Ganesha & Durva Grass: Why Lord Ganesha is worshipped with Durvas?

Ganapathi and Durva grass

Ganesha & Durva Grass: Why Lord Ganesha is worshipped with Durvas? What is the relation between Ganesha and Durva grass blades? Why Durva glass blades are offered to Lord Ganesha? There is a story associated with worshipping Ganesha with Durvas.. Once upon a time, there used to be a demon called ‘Analasura’. He had the […]

Durva Ganapati Poojan 2022 | Durva Ganapati Vrata

Lord Ganesha

Durva Ganapati Poojan (Durva Ganapati Vrata, Durva Ganesh Chaturthi) is vrata dedicated to Lord Ganapati. In 2022, Durva Ganapati Vrata date is August 1. It is observed on Chaturthi day of Shukla Paksha (bright half) in Shravan month in Maharashtra, some parts of Karnataka, and Gujarat. ‘Durva’ means a type of grass blades used to worship […]

Ganpati 2022 | Ganapati Festival

Ganesha painting

Ganapati Festival is a 10-day Ganesha festival which begins on Ganesh Chaturthi (Vinayaka Chavithi) and ends with Ganesh Visarjan (Ananta Chaturdashi). In 2022, Ganapati Festival date is August 31. 10-day Ganapati Festival begins on September 10 and ends on September 19 with Ganpati Visarjan (immersion of Ganpati idol in water). The 10-day Ganpati festival gets […]

Story of Lord Shiva’s Atmalingam and Ravana

Story of Lord Shiva’s Atmalingam and Ravana tells us how Lord Ganesha has played the spoil sport to prevent Ravana becoming more powerful.. Once Ravana by his musical skill pleased Lord Shiva, Blessing him Lord Shiva gave a Shiva Linga (Athma Linga)and asked Ravana to take it Sri Lanka and preserve it there. He told […]

Story – Manifestation of Ganesha, Kartikeya

Here is the story of Manifestation of Ganesha, Kartikeya (Ganesha birth story and Kartikeya’s birth story) is explained as per the Brahma Purana. Once, before taking her bath, goddess Parvati anointed unguent on her body and while removing it created a human form from the accumulated dross. The head of this human form resembled an elephant. […]

Sri Vigneshwara Suprabhatam

Sri Vigneshwara Suprabhatam is written in praise of Lord Vinayaka. Lord Vinayaka is the obstacle remover, and he is considered to be the first god. By reciting this Suprabhatam regularly in the early morning, we would get all kinds of prosperity in our lives, and we would get the full grace of Lord Ganesha. The […]

Ganesha and Snake: What does the Snake around Ganesha’s stomach represent?

snake around ganesha stomach

Ganesha and Snake: What does the Snake around Ganesha’s stomach represent? What is the significance of the snake around Ganesha’s stomach? Here is the full story about this.. The fourth day of Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha of the Hindu calendar comes in the month of August or September. It was noted as the Ganesh Chaturthi. The […]

Story: Ganesha’s curse to Moon God (Chandra Deva)

Story: Ganesha’s curse to Moon God, Chandra Deva. Curse to moon God by Lord Ganesha – story. Legend of Ganapathi’s curse to Moon God, Chandra deva. Here is a popular story of Ganesha found in the Skanda Purana. It says once the Ganesha was invited for a feast in Chandralok. Also, the God is known […]

Heramba Ganapati, Ganesha as Mother’s beloved son

Heramba Ganapati

Heramba Ganapati is the eleventh 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. Heramba Ganapathi is a very rare form of protector of the weak. In […]

Kshipra Ganapati: Ganesha in the quick acting Form

Kshipra Ganapati

Kshipra Ganapati is the tenth 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. This form of the Lord is believed to satisfy the devotees immediately. In this […]

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 […]

Vignesha Anugrahamurthi, Lord Shiva who saved Ganesha & named him Ganapathi

Vignesha Anugrahamurthi - Shiva with Ganesha

Vigneshaanugrahamurthi is the form of Lord Shiva. He was entitled this name when he saved his own son and named him as Ganapati, by making him the leader of all the Ganas. According to the legend, in Kailash, when Goddess Parvati prepared a toy from the material used for bathing, and imparted life to it, […]

Kan Drishti Vinayagar | Kannu Dishti Ganapati

Kan Drishti Vinayagar (Kannu Dishti Ganapati) is a popular form of Lord Vinayagar. He is mainly worshipped by the people to safeguard from the evil eyes of others, and also to remove black magic problems and enemy related problems etc. Lord Vinayaka is the remover of obstacles and would add sweetness in our lives. He […]

Thoppu Karanam | Why should we do Situps at Lord Ganesha

Thoppu Karanam means holding the ears, and bent over our body and then again raising up our body. It is a kind of exercise as well as it is a kind of worship performed to the first god Vinayaka. As per our holy Puranas, Lord Vikayaka had once removed the pride and ego of the […]

Meaning of Panchamukhi Ganapati

Panchamukha Ganapati

What is the meaning of Panchamukhi Ganapati? We have five senses in our body: the sense of sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing, and there are five elements in the creation: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether. There are five senses and five elements, so in this way there are five facets to God. So […]

Monthly Vinayak Chaturthi June 2020

Monthly Vinayak Chaturthi June 2020 falls in Ashada Month in Hindu calendar. June 2020 Vinayak Chaturthi date is June 24, Wednesday. Monthly Vinayaka Chaturthi (Masik Vinayak Chaturthi) is the Ganesh Puja festival held monthly once other than Sankashti Ganesha Chaturthi. The Chaturthi (Fourth lunar day) which comes after Purnima (in Krishna Paksha) is known as […]

Ganesha & Mooshika: How did Mouse became the vehicle of Lord Ganesha?

Ganesha Mooshika Ganpathi Mouse vehicle

Ganesha & Mooshika: How did Mouse became the vehicle of Lord Ganesha? What is the story behind the mouse becoming the vehicle of Lord Ganesha? In the royal meeting of God Indra there was a Gandharva named Krouncha. He was a good singer. One day he laughed at one sage. With anger the sage cursed […]

Why is Lord Ganesha called the Lord of intellect, wisdom, Knowledge & prosperity?

painting-ganesha

Why is Lord Ganesha called the Lord of intellect, wisdom, Knowledge & prosperity? Is there any reason behind it? Yes, it has every reason… The story about the competition for Ganadhyaksha is a best example for this that why Lord Ganesha is called the Lord of intellect, wisdom, Knowledge and prosperity. There is a delightful  story […]

Sri Shankaracharya depicted Forms of Ganesha

Yes, Shankaracharya has depicted the forms of Lord Ganesha very beautifully. If you read the Ganesha Atharvashisha (Upanishad), you will know of many forms of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha is present in all directions, in every possible form – the Earth, Air, Sun, Moon, in every form of nature. You are Brahma, Indra, Shiva, Rudra etc., […]

Story: Kubera and Lord Ganesha – Ganesha’s feast with Kubera’s Pride

Story: Kubera and Lord Ganesha, Ganesha’s feast with Kubera’s Pride. Headstrong Kubera and Ganapathi’s story. Kubera invited Ganesha to her house for feast. One of the Ganesha’s names is Lambodara, the huge bellied one. Kubera being the God of wealth was a complete contrast to Lord Shiva. Kubera lived in the lap of luxury and […]