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#Thread Idi0t’s Guide to #NoBindiNoBusiness, for the trolls who deliberately misinterpret the hashtag n the thought behind it. Repeat after me, #No_Bindi_No_Business is about CHOICE. It is not a compulsion, it is not a law. It is about the right of the ordinary Hindu to say NO!
When brands advertise for Hindu festivals like #AkshayaTritiya #Ugadi #Deepavali #GaneshChaturthi it is a reasonable expectation that they should respect the consumer’s culture, traditions, symbols. A bindi/Tilak/sindoor is one of the prominent Hindu symbols #NoBindiNoBusiness
If a brand wants Hindu money, the brand HAS to respect Hindu sentiments. The ads have to reflect the Hinduness, the joy, the spiritual significance of the festival. You want Hindus to buy gold from you for #AkshayaTritiya then show respect to Hindu culture. #NoBindiNoBusiness
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#Video: 5 boys drown during #GanpatiVisarjan, 2 rescued: @mybmc

#GanpatiBappaMorya #GaneshVisarjan #Mumbai #Maharashtra #GanpatiVisarjan2021
The two boys were rescued by the locals and sent to #CooperHospital, while search and rescue operations by the #Mumbai fire brigade for the remaining three is underway, said @mybmc

#Mumbai #Maharashtra #GaneshVisarjan #Ganeshotsav…
#Video: Two dead bodies found at #Mumbai's Versova Beach.

Video by: BL Soni

#GanpatiVisarjan #Versova #GaneshChaturthi #GaneshUtsav
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THREAD: #GaneshChaturthi

Why do we immerse Lord Ganesha idol into water after worshipping it?

- In India, for thousands of years Hindus have made idols and then immersed them in water. Many foreigners feel it is a strange thing to do.

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Why is the God Ganesha decorated ceremoniously and worshipped lovingly for several days and then immersed in the sea, river, or lake? There is a beautiful concept behind this immersion.
The real secret of worship is in making an idol and then letting it disappear; giving a shape and form to the idol, and then letting it vanish onto the formless. It is all symbolic, the act of making an idol of Lord Ganesha, worshipping it, and then immersing it in water.
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🕉 #GaneshChaturthi
Do You Know why the ritual of getting Bhagawan GaneshJi home started?
Maharishi VedVyasJi wrote Mahabharat in poetry form. He was unable to write it in Prose Form. So he requested Bhagwan GaneshJi to do the task for him 🚩1/4
🕉 The process of writing was going to take days and nights, this would have tired GaneshJi & he was not to take even water during this writing. This would have raised temperature of Lord's body. So Maharishi VyasJi applied paste of mud on GaneshJi’s body🚩2/4
🕉 On Bhadrapad Shukla Chaturthi the writing started & ended on Anant Chaturthi. At the end of the writing on Anant Chaturdashi, Maharishi VyasJi saw that Lord Ganesh's body temperature had risen a lot, So he immersed the Lord in water to cool him down & wash off the mud🚩3/4
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Ganpati bappa moraya!!! Ganesh chaturthi is around . I am hereby presenting a write-up about various Ganesha idols and their importance.
For good health and longevity - have a Ganesha idol made up of wood or clay.
Ps: Saturn is the karak for longevity and it also represents clay. Jupiter represents wood and is Jeevakarak.
For prosperity and health get the idol made up of sandalwood.
Ps: Rahu is the significator of sandalwood. Things made of sandalwood or sandalwood paste makes Rahu auspicious.
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#DelhiHighCourt hears petition against proposed Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Delhi.

Advocate ML Sharma: I’m the petitioner

Sharma says he is relying on SR Bommai case.
No state can conduct any religious activity and tomorrow the Delhi govt since last 15 days ads conducting Ganesh puja and will be shown on all channels: ML Sharma

How State govt can conduct this Ganesh Chaturthi worship?: ML Sharma

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16 Ancient #Ganesha Temples in #India!!
A Thread!

1. Ashtavinayaka - Maharashtra

Ashtavinayaka is a group of 8 #Ganpati temples in Maharashtra that are considered very important by the devotees.

