Story of Ganesha and Agastya Maharshi

Lord Ganapathi

What is the story of Ganesha and Agastya Maharshi? The story about Lord Ganesha and Agasthya Muni revolves around the Kaveri River (Cauvery)… Here is the full story of Ganesha and Agasthya Muni…. To celebrate the auspicious wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati all the gods and goddess gathered at Mount Kailas, the Himalayas. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – 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. […]

Nritya Ganapati: The Dancing Ganesha

Nritya Ganapati

Nritya Ganapati is the fifteenth 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 golden hue complexion in dancing posture on […]

Ganpati 2018 | 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 2018, Ganapati Festival date is September 13. 10-day Ganapati Festival begins on September 13 and ends on September 23 with Ganpati Visarjan (immersion of Ganpati idol in water). The 10-day Ganpati festival gets […]

Durva Ganapati Poojan 2018 | Durva Ganapati Vrata

Lord Ganesha

Durva Ganapati Poojan (Durva Ganapati Vrata, Durva Ganesh Chaturthi) is vrata dedicated to Lord Ganapati. In 2018, Durva Ganapati Vrata date is August 14. 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 Lord […]

Monthly Vinayak Chaturthi June 2018

Monthly Vinayak Chaturthi June 2018 falls in Nija Jyeshta Month in Hindu calendar. June 2018 Vinayak Chaturthi date is June 17, Sunday. 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 […]

Runamochana Ganapati, Ganesha as Remover of Debts

Runamochana Ganapati

Runamochana Ganapati is the twenty fifth 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 sitting on a large lotus. […]

‘Vighnaharta Ganesh’ begins on 22 August 2017 on Sony TV

‘Vighnaharta Ganesh’ begins on 22 August 2017 on Sony TV. ‘Vighnaharta Ganesh’ is a Television show about Lord Ganesha.. Sony Entertainment Television, along with Contiloe Pictures, have come together to redefine the experience of religious historical shows with its latest offering, ‘Vighnaharta Ganesh’. The show is set to premiere on August 22, 2017, Monday to Friday […]

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 […]

Tryakshara Ganapati (Thrayakshara Ganesha)

Tryakshara Ganapati

Tryakshara Ganapati (Thrayakshara Ganesha) is the nineteenth 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. This form symbolizes the primordial sound “Om”. In this form, the […]

Ekakshara Ganapati: Ganesha’s Form of Meditation

Ekakshara Ganapati, Ganesh's form of Meditation

Ekakshara Ganapati is the seventeenth 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 is represented by the single syllable or beejakshara called the seed letter “Gam”. […]