siddhar arunagiri nathar begins his sacred song that invokes the transforming divine grace to transcend into becoming an eternal being of light by singing in tamil, ‘siddhi vinayakar jayam arul potri!’.
siddhi vinayakar jayam arul potri means, ‘may we obtain lord ganapathy’s divine grace of higher perfection that leads us in victory!’
the goddess of energy is represented as the three forms of energy- energy within wisdom, gnana sakthi; energy within thought, icha sakthi, and energy within action, kriya sakthi. these three forms merging together is our perception.
in the puranic story that depicts yogic wisdom from a story line mentions of the birth of ganapathy as-
goddess sakthi, the primal goddess of energy scraped the dirt from her body. This dirt represents our karma. to this dirt, goddess sakthi gave life by breath. ganapathy represents our five senses at the base chakra, the muladhara, that means the mula, the root and also the source. ganapathy is the chakra that is of the element earth.
our five senses are an elephant. its immense strength as an animal are our natural instincts of primal power. when the elephant’s head, ie: the thinking process, is cut off by siva, the universal supreme consciousness and placed on the human body, the divine vehicle, our five senses are transformed to become one as the primal energy awakened.
with the transformed five senses now as the hood of the snake like energy that rises upwards, ganapathy as the divine deity opens the doorway of higher realms to us.
the form of ganapathy as the four pink petals are the four directions we perceive in the human body we are placed in. as the fire within the light of wisdom, ganapathy lifts our consciousness to the next chakra, uniting us with our inner guru, our wisdom source, just above the navel. from the higher peak, there are so many more petals, each petal constituting each dimension.
reaching the third eye where the root source as ganapathy meets sakthi and siva, the feminine energy and the masculine inert consciousness, the two petals, the higher divine transforms the earthly realms of limitations to the unlimited and as manifestation. reaching the sacred place of union, the nameless attribute of the divine, paramathman and jivathman, the individual soul become one.
this transforming grace is ganapathy, the ‘elephant’ like god who transforms our karmic residue into the oneness that feeds on dharma from our action.
aum ring ang ung ganapathye namaha!