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16 Ancient #Ganesha Temples in #India!!
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1. Ashtavinayaka - Maharashtra

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

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@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!

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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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#Ganesha in Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions
- Dharani Sutra of the Golden Ganapati, found in the T. XXI 1269, which was delivered by the Buddha to his disciple Shariputra
-The other textis the “Arya Maha Ganapati Hridaya Dharani” Image
Vajrapani =>Ganesh is seen as a worldly deity dedicated to protecting Buddhism
Mahayana => he is a Bodhisattva and consort of Avalokiteshvara
Tantric forms — in some lineages => he is an Enlightened deity ImageImage
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Ganesha's Trunk - Left Or Right?
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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
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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
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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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Ganesha at Liberty Cinema. Late Nazir Hoosein (Owner of Liberty) relates: In 1994 Barjatya’s of Rajshri Productions wanted to release Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (HAHK). “We love your cinema, & we want to put our new picture here, but you’ll have to change the sound system.” Contd. ImageImageImage
I said, “It will cost me 10 lacs. What happens if your film bombs?” So they said “If it bombs, we’ll pay you whatever you’ve paid for the sound system.” I said done. No agreement, nothing. Just a good handshake. The rest, as they say, is history. Contd.
‘’From 5 Aug 1994, HAHK ran 44 consecutive house full weeks, a total of 125 weeks and about 2 million people saw it over 2,625 shows. I think that’s a record for a single screen theatre. The Ganesha was gifted by Rajshri’’. It still adorns the lobby. Contd.
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