Gada Mace Mysticism

GADA MACE MYSTICISM

Gada Mace Mysticism relates to a fearsome weapon of the Gods and is mentioned frequently in ancient history. It signifies concentration of immense power in the individual.

OTHER MYSTICAL WEAPONS

Shiva Trishula, Sudarshan Chakra, Brahmastra, Pashupatastra, Indra’s Vajra, Nagapash, Agni Astra…. are all deadly and lethal weapons, but the Gada Mace in Hindu Mythology has its own significance.

GADA-YUDDA

Gada-Yuddha is the martial art of fighting with the Gada Mace. Various Gada-Yuddha techniques are mentioned in the Agni Purana and Mahabharata such as Aahat, Gomutra, Prabrita, Kamalasan, Udarvagatra, Namita, Vamadakshina, there are 20 in all.

In ancient times the Gada Mace was used by the strongest and most skilful commanders of the army. It was considered that the enemy should be killed with a single blow of Gada Mace.

THE CREATION OF THE NAME GADA – Gada Mace Mysticism

Gada was the name of a mighty Asura (demon) who once brought much terror upon humanity, but he could also be quite charitable. Many legends tell about how terrible Gada was, but he had one flaw that was quite easy to take advantage of. Gada never refused a request, whatever was asked of him, no matter how ridiculous the request might be. Lord Vishnu decided to resolve the bad situation and in doing so became the creator of the Gada Mace.
Lord Vishnu disguised himself as a Brahmin poet and approached Gada requesting that Gada lend him his bones. Happy to oblige Gada ripped himself apart at the seams to deliver his bones to Lord Vishnu. Vishnu then took these bones and fashioned himself the most grand Gada Mace of all time.

POWERFUL LIFE FORCE – Gada Mace Mysticism

Like earth moves around sun and gathers life force from it and stores it, similarly the Gada Mace moves round the body to gather life force to be used by its practitioner. The Gada Mace is a sign of bravery, immense physical strength, virility and radiance like the sun.

DEITIES – Gada Mace Mysticism

Lord Hanuman GADA MACE MYSTICISM

Lord Hanuman GADA MACE MYSTICISM

Lord Hanuman is portrayed carrying a gold Gada Mace in popular religious art, however is not a physical weapon, but is symbolic of the embodiment of moral and spiritual values. It is carried in the left hand as a symbol of self-sovereignty, authority of governance and the power to rule.

The Gada Mace is associated with supreme deities like Lord Hanuman, who was a carrier of the extremely powerful life force. Other deities include Vishnu, Krishna, Durga and the Pandav Bheema.

THE RIGHT TO HOLD A GADA MACE – Gada Mace Mysticism

To hold a Gada Mace, one must have complete control over the following:-

Five actions, anus, sex, legs, hands & mouth.
Five perceptions, nose, tongue, eye, skin & ear.
Five sensations, smell, taste, form, touch & sound.
Five vices, anger, greed, ego, lust & attachment.

THE MEANINGS OF GADA MACE POSITIONS – Gada Mace Mysticism

When the Gada Mace is held in the right hand in the upraised position, it means that there is agitation, judgmental and controlling power required to bring the situation under control.

When the Gada Mace is lowered and held relaxed from the right hand with its pointed tip just in front the right instep, it signifies that there is orderliness and contentment in the society.

When the beholder sits in the meditative lotus position with the Gada Mace resting by his right side on the ground with the pointed end in full view, it is said that there is total peace, prosperity and happiness, where everyone is contented and there is an abundance of everything.

Gada Mace Mysticism 3 positions

PHYSICAL MEANINGS – Gada Mace Mysticism

The shape a Gada Mace resembles the churning stick used to make butter and buttermilk. You can draw a parallel between churning butter and sexual energy. It could be said that in swinging the gada a wrestler is churning his body to increase his store of semen.

Symbolic implications of the shape of a Gada Mace has clear overtones of sexual potency and virility. Each time the gada is swung it is brought to a balanced position at the front of the body, erect from the wrestler’s waist.

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