The Ganesha elephant god is worshiped in many Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand. He is symbolic for the unification of the small universe and the large universe, hence he is considered the God of luck.
Ganesha is the son of Shiva and Parvati, the god who is a master of wisdom and wisdom. The gods are elephant shaped and body structure has many arms, solid details and large belly.
There are many theories about the birth of Ganesha, but mainly Ganesha is the son of the Destroying God Shiva in the Brahma-Visnu-Shiva trinity with his beautiful wife Pravati, born from the darkness of women.
Many argue that Pravati, to prevent Shiva to come near her bathroom, created Ganesha to protect the door. Because of this, Shiva was angry and cut off Ganesha’s head. As he saw Parvati’s wife crying, Shiva ordered the servants to go out and find a head for a day, but the servants went from dawn to dusk and found only one elephant. They cut the head of the elephant and gave it to Shiva. Shiva put the elephant head on Ganesha’s body. And Shiva gave him the extra privilege that people would worship and read the boy’s name before doing a difficult job. From then on, Ganesha was shaped like an elephant.
Elephant’s head of Ganesha is quite special because only one ivory on the right represents the wisdom, the ivory on the left represents emotion but it was lost. In addition, Ganesha has a large belly, symbolizing for prosperity. The big elephant represents wise wisdom, the big ears are wide-spread, and his tentacles represent a special ability that can knock out any deadlock. The mascot he riding also has other meanings, with the large body of a little mouse showing the childish psychology to unlimited intellectual height.
In Chachoengsao, about 45 minutes by car from Bangkok, you will reach the sacred Ganesha Rattanaram temple, with its 16 meters high and 22 meters in length, ranked among the world’s top ten biggest statues. This place is a popular destination for all visitors to explore spiritual space and pray for happiness, luck and prosperity.
In addition to the large statue outside the temple, there are more than thirty elephants with countless different postures, and worship the god of rides of the god Ganesha.
According to many legends of the people told about the birth of the temple, this place was built by a rich man. When he lost his daughter and his wife, he built the temple.
Ganesha gods are often worshiped in the arts. The craftsmen before embarking on a subtle work like stone carvings prayed to him to create artistic association and may he support the perfect work.
This sacred temple attracts many people to meet the need for peace, so when you come to Thailand, visitors do not ignore the opportunity to visit and send prayers whisper to this god! If you want to give the offerings to the gods, visitors should be prepared sweet candy and coconut water because the nature of Ganesha is still a child with a big heart, he likes sweets like other children.