Om Lambodaraya Namaha:

༃ ඕම් ලම්බෝදරාය නමඃ ༃OM LAMBODARAYA NAMAHA: _/|\_අර්ථය - විශාල උදරයක් හිමි ගණ දෙවියන්ට මම නමස්කාර කරමි !Meaning - I...

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ganesh Secrets of Success 15 - 108 Pooja

108 Pooja 



There are 108 names which describe the behavior, characters and qualities of Lord Ganesha. By illustrating his good qualities, we can praise Ganesha. This is one of the best Secret of Success in obtaining Ganesh Blessings.
 How to do this pooja?  I will post step by step process of 108 pooja. Therefore anyone who stays with my blog posts continuously can be the best of knowing GANESH POOJA OF SUCCESS. 
There are mainly two methods of doing this 108 pooja.

1- Bhavana Prashansa ( Praise Ganesha such as a Meditation)
2- Manthra Prashansa ( Praise Ganesha such as chanting Manthras)

My next post will be on how to do Bhavana Prashansa (Meditation Method).

Monday, February 23, 2015

Steps to Worship Lord Ganesha - (11 Steps)

According to a special request of one of my facebook fan of my page www.facebook.com/sriganeshaa I am going to present how to worship Ganesha in easy 11 steps in correct way. This is for a beginner and after practicing worship we can do more and more poojas like 108 pooja and Chant Special Mantras.

Steps

  • 1 - Buy a photograph or an idol of Lord Ganesha from any nearby religious store.
  • 2- Arrange for Ladoos, some hibiscus flowers, garlands ,incense sticks, oil lamps , incense sticks.
  • 3-  Before worship you have to fresh up yourself with having a bath. (Especially ladies should never worship God during period days)
    4-
    Begin your Puja by lighting the lamp, incense sticks, flowers.
  • 5-First of all chant Mool Manthra    3 times.
    6-Then you can sing any other Manthra, sloka , Bhajan or any devotional songs for Ganesh
    ( you can find powerful Mantras  in MANTRA Tab here)
  • 7- Now offer the Garland
  • 8- Offer Tasty sweets for Lord Ganesh which you have made especially for god. (Lord Ganesha's most favourite food are sweets like Ladoo, Modak, Milk rice with Jaggery,etc)
    9- Now very important to memorize your good deeds and give merits to Lord Ganesha because it will make most happier Ganesh ever more than other offerings.
    10- Next if you offer Red Thilak powder, you can first keep Thilak for Ganesh and then for you. (This is not essential)
  • 11- You can remove the Ganesh Pooja after 15-20 minutes and can eat with devotion. It is better if you can give it to birds and animals too.

Ganesha's Faourite Food Recipes - Modak

Modak

Modak is a famous Indian sweet, prepared especially on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. It is known as Lord Ganesha's favorite sweet. Thus, majority of the people consider it a must to make Modak on the very first day of Ganesh Chaturthi. The celebrations are regarded incomplete without Modak, a sweet that is greatly associated to Ganesh Chaturthi. It is a special dish that is offered to the Lord, on his birthday. So, enjoy the festive season by preparing the delicacy. Given below is the recipe of Modak, detailing the required ingredients as well as the method of preparation.

Modak Recipe

Ingredients
  •     3 cups Rice Flour
  •     6 cups Water
  •     6 tsp Oil
  •     4 cups Grated Coconut
  •     2 cups Sugar or Powdered Jaggery
  •     A little Milk

Method
  •     Bring the water to a boil and add oil into it for the outer covering. Take off heat.
  •     Now add the rice flour, little by little to avoid lumps and cover the mixture and let it cool.
  •     When cool, knead it well into dough with a smooth finish in such a way that it should sparkle.
  •     Now take the coconut and Jaggery / sugar in a heavy-bottomed pan for the stuffing. Add milk.
  •  Keep on low flame with stirring. Stir and take off heat.
  •     The mixture should be fairly dry and turn a shade darker. Now make balls with the (covering) dough.
  •     Flatten them on the palm or on a surface into a circle. Place the stuffing in it and cover it completely with the dough.
  •     Fold the edges tapering to the centre. Now steam-cook the modaks in a cooker for 15 minutes until done.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup rice flour (chawal ka atta)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp oil
  • oil for greasing
  • a pinch of salt
  • For the filling
  • 1 cup grated jaggery (gur)
  • 1 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ghee

