Haridra Ganapati, Turmeric Ganesha (Pasupu Ganapathi)

Haridra Ganapati is the twenty first of the 32 forms of the 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 made of turmeric. The Lord appears in bright golden hue complexion and also wears bright golden vestment with four hands. The lord is seated posh royal throne and appears with very calm face. On his main right hand holds his broken tusk and on the main left hand holds his favorite sweet Modaka. On the upper left hand holds a noose and the upper right hand holds an elephant goad. It is believed that the noose will hold the devotees close and the goad to move them forward.

Vishakha Nakshatra is associated with this form of Ganapati. It is believed that worshipping this form of Ganapati will help devotees fulfill their wishes.

Haridra Ganapati Mantra and its translation:

Haridrabham Caturbahum Haridravadanam Prabhum

Pashamkushadharam Devam Modaka Dantameva Cha

Bhaktabhaya Pradataram Vande Vignavinashanam

“The golden-colored Ganapati”. He has four arms. He is yellow in colour. His hands hold the single tusk, the elephant goad, the noose and the cake modaka.

The main temple associated with this form of Ganapati can be seen at the Sage Rishyasringa Temple in Sringeri, Karnataka. Apart from these, the temples in Chamarajanagar and Nanjangud in Mysore have all the 32 forms of Ganesha sculptures. It is a popular belief that keeping an idol of Ganesha made of turmeric in shops will bring good prosperity to business.

Haridra Ganapathi Dhyana Mantra

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