Mango Wood Incense Holder - Om/Ganesh
This beautiful incense holder is made in the holy city of Pushkar in India, it is made from the wood of a mango tree and has a tribal Indian design with 2 Om symbols, at the top & bottom, and an image of Lord Ganesh in the middle.
Length - 10cm, Width - 3.7cm, Height - 0.5cm
In Hinduism, Om (also spelled Aum) is a Hindu sacred sound that is considered the greatest of all mantras. The syllable Om is composed of the three sounds a-u-m (in Sanskrit, the vowels a and u combine to become o) and the symbol's threefold nature is central to its meaning. It represent several important triads:
- The three worlds - earth, atmosphere, and heaven
- The three major Hindu gods - Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva
- The three sacred Vedic scriptures - Rg, Yajur, and Sama
Thus Om mystically embodies the essence of the entire universe. This meaning is further deepened by the Indian philosophical belief that God first created sound and the universe arose from it. As the most sacred sound, Om is the root of the universe and everything that exists and it continues to hold everything together.
Lord Ganesh is one of the best known and loved deities in the Hindu pantheon of gods, he is the lord of good fortune who provides prosperity, fortune and success. He is the lord of beginnings and the remover of obstacles of both material and spiritual kinds. Interestingly, he also places obstacles in the path of those who need to be checked.