Ganesh tattoo to symbolize all of the hardships that I have been through in the past year. The lord Ganesh helps people to overcome obstacles and I want it to help remind me that I am able to work through things. It will help to remind me of what I’ve gone through and show me that I can make it through anything. Ganesh is also the lord of letters and writing and I want to be a journalist. The tattoo would have to be a decent size in order to get all of the detail that I want. I currently have a small peace sign on the back of my neck and I plan on getting “Give peace a chance” written under it later. I also have a small infinity symbol with three initials as a memorial on the inside of my left wrist and the word “Imagine” on the top of my right foot.

    • ANSWER:
      Don’t do it! Look at it this way – if you had gotten a tattoo 10 years ago what would it have been of? Sponge Bob or something like that? How would you feel about having that tattoo for THE REST OF YOUR LIFE now? In 10 years from NOW I guarantee that you are not going to have the same taste that you do now, but if you get a tattoo you are going to be STUCK with it.

    Wool it be weird, being a Christian/not hindu to get a tattoo of Ganesh because I like what it stands for?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes! Have you not read the first commandment? Don’t have other gods before me!

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