'Ganesha' Chapter


Ganesha is both a name and a title, a combination of ganna and isha. Ganna being groups, and Isha being lord or leader, so it means lord or leader of groups. Although Ganesha is most commonly seen as male, he is also just as legitimately female and encompasses many truths.

The rites of Ganesha tend to be sort of like parties, bringing people together, celebrating the moment, and sharing freely. The removal of obstacles, opening your door to the world and people around you, and also with Ganesha’s wisdom that some obstacles do need to remain in place.

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