Ganesha is establihed to promote languages and, created not based on any particular belief, religion, race and political conviction but humanity.
HISTORY OF GANESHA
Ganesha is one of the most ppular gods in Hindu’s religion. He is known as the symbol of good luck, the remover of obstacles, and the bestowerof erathyprosperity and well being. He is also the patron of literature and learning and is credited with writing of Mahabrata, one of India’s great epic poems. He is a friendly, likeable figure in spite ofhis astonishing appreance; he is depicted as a short pot-bellied man with red or yellow skin, four arms, and the head of an elephant with only one tusk who accompanied by his friend and companion the rat. Together, they destroy or circumvent all obstacles placed before them.
One of the story told about Ganesha’s origin explain that he is the son of the great Lord Shiva Parvati while she was at her bath. One day she decided to set a guard at the doorso that Shivasprinkling it with water from the holy river Ganges (Gangga). When Shive found his way blocked he became enraged and cut off Ganesga’s head but when he saw Parvati’s grief at the loss of her son he sent his messengers to find another head as soon as possible. The first one they came to was an elephant head and so this was placed on Ganesha'’ shoulders and he lived again.
If you should see a statue of Ganesha or you go to the Borobudur Temple in Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, it is considered good luck to rub his tummy so that some of his prosperity will transfer itself to you.
As we all know, Indonesia as a nation is in crisis politically, economically and socially. The issue is should we do something about it or do we just sit and do nothing?
There is a proverb saying: “ It is better to do something even if it was a mist.” Once George Bernard Shaw said: “ The worst sin to ward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be in different to them. That’s the essence of humanity.
Therefore, we should do something, wether it may be only a poem, an article, or anything as long as it comes from your heart. Well, this edition of Ganesha Poetry Society is primarily concerned with how to help other people to live in harmony with the envirobmentby doing something and to aid those in need.
“The magnificent blue picture that introduces this Home Page has special meaning for the many friends of Anton Alimin. It reminds them of a unique Society that welcomed everyone who wanted to come, both young and old. No subcribtions were ever asked for and often a delicious meal was prepared by the host. Most meeting took place in his Caulfield home. This unusual Society was named Ganesha in honour of the famous elephant-headed god; the who according to legent wrote down the story of the Mahabrata from itss author’s dictation. Guests were asked to provide an item of poetry, either in Indonesian language or English, and contributions were as varied as the participants. Some chose to provide a musical item with guitar accompaniment and some stories selected from the Mahabrata were read”.