Sunday, January 31, 2010

Uddanda Ganapati

Uddanda Ganapati

Uddanda Ganapati is the bold "Enforcer of Dharma," the laws of being. His ten hands hold a pot of gems, a blue lily, sugar cane, a mace, lotus flower, sprig of paddy, a pomegranate, noose, garland and His broken tusk.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Srishti Ganapati

Srishti Ganapati

Riding on His docile and friendly mouse, Srishti Ganapati is the lord of happy "Manifestation." This active God, of red complexion, holds His noose a goad, a perfect mango, and His tusk, representing selfless sacrifice.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ekadanta Ganapati

Ekadanta Ganapati

Ekadanta of "Single Tusk" is distinguished by His blue color and sizable belly. The attributes of this murti are an axe for cutting the bonds of ignorance, prayer beads for japa, a laddu sweet and the broken right tusk.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Haridra Ganapati

Haridra Ganapati

Haridra Ganapati, the golden one dressed in bright yellow vestments, sits calmly on a posh, regal throne. Along with His tusk and a modaka, He wields a noose to hold devotees close and a sharp goad to spur them onward.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Kshipra Prasada Ganapati

Kshipra Prasada Ganapati

Kshipra Prasada Ganapati, "the Quick Rewarder," presides from a kushagrass throne. His big belly symbolizes the manifest universe. He holds a noose, goad, tusk, lotus, pomegranate and a twig of the wish-fulfilling tree.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tryakshara Ganapati

Tryakshara Ganapati

Tryakshara Ganapati, "the Lord of Three Letters" (A-U-M), is gold in color and has fly whisks in His big floppy ears. He carries the broken tusk, goad, noose and mango and is often seen grasping a sweet modaka in His trunk.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Varada Ganapati

Varada Ganapati

Varada Ganapati, "the Boon-Giver" with prominent third eye of wisdom, holds a dish of honey, the noose and goad and encloses a pot of jewels in His trunk. His Shakti is at His side, and the crescent moon adorns His crown.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Ekakshara Ganapati

Ekakshara Ganapati

Ekakshara ("Single-Syllable" of 'gam') Ganapati is three-eyed, has red complexion and attire. Crescent moon on His crown, He sits in lotus pose upon Mushika, offers the boon-giving gesture and holds a pomegranate, noose and goad.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Ganesh in Junagarh Fort, Bikaner

Ganesha in Junagarh Fort, Bikaner, Rajesthan

This Ganesa is in the Junagarh Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ganesh Temple, Reddy

Ganesh in Reddy

The two handed Sayambhu Ganesh Temple is in Reddy, a small town by the sea side situated 33 k.m. away from Sawantwadi and 22 k.m. from Vengurla

Ganesh idol is carved out of Murju stone and is in seating attitude. More importantly this Ganesh idol is two handed as against four in usual.  Devotees feel blessed to see this 6 feet tall and four and half feet wide, beautiful, godly idol of Lord Ganesh.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Suvarna Ganesh, Divegar

Suvarna Ganesh, Divegar

History of Suvarnaganesha is quite fascinating. It was on the special day of November 17th 1998 (Sankashti Chaturthi as per the Hindu calendar) that there was found a copper box beneath the earth some 40-50 cm. It was weighing 30 kilos,37.5 cm(27 inches) in length,45 cm(18 inches) wide,17.5(7 inches) in height, in a coconut cultivation near the temple.

The box was muddy as it was buried and looked ancient. It had some words written from the 10 century in Sanskrit.

This incident attracted all the mob from the Diveagar village. It was to everyone's astonishment as what could be in the box?
This was the second incident that an ancient piece of history was found, as earlier there was found a "Tamraptra" at the same place. May be this box could relate something with the "Tamraptra" opening the door of the unsolved mysteries of past...

And the box was opened at 12 noon...

There was a sculpture of Lord Ganesh made out of pure gold. Also the box contained ornaments belonging to Lord Ganesha. It was then that the god was named "Suvarnaganesh".

Suvarnaganesh is a complete idol of Lord Ganesha, but a sculpture of pure 24 caret gold. Its weighted 1 kilo and 300grams ,with height of 60cm(24 inches). The sculpture made is 300 to 400 years ancient. It is said that this sculpture was created to mask some Lord Ganesh stone idol, which was earlier in the temple.

However its still a puzzle as to who has buried it and for what reason. But people of Diveagar have tremendous faith in Suvarnagensh and that the god is blessing the place with prosperity.

Reference: http://diveagar.co.in/what-can-see.html

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Urdhva Ganapati

Urdhva Ganapati

Seated with one of His shaktis on His left knee, Urdhva Ganapati is "the Elevated" Lord of golden hue. In His six hands He holds a sprig of paddy, a lotus, the sugar cane bow, an arrow, His ivory tusk and a blue water lily.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Ganesh Gayatri Mantra



OM Ekadantaya Vidmahe
Vakkratundaya Dheemahi
Tanno Danti Prachodayat

|| Meaning ||

We devote our thoughts to the One Tusked Lord
We meditate upon Him who has a Curved trunk
May the tusked one guide us on the right path.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Nritya Ganapati

Nritya Ganapati

The happy "Dancer", Nritya Ganapati, is four-armed and golden, with rings on His fingers, holding a tusk, goad, noose and modaka sweet. He prances under the kalpavriksha tree, epitomizing exuberant activity and joy.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Vijaya Ganapati

Vijaya Ganapati

Four-armed, of red hue and riding His resourceful mushika, Vijaya Ganapati is "the Victorious" bestower of success. His insignia are the broken tusk, elephant goad, a noose and a lucious golden mango, His favorite fruit.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Maha Ganapati

Maha Ganapati

Accompanied by one of His shaktis, the Great "Maha Ganapati" is red complexioned and three-eyed. He holds His tusk, a pomegranate, blue lily, sugarcane bow, discus, noose, lotus, paddy sprig, mace and a pot of gems.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Ganesh in Munnar

Ganesha in Munnar

Ganesh Temple near Rajamala Hills, Munnar

This Ganesh temple is on the road to the Rajamala Hills, Munnar, Kerala.