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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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உருவான வரலாற்றையும் அதன் பின்னால் உள்ள 97% மக்களுக்கு எதிரான அரசியலையும் தெரிந்து கொள்வோம்!

1890 களுக்கு முன்பு மகாராஷ்டிராவையே தாண்டாத விநாயகர் என்ற கதாபத்திரத்தை,
திலகர் தான் மகாராட்டிராவில் தனது பார்ப்பன இன நலனுக்காக வைரஸ் போல பரப்பினார்.


சரி முதலில் இந்த திலகரை பற்றி தெரிந்து கொள்வோம்!

திலகர் என்பவர், பார்ப்பான்(பிராமணன்) கட்டுப்பாட்டில் தான் இந்தியா இருக்க வேண்டும்,
வேதத்தின்படி மற்றவர்கள் எல்லாம் பிராணமனனுக்கு அடிமையாய் இருக்க வேண்டும் என்ற வன்மம் கொண்டவராக இருந்தார்.

அதற்கு சரியான எடுத்துக்காட்டு ,அதே காலகட்டத்தில் மகாராஷ்டிராவில் ப்ளேக் நோய் பரவி ஆயிரக்கணக்கான மக்களும், குழந்தைகளும் பரிதாபமாக தங்கள் உயிர்களை இழந்து கொண்டிருக்கையில்,
ஆங்கிலேய அதிகாரி....,
எலிகளால் தான் ப்ளேக் பரவுகிறது என்பதை கண்டறிந்து,
எலிகளை ஒழிக்க உத்தரவிடுகிறார்.
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@sankrant @SadhanaHindus Exactly. It is mostly following Hinduphobic Ultra Left bigots, Islamist radicals and Conversion Missionary Mafia crooks. These are first 4 handles that this anti-Hindu @SadhanaHindus group following.
@sankrant @SadhanaHindus Full proof of @SadhanaHindus' Hinduphobia, just in case.
@sankrant @SadhanaHindus These Hindu-hating crooks @SadhanaHindus have even Islamized #GaneshChaturthi too. Scums!!

Moreover, not even one RT by #HinduAmericans so far. 🤣🤣🤣
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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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On the occasion of #GaneshChaturthi
Here's a thread on #MahavinayakaMandir : One of the primary shrines dedicated to #Vinayaka or #Ganesha in Odisha
Mahavinayak Temple is a major pilgrimage center in Chandikhole in Jajpur district of Odisha. It is one of the oldest Ganesha temples in the state. Five gods - Shiva, Vishnu, Durga, Sun and Ganesha - are worshiped as one deity in a single Garbhagriha or sanctum sanctorum there.
This temple was constructed during 12th century by Keshari Dynasty.
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History Of #GaneshChaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi was 1st celebrated when the Chalukya, Satavahana & Rashtrakuta dynasties ruled between 271 BC and 1190 AD.

However, the first historical record of Ganesh Chaturthi celebration dates back to the era of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.1/6
Lord Ganesha was considered to be their Kuladevata. Shivaji Maharaj started, Ganesh Chaturthi with great fervour in Pune in 1600s.

The tradition was taken forward by the #Peshwas.

In 1818 the last Peshwa was defeated by the britishers in the 3rd battle of Panipat. 2/6
Then the Peshwai ended, along with that, the grand celebration of  Ganesh Chaturthi was also discontinued.

Centuries later the festival was reinvented as a symbol of nationalistic movement By Bal Gangadhar Tilak.
Tilak came up with the practice of Visarjan too. 3/6
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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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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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A rope instead of a snake is holding my stomach together right now...
Jogaji reviewing her haath ka kamaal...

(It was Brakoo & @jogakhichudi joint venture... But hey, all the better ones are made by her)
Breaking: Bengal opens its first explosives making factory in Lemuria.

Dumeel poraaLis welcome the move.
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Historical Buddhist statue at the Mes Aynak site in #Kabul, #Afghanistan, #Buddhism
Centuries old "Ekamukhalinga " ( Lord Shiva) in #Afghanistan , now in #Kabul Museum !
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#GaneshChaturthi My recent article in @indsamachar : Hydrological secret in Ganesha worship is unraveled by bringing out the reasons for offering kapittha & Jambu fruits to Ganesha
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