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intellect and eradicator of obstacles. Lord Ganesha is the child of lord Shiva
and goddess Parvati. He is the elder brother of lord Kartikay (Skanda/
Murugana). Ganesha is the most extensively worshipped god in Hindu way of life.
Each sort of worship whether tantric or spiritual starts with the prayers of
Ganesha in Hinduism as he is known as the eradicator of obstacles
(Vighneshawar). He is worshipped in the starting of any propitious event for
blessings and hassle-free work. Lord Ganesha is invoked as the “Patron of
Letters” at the beginning of any writing.
figures show extensive variation with dissimilar patterns changing over ages. A
different mixture of his elephant-like head, a pot belly and a small mouse makes
him different from all other Hindu gods in appearance. Many a times, he is
represented standing, sitting, dancing, like a warrior in heroic action against
demons, playing with his family as a boy, sitting down, or in a significant
range of contemporary situations when depicted in festival displays.
Ganesha has four hands, holding an axe in the right upper arm, while the
left upper arm holds a noose, signs of his ability to cut through obstacles or
to create them as required. In the third one he carries laddoo (a sweet
delicacy) and the fourth hand’s palm is always there to bless people. His vahana
is a tiny mouse which represents the dominated demon of pride and
Tanno Danti Prachodayat
Shri Ganesh Chalisa is a “forty verse” prayer. Verses are recited
or chanted by groups. The acts and deeds of Lord Ganesha are recalled in these
verses to aid the devotee to meditate on virtuous and noble qualities.
Lord Ganesha is considered as the remover of obstacles and the
lord of beginnings. Shri Ganesh is one of the most popular gods among the
followers of Hindu religion. Ganesha is also known as the Elephant God. Lord
Ganesha is the primary god, one who is worshipped at the beginning of any
propitious event. Ganesha is the lord of intellect and knowledge.
Legends of Ganesha
are many stories of Lord Ganesha regarding his origin and various others which
tell about the nature and traits of his character. Ganesha is known as the god
of wisdom, literature and worldly success. He is known as the eldest son of Lord
Shiva and Parvati (Uma), younger brother being Kartikay.
Ganesha Mantras are known as Siddhi Mantra (the one with
perfection). Each and every mantra is full of energy and power of Lord Ganesha.
It is believed that mantras of Ganesha, when chanted with genuine devotion, give
positive results. These mantras ward off all trials and troubles gracing the
devotee with every success.