The Adiveda Weekly #63
Hari Aum Sadhakas,
In this week's blog, we delve into the mystical and profound realm of Lord Ganesha, one of the most beloved deities in Hinduism. Discover the rich symbolism behind his elephant-headed form, the significance of his vahana, the mouse, and explore the spiritual teachings embedded in his legend. Join us on this enlightening journey into the heart and soul of Lord Ganesha, as we uncover the wisdom and inspiration he offers to all seekers.
The Sanatana Dharma
The ganas are the subtle creative powers and elements that cause diversity and create obstructions in the universe. Since he is Ganapathy or the leader of the ganas, we have to contact him so that these obstacles can be removed. He not only removes obstacles from our physical life but also from our spiritual life. When a devotee takes a wrong path, he also places obstacles in our way so that we are forced to take a different path which is better for us.
Reflection of the Week
What does the word Ganesha or Ganapati imply? The word “gana” comes from the root “gan” which means to count. “Ganya” means limited and “aganya” means unlimited or infinite. “Ganya” includes the whole of manifold creation, everything that the human intellect can comprehend. Therefore, Ganapati is the Lord of all finite things. He is also “Ganyaapati” — Lord of everything in creation. The “aganya” or Infinite has taken on a finite form as Ganapati or Ganesha in order to uplift humanity out of these finite forms.
Ayurvedic health tip of the week
Unless you're suffering from any health conditions, moving your body mindfully whether through some dedicated form of exercise, like Yoga, or something else all together, is an integral foundation to your health. Twisting, stretching, and strengthening movements bring circulation, mobility, and strength to your body. Over time, the benefits of exercise will reduce your risk for injuries and osteoporosis. Aging is a natural process, but if you continually use your body through daily exercise, although you might age, you will find your body continues to work well for you
By Dr. Poorna Menon, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Mantra of the Week
Important dates this week
Ganesha Chaturthi on Monday, September 18, 2023
Rishi Panchami on Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Radha Ashtami on Friday, September 22, 2023
Parsva Ekadashi on Monday, September 25, 2023
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Hindu Way of Life Volume 1 & 2
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The Adiveda Team
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