Beautifully detailed Lord Ganesha (on front and Om on back) Sterling Silver earrings.
The son of Shiva and Parvati, Ganesha has an elephantine countenance with a curved trunk and big ears atop the pot-bellied body of a four-armed man. He is the lord of success and the destroyer of evils and obstacles, worshiped as the god of education, wisdom, and wealth.
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 upper 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, one of Sanskrit's two major texts. The rosary in his other hand suggests that the pursuit of knowledge should be continuous.
The laddoo or sweet he holds in his trunk represents the sweetness of the Atman. His fan-like ears convey that he will always hear the prayers of the faithful. 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.
Om, a sacred spiritual incantation used in Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.
The single sound inhaled as the "cosmic sound" or "mystical syllable".
PACKAGING / GIFTING
Your order will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in either a recycled/recyclable white box or gift bag with matching tissue. Each order also comes with a polishing cloth safe to use on all sterling silver, gold filled or gold metal. If your purchase is a gift for someone special and you would like to include a message, I will hand write it for you on a nice gift card. Please note that this is all free of charge. My goal is to make your purchase truly special gift, whether for yourself or for that special someone.
BreatheAutumnRain's Lord Ganesha Om Sterling Silver Earrings measure approx. 1.75 inches (approx. 4.4 cm).