Laxmi Ganesh Idol:
The goddess of wealth and prosperity and the consort of Vishnu, Lakshmi is commonly depicted as a beautiful woman standing or sitting on a lotus.
She has four arms representing the four ends of human life: dharma or righteousness, kama or desires, artha or wealth, and moksha or liberation from the cycle of birth and death.
Her portrayal as the goddess of wealth is evident from the cascades of gold coins flowing from her hands.
A representation of her can be found in nearly every business because of her power to bestow prosperity, and she is celebrated with much veneration during the festival of Diwali.
Significance Of Ganesha:-
Ganesha, also known as Ganapati, is the most revered, loved and distinctive deity among the pantheon of Hindu gods. With his large elephant head, chubby and pot-bellied human body, his role as the supreme-being, powerful enough to remove obstacles and ensure success is of paramount importance. Besides being the remover of all obstacles, he is also the God of Good Fortune who ensures prosperity and success. It is his blessings that are taken before the commencement of any auspicious endeavour.
Invoking Ganesha’s presence can be especially helpful for:
- To commence any big or small endeavor in which you want to succeed.
- Creative and artistic projects.
- Seeking wisdom before making a big decision such as deciding whether to leave a job or change careers.
- Any situation where an obstacle is preventing you from success.
- As a witness and guide during a wedding ceremony.
- Maintaining a harmonious home.
He aptly named “Lord of the People” (Gana means the common people) and is generally depicted with four hands, one of which (his lower left) is holding a few round Indian sweets, of which he is very fond. His lower right hand is usually depicted in the abhaya mudra or blessing pose as a gesture of reassurance and safety, which dispels fear and offers divine protection to his devotees. His vehicle (vahana) is a rat, which he rides, is an symbolic extension of himself and his powers that represents his ability to overcome any obstacle big or small.
Revered for his cleverness and wisdom, legend has it that Ganesha is said to have written down the legendary Indian epic the Mahabharata with his broken tusk.
The 10-day festival, normally during August–September, of Ganesh Chaturthi is dedicated to him.
Laxmi Ganesh Idol:
Clean Gently with a sponge dipped in a non caustic soapy water. and let it set dry. Do not rub to dry.