This Blessing Hand is always there in any form in the world. Ganesha comes on the earth in one or the other way.
His four hands too have a tremendous meaning attached to them. His lotus bearing hand symbolizes enlightenment. Another hand that holds a hatchet symbolizes that enlightenment cuts off all bonds of attachment with the wonderful world. The third hand carries sweets which signifies the sweet gains reaped by practicing good deeds.
As Bhagwad Gita makes it clear that an individual should focus on the karma and not the fruits of it, Ganesha is never shown enjoying the dessert he holds in his hands, thereby making it clear that he is not attached to the result of his good deeds.
The Blessing Hand
His fourth hand is seen in an ‘Aashirwad Mudra‘ or The Blessing Hand.
Photography by Kriti Bhargava