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Showing posts with label ganesh photo. Show all posts
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Saturday, 22 September 2012

Lord Ganesha and Kartikeya

Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Ganesha, being the elder son, was very intelligent and wise in nature. On the other hand, Lord Kartikeya was very impatient and short tempered. They both possessed different nature and different physical qualities, thus some time they had serious arguments or fight.

Once they had a serious argument on their strength and wisdom. So they approached to Lord Shiva for final settlement and justice. After hearing both of them Lord Shiva declared that among the two, who will first complete circling the universe would be the winner.

Without any delay Lord Kartikeya sat on his “Vahana”, the peacock, and started his journey round the universe travelling across the mountains, the sea and the rest universe. But big bellied Ganesha knew that with his “Vahana” the little rat, he can’t win the race. So he stopped and thought for a while. Suddenly he got an idea; he made Lord Shiva and Parvati to sit together and walked around them thrice. When Kartikeya returned after successfully completing his round, he saw Ganesha sitting in lap of his father. He could not understand why Ganesha is sitting rather than completing his task and blamed Ganesha for being unjust. Lord Ganesha told him that he had completed his round not once but thrice. Ganesha said his parents are his Universe, thus he proved himself by circling them. Lord Shiva was very pleased with Ganesha and boon him with the first one to be worshipped by people before starting any work. But Kartikeya lost his patience and thought that his father especially his mother was partial to him. He took a pledge, not to see any women face specially his mother face. He kept his words that’s why in many temples of Lord Kartikeya women’s are not allowed to enter.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Legend of Ganesh Chaturthi

The mythological basis of the celebration is found in the Puranas. Parvati, while taking a bath, wanted somebody to guard from outside. She got the idea of making an idol out of the dirt that came from her body. She placed the idol outside. The idol did not even let her husband enter. Shankar became furious and instantly severed the head of the idol.

Parvati finished her bath and came out. She explained to her husband the reason for placing the idol before the door. The idol was her creation. In fact the idol was her son ("manas putra"), and consequently also Shankar's son.

Shankar felt sorry for what he had done. His servant Gan was standing nearby. Shankar ordered him to go and bring the head of the first living being he would meet. The servant saw an elephant, and he at once cut his head and took it to Shankar. Shankar joined the elephant's head to the body of Parvati's son. "Gaj" means elephant and "anan" means head, so Parvati's son became known as "Gajanan". Shankar made him the deity of his armies and thus his name became Ganesh.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Shree Panchmukhi Ganesha

Panchmukhi Ganesh means five headed Ganesha Pancha means Five and Mukhi means faced. The most relevant meaning of the five-headed Ganesh is certainly that these heads symbolize the five kosha in the subtile anatomy experienced. Thus, the fifth head of Ganesh symbolizes the highest level of yogic experience. Lord Ganesha has all the five elements under His control. He is the embodiment of all potency. No one is superior above him. This unique form of Ganesha is quite popular in south India.

Ganeshji Writing for Mahabharata

The Mahabharata is the longest epic of the world, written in Sanskrit and consisting about 1,00,000 shloka and 1.8 million words. The epic of Mahabharata was written by great poet Sage Vyasa with blessings and suggestion of Lord Brahma. Vyasa asked Lord Brahma to suggest him someone very intellectual and understanding to write down the epic, as both composition and writing of such great epic was not an easy task. Therefore on recommendation of Brahma Vyasa prayed and requested Lord Ganesha, also known as "Lord of knowledge" to write it down. Lord Ganesha agreed on one condition that his pen shouldn't stop even for second once he starts writing the composition as he had lots of other work to do. For this Vyasa in return put one condition before Ganesha to write the whole epic only after understanding the meaning of each and every word. In this way they made an agreement whith each other that, once started neither Vyasa would stop his dictating nor Gansha will write without understanding. It is been said that whenever Ganesha was too fast in writing, Vyasa used to dictate him some difficult composition. So that Ganesha would take time to understand and in this meantime Sage Vaysa used to compose new lines. In this way The Great Epic of Mahabharata was composed and written.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Names of Ganeshji

Ekadant (one-toothed) 

To scribe the Mahabharat Katha Ganeshji removed one of his tusks to carve a quill from it. He then scribed the epic on palm leaves as the sage Ved Vyas recited it. The scribing took three years!In south India there is a belief that when ploughing first began on earth, it was Lord Ganeshji who first ploughed using one of his tusks

In the Uttar Ramayan, Brahmand Puran and Padma Puran there is a reference of a battle between Ganeshji and Parshuram. During the duel, the latter's axe fractured one of Ganeshji's tusks According to the Brahmand Puran, it was his left tusk.

There are other names related to his body and virtues.

A few commonly known are listed below: 

Lambodar - from the long - 'lambo', tummy - 'udar'.