Method
  •     For the filling, in a non-stick pan, add grated coconut and jaggery and cook over a slow flame till the jaggery melts and the mixture comes together. Add the cardamom powder and mix well.
  •     In another non-stick pan boil the water. Add 1 teaspoon oil and a little salt in the boiling water and stir. Reduce the flame, add the rice flour while stirring continuously.
  •     Whisk well so that no lumps remain. Cover with a lid and keep aside for about 5 minutes.
  •     Grease your palms with a little oil and knead the dough while it is still warm; if the dough cools it will get lumpy, if it is not kneaded. You could even use a hand blender to knead the dough.
  •     Make even size small balls of the dough (2 inch in diameter) using oil. Then roll each of them into a round shape, 3½" in diameter.
  •     Make 8 to 10 folds in rolled dough with 1 cm. distance in between. To make a fold pinch the outer line of rolled dough a little bit ahead making 1-2 mm thick fold.
  •     Add a spoonful of the filling into the dough.
  •     Bring all the ends together and press to seal. Prepare a steamer by adding water, a teaspoon of oil and heat it till the water comes to a boil. While the water is simmering, place the modaks on a greased steamer plate and steam for 6 to7 minutes.
  •     Once the modaks are cooked they will turn translucent. Serve hot drizzled with pure ghee.

Ganapathi Stavaha Lyrics and Meaning - (Verse 2)

Ganapathi Stavaha Lyrics and Meaning - (Verse 2)




Gunatheethamanam Chidananda Roopam
Chidabhasakam  Sarvagam Gnanagamyam
Munidyeya Makasha Roopam Paresham
Parabrahma Roopam Ganesham Bhajema

Meaning


Lord Ganesha symbolizes three qualities, Happiness and Knowledge. Ganesh is the God of wisdom and suitable for all meditations of ascetics, symbolizes Sky and noble God. I worship that sacred God Gaensha.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Ganesha's Favourite Flowers - Conch Flower (white)

In Malayalam, it is called Sankhu-pushpam, as the flower resembles 'sankhu', meaning conch. The plant is native to Asia. It is a creeper and usually grows on other host plants. The plant has many medicinal values and is used for preparing ayurvedic medicines. Also, it is considered as a sacred flower and is used for offerings and for poojas. This is one of the most favourite flower of Lord Ganesha.

Ganapathi Stavaha Lyrics and Meaning - (Verse 1 )

 
Ganapathi Stavaha Lyrics - (Verse 1 )

Ajam Nirvi Kalpam Nirakara Mekam 
Nirananda Maa Nanda Adwaythya Poornam
Param Nirgunam Nirvishesham Nireeham
Parabrahma Roopam Ganesham Bhajema

Meaning

Lord Ganesha is glorious who escaped from birth and food, treat enemies and followers equally, always seek happiness , Never double act and bear a noble soul and Never hurt anyone. Lord Ganesha is equal to Maha Brahma.

Ganesha's Favourite Flowers - Hibiscus

You can offer any flower to Lord Ganesha but Hibiscus is one of the  most favourite of him. Most probably red flowers are fond. You can plant a hibiscus tree in your home garden easily and it will make Lord Ganesha happier than earlier because you are offer your own flowers which was planted because of Ganesha. You did that because of the devotion so it will be more fruitful.

Ganesh Secrets of Success (14- Part 4) ~ Get your Luck with OM

Write "OM" Everywhere

On your special occasions such as in educational,official or in any document related tasks, remember to write "OM" first. When you do this remind Lord Ganesha.


 If you feel like it is not suitable to write "OM" in your document, write it in another piece of paper. For an instance, you are instructed to submit an assignment (written) , then it is not suitable to write any other letters on assignment. Therefore you can write OM in another paper before you are going to start to write the assignment.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Ganesh Secrets of Success (14 - Part 3 ) ~ Get your Luck with OM

How to Win Exams With OM






Before write something special, you can write " OM " first. Whatever document it is whenever you write , whatever the purpose, it will become a success. Because it is the Letter of Lord Ganesh. Especially for the students this will be a good news. They can write "OM" letter on the top of their examination paper and no doubt! can obtain best results ever. This is a most used method and SECRET by Tamil students to get best results in their exams.

