Yoga Ganapati (Ascetic Ganesha)

Yoga Ganapati

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 in mantra japa. His knees are strapped in a meditative pose and his colour is like the morning sun.

Yoga Ganapati Mantra and its translation:

yogarudho yogapattabhiramo

balar kabhashcamdranilam shukadhyah

pashe kshvakshan yogadamdam dadhanah

payannityazm yoga vignesh varonah

He has four arms. He is red in colour. His legs are surrounded with the meditation girdle (yogapatta). He is engrossed in yoga and is strapped in a yoga posture. He looks beautiful and shines like the rising morning sun. He is adorned with a colored robe which is shining like blue sapphire. His hands hold the rosary, the elbow-rest or the walking-stick (a yoga wand), the noose and the sugar-cane stalk.

The temples in Thiruvananthapuram in South India have all the 32 forms of Ganesha in mural paintings. Also 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 Ganapati will bring good health, both physical and mental to the devotees. In Yoga, the very first and base chakra related to the energy is called muladhara chakra and this is associated with Lord Ganapati. It is said that without the activation of this chakra, the human being cannot progress in his life.

Yoga Ganapati Dhyana Mantra

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