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Trimukha Ganapati, Three faced Ganesha

Trimukha Ganapati, Three faced Ganesha

Trimukha Ganapati, Three faced Ganesha

Trimukha Ganapati is the twenty eighth 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 three faces and sits on a golden lotus, holding a noose, goad and vessel of nectar. He gestures protection with a right hand and blessings with a left.

Trimukha Ganapati Mantra and its translation:

shrumattikshna shikamkushaksha varadandakshe dadhanah karaih

pashamcamruta purnakumbhamabhayam vame dadhano muda

pithe svarnamayaravimda vilasatsatkarnika bhasure

svasinastrimukah palasharuciro nagananah patu nah

He has six arms. He carries in two of his right hands very sharp elephant goad, a rudraksha rosary and is holding another hand in boon bestowing gesture (varada). He carries in two of his left hands a noose, a urn full of celestial nectar (amruta) – ambrosia pot (amritakumbha) and is holding the another hand in gesture of bestowing fearlessness (abhaya). He is seated on shining golden throne with lotus in the center. He has three eyes with elephantine face and he effulgent like the flame of forest flower (bastard teak).

There are no main temples dedicated to this form of Lord Ganesha. However there are paintings of the 32 forms of Lord Ganesha in Thiruvananthapuram in South India. Also temples in Chamarajanagar and Nanjangud in Mysore have all the 32 forms of Ganesha sculptures. It is believed that worshipping the Lord in this form will give the devotee success in his life.

Trimukha Ganapati Dhyana Mantra

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