Gajkarna - from the large elephant 'Gaja' ears - 'karna.'

Kapil - from his ruddy complexion.

Vikat - heavy-bodied.

Bhalchandra - having a Chandra (moon) on his forehead - 'bhal.

Dwaimatur - one who has 'dwi' - two, 'mata' - mother; Parvati - who gave birth to him and Malini - a demoness who nurtured him

Vakratund - one who breaks the ego of he who behaves anti-socially ('Vakra').

Mudgal - In south India, a special 'Mudgal Puran' extols Ganapati's glory. It cites 32 names, while 'Shardatilak' lists 51 names.

Vigneshwar - One who removes mayic obstacles - 'vignas'

Ganesh History

Ganesh Birth 

Once Lord Shiva left his usual dwelling on Mt.Kailas in the Himalayas, to meditate in one of the caves in the same mountain. Two friends of Parvati, his consort, suggested that she should have a 'gana' - attendant of their own, since they were not too happy with Shivaji's 'ganas'. Parvati agreed. Soon after, using her divine powers, she created a son, naming him Vinayak. She instructed him to guard their home.

When Shivaji returned Vinayak prevented him from entering. After some bickering, Shivaji beheaded Vinayak with his 'trishul' (trident). When Parvati heard of this she lamented intensely. Shivaji realised his error. To set things right he sent his men to the forest to fetch the head of the first living thing they met. They encountered a baby elephant and returned with its head. With his divine power, Shivaji placed the head over his son's body. Instantly Vinayak sprung to life. Henceforth Vinayak also earned the name of Gajaanan. 'Gaja' means elephant. Shivaji blessed him with a boon that people would first worship and offer him dedication in all their auspicious activities. Those who didn't would not attain success.

Bhadarva Sud 4th is the day Parvati was offering the final pujan to the dead Ganeshji, when he resurrected.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi festival

Ganesha Chaturthi also famous as “Vinayaka Chaturthi” is celebrated as “Ganesh Utsav” and considered as the great Hindu festival of India. Lord Ganesha who has the elephant-head instead of a human head, is the son of Shiva and Parvati and younger brother of Lord Kartikeya.

Ganesh Chaturthi is the birthday of God Ganesha who is considered as the prime deity for any worship. God Ganesha is worshipped widely as Ganesha is the god of prosperity, god of wisdom and also god of good fortune. Ganesh festival is celebrated for 10 days with great joy and fun. During this festival, so many bestow are presented to Lord Ganesha by the devotees.

Ganesh Chaturthi festival comes in between the month of August and September or in Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi or Sankat Chaturthi-the forth day of the waxing moon period according to the Hindu calendar. This festivals ends on the 10th day that is called as “Anant Chaturthi or “Anant Chaturdashi”.

Vinayaka or the elephant headed God Ganesha, whose vehicle is rat (Mooshak), is considered as the treasure of wealth and bless so devotees prefer to visit the temple of Lord Ganesha and get the blessing of God Ganesha. “Modaks-the famous Indian sweet in droplet shape” are offered to him as he loves the “Modaks” (Laddu) very much.

All devotees loudly say after the prayer,
“Ganpati Bappa Moriya”
“Ganapati Maharaj ki Jay”
“Ganpati bappa morya, pudcha varshi laukar ya"-Hail Lord Ganesh, return again soon next year.

Legend behind this is that sandalwood dough which Goddess Parvati used for bath, God Ganesha emerged from that. When she went for bathing, she commanded her son Ganesh not to allow anyone to enter in the house. Ganesha was there at the door of the house, at that time Lord Shiva-Parvati’s husband returned. As God Ganesha and Shiva were unaware of relation between them, God ganesha stooped him to enter into the house. God shiva got angry and then cruelly cut off his head. When Parvati came to know this, she distressed and requested Lord Shiva to revitalize his son. Then it was decided to cut off the head of one who would come first on the way. Elephant was the first who came there and his head was cut off and fixed to God Ganesha’s body. This way Lord Shiva revive his son and trinity-Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva give their preference of worship to God Ganesh and God Ganesha became a leader “Ganaadhipati” so he is also called as “Ganpati”

Ganesh Chaturthi festival is celebrated all over in India but mostly elaborated in Gujarat, Maharastra, Orissa, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Out of India, Ganesh Chaturthi is also celebrated widely in Nepal, Canada, United Status, Fiji by Hindus.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Ganesha Chalisa

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Shree Ganesh Chalisa

Shri Ganesh Chalisa is a "forty rhyme" prayer. Rhymes are chanted and narrated by devotees in groups. The deeds and acts of God Ganesha are recalled in these rhymes to aid the devotee to meditate on noble and virtuous qualities.

