Famous Festival of Ganapathi | Sankashti Chaturthi

Sankashti Chaturthi, also called as Sankatahara Chaturthi, is an auspicious festival day, and it would be celebrated once in a month in praise of Lord Vinayaka. This famous festival is celebrated for more than 2000 years, in order to remove the obstacles in our life. During this festival, the devotees must have to observe fasting, […]

Ganesha Loka | Swananda Loka

As per our ancient Puranas, it is believed that the abode of Lord Ganesa is situated in the Ganesha Loka, which is located near to Kailasa. In the Vinayaka Purana it is mentioned, that due to the sincere devotion of the great sage Purusundi, after his death, he has attained the Ganesha Loka. The Ganesha […]

Importance of Ganesha | Vinayaka Mahatmyam

Lord Vinayaka is the first god in the Hindu tradition. Every Hindu worship Lord Vinayaka as the obstacle remover and people will worship him daily before doing their daily routines. Lord Vinayaka is the symbol of Wisdom and Faith. He is regarded as the god of gods. Lord Ganesh Temple is situated in almost all […]

Swetharka Mula Ganapathi | Ganesh idol with Calotropis Roots

Swetharka Moola Ganesha idol

Swetharka Mula Ganapathi is the Ganesh idol made on the Calotropis Roots or the self originated Ganesh deity from the Calotropis roots. In fact we are unaware of the name of Swetarkamoola Ganapathy.  Ganesha has many forms and such forms are not visible in any other God. Ganapathy has 64 forms of which 32 forms […]

Eight Incarnations of Lord Ganesha

Eco friendly Ganesha idol

Eight Incarnations of Lord Ganesha are the eight Avatars of Ganapathi, who took these avatars to defeat eight weaknesses or negative forces of human beings. These weaknesses were­ arrogance, ego, desire, anger, greed, delusion, inebriation and jealousy. Let us have a look at these 8 incarnations.. 1. Vakratunda This is the first incarnation of Lord […]

Goddess Vinayaki, Ganeshani – the Feminine form of Lord Ganesh

Goddess Vinayaki or Ganeshani, (Gajanani, Ganeshari or Vigneshwari), is the feminine form of Lord Ganesha. Goddess Vinayaki is the idol worshipped in Tamil Nadu. Goddess Vinayaki or Ganeshani is considered as a form of Shakti rather a Yogini Devata. Appearance of Goddess Vinayaki: While the Ganapati appears with elephant head and human body, Vinayaki appears […]

Arugampul Vinayagar

Arugampul also known as scotch grass in English is a divine grass which is used to decorate Lord Vinayaka. This special kind of grass was mentioned in ancient puranas, and also it contains lot of medicinal properties. It is a favourite grass of Lord Vinayaka, and those who adorn this grass and perform puja to […]

Santhana Ganapathi Temple, Nanjangud, near Mysore

Ganesh Temples

Santhana Ganapathi Temple, Nanjangud is located at Sindhuvalli in Karnataka. Santhana Ganapathi is worshipped to get children by married couple and for Vamsha Vriddhi. This temple situated about 2 kms distance from kalale and 8 kms distance from Nanjangud in the highway road passing between Nanjangud and Gundlupet. Santhana Ganapathi Temple was built by Sri N […]

32 Forms of Ganesha (Ganapati’s 32 Manifestations)

Here is the list of 32 forms of Lord Ganesha. The Ganesha Purana describes 32 forms of Ganapati. In other Agamic scriptures also these forms or incarnations are identified. Some Tantriks worship these Ganesh incarnations or manifestations. Here are names and some details of 32 forms of Ganesha. 1. Bala Ganapathi The Childlike Ganapati. Depicted […]

Durga Ganapati (Ganesha in the form of Goddess Durga)

Durga Ganapathi

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 […]

Uddanda Ganapati, Uddanda Ganesha

Uddanda Ganapati

Uddanda Ganapati is the twenty fourth 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 as having twelve arms. He holds […]

Srishti Ganapati (Srishti Ganesha)

Srishti Ganapati, Srishti Ganesha

Srishti Ganapati is the twenty third 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 represents all the manifestation in the universe. The […]

Kshipra Prasada Ganapati | Ganesha’s 20th Form

Kshipraprasada Ganapati, 20th Form of Ganesha

Kshipra Prasada Ganapati is the twentieth 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 considered quick rewarder of the wishes and […]

Vara Ganapati (Varada Ganapati): The boon giver Ganesha

Varada Ganapati (Vara Ganapati)

Vara Ganapati is the eighteenth 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 red hue complexion with his consort Shakti […]

Vighna Ganapati, Ganesha as the Lord of Obstacles

Vighna Ganapati

Vighna Ganapati is the ninth 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 with eight hands similar to Lord Vishnu […]

Yoga Ganapati (Ascetic Ganesha)

Yoga Ganapati

Yoga Ganapati is the thirtieth 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 in the posture of a yogi absorbed […]

Dwimukha Ganapati (Two faced Ganesha)

Dvimukha Ganapati, Two Faced Ganesha

Dwimukha Ganapati is the twenty seventh 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 seen with two faces and four arms […]

Sankatahara Ganapati, Ganesha who removes Troubles

Sankatahara Ganapati

Sankatahara Ganapati is the last 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 as having four hands. Sankatahara Ganapati […]

Simha Ganapati, The Lion Faced Ganesha

Simha Ganapati, Lion faced Ganesha

Simha Ganapati is the twenty ninth 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 as having eight arms with an […]