HINDU FASTS & FESTIVALS : 16-4.





16. GANESH CHATURTHI -4.

The following are some of the common Names of Lord Ganesha :-

 Dhoomraketu, Sumukha, Ekadantha, Gajakarnaka, Lambodara, Vignaraja, Ganadhyaksha, Phalachandra, Gajanana, Vinayaka, Vakratunda, Siddhivinayaka, Surpakarna, Heramba, Skandapurvaja, Kapila and Vigneshwara.

He is also known by many as Maha-Ganapathi.



His Mantra is Om Gung Ganapathaye Namah. Spiritual aspirants who worship Ganesha as their tutelary Deity repeat this Mantra or Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah.



The devotees of Ganesha also do Japa of the Ganesha Gayatri Mantra.

This is as follows : -

Tat purushaaya vidmahe

Vakratundaaya dheemahi

Tanno dhanti prachodayaat.


Swami Sivananda
 To be continued  ...



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