Saturday, September 12, 2009

Shri Ganesh Festival : Ganpati Baapa Morrya

Shri Ganesh Festival : Ganpati Baapa Morrya

I would like to share eight images of Lord Shri Ganesh taking moment on just completed Ganesh Festival.

Lord Ganesh is prayed as the God of Knowledge and for his super Manager image. It is one of the social festival almost each household as well as every neighborhood in India (especially western states) has an idol of Lord Shri Ganesh. There is a ompetition among each neighborhood about decoration and special attraction around the Lord's idol.

In India and now throughout the world, every year, during month of Auguest, Ganesh Festival is been celebrated. Indian People bring a statue of Lord Shri Ganesh and situate it in their God room. Perform daily rituals and socialize among family, friends and neighbors’. The Poojan is followed by sweets called Modaka. By the way poojan is performing prayer of Lord Ganesh with a oil lamp and appropriate musical instruments. Modaka is made up of jagary, coconut inside wheat flour and then it is deep fried in oil. Other sweets are rice pudding with kesar. Yummy !!!

If you may please look at the Lord, he has the head of an elephant and big tummy. The large ears represent full attentive listening. The eyes shows concentration, focus and deep observation. While the trunk in front of mouth signifies loud and clear voice for everything but no unnecessary talking. The big head is for storing the knowledge while tummy is for all positive , negative things, secrets. The moon on head is for calmness and patience. All the attributes of Super Manager.

Also each picture of Lord Shri Ganesh signifies the Lord’s characteristics and has a story behind it.

    First row
  • first image - Gajanan –a God with head of an elephant.

  • Second image – Mahakai – humongous body form

  • Third Image – Omkar – The one who is born with and from sound of universe. sound of the sacred syllable.

  • Fourth Image - Shoorpakarna - Large-Eared Lord

  • Second Row
  • First image - Vakratunda - Curved Trunk Lord

  • Second Image – Sindhurvarna – The one with color of saffron.

  • Third Image - Vighnavinashanaya - Destroyer of All Obstacles and Impediments

  • Fourth Image – Chatur booja – The one with four hands.

  • Third Row
  • First Image - Mangalamurti - All Auspicious Lord

  • Second Image - Bhalchandra - Moon-Crested Lord

  • Third Image - Ekadanta - Single-Tusked Lord

  • Fourth Image - Lambodara - The Huge Bellied Lord

And so on…

Happy Ganesh Festival…Lord Ganesh we would be waiting for you to visit us next year !!!