How to write OM Step by Step


Ganesh Secrets of Success (14- Part 2 ) ~ Get your Luck with OM

Get your Luck with OM

OM is .......... 
  • The most powerful Letter in the world
  • The Letter of God
  • Owner of this letter - Lord Ganesha
  • This is a Holly Word
All these facts are very important to you. Hence, please remember these facts to remind the power of OM.

Results


If you sing loudly or write or keep the letter "OM" with you, so many benefits can be obtained. The benefits are like this.
  • You can do your best each and every work
  • You will be luckier than earlier
  • You can make your dreams come true


Ganesh Secrets of Success (14) ~ Get your Luck with OM

Get your Luck with OM

"OM" sound initially started with the creation of our earth. It is said that this OM sound contains mystical power, thus this sound has been used in lot of Manthra and Sloka. The owner of this mystic letter is " Lord Ganesha". ( in Tamil language "OM" is referred to a hanging tusk)
Hindu OM
Tamil OM














OM is the word of all God and Godess according to the old Hindu books. Following are some information obtained from old hindu books on letter om.
  • This sound symbolizes power and sacredness.
  • Among glorious things, OM is the most glorious.
  • Anyone who has got a clear understanding and keeps this letter with him/her, will definitely obtain what he or she wishes!
There are more and more things have been written on Indian books and they were all written to reveal the true power of letter OM to the whole world!


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Power of Ganesh - (12) - " I Became more Beautiful day by day after I Started to Worship Sri Ganesha"

Name :- Y.P. Jayalath
From :- Gampola, Sri Lanka.


"I had a great devotion on Lord Ganesh since I was a child, but I had not worship Ganesh. After I came to know about the power of Ganesh through magazines, I started to offer red flowers, milk rice with jaggery and sweets. If I saw a red flower somewhere I remembered Lord Ganesha. Earlier I was afraid of all Gods because they get angry very easily and punish us. But when I came to know about Lord Ganesha is a very friendly god, I loved him.

One day I saw a dream about Ganesh, but actually I saw a cloth in red and gold colour and I felt that Ganesha was under that cloth. How happy I was! in that movement and I really thought that Ganesh with me and felt like I'm floating 2 or 3 feets above the ground. After that my devotion for Ganesh suddenly increased and wanted to worship more and more. But I didn't have enough money to buy a Ganesh Statue, anyway I determined to buy a picture then.

On next day, I went to a shop with the aim of buying a new picture or photo of Ganesh. Alas! There were all the god's pictures but not even one of Lord Ganesh. I worried why it was happened like in that way. I am a university student and my mother sends me money for only once a month. I stayed at university hostels, generally only the  small amount of money will remain at the end of the month. But in that particular month, there were 1000 rupees in hand. I determined to buy a Ganesh statue with that money. Next day I saw a dream that when I go to buy a small statue, all the small ones have sold out and only the huge ones remained. Therefore I told my dad about that and I said I thoroughly want a statue. In that dream my dad brought a huge Ganesh statue to our home.
I was very happy after I bought a statue which was in Gold colour. I could obtain all success in my life in each and every event in my life after I started to  worship Ganesh. My mother bought Ganesh CD, which consists 9 Mantra such as Maha Ganpathi Mool Manthra , Ganpati Stavaha:, etc.

Especially I want to say that " I became more and more beautiful day by day after I started to worship Ganesh. I had not go to any beauty salon but everyone said that my face has become more lightened and beautiful. I had dark patches on my face and I was too much skinny. But after, I could have a clear face and bit fat body. On the other hand, some of my colleagues who could not bear my positive change, troubled me a lot because of jealousy. However I requested from Ganesh deva to protect me and avoid all the obstacles which I would have to face."

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Power of Ganesh - (11) - " I Saw God Ganesha in a Dream with a RED LIGHT"


Name    :-  H.D.C. Pavithra
From     :- Kaduwela, Sri Lanka.




