Vijaya Ganapati: The Victorious Ganesha

Vijaya Ganapati is the fourteenth form 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 appears in a red hue with four hands sitting on the Mooshika Vahana (Rat) which depicted in proportionate size. On his main right hand holds his favorite fruit golden mango and the upper right hand the noose. On the main left hand holds his tusk and upper left hand an elephant goad. The word Vijaya means “the Victorious”.

Ashlesha Nakshatra is associated with this form of Ganapati. It is believed that worshipping this form of Ganapati brings success to the devotees in all their ventures.

Vijaya Ganapati Mantra and its translation:

Pashankusha Svadhantamra Phalavan Akhuvahanah
Vighnam Nihantu Nah Sarvam Raktavarno Vinayakah

“Ganapati the Victorious riding a rat which trots at a smart pace. He has four arms. He is red in colour. His hands hold the single tusk, the elephant goad, the noose and the mango.”

Vijaya Ganapati can be seen in the Ashtha Vinayak temples in Pune, Maharashtra. Also the temples in Thiruvananthapuram has the paintings of all the forms of Ganapati. And the temples in Chamarajanagar and Nanjangud in Mysore have all the 32 forms of Ganesha sculptures. It is widely believed that worshipping this form of Lord Ganapati will bring immediate relief to the problems of the devotees.

32 Ganesha Mantra Dhayanam

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