This week we introduce a great new PlayNGO game – Idol of Fortune.
What’s The Story
Ganesha symbolises wisdom, understanding, and the intellect that someone must possess to attain perfection in life.
Clearing obstacles on the path of progression, is fortune in your favour?
This South Asian inspired game is simply beautiful.
The Wild Prize feature is triggered when the gold reel is active and a Wild lands within it. This then opens up a mini-game where the player must match three symbols from a selection of 12 to win the wild Prize.
In the Free Spins feature players can choose the amount of Free Spins and the number of Mystery Reels to shape their game for a truly immersive experience. There is a chance for players to gain up to 88 Mystery Symbols with 20 Free Spins if they select the Mystery Pick.
Who is Ganesha?
Ganesh is one of the best known and loved deities in the Hindu pantheon of gods, and indeed is the most recognised outside of India. But who is this elephant headed fellow, and why is he so popular?
Ganesh (also spelled Ganesa or Ganesha and known as Ganapati, Vinayaka and Pillaiyar) is the Lord of Good Fortune who provides prosperity, fortune and success. He is the Lord of Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles of both material and spiritual kinds. Interestingly, he also places obstacles in the path of those who need to be checked.
Because of these attributes, Ganesh is widely revered by almost all castes and in all parts of India, regardless of any other spiritual affiliations. His image is found everywhere, in many different forms, and he is invoked before the undertaking of any task. Ganesh is also associated with the first Chakra, or energy wheel, which underpins all of the other Chakras and represents conservation, survival and material well-being. He is considered to be a patron of the arts and sciences and of letters. Devotees believe that if Ganesha is worshiped, he grants success, prosperity and protection against adversity. In a lesser known role, Ganesh is also the destroyer of vanity, selfishness and pride.
There exist a large number of legends, myths and stories relating to Ganesh and his appearance, all reflecting the wealth of symbolism that attends him. The most famous is how he came to have an elephant’s head. It is said that the goddess Parvati, wishing to bathe, created a boy and assigned him the task of guarding the entrance to her bathroom. When her husband Shiva returned from one his interminable battles, he was denied access by Ganesh and killed the boy in a fit of petulant rage, striking his head off with his sword. Parvati was understandably upset and so to soothe her Shiva sent out his warriors to fetch the head of the first dead creature they found, which happened to be that of an elephant. The head was attached to the body of the boy and he was brought back to life. The elephant’s head symbolises unmatched wisdom and the gaining of knowledge through reflection and listening. And because of his role as his mother’s doorkeeper, he is often placed facing doorways to keep out the unworthy.
Now you should be well versed as to the story of Ganesh, time to head out and try your own fortune.