Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Lakshmi Ganapati

Lakshmi Ganapati

Lakshmi Ganapati, pure white giver of success, sits flanked by Wisdom and Achievement. Gesturing varada mudra, He holds a green parrot, a pomegranate, sword, goad, noose, sprig of kalpavriksha and a water vessel.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Heramba Ganapati

Heramba Ganapati

Five-faced, white in color, Heramba Ganapati, "Protector of the Weak," rides a big lion. He extends the gestures of protection and blessing while holding a noose, japa beads, axe, hammer, tusk, garland, fruit and modaka.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Kshipra Ganapati

Kshipra Ganapati

Handsome, red-hued Kshipra Ganapati, "Quick-acting" giver of boons, displays His broken tusk, a noose, goad and a sprig of the kalpavriksha (wish-fulfilling) tree. In His uplifted trunk He holds a tiny pot of precious jewels.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Vighna Ganapati

Vighna Ganapati

Vighna Ganapati, "Lord of Obstacles," is of brilliant gold hue and bedecked in jewels. His eight arms hold a noose and goad, tusk and modaka, conch and discus, a bouquet of flowers, sugar cane, flower arrow and an axe.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ucchhishta Ganapati

Ucchhishta Ganapati

Ucchhishta Ganapati is "Lord of Blessed Offerings" and guardian of culture. Of blue complexion and sixarmed, He sits with His Shakti, holding a vina, pomegranate, blue lotus flower, japa mala and a sprig of fresh paddy.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Siddhi Ganapati

Siddhi Ganapati
Golden-yellow Siddhi Ganapati, "the Accomplished," is the epitome of achievement and self-mastery. He sits comfortably holding a bouquet of flowers, an axe, mango, sugar cane and, in His trunk, a tasty sesame sweet.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dvija Ganapati

Dvija Ganapati
Four-headed Dvija Ganapati, "the Twice-born," is moon-like in color. Holding a noose, a goad, an ola leaf scripture, a staff, water vessel and a his japa beads, He reminds one and all of the urgency for disciplined striving.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Ganesh Aarti - Shendur Lal Chadhayo (Hindi)


Shendur lal chadhayo achchha gajmukhko || Dondil lal biraje sut gauriharko ||
Hath liye gudladdu sai survarko || Mahima kahe na jay lagat hoo padko || 1 ||
Jai jai shri ganraj vidhyasukhdata || Dhanya tumara darshan mera man ramata ||

Ashto siddhi dasi sankatko bairi || vignavinashan mangal murat adhikari ||
Koti surajprakash aisi chhabi teri || Gandasthala madmastak jhoole Shashihari || 2 ||
Jai jai shri ganraj vidhyasukhdata || Dhanya tumara darshan mera man ramata ||

Bhavbhagat se koi sharanagat ave || santat santat sabhi bharpur pave ||
Aise tumMaharaj moko ati bhave || Gosavinandan nishidin gun gave || 3 ||
Jai jai shri ganraj vidhyasukhdata || Dhanya tumara darshan mera man ramata ||

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Shree Ganeshaya Dheemahi


Lyrics

Gananayakaya Ganadaivataya Ganadakshaya Dheemahi
Guna Shariraya Guna Manditaya Guneshanaya Dheemahi
Gunatitaya Gunadhishaya Guna Pravishtaya Dheemahi

Ekadantaya Vakratundaya Gauri Tanayaya Dheemahi
Gajeshanaya Bhalchandraya Shree Ganeshaya Dheemahi

Gaana Chaturaya Gaana Pranaya Gaanantaratmane 
Gaanotsukaya Gaanamattaya Gannottsukha manase 
Guru Pujitaya, Guru Daivataya, Guru kulasthaine 
Guru Vikramaya, Guihya Pravaraya Gurave Gunagurave
Guru Daityakalachetre, Guru Dharma sada rakdhyaya
Guru putra paritratre Guru pakhand khandkhaya
Geet saraya, Geet tatvaya Geet gotraya Dheemahi
Gudha gulfaya, Gandha Mattaya Gojaya pradaya Dheemahi 
Gunatitaya Gunadhishaya Guna Pravishtaya Dheemahi

Ekadantaya Vakratundaya Gauri Tanayaya Dheemahi
Gajeshanaya Bhalchandraya Shree Ganeshaya Dheemahi

Gandharva Rajaya Gandhaya Gandharva Gana Shravana Pranaime
Gaadhaanuragaya Granthaya Geetaya Grantatarth tatvavine
Gunine Gunavate Ganapataye

Grantha Geetaya Grantha Geyaya Grantantaratmane 
Geetaleenaya Geetaashrayaya Geetavadyapatave, 
Dheya Charitaya Gaya Kavaraya Gandharvaprikrute 
Gayakadhina Vighrahaya Gangajala pranayavate 
Gauri Stanandhaya Gauri Hridaya Nandanaya
Gaura Bhanu Sutaya Gauri Ganeshwaraya

Gauri Pranayaya Gauri Pravanaya Gaura Bhavaya Dheemahi
Gosahastraya Govardanaya Gopa Gopaya Dheemahi
Gunatitaya Gunadhishaya Guna Pravishtaya Dheemahi

Ekadantaya Vakratundaya Gauri Tanayaya Dheemahi
Gajeshanaya Bhalchandraya Shree Ganeshaya Dheemahi



This is probably one of the best songs made on Lord Ganesha.

Composers: Ajay-Atul
Singer: Shankar Mahadevan
Written by: Shrirang Godbol



Thursday, December 10, 2009

Shakti Ganapati

Shakti Ganapati
Four-armed and seated with one of His shaktis on His knee, Shakti Ganapati, "the Powerful," of orangered hue, guards the householder. He holds a garland, noose and goad, and bestows blessings with the abhaya mudra.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Vira Ganapati

Vira Ganapati
The "Valiant Warrior," Vira Ganapati, assumes a commanding pose. His 16 arms bristle with weapons, symbols of mind powers: a goad, discus, bow, arrow, sword, shield, spear, mace, a battleaxe, a trident and more.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Bhakti Ganapati

Bhakti Ganapati
Shining like the full moon during harvest season and garlanded with flowers, Bhakti Ganapati, dear to devotees, is indeed pleasant to look upon. He holds a banana, a mango, coconut and a bowl of sweet payasa pudding.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Taruna Ganapati

Taruna Ganapati

Eight-armed, Taruna Ganapati, "the Youthful," holds a noose and goad, modaka, wood apple, rose apple, His broken tusk, a sprig of paddy and a sugar cane stalk. His brilliant red color reflects the blossoming of youth.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bala Ganapati

Bala Ganapati

Bala Ganapati is "the  Childlike" God  of golden hue. In His hands He holds a banana, mango, sugar cane and jack fruit, all representing  the  earth's  abundance  and fertility.  His  trunk  garners  His  favorite sweet, the modaka.