Ganesha’s relationship with Shiva is Beautiful. Shiva cuts off Ganesha’s head as a little boy and then replaces it with the head of an elephant. This strange story has been the subject of much misinterpretation and distortion.
Shiva represents the unbounded consciousness beyond the limits of the dualistic mind. He turns the individual soul into Ganesha by taking it beyond the individual mind to the universal consciousness embracing the whole of existence. When we surrender to Shiva as the non-dual state, we align ourselves with Ganesha and are no longer bound to our human conditioning. This requires the difficult sacrifice of the ego represented by the human head.
Ganesha is also the son of Shakti as Devi Parvati. Only Ganesha can take the supreme Shakti energy and direct it along the necessary currents for its complete manifestation. Ganesha dwells in the Muladhara, or root chakra, that rules over the earth element and holds the Kundalini Shakti, our individual power of transcendence.
Ganesha provides us with the stability to wield the Shakti force that rises out of the earth and takes us to the infinite light. Ganesha is the unity of Shiva and Shakti, holding the highest awareness of Shiva while displaying all the powers of Shakti. His two consorts are Buddhi, the power of knowledge and Siddhi, the power of accomplishment.
This is why On Deepawali, he is combined with Lakshmi and Sarasvati, who reflect these two forces. Ganesha is dear to all the Goddesses.
He is said to be the remover of obstacles. Surrender to the cosmic intelligence of Ganesha and he will manifest the best of all possibilities without your need to worry, turning all difficulties into grace.!
Jai Sri Ganesh🙏