Saturday, July 31, 2010

Kadyawarcha Ganpati, Anjarle, Dapoli

This Ganesh temple is at Anjarle village in Dapoli taluka, Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra. Anjarle is famous for the "Kadyawarcha Ganpati" (Ganesh temple situated on a cliff). This ancient and magnificent Ganesh temple was originally constructed using wooden pillars in around 1150AD. It was renovated during the period between 1768 and 1780. At one time, people used to cross Anjarle creek (Jog River) in a boat and then climb the hill using steps that go through the Anjarle village. Recently a bridge has been constructed and you can take your vehicle right up to the entrance of the temple.

Kadyawarcha Ganpati, Anjarle, Dapoli 
Image Credit: Deepak Amembal

The Ganesh idol is right-sided. This means that its trunk curves towards the right, ("Ujwya Sondecha Ganpati") which is very rare. Kadyawarcha Ganpati is the live deity (a jagrut daiwat) who responds to distress calls of common people (called as 'Nawsala pavnara Ganpati' in Marathi).



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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ganesh Aarti - Vighna Harta Tumhe Pranam (Hindi)



Vakratund mahaakaay surya koti samprabh
Nirvignam kurumedev sarva kaaryeshu sarvada

Om gan ganpate namah - 4
Vignharta, mangalkarta - 2
Ganapati baappa tumhe pranaam - 2
Vign vinaayak sab sukhdaayak - 2
Ganapati baappa tumhe pranaam - 2
Om gan ganpate namah - 4
Vignharta, mangalkarta - 2
Ganapati baappa tumhe pranaam - 2
Vign vinaayak sab sukhdaayak - 2
Ganapati baappa tumhe pranaam - 3

Ajar amar hai naam tera, sankatharta naam hai tera
Gan gan ganapati gajmukh mandal, vign haran, gauri ke nandan, ek dant annadha
Hum hai baalak, tu jad paalak - 2
Puje sab tujhe hey vinaayak - 2
Om gan ganpate namah - 4
vignharta, mangalkarta - 2
Ganapati baappa tumhe pranaam - 3
Ganesha o ganesha devo ke dev ganesha - 2
Jai ganesh jai ganesh deva - 4
Sabse pehle puja jaata, tu hai sabka bhaagya vidhaata
Tu bhakto ka paalanhaara - 2
Uma mahesha ka tu hai dulhaara - 2
Om gan ganpate namah - 4
Vignharta, mangalkarta - 2
Ganapati baappa tumhe pranaam - 2) - 2
Om gan ganpate namah.............


Movie Name: My Friend Ganesha (2007)
Singer: Pamela Jain, Roopkumar Rathod
Music Director: Laxmi-Vasant
Lyrics: Ravi Jain
Year: 2007

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Shri Ganesh in Tekdi Temple, Sitabardi, Nagpur

Ganesh in Tekadi Temple, Nagpur
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Shri Ganesh Tekdi Temple is situated in Sitabardi, Nagpur, Maharashtra. It is one of the ancient temples of Nagpur and is about 250 years old. The presiding deity here is Tekdi Ganapati (Lord Ganesh). This temple resides on a hill, in Marathi ‘Tekdi’ means ‘hill’, so the name Tekdi Temple.

The idol is believed to be swayambhu and is beautifully decorated with golden and silver ornaments. It is about four feet tall.



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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ganesh on Nandi Hills, Bangalore

This Ganesh is in a small temple on top Nandi Hills next to the Nandikeshwara temple.

Ganesh on Nandihills


Ganesh temple on Nandihills

Nandi Hills is a mere 60 kilometers from Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. Nandi Hills offers a surprise of breathtaking scenic beauty and excellent climatic condition. Situated in the Chikkaballapur Taluk of Kolar District in Karnataka, Nandi Hills, at the height of 4851 feet above sea level is, the most popular picnic spot.

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Ganesh in Mahalakshmi Temple, Sulebhavi

This Ganesh is in the Mahalakshmi Temple in Sulebhavi near Belgaum, Karnataka, INDIA.