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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ranthambore - The Lord Who Stopped a War

In 1299 AD, there was a war between King Hammeer and Alauddin Khilji. During the time of war they filled there godowns with foods and all the necessary things in Ranthambhore Fort, where King resides. Since the war lasted for several years, the stock in godowns were over. One night when King Hammer; who was a great devotee to God Ganesh, was sleeping, he dreamed that Lord Ganesh came to him and said that by tomorrow morning all the problems and lacking would be over. In the morning an Diety of Lord Ganesh with three eyes*(Trinetra), embossed from one of the fort’s wall. As a miracle the war was over and the godowns were full. In 1300 AD King Hammer built a temple of Lord Ganesh and placed Riddhi Siddhi, his wife and two sons Shub Labh along with the idol of Ganesh. His vehicle mushak (mouse) is also placed there.
How to Reach / Hotels / Photos
http://www.rajasthan-tourism.org/cities-of-rajasthan/ranthambore-city.html
http://www.ranthamborehotels.net/
http://www.liveindia.com/ranthambhore/ganesh_temple.html

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Reverse glass painting by Latha

How to draw Lord Ganesha

Creating a Ganpati Stand

How to transform terracotta Ganesha statue to silver

Competition in making of Ganesh statues

Tapeswaram Laddu for Khairatabad Ganesh

Ganesh Idol Making by Sydney Children

Idol Making From Mould / Clay / M-Seal

Making Ganesha in 5mins

How to make eco-friendly ganesh idol

Ecosensitive Ganesh idols

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

As Vishwaksena in Vaishnav Temples



In Vaishnavite functions and temple rituals, Sri Vishwaksena is worshipped first.



Once Saint-Poet Kalamegam went to Sri Rangam Temple. He found to his surprise, Ganapati inside the shrine and Ganapati had Sri Churanam(Tilak) on His forehead. Vaishnavites call Him as Vishwaksena.


(Commander in Cheif) .This type of Ganapati images as Vishwaksena can be seen in some temples like Sri Rangam, Azhagar Kovil,Madurai and







Saint Poet Kalamegam immediately on seeing Vishwaksena sung an extempore poem.

" O Ganapati, you were born to Siva who vanquished Manamatha with sugar cane bow and flower arrows, Since your father is birthless and deathless, and You cannot become owner of His abundant wealth, You decided to come here as Vishwaksena, because Vishnu would take 10 Appearnace(Avatar) and eventually disappear, being a representation of Vishnu being Son of his Sister Parvathi you become the lawful owner of His properties!

(Source: Stray Tamil Verses. K. Subramanya Pillai.)


Friday, March 4, 2011

Jai / Shree / My Lord Ganesha / Gallery

Celibate

According to one tradition, Ganesha was a brahmacarin, that is, unmarried. This pattern is primarily popular in southern India . This tradition was linked to concepts of the relationship between celibacy and the development of spiritual power.

As a child Lord Ganesh was once playing with a cat. He pulled its tail and rolled it on the ground. Later, tired of this game, He decided to spend time with His mother, Parvati. He found her covered in dirt and with bruises. Surprised, He asked, “What happened, Mother?” “Remember the cat you were playing with… that was me. I am the Divine power that is exists in all beings.” Lord Ganesh realised that all women are extensions of His mother and decided never to marry.

Another interpretation is that His devotion towards His mother is the reason why He is considered as a celibate bachelor. To Him, she was the most beautiful and a perfect woman. He vowed that He could marry the girl who would match up to His mother’s beauty and divine qualities.It

Boon Exchange


Pleased with Appearance of Baby Ganesha Vishnu Gives Boon that Whichever
Side Ganesha is Present it will Gain Victory and Ganesha Joyed by this and to
help vishnu defeat the Demons as representative of begineer of any work Gives
Vishnu a Counch Representing Himself With the Boon that Whichever Side This
Counch is Blown it will Gain Victory

Avvaiyar Gets Transformed / More


http://www.iloveindia.com/spirituality/gurus/avvaiyyar.html
http://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/religion/article594223.ece

Temples Usually Begin Small to Big

Hidden Ganesha

Ganesh (Inspired by Kurma Avatar) at Goa

Pandal

Ganehsa Fights and Defeats Demons


Ganesha battling the demon Santhiyasura and destroying his pride

Ganesha defeating the powerful Lion asura(demon) with the assistance of the Serpent King, Vaasuki

Ganesha destroying the demon Kuppasura who had hid inside an anklet

Flows the Kaveri


Ganesha in the form of crow helps sage Agastya to locate the place to
spill Kaveri River from his water pot
http://blessedpair.blogspot.com/2012/01/ganesha.html

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Rewarded Devotion

Krishnaiyyer, a person in the services of Arcot Nawab, was a devout person. All others in the office were jealous that Krishnaiyyer was in the Nawab’s good books. They grabbed every petty opportunity to tarnish his name. He usually started his accounting for the day with a Pillaiyar Suzhi (invocation to Vinayaka).

The conspirators brought this to the Nawab’s notice. When the Nawab asked for the ledger, what was visible to him, was a line from the Holy Quran, in place of the Pillaiyar Suzhi. Some days later, Krishnaiyyer went on a week’s leave, not disclosing to his Islamic superior that he was on a pilgrimage to Tirupati. The scheming officers immediately sneaked this information to the Nawab.

Just before the Nawab could question Krishnaiyyer, a Sufi appeared, exclaiming to Krishnaiyyer, ‘I saw you at Mecca last week. How did you manage to return so early from your pilgrimage?’ A historical anecdote that evidences the Omnipresence of God.

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