If you’ve been inspired by our Puja altar in the lobby, we’ve got some beautiful mini versions of all our house deities in our boutique, just waiting for you to come grab and start your own daily practice at home! From left to right- Tara, Shiva, Ganesha, Buddha, and Lakshmi. We call on these deities and give them offerings of food, water, incense, flowers and fire every morning to honor their supreme qualities and ask them to bless our space with their presence and protection. Speak with any of our receptionists for the lowdown on the ritual we perform, and they can help you bring one of these beauties home to adorn your own altar.
India since the time of the Veda has always been a knowledge-oriented civilization. This Indic pursuit of knowledge has not been limited to the outer world but uniquely contains a full exploration of the inner world of consciousness.
The primary icon of India's knowledge based civilization is Sri Ganesha, who represents the power of knowledge on all levels. Sri Ganesha is the lord of wisdom, speech, science, mathematics, philosophy and practical spirituality. He is invoked first before any sessions of knowledge, performance of rituals or yoga practices. Worshipping Ganesha means connecting to the great gurus and ultimately to the supreme guiding power of cosmic intelligence.
Why the head of an elephant, one might ask? Ganesha indicates superhuman intelligence, beyond the limitations of the human mind and brain. The elephant indicates vastness, steadiness and mystery. Only when we lose our heads, meaning silencing the mind, can we access the power of infinite space and discover the real meaning of our magical existence.🔥Source: www.zeenews.india.com🐘✨