@BharatTemples_ @rightwingchora Ashtavinayak Temple Leniyadri
2. Parvathi Ganesha of Hampi - Karnataka

This 16 ft Ganesha is actually sitting on the lap of his mother Parvati! One has to but appreciate the creativity of the sculptor!

#GanpatiBappaMorya #GaneshChaturthi
@punarutthana @almightykarthik
3. Gokarna MahaGanapathy Temple, Gokarna - #Karnataka

The temple has a rare standing Ganesha, 5 feet (1.5 m) tall and two-handed; on his head is a small depression, which is said to be a mark of Ravana’s fury.

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Peshwas and the Ganesh Festival!

The Shaniwarwada was one of the beautiful mansions whose foundation was laid by Peshwa Bajirao I (1720-1740) on 22nd January 1732, by arranging an opening ceremony according to Hindu religious customs,...


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after this Rs.15 were paid in charity to Brahmans on the occasion.

Originally, the Wada was simple with the main Diwankhana or main hall with some ornamental carvings.

Later on from Peshwa, Balaji Bajirao (1740-1761), to Nana Phadnawis, Prime Minister to Sawai Madhavrao (1774-1795) made alterations by adding the rooms, halls, galleries, towers, pavilions and fountains. The palace contained large chouks and several large halls

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@ysjagan @AndhraPradeshCM did not give permission to celebrate #GaneshChaturthi publicly. But the #ConversionMafia is roaming around villages & distributing pamphlets to #Hindus telling them to convert into Christianity #ChineseVirus affects only

Hindus and spreads only during Hindu Festivals? #Muslims were given an hour permission to go to #masjid during #lockdown. #Evangelists r permitted to propagate and convert, but in Hindu majority country permission for Hindu festivals is denied. This is #Sickulasim
#HaindavaSainyam chased them away. కరోనా టైం లో. రాజమండ్రి నుండి. కోరుకొండ మండలం లో బుచ్చంపేట గ్రామం కు, 10 మంది గొర్రెలు వచ్చి, హిందువులు వుండే ఏరియాలో మతప్రచారం చేస్తుంటే, మన హైందవసైన్యం సభ్యులు, వాళ్ళని ఆపి వాళ్ళకి తగిన బుద్ది చెప్పడం జరిగింది. అలాగే ఆ సంఘం యొక్క పాస్టర్ తొ
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How can India be called a Hindu majority nation? It’s not. Muslims praying in a masjid next to #Telangana state assembly without following any social distancing rules but permissions r denied to celebrate #GaneshChaturthi with the fear of people not following rules #Sickularism
Despite assurances given that they will follow rules. Why r rules so strict for Hindus alone? Why can’t rules be applied to all faiths equally? When will #SleepingHindus wake up to these atrocities by state govts and police. Don’t cry later. Wake up now and save #SanatanaDharma
In AP, during lockdown #Muslims were given special permission of 1 hr to go to masjid & offer their prayers. But for #GaneshaChaturthi2020 celebrations are totally banned outside. One govt is sold out to @asadowaisi and another converted govt imposes total ban. Plight of Hindus
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Vakratunda – The Saviour

‘ॐ एकदन्ताय विद्महे वक्रतुंडाय धीमहि तन्नो बुदि्ध प्रचोदयात ।‘

This is Ganesha Gayatri Mantra. Recite it 108 times daily to please Shri Ganesha.Various Holy Scriptures like Ganesha Puraan and Mudgal Puraan have described 8 manifestations Image
of Shri Ganesh. It is said that Shri Ganesh took these forms to slay various demons that represent various sins or weaknesses of humans. Weaknesses like jealousy, arrogance, ego, desire, anger, greed, delusion and inebriation were the cause for which Shri Ganesh took these
8 forms of manifestation and these manifestations are characterised by different vehicles and missions. His first manifestation is Vakratunda. – Riding lion to eradicate jealousy.
There was a demon called Matsarasur, he was born from the anger, rivalry and jealousy of Indra,
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This toy called "Pettakol", is the fascination among many kids During #GaneshChaturthi in Tumkuru and adjoining areas. It works on the principle of Piston, just like a syringe. Small fruits called 'Gowri Kai' is used to make a 'pop' sound.