"I am a student who passed G.C.E. A/L examination with higher results in 2011. I had to face so many difficulties when I was going to sit for the exam. But all the obstacles avoid with the fengshui and Lord Ganesh. I read all the articles about Ganesh in the monthly Feng shui magazine and I chanted one of a Shloka (Spell) for Ganesh and offered red flowers, Incense sticks and a lamp. I offered milk rice for Ganesh ( Milk Rice With Jaggery for Lord Ganesha ) on Wednesday and Friday. I recall my memory on one of the meritorious activity of my life and requested from Lord Ganesha to give me the chance to qualify for university entrance and to give me the knowkedge and power to fullfil the all requirements.

One day I saw Lord Ganesha in one of my dreams with a red light. Later I promised to Ganesh deva to give a Ganesh Statue for a student. After I got higher results for the examination, I accomplish what i had promised to Ganesha. I would like to give you the GREAT MANTRA OF GANESH which I obtained from "NAVAGAMMUWA Devale" one of the greatest devale in Sri Lanka. Great Mantra to Spell for Ganesha

Ganesh Secrets of Success - (14) - Sloka to Worship Ganesh Deva

This Mantra was given to us by H.D.C. Pavithra, from Kaduwela Sri Lanka. Lord Ganesha will bless you for giving this for the benefit of all Ganesh devotees.
(Extract from - Ganpati Deval in Navagamuwa, Sri Lanka.)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Mantra of Giving Merit





Give Merit to Lord Ganesha

This Mantra was written to give merit to Ganesha. Merit means the good things we have done and the Mantra mentioned here is used to give the blessings of Meritorious deeds. That is the most valuable and important in worshiping Ganesha. Ganpati likes to receive merit from all of us.


Method

  •  Utter Mantra 3 times
  •  Offer Red Flowers, Incense Sticks, Coins etc. to Lord Ganesha
  •  When you are going to do some meritorious activity, tell this powerful Merit Mantra for Ganesha.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ganesh Siddhi Mantras for Jaap

  Ganesha Mantras are full of energy and power of Lord Ganesha and these mantras when chanted with genuine devotion removes obstacles and troubles in life and blesses with success and prosperity. Ganesh Mantras are also referred to as Siddhi Mantras and can remove depression, confusion, jealousy and fear from our minds.

Ganesh Siddhi Mantras are very powerful Mantras which can be used in Jaap to attain success, knowledge and fulfillment of wishes. This mantras are repeated in multiples of 108 and chanted using a Rudraksha Japa Mala with utmost devotion concentrating on the meaning of the mantra and visualizing the Elephant God.
  • Aum Shri Ganeshaya Namah
  • Aum Gam Ganapataye Namah
  • Aum Vakratundaya Hum
  • Aum Kshipra Prasadaya Namah
  • Aum shrim hrim klim glaum gam ganapataye vara varada sarva janamme vashamanaya svaha
  • Aum Ekadantaya namah
  • Aum sumukhaya Namah
  • Aum kapilaya Namah
  • Aum gajakarnikaya namah
  • Aum lambodaraya namah
  • Aum Vikataya Namah
  • Aum Vigna Nashanaya Namah
  • Aum Vinayakaya Namah
  • Aum Ganadhyakshaya Namah
  • Aum Bhalachandraya Namah

    By:-
    http://anamikas.hubpages.com/hub/Lord-Ganesha---Remover-of-Obstacles

Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Chant of Ganesh

Introduction


When most people hear of Tantra, they immediately think of sex. The first popular books on Tantra in English, written by "Arthur Avalon" (Sir Thomas Woodroffe), appeared in England toward the end of the sexually repressive Victorian era. However, even during that period it was considered permissable to openly discuss the sexuality of mysterious, dark-skinned foreigners. Although Avalon's books only briefly discussed sexuality, salons were filled with surprisingly explicit talk about how his books revealed what "those people" did and how they did it, helping to relieve the repression while feeding their myth of racial superiority and the "White Man's Burden".
 In fact, Tantra is no more exclusively about sex than Paganism is exclusively about the Great Rite. Like Western Paganism - from which much of the dominant religion of the West, Christianity, is taken - the roots of Tantra go back a least 5,000-10,000 years. Many Tantric spiritual concepts have been absorbed into the major religions of the area, Hinduism and Buddhism.
 In the U.S. Tantra began to grow in popularity as a result of two things, the birth control pill (and the resulting "sexual revolution") and the influence of Rajneesh (now called Osho) and his students (and their students). The result has been that Rajneesh's version of Tantra, what he called "Neo-Tantra", is now identified with Tantra per se. As Georg Feuerstein noted in his book on Tantra, a Tantric from India might not even recognize what is taught in the U.S. as Tantra as being anything Tantric.
 Traditional Tantra is a complete Pagan spiritual system. Most Eastern mystical concepts can be directly traced to the early Tantrics or what I call "proto-Tantrics", including (hatha) yoga, the chakras, kundalini energy, etc. Indirectly we can trace Kung Fu (and those martial arts derived from it), acupuncture, massage, and even Feng Shui to ancient Tantric practices. Traditional Tantra features gods and goddesses, magical practices, seasonal celebrations, etc. Just as many people in the U.S. have found a home in Paganism from all over the world, I think that Traditional Tantra may eventually hold a place in the supermarket of Paganism, too.
Sound