ll Dohaa ll

Jai Ganapati Sadguna Sadan, Kavivar Badan Kripaal l
Vighna Haran Mangal Karan, Jai Jai Girijaalaal ll

ll Chaupai ll

Jai Jai Jai Ganapati Ganaraaju,Mangal Bharana Karana shubha kaajuu
Jai Gajbadan Sadan Sukhdaata , Vishva Vinaayaka Buddhi Vidhaataa Vakra

Tunda Shuchi Shunda Suhaavana,Tilaka Tripunda bhaal Man Bhaavan
Raajata Mani Muktana ura maala, Swarna Mukuta Shira Nayana Vishaalaa

Pustak Paani Kuthaar Trishuulam , Modaka Bhoga Sugandhit Phuulam
Sundara Piitaambar Tana Saajit, Charana Paadukaa Muni Man Raajit

Dhani Shiva Suvan Shadaanana Bhraataa, Gaurii Lalan Vishva-Vikhyaata
Riddhi Siddhi Tav Chanvar Sudhaare, Mooshaka Vaahan Sohat Dvaare

Kahaun Janma Shubh Kathaa Tumhari,Ati Shuchi Paavan Mangalkaarii
Ek Samay Giriraaj Kumaarii, Putra Hetu Tapa Kiinhaa Bhaarii

Bhayo Yagya Jaba Poorana Anupaa,Taba Pahunchyo Tuma Dhari Dvija Rupaa
Atithi Jaani Kay Gaurii Sukhaarii, Bahu Vidhi Sevaa Karii Tumhaarii

Ati Prasanna Hvai Tum Vara Diinhaa, Maatu Putra Hit Jo Tap Kiinhaa
Milhii Putra Tuhi, Buddhi Vishaala , Binaa Garbha Dhaarana Yahi Kaalaa

Gananaayaka Guna Gyaan Nidhaanaa, Puujita Pratham Roop Bhagavaanaa
Asa Kehi Antardhyaana Roop Hvai, Palanaa Par Baalak Svaroop Hvai

BaniShishuRudanJabahiTum Thaanaa,Lakhi Mukh Sukh Nahin Gauri Samaanaa
Sakal Magan Sukha Mangal Gaavahin, Nabha Te Suran Suman Varshaavahin

Shambhu Umaa Bahudaan Lutaavahin,Sura Munijana Suta Dekhan Aavahin
Lakhi Ati Aanand Mangal Saajaa, Dekhan Bhii Aaye Shani Raajaa

Nija Avaguna Gani Shani Man Maahiin, Baalak Dekhan Chaahat Naahiin
Girijaa Kachhu Man Bheda Badhaayo, Utsava Mora Na Shani Tuhi Bhaayo

Kahana Lage Shani Man Sakuchaai, Kaa Karihau Shishu Mohi Dikhayii
Nahin Vishvaasa Umaa Ura Bhayauu, Shani Son Baalak Dekhan Kahyau

Padatahin Shani Drigakona Prakaashaa, Baalak Sira Udi Gayo Aakaashaa
Girajaa Girii Vikala Hvai Dharanii, So Dukha Dashaa Gayo Nahin Varanii

Haahaakaara Machyo Kailaashaa, Shani Kiinhon Lakhi Suta Ko Naashaa
Turat Garuda Chadhi Vishnu Sidhaaye, Kaati Chakra So GajaShira Laaye

Baalak Ke Dhada Uupar Dhaarayo, Praana Mantra Padhi Shankar Daarayo
Naama'Ganesha'ShambhuTabaKiinhe,Pratham Poojya Buddhi Nidhi Vara Diinhe

Buddhi Pariikshaa Jab Shiva Kiinhaa , Prithvii Kar Pradakshinaa Liinhaa
Chale Shadaanana Bharami Bhulaai, Rache Baithii Tum Buddhi Upaai

Charana Maatu-Pitu Ke Dhara Liinhen, Tinake Saat Pradakshina Kiinhen
Dhani Ganesha Kahi Shiva Hiye Harashyo,Nabha Te Suran Suman Bahu Barse

Tumharii Mahima Buddhi Badaai, Shesha Sahasa Mukha Sake Na Gaai
Main Mati Heen Maliina Dukhaarii, Karahun Kaun Vidhi Vinaya Tumhaarii

Bhajata 'Raamsundara' Prabhudaasaa, Jaga Prayaaga Kakraa Durvaasaa.
Ab Prabhu Dayaa Deena Par Keejai, Apnii Bhakti Shakti Kuchha Deejai

ll Dohaa ll

Shrii Ganesha Yeh Chaalisaa, Paatha Karre Dhara Dhyaan l
Nita Nav Mangala Graha Base, Lahe Jagat Sanmaana ll
Sambandh Apna Sahasra Dash, Rishi panchamii dinesha l
Poorana Chaalisaa Bhayo, Mangala Moorti Ganesha ll