It has a history of centuries. It is a family tradition of this farmer from Urdigere to make pettakols' and sell them on Ganesh Chaturthi. They are doing it inspite of #COVID19 and a full market.

It is such traditions which has kept our culture alive.

Kids take this Pettakol, visit 21 houses with Ganesha , make a 'Pop' sound using 'Gowri Kai' and say 'Vidya Ganapathi ki Jai' and ask for blessings.

Hope this Corona ends soon and the world returns to normalcy.

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🕉 #Thread Eight Avatars /Incarnations of Bhagwan GaneshJi from the Mudgala Purana, an Upapurana devoted only to Lord GaneshJi who defeats 8 weaknesses of humans in each form. These are arrogance, ego, desire, anger, greed, illusion, inebriation & jealousy 🚩1/n @RadharamnDas
🕉 1)Vakratunda:
The first Form meaning the One with the Curved Trunk& a personification of the form of Brahman. In the form of Vakratunda, Lord GaneshJi defeated Demon of jealousy & envy, Matsaryasura. In this Avatar as Destroyer of Jealousy- Lion is his Vahan🚩2/n
🕉 2)Ekadanta- Bhagwan GaneshJi has a Single Tusk & is a manifestation of nature of Brahman. He acted as a scribe with his 1 Tusk to Sage Ved Vyas to write Mahabharata. Lord GaneshJi fought Demon Madasura, who was the embodiment of conceit and arrogance with Mouse as Vahan 🚩3/n
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#DoYouKnow -Unique #Ganesha deity which is believed to be made of sea shells, snail hoods, sea foam &other substances from

On night before #Vinayaka Chaturthi a spl Abishek will be
performed to this Ganesha with honey,it absorbs completely

Thiruppurambiyum #temple,TN
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This place is near Kumbakonam Temple was built by Cholas during the 9th Century.There is an Interesting story related to this
#Ganesha as he is called as Pralayam Katha Vinayagar.
(Pralayam–Destruction of Earth by the Sea, Katha –Safeguard, Vinayagar(#Ganesh )
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#storytimethread - End of every yuga is marked by a huge flood that leads to destruction of all living beings on earth - Pralayam
End of Thretha yuga, Earth was destroyed by 7 seas.Shiva instructed Vinayaka to save this temple at Thiru Purambayam.

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Bhadrapada Shukla Chaturthi when we specially worship Lord Ganesha is here! How fast!! One year already flew by! This is an old piece I wrote. Thought of extending it into a short thread for this #GaneshChaturthi2020. ☺️🙏…
Starting with this beautiful Kriti 'Gajavadana Beduve' by Sri Purandhara Dasaru. Rendered here by my favourite Nagaswaram Vidwans Balamurugan and Kumaran. ☺️🙏

Posting some of my all time favourite icons of Lord Ganesha!

Starting with this sculpture from the ancient temple of Gardez in Afghanistan. We all know who destroyed it. 🤷🏻‍♂️

How glorious it would have been in its prime! 🤩

Jai Shri Ganesha! 🙏☺️

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Ganesha's Trunk - Left Or Right?

In #Hinduism, idols are given immense importance as they are the worldly embodiments of spiritual forces. Every part of an idol has its own meaning and significance which will lead to different results for the native. Therefore, Image
you should choose appropriate idols which are in harmony with the rules and principles laid down. While keeping a ganesha idol at home during #GaneshChaturthi, people may face a dilemma that whether they choose the Ganpati idol with left sided trunk or right sided trunk. Image