One of the important magical aspects of Tantra focuses on the impact of sound. In fact, there is a saying that "There is no Tantra without mantra". Six of the major chakras are each seen as lotuses with a certain number of petals. The total number of petals on all the lotuses is fifty, matching the number of letters in the Sanskrit alphabet. Indeed, each petal has a letter assigned to it.
 The alphabet of Sanskrit is called the Devanagari alphabet, and each letter is called a matrika or little goddess. Special letter combinations are considered to be a deity in sound form. Note that I did not say a symbol of or a representation of a diety. Rather, the sound is the deity itself.
 Needless to say, deities are considered powerful. Just saying properly formed sounds, words, or phrases is also considered powerful. Such sounds, words, or phrases are called mantras. Please note that a mantra is not just any ol' words thrown together and repeated.
Mantras


All sound has an effect on the things around it. This is known as resonance. One of the most famous examples of this consists of playing certain notes on a violin near a piano, resulting in some of the piano strings beginning to vibrate and make a sound.

Most words and sounds are simply random. But certain ones, mantras, have great power. They can cause surpirsingly powerful changes in your physical body, the environment around you, your non-physical bodies (or koshas) and the spiritual planes that interpenetrate our world.
The most famous mantra is probably om or aum. It is considered so important that there is a special additional Sanskrit letter, the omkara, to indicate the sound. When repeating longer mantras, you will frequently begin and end with the om. 
 The most popular mantra in India is probably the Gayatri (pronounced "guy-a-tree") mantra. There are many varations of it, but it is little known in the West. Here in the U.S., thanks to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, the "Hare Krishna" mantra is better known. In this article, however, I would like to introduce you to a short mantra you can use, the mantra of Ganesh. 
Ganesh


 Ganesh (sometimes spelled Ganesha, but usually pronounced "gah-nesh") is also known as Ganapati. Being the son of Parvati and Shiva, he is definitely a Tantric deity. One myth is that Shiva (who is the highest teacher or adiguru of Tantra) wouldn't reveal any of the secrets of Tantra to his beloved wife, Parvati. But she discovered a time when he would be weak enough to reveal the secrets...during sex! So as they made love, she would ask him about the spiritual secrets of Tantra and he would reveal them. Ganesh, hidden in the shadows, would write it all down. This is the metaphoric source of the supposed 108 classic books known as "The Tantras".

 In this sense, then, Ganesh has similarities to the gods Mercury or Thoth. He brings writing and knowledge. But he is most often known as the "Breaker of Obstacles". This does not mean that if something blocks your way to success that appealing to Ganesh will result in your thundering through your opposition like some great juggernaut (a word derived from the name of a Hindu deity Jaganath). Rather, Ganesh breaks obstacles by working around them. He may not help you fix a relationship, but He might help you find a new one. He might not get you a raise at work, but you might get a job offer from another company for more money. Ganesh is a warrior, but is not into fighting for fighting's sake. Indeed, that is why he lost his head and it had to be replaced with the head of a elephant. Rather, He helps you find other ways of overcoming obstacles. The real obstacles He breaks are those which prevent you from recognizing alternative solutions.
 Ganesh is very popular, even among mainstream Hindus. Most worship rituals, no matter the deity they are focused toward, usually begin with a call to Ganesh. Most shops will have a statue or painting of the fat, elephant-headed, one-tusked deity near the door. He is one kewl dude.
by Donald Michael Kraig 
 from Circle Magazine Issue #92

