Ganesha - Tote Bag
Don’t forget the Tote. This functional bag makes itself at home in any setting. There’s plenty of room for all the essentials. Use it for school, work or a day trip to the city.
• 100% spun polyester fabric
• Fabric weight: 9.44 oz/yd² (320 g/m²)
• Bag 15" x 15" (38.1cm x 38.1cm)
• Capacity – 2.6 US gal (10l)
• Maximum weight limit – 44lbs (20kg)
• Dual handles 100% natural cotton bull denim
• Handle length 11.8" (30 cm), width 1" (2.5cm)
• Open main compartment
Ganesha Tote Design
We don’t come from a Hindu tradition but we do resonate strongly with the Being known as Ganesha, aka the Remover of Obstacles. We also appreciate the symbology that’s often depicted just as it is in our own colorful design
The description below comes from the EconomicTimes.
Ganesha's trunk symbolizes the fact that the wise person has both immense strength and fine discrimination. Ganesha has large ears. The wise person hears all.
He has four hands.
In one hand he holds a lotus, the symbol of enlightenment.
In the other hand he holds a hatchet. That is, the old karma, all your sanskars, the accumulated good and bad of past deeds get cut when enlightenment comes.
The third hand holds laddus, the round sweet-meats. They are the rewards of a wise life. Ganesha is never shown eating the laddus. The wise man never partakes of the rewards of his deeds. He is not attached to them.
The fourth hand is shown blessing the people. The wise man wishes the best for everyone.
Ganesha has only one tusk; the other is shown broken. There is an interesting story as to how Ganesh happened to get an elephant's head and how one tusk got broken. The symbolism of the broken tusk is that the wise person is beyond duality.
Ganesha is shown sitting with one foot on the ground and the other resting on his knee, above the ground. The wise person is of this earth, yet not entirely of this earth.
Ganesha is shown seated on a rat, or with a rat nearby that looks up to him. The reason for saying that Ganesha 'rides' on the rat is that the rat is among the greediest of all animals. It will keep nibbling at whatever is available, eating everything it can. Scientifically, too, the rat's teeth keep growing and it has to keep chewing on something to keep these within limits. The rat is a symbol of our senses, which are never satisfied. They crave new experiences, new tastes. Left uncontrolled, they keep growing forever. The wise person rides on his senses. He keeps them under control.
- Variant: Default Title
- SKU: 2142560
- Weight: 5.0 oz