Even if you never noticed the idol in your home in such a manner, I will always advise you to see the side of trunk. Now let us a detailed view on both left and right sided trunk Ganpati. Shree Ganesha with left sided trunk is known as Vaam-mukhi Ganpati. Here Vaam is Image
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As a Hindu who celebrates Vinayaka Chaturthi each year & as a doctor, this is how I think we ought to celebrate the festival this year.
1. E commerce sites/shops can take up home delivery of Vinayaka idols &other pooja items we buy.
2. People can order them online or thru phone
3. We should celebrate inside our houses with just family.
4. No public processions or crowds must be permitted.
5. If other State Govt.'s want to be irresponsible it does not mean TN Govt must be too.
6. Public safety must be the primary concern of any Govt.
7. In TN we have for years not had processions or public display of idols for Vinayaka chaturthi. All this started in the last 20 years.
8. Each one of us has a responsibility towards our fellow citizens and to prevent disease spread.
9. Crowding at markets need to be minimised
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Do U Know?(1/a)
The Original Mahabharat written by #Ganesha & dictated Krishnadwpayan Vyasa contained 60 lakh Slokas.
Later When Narada spoken it to Devas it contained 30lakh Slokas.
When Rishi Asit & Debal Spoken at Pitru Loka it had 15 lakh Slokas
Do U Know?(1/b)
The number of Slokas further reduced when Rishi Sukadev spoken to Yakshya & Nagas.
During the End of the Dwapara When Rishi Vai'sampyan spoken it to Raja Janmanjeya & other Rishis it contained 1 Lakh slokas
Do U Know? (1/c)
No one knows what was the situation of the Great Mahabhrat Epic During Islam Rule. It is Known that Last Mahabhrat Tika (commentary) was written by Rishi Suta Ugrasraba but the date is uncertain.
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Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray, held a meeting regarding the upcoming Ganesh festival, through video conference. #ganeshchaturthi #coronavirus
Deputy CM @AjitPawarSpeaks, Home Minister @AnilDeshmukhNCP, Minister of State @satejp and @DesaiShambhuraj, representatives of Ganesh Mandal and Sculptors Association in the state were present in the meeting. #Maharashtra
Chief Minister Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has appealed to the Ganeshotsav Mandals to celebrate this year's Ganeshotsav in a simple manner by keeping social consciousness and implementing socially useful programs and to create a new ideal of celebration before the world. #Mumbai
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#GaneshChaturthi has been quite the affair at our household from as long as I can remember. What started in 1935 as a celebration to mark the birth of my grandfather, has gone on for 84 years. Home-cooked food has remained an integral aspect of these day-long festivities.

The #GaneshChaturthi pooja, amongst other things, involves a #food offering (नैवेद्य/naivedya).

It started with around 5 items in the first year and an item was added every couple of years. This number bumped up to 32 in1985 and has remained the same ever since. 🍛🍚🥗🥘🥗🍲
It was unanimously decided this year, to pull back on the extravagant celebration for a variety of reasons. Hence, I decided to document it. All these items will still be cooked but never again, in unison. 👩‍🍳

Continue reading to know each of these 32 #food items. 🥗🍲🍚
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@LostTemple7 @Swamy39 @Pushpendraamu @MinOfCultureGoI @FrustIndian @ShefVaidya @bhaiyyajispeaks @truejainology @TIinExile we went to #qutubminar to offer prayers to bhagwan Ganeshji for #GaneshChaturthi. See the pictures because i have no enough words to express
Below are the picture of ganeshi in the cage
Several more pictures of remains of our Ancient surrounding #qutubminar
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@SUBRATSMSM Just looking at the crowds puts one in a mood to celebrate! Jai Ho! 🙏🏼

Another fun fact, the very creation of Ganesh, was rooted in #WomanEmpowerment

When Ganas of Mahadev failed to follow orders of Devi Parvati, She created Ganesh, Her obedient son, from clay.

@SUBRATSMSM She asked Him to guard the door, none to be allowed inside without Her permission.

The Child blocked the access of all visitors. Even Mahadev. 🙏🏼


@SUBRATSMSM Which led to quite an unrest. Mahadev didn’t even know who this new guard to His abode si Kailash was. He sent an army of Ganas and Demi-gods to take Him out.

But the Child proved too strong for them.


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#गणेश_चतुर्थी | जानिए श्रीगणेश के जन्म की कथा

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"I shall leave my dreams in their argent air,
For in a raiment of gold and blue
There shall move on the earth embodied and fair
The living truth of you..."


(Art: Unknown)
"Storm is the dance of the locks of the God assenting to greatness..

Veiled in events he lives and working disguised in the mortal
Builds our strength by pain, and an empire is born out of ruins..”


(Art: Leslie Abraham)
"Yet all we dream and hope are memories treasured,
Are forecasts we misspell,
But of what life or scene he who has measured
The boundless heavens can tell.."


(Art: KaalChakra, Konark Sun temple)
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