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Nature of Lord Ganesha

  • TRIAD OF THREE GREAT PILLARS have held Hinduism high, century after century:the sat gurus, the temples and the scriptures.Together they echo the greatness of the loving God Ganesha, the Lord of Dharma, son of Siva. For untold millennia our rishis and sages have proclaimed the profound depths of the mind, assuring us that we, too, can and must come to know God and the Gods. It is the living presence of these satgurus and their spoken teachings which has brought to life the traditional practices and philosophy of the Sanâtana Dharma. Now we shall delve into the nature of Lord Ganesha, what He is like, what functions this great God performs and find out how each seeker can make Him a vital part of daily life’s path of experience.
  • Once a psychic connection is made with Lord Ganesha—
    the Deity who manifests in several forms, including the elephant-headed Lord of Categories and Remover of Obstacles—one is brought slowly into the mysteries of the Sanâtana Dharma. Such an inner connection, which can be as subtle as a feeling, as tenuous as a dream or as bold as a personal visit, is also an entering into one’s own mûlâdhâra chakra, governed by the planet Mercury, for every opening into a new chakra is also an introduction to the Deity who governs that state of consciousness and the planet to which that chakra is connected.
  • The Sanâtana Dharma, known today as Hinduism, is the only living religion on the planet that does not look to a human founder for its source of inspiration, scripture or historical beginning. It is timeless and ageless. Sanâtan Dharma, the root religion of humankind, looks inward for its origins, into the subtle, super conscious realms within the microcosm, which it calls the Kâranaloka, Sivaloka or Third World. This great religion has no single organized headquarters on the material plane. Nor does it have a one hierarchy. Who then is in charge of Hinduism? Why, it is none other than our loving Ganesha! He doesn’t live inRome, nor in Salt Lake City. Lord Ganesha lives simultaneously every where Hindus worship and pray within themselves. He doesn’t have to be reappointed from time to time, because yugas and yugas ago He was permanently and irrevocablyappointed when He was created for this work.
(E-book, Loving Ganesha, Sathyaguru Subramuniyaswami)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Meaning of Lord Ganesha's Body Parts

Lord Ganesha 

Lord Ganesha is the Hindu deity in a human form but with the head of an elephant - represents the power of the Supreme Being that removes obstacles and ensures success in human endeavors. For this reason, Hindus worship Ganesha first before beginning any religious, spiritual or worldly activity. In Hindu mythology, Lord Ganesha is the first son of Lord Shiva and the Divine Mother Parvati. Their second son is Lord Subramanya and their daughter is Jyoti. As explained below, the portrayal of Lord Ganesha as the blend of human and animal parts symbolizes the ideals of perfection as conceived by Hindu sages and illustrates some philosophical concepts of profound spiritual significance.


