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According to "Mudgala Purana", an ancient text on Lord Ganesha, thirty two forms of Ganesha are believed to occur. Haridra Ganesha is one of them. The word Haridra means “Turmeric”. Haridra Ganpati is made out of “Turmeric roots” and considered very lucky and auspicious. He is described as having three eyes. He sits on a golden throne. He is yellow-complexioned...
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Happy Ganesh Chaturthi Greetings : Ganesh Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated in honour of the elephant-headed god – Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. Ganesh Chaturthi brings people of all religion, caste and creed together. This is a very auspicious day celebrated to pray to the god so that every new activity that is started is successfully completed...
On the day of Ganesha Chaturthi festival, there is a tradition of worshipping Lord Ganesha with 21 different varieties of leaves known as Ekavimshati Pathra Pooja. Ekavimshati is a Sanskrit word meaning 21. What is the significance of worshipping Lord Ganesha with the specific variety of leaf (Pathra) used in the pooja? Since Vedic times, usage of sacred leaves...
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Ganesh Chaturthi, the great Ganesha festival, also known as 'Vinayak Chaturthi' or 'Vinayaka Chavithi' is celebrated by Hindus around the world as the birthday of Lord Ganesha. It is observed during the Hindu month of Bhadra (mid-August to mid-September). Ganesh Utsav is basically a ten day festival which starts on Ganesh Chaturthi and ends on Ananta Chaturdashi. Normally, Ganesha Chaturthi...
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Morya Gosavi or Moraya Gosavi (Morayā Gosāvi) or Moroba Gosavi was a prominent saint of the Hindu Ganapatya sect, which considers the elephant-faced god Ganesha as the Supreme Being. Morya Gosavi is considered the chief spiritual progenitor of the Ganapatyas and has been described as the "most famous devotee" of Ganesha. Morya Gosavi is considered the chief spiritual progenitor and...
Ganesha, also known as the God of success has been blessing his devotees with prosperity and fortune since time immemorial. He is also the Lord who destroys obstacles from people's life. Placing Ganesha idols in your home can change your destiny. Credits to Priyanshi Lal who shared few great suggestions on how and where to place Ganesha murtis and...
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Tuesdays are dedicated to worship Lord Ganesha and visit near by Ganesha Temples and seeks blessings. Recite Ganesha Purana, Mudgala Purana which helps in connecting with Lord Ganesha spiritually. Lord Ganesha is the lord of success and wisdom and is believed to be the remover of obstacles. One of the most popular deities among Hinduism, Lord Ganesha graces devotees with...
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Lord Ganesha is worshipped with all sixteen rituals along with chanting of Puranik Mantras during Ganesha Chaturthi Puja which is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi Puja. Worshipping Gods and Goddesses with all 16 rituals is known as Shodashopachara Puja (षोडशोपचार पूजा). Although Ganesha Puja can be done during Pratahkala, Madhyahnakala and Sayankala but Madhyahnakala is preferred during Ganesha Chaturthi Puja. All rituals which are prescribed...
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Gauri(Gowri in Marathi) Puja is performed in many households during Ganesh Chaturthi festival especially in Maharashtra.  Goddess Gauri or Gowri is another name for Goddess Parvati, the mother of Ganesha. But in Gauri Puja during Vinayaka Chaturthi in certain parts of Maharashtra, especially in Pune, Goddess Gauri is the sister of Ganapati. Arrival of Goddess Gauri in homes is said to...

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