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Brahmanyan
09-09-2013, 10:43 AM
In good old days Like any other religious festivals of Hindus Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated as a family festival only . It was celebrated inside the house with pooja and offerings. However Lokamanya Bala Gangadhara Tilak brought the celebrations as a public event to unite the Hindus against the foreigners in the year 1892-93. He saw in the festival a way of uniting people on a common platform to bring about political awakening in the guise of a religious celebration, with freedom of India being the ultimate goal. Soon this spirit spread to other parts of the Country as a national festival.


Lord Ganesha presents altogather an unique image compared to other deities of Hindu Pantheon that is worshiped. He is called Ganapathi meaning Lord of the created. He is described by the shapes that adorn him, which are also his attributes. Vakratunda - having crooked mouth, Ekadantha - Single tusker. Krishna pingaksha - Dark complextioned with smoky eyes. Gajavaktra - Elephant faced . Lambodhara - pot bellied, Shurpa karna - ears like sifting pan
Vikata - Formidable. Vignaraja (Vigneshwara) - vanquisher of obstacles. Dhoomravarana - Smoky complextioned. Balachandra - Young moon (son of Shankara). Vinayaka - He is the leader. Gajananam - Elephantine.


Ganesha- Dvadashanam

Namami sirasha devam gouri putram vinayakam
Bhaktayaha samsmarenityam ayushyakamartha siddhaye.

Prathamam Vakratundam thu Ekadantam Dwitiyakam
Trutiyam Krishnapingaksham cha chaturtham gajakarnakam
Lambodaram Panchamam cha Shashtim vikatameva cha
Saptamam vighna Rajam Dhumravarnam Tathashtakam
Navamam Balachandram cha dasamam thu Vinayakam
Ekadasam Ganapatim Dwadasam thu Gajananam.

Etad Dwadasa namani trisandhyam yah paten naraha
vidyarthi labhate vidyam dhanarthi labhate dhanam,
Putrarthi labhate putran, Moksharthi labhate Gatim.

On this Ganesha Chaturthi day blessings of the Lord be with us.

Brahmanyan,
Bangalore.

freekundli
10-09-2016, 12:11 PM
He Heramba Tvamehyehi Hyambikatryambakatmaja।
Siddhi-Buddhi Pate Tryaksha Lakshalabha Pituh Pitah॥
Nagasyam Nagaharam Tvam Ganarajam Chaturbhujam।
Bhushitam Svayudhaudavyaih Pashankushaparashvadhaih॥
Avahayami Pujartham Rakshartham Cha Mam Kritoh।
Ihagatya Grihana Tvam Pujam Yagam Cha Raksha Me॥