  • Elephant head, wide mouth, and large ears: the large head of an elephant symbolizes wisdom, understanding, and a discriminating intellect that one must possess to attain perfection in life. The wide mouth represents the natural human desire to enjoy life in the world. The large ears signify that a perfect person is the one who possesses a great capacity to listen to others and assimilate ideas.
  • The trunk and two tusks with the left tusk broken: there is no known human instrument that has an operating range as wide as that of an elephant's trunk. It can uproot a tree and yet lift a needle off the ground. Likewise, the human mind must be strong enough to face the ups and downs of the external world and yet delicate enough to explore the subtle realms of the inner world. The two tusks denote the two aspects of the human personality, wisdom and emotion. The right tusk represents wisdom and the left tusk represents emotion. The broken left tusk conveys the idea that one must conquer emotions with wisdom to attain perfection.
  • Elephant eyes: the elephant eyes are said to possess natural deceptiveness that allows them to perceive objects to be bigger than what they really are. Thus the elephant eyes symbolize the idea that even if an individual gets "bigger and bigger" in wealth and wisdom, he should perceive others to be bigger than himself; that is, surrender one's pride and attain humility.
  • The four arms and various objects in the four hands: the four arms indicate that the Lord is omnipresent and omnipotent. The left side of the body symbolizes emotion and the right side symbolizes reason. An axe in the upper left hand and a lotus in the upper right hand signify that in order to attain spiritual perfection, one should cut worldly attachments and conquer emotions. This enables one to live in the world without being affected by earthly temptations, just as a lotus remains in water but is not affected by it. A tray of Laddus (a popular snack) near the Lord denotes that He bestows wealth and prosperity upon His devotees. The lower right hand is shown in a blessing pose, which signifies that Ganesha always blesses His devotees.
  • A human body with a big belly: the human body possesses a human heart, which is a symbol of kindness and compassion toward all. Ganesha's body is usually portrayed wearing red and yellow clothes. Yellow symbolizes purity, peace and truthfulness. Red symbolizes the activity in the world. These are the qualities of a perfect person who perforrns all duties in the world, with purity, peace, and truthfulness. The big belly signifies that a perfect individual must have a large capacity to face all pleasant and unpleasant experiences of the world.
  • A mouse sitting near the feet of Ganesha and gazing at the tray of Laddus: a mouse symbalizes the ego that can nibble all that is good and noble in a person. A mouse sitting near the feet of Ganesha indicates that a perfect person is one who has conquered his (or her) ego. A mouse gazing at the Laddus, but not consuming them, denotes that a purified or controlled ego can live in the world without being affected by the worldly temptations. The mouse is also the vehicle of Ganesha, signifying that one must control ego in order for wisdom to shine forth.
  • Right foot dangling over the left foot: as stated above, the left side of the body symbolizes emotion and the right side symbolizes reason and knowledge. The right foot dangling over the left foot illustrates that in order to live a successful life one should utilize knowledge and reason to overcome emotions.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Ganesh Secrets of Success - (13) - Powerful Ganesh Feet Worship Mantra (Part 2)


What is the Order?

  • Now you know several mantras of Lord Ganesh. Therefore how to chant them in orderly? What is the order? You may have this kind of question in your mind. I want to tell that there is no any order of chanting mantras. You can chant them or sing them in your own order but chant the Mool Mantra first.Maha Ganpati Mool Mantra is the first one you should chant and then you can sing others in any order.

Important

  • By this feet worship mantra we do not ask or request anything from Ganesh. We offer our noble gratitude, devotion and respect for Lord Ganesha through this mantra. We expect the love and confidence from Ganpati by chanting and foot worshiping.
  • Because we should not request always from Ganpati as : "please give me this.. please give me that.. ". That means we should not show the greediness for Ganesh. Then any God will be displeasure or disgust on us. You can see the Tamils do not request always but they always give prasadam (pooja). But you know all others offer things for Ganesh but if those request are not succeeded, they scold or blame Ganesh. Please do not be like that.
  • Please keep in mind that this is not a mantra which can be used to request something. This is one of the mantras which shows our piety and devotion for Ganpati. Thus we would be able to have Lord Ganesha's love and attraction to stay more close to Ganesh. I love feet worship mantra a lot because it admires Ganesh Deva a lot.  

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ganesh Secrets of Success - (13) - Powerful Ganesh Feet Worship Mantra (Part 1)

Powerful Ganesh Foot Worship Mantra

Ganesh Feet Worshiping

  • Devas (God) are the ones who has done huge amount of meritorious deeds then had the their next birth in heaven. Ganapati is also like that and Ganesh Deva is one of the most powerful god in heaven. If you chant this powerful mantra while touching and worshiping Ganesha's feet, he will be more and more lovable to you. Every god like to be worshiped with foot touching and we get more and more blessings from them. They will be satisfied about us when we are doing this. Devas are the ones who had lot of merits. So that we should respect them a lot.
  • When we are worshiping, if we can chant mantras that will be a more effective and successful worshiping. For that, there is a feet worship mantra. This Mantra is somewhat popular but the correct and accurate method of worshiping cannot be found in anywhere else. I am going to explain the correct method of worshiping for the first time.

Method

  1. First you have to worship.
  2. Then touch Ganesha's feet from your both hands.
  3. Now, While worshiping (Both hands together) chant this Indian mantra.
  4. Again touch feet of Ganesha.
  5. Finally worship again.
  • You can find the meaning of this mantra in my blog- powerful-ganesh-feet-worship-mantra.html#links. But you do not need to chant the meaning of this mantra which I have mentioned in "Mantra" tab of my blog. I posted the meaning of this mantra to give a better understanding about what you are going to say. If you chant this mantra without knowing the meaning it will be an empty word chanting. Therefore keep in your mind, Ganpati does not like to hear empty words. So you have to understand the meaning from the bottom of your heart and tell it. Otherwise no use of chanting it like singing birds.

