Gurunathar’s Divine Message – Moolam Pooja – 22-06-2005
Here is an answer to a general question: “Why is it that only Hindu Gods have eight or ten arms with weapons in them?” On thinking, the answer comes easily, each weapon is for protection and the eight arms cover the eight directions. If there are two or more arms, they are also for protection: you will find them pointing upwards and downwards. The upward arm in the “abhyam” posture is for protection from fear and for granting general blessings while the downward arm signifies protection from forces below and also denotes receiving of protective energies.
The second question is important. Why is the large Vinayagar seated on the small rat (Mooshigan)? The first answer is that our arrogance is represented as the vahanam. We should gain control over it and decrease it. Unless we start with this we cannot progress towards wisdom of ‘Gnanam’. The second answer is that on achieving the ‘Ashtama Siddhis’ or eight siddhis one should be able to seat oneself on a form that is proportionately much smaller, without discomfort. Vinayagar shows us that we can achieve anything by the fusion of the soul with the universal consciousness (or Omkar). Please think over this carefully and give two more interpretations if possible.