Rarest Panchaloha Kundalini Ganesha idol discovered from the holy banks of Periyar

via HK published on November 16, 2007

Aluva: One of the Rarest Panchaloha idol of Kundalini Ganapathi is discovered from the holy banks of Periyar here near Aluva Ashram. In this Unique idol, Vigneswara is accompanied with a seven hooded snake and Lord’s favourite Vahana mouse.

There is a story behind the symbolic snake, rat and the singular tusk. It is said that during one of his birthdays, his mother, Parvati, cooked for him twenty-one types of delicious food and a lot of sweet porridge. Ganesh ate so much that even his big belly could not contain it. Mounting his little mouse, he embarked on his nightly rounds. His mouse suddenly stumbled upon seeing a huge snake. To adjust his belly, Ganesh put the snake on as a belt around his stomach. Suddenly, he heard laughter emanating form the sky. He looked up and saw the moon teasing him. Infuriated Ganesh, broke off one of his tusks and hurled it at the moon. Parvati, seeing this, immediately cursed the moon that whoever looks at it on Ganesh Chaturthi will be accused of a wrong doing.

The symbology behind the mouse and snake and Ganesha’s big belly and its relationship to the moon on his birthday is highly philosophic. The whole cosmos is known to be the belly of Ganesha. Parvati is the primordial energy. The seven realms above, seven realms below and seven oceans, are inside the cosmic belly of Ganesha, held together by the cosmic energy – ‘kundalini’ – symbolized as a huge snake which Ganesh ties around him. The mouse is nothing but our ego. Ganesh, using the mouse as a vehicle, exemplifies the need to control our ego. One who has controlled the ego has Ganesh consciousness or God consciousness.

The rare idol is at present with Kerala Police in the Station along with other confiscated properties.The Panchaloha idol may be worth lakhs in the eyes of a materialistic person, But for a devotee it’s priceless. Haindava Keralam request the Government not to shift the idol to any Archaeological departmental office or any Museums instead take necessary steps to consecrate the holy Kundalini Ganapathi in a suitable Temple as per the advice of Vedic Scholars and Astrologers.

COURTESY: Detailed information on Kundalini Ganapathi from Shanti Mahadevan’s Article in

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