When to Chant

  • There is not any specific time to chant this mantra. You can chant this anytime. In the morning, evening or at night or at anytime, when you worship Ganesh, when you chanting other Mantras, you can chant this too.
  • When you feel love on Ganesh, when walk close to the Ganesh statue at home, before you engage in an important task or business, before travel somewhere, you can chant this foot worship mantra.
  • Before chant this mantra it is better to chant the Mool Mantra first. Then you will receive more attention from Ganesh Deva. Mool Mantra can be found in my blog - Maha Ganpati Mool Mantra

Powerful Ganesh Feet Worship Mantra

Powerful Ganesh Feet Worship Mantra

Mantra

Mushika Wahana Modaka Hasta
Chamara Karna Vilambana Sutra
Vamana Roopa Maheshwara Putra
Vigna Vinayaka Paada Namaste


 Meaning

I am worshiping feet of Lord Ganpati whose vehicle is a mouse; who has carried a plate of sweet Modak (Ganesha's favourite food); who has got huge ears like hand fans; who is wearing a long sacred thread; whose body is short; whose son of God Maheshwara or Shiva; who removes all the obstacles.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Power of Ganesh - (10) - " Ganpati Saved me from a terrible accident"

Name:- Sithara Sangeeth Dissanayake
Address   :- No:01/A, "Isansu", Polgolla, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

"I'm a Ganesh devotee. In 2012 December my horoscope said that I will have to face an accident, so I should be careful about that. Because of that after I worship Ganesh with red flowers, incense and a coin, I used to say "please Lord Ganesha protect me from accidents all the time when I am traveling and please give your blessings". After I got a new job I board in a new place in Kurunegala. Owners of that house also interested in feng shui and worship Ganesh. On 11th December 2012, when I was in the town, suddenly a motor bike came without break and clashed into the right side of my car. Only vehicles was damaged and no one get injured. Not even single scratch for human. I saved from that terrible accident because of Lord Ganesha's blessings.
Those are rainy days and a heavy rain falls in Kurunegala town. The last day I had to work is 22nd of December but I couldn't go home without my car. Because I hadn't told about this accident to my family members. The place which I had delivered my vehicle to repair couldn't finish repairing it because of the rain. I stayed with a great hope in my mind until 22nd with the idea of going home. But when I woke up in the morning it was still raining.
Suddenly I remembered Ganesh after I had a wash but at that time there were not any way to find red flowers. Then I lit an incense stick, offered a coin, played mool mantra via my mobile and said " today is the last day for repairing my car before vacation but this rain is an obstacle for it. I want your blessings". At the end of the playing of mool mantra, I looked through the window and the rain has disappeared while sun was shining in the sky. At once I asked a red flower to offer Ganesh from aunty of my boarding place. Aunty also said " son, you worshiped ganesh. no? I thought it because the rain has disappeared". At that day all of us felt the power of Lord Ganesh very well.
On 27, January 2013 we gave an alms giving for an elders' house because it was my birthday. I wished to receive those merits to Lord Ganesha. I tell about God Ganpati with a great devotion and happiness".

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Power of Ganesh - (9) - "My mother won 2 lotteries with the blessings of Ganesh"

Name     :- Veronica Perera
Address :- No: 21A, Welikanda, Kandy.

"I am going to explain about one of the wonderful experience of my mother. My mother is R.M.K. Sriyalatha. She is also worshiping Ganesh almost always. My mother is a buddhist. My mother buys lotteries on somedays.
One day she has bought a lottery while thinking about Ganapati and for that lottery, she won a prize of Rs.1000. By that money, my mother bought a Ganesh statue and books,pencils, pens for a poor child. After few days, in the same way she won Rs.1000 again. We wondered a lot and we were so happy about that. We always give merits for Ganesh Dewa and we have pasted Mantras on the wall where we have kept the Ganesh statue. We sing them loudly while worshiping."