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Ganesha Chaturthi.

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  • Lord Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and science and the God of intellect and wisdom.
  • Vinayaka worship is associated with offering 21 different kinds of leaves and 21 flowers.
  • Lord Ganapathi’s  5 favourite foods are-
    • Modak (his favourite sweet)
    • Bananas
    • Mootichoor Laddus
    • Durva grass, a plant with three blades and is known to have immense power to attract Lord Ganesha’s energy
    • Puffed Rice
  • In the 1,000 names of  Lord Ganapathi, ”Om Oshadhi Pataye Namaha” is one. It means he is the owner of all medicines and their powers.
  • Ganesha symbolism:
    • Big Head–Think big;
    • Large ears–Listen more;
    • Axe—To cut off all bonds of attachment;
    • Rope–To pull you nearer to the highest goal.
    • Small mouth—Talk less;
    • One tusk—Retain good and throw away bad.
    • Small eyes–Concentrate;
    • Trunk–High efficiency and adaptability;
    • Large stomach–Peacefully digest all good and bad in life.
    • Modaka–Rewards of sadhana.
    • Mouse–desire, unless under control, can cause havoc. You ride the desire and keep it under control and don’t allow it to take you for a ride.
  • Santoshi Mata is daughter of Lord Ganapathi. Riddhi(amazing) and Siddhi(perfection) are His wives. Shubha and Labha are his siblings.
  • Lord Ganesha is worshiped in other countries also.
    • In Japan, Kangiten God is like our Ganapathi.
    • In Thailand Ganesha is called Phra Phikanet.
    • In Nepal, He is Surya Vinayak.
    • In Myanmar, He is called Thagya Min
    • In Tibet, he is Tshogs bdag.

Source: Collection.

 

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