Durga Ganapati (Ganesha in the form of Goddess Durga)

Durga Ganapati is the thirty first of the 32 forms of Lord Ganapati. Lord Ganesha is one of the most popular Hindu God worshipped in India and is believed to be the remover of all obstacles in the lives of his devotees.

In this form, the Lord is depicted with eight arms and he is considered similar to Goddess Durga who is invincible and this is symbolically represented with Ganapati holding a flag of victory over darkness.

Durga Ganapati Mantra and its translation:

taptakamcanasamkasha
shcashtahastomahattanuh

diptamkushamsharamcaksham
damttamdakshevahankaraih
vamepashamkarmukamca
latam jambumdadhatkaraih raktamshukassadabhuya durgaganapatirmude

His body glows like burnished gold (Golden Color). He has eight hands and massive body. He is holding a shining hook (Ankush), an Arrow, a rosary and a tusk with the four hands on the right side. He is holding a noose, a bow, a wish bestowing creeper and Rose Apple (Eugenia Jambolana) with the four hands on the left side. He is dressed in red clothes.

In this version, he is depicted as holding an arrow. However in another version, the Lord is shown as having a noose instead of arrow. Experts believe that both versions have its own merit and it is common with ancient texts to differ slightly due to changes in language over a period of time.

It is widely believed that worshipping this form of Ganapati will remove all obstacles in the path of the devotees and make them victorious. The paintings of the 32 forms of Ganapati can be seen in Thiruvanantapuram and in the temples of Chamarajanagar and Nanjangud in Mysore, the 32 forms of Ganesha sculptures can be seen.

Durga Ganapati Dhyana Mantra

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