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Eleven-day Ganesha Ustav commences in Jaipur: Know precept of wisdom attributed to Lord Ganesha
The eleven-day Ganesh Utsav began on September 13 with special prayers at famous Moti Doongari Temple of the deity and will conclude on September 23. The festival marks the celebration of the precept of wisdom and auspicious beginning of a venture.

According to Sri Sri Ravishankar, the ancient rishis were so deeply intelligent that they chose to express divinity in terms of symbols rather than words, since words change over time, but symbols remain unchanged. "When we worship Lord Ganesha the qualities that he represents get kindled within us. He holds that both Riddhi (intelligence) and Siddhi (enhanced abilities) go together with wisdom, and Lord Ganesha is considered to be the Lord of Wisdom," he adds.

I too feel that since Lord Ganesha stands for wisdom, it is essentials for the devotees to revisit the meaning and essence of wisdom on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Wisdom is the human potential or ability to discern what is true, good, right, universal, lasting or for common welfare. This potential is to be developed with effort by discerning about every act performed by us, inform scriptures.

Wisdom can also be acquired by imbibing the values propounded by the sages, thinkers, philosophers and great persons.

And, being eco-friendly is a wise act; it's bound to please Lord Ganesha!

Ganesha is the God of Discernment or Wisdom. Here's a pedagogic cinquain on it: Discernment / Careful ethical evaluation, critical pros-and-cons analysis / Evaluating an act as right or wrong; indicating the worth of doing a thing for larger good; fair and just decision making / Discerning is a higher order thinking faculty to take decisions for common good and ethical acts with regard to their worthiness, prudence and sensibility. / Wisdom

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