Elephant Symbolism and Feng Shui
The Elephant Symbolism and Feng Shui
You don’t have to step into the grasslands of Africa, travel through the dense rainforests or visit your favorite zoo to find a beautiful elephant. Gorgeous elephant paintings, exotic bedding and lovely statues have inhabited many homes today. The 13 feet and 16,000 pound land mammal is admired and respected by many different cultures around the world. The elephant is considered to be one of the most sacred treasures of Buddha and some Buddhists consider the elephant to be a symbol of physical and mental strength. Legend states that Queen Maya, mother of Buddha had dreamt of a white elephant that flew through the air and touched her right side with its trunk before she gave birth to Buddha. In the Indian culture, Ganesha is one of the most worshiped gods in the Hindu religion. Ganesha is the Hindu deity in a human form but with the head of an elephant. His image is found throughout India and Nepal. According to Hinduism, Ganesha is the lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles.
When elephants come into our dreams, it means that we have inner strength and we are able to deal with the obstacles that we are facing at the moment. In Feng Shui, elephants symbolize power, strength, wisdom and longevity. Elephant figurines, statues or even pictures that are placed in the home are said to bring good luck and fortune. The Jade Elephant is just one of the most popular elephant figurines used in Feng Shui. They are beautifully carved from semi-precious green stone and are used to strengthen the rooms Feng Shui. An elephant should always have its trunk in an upward position, when placed in a room. Placing an elephant or two at the front door brings good luck, protection and strength to the home. Placing one or two in the bedroom will strengthen the love between couples.
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