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How Ganesha became from Vighnaharta to Vighnakarta?
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Ganesh is one of the principal Hindu deities. He possesses the head of an elephant with a broken tusk and the body of a potbellied human being. He is depicted both seated and ...

@LostTemple7 @iamrana
..standing with four arms and normally holds one or several items in his hands
He is the Lord of ganas (personal attendants of Siva), the master,the leader, the protector, and the companion among others to the ganas. He is the creator of obstacles and therefore called Vinayaka..
He is revered with several names like Gajanana (elephant faced), Lambodara (potbellied), Ekadanta (one-tusked), Vinayaka (leader of
obstacles), Vighnesvara (lord of obstacles),
Vighnakarta (creator of obstacles), and
Vighnaharta (remover of obstacles).
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🔸The #Ganesha Purana describes the 32 forms of Lord Ganesha and among them, Mahaganapathi is widely worshiped

🔸The first 16 forms of Ganesha are known by the name “Shodasa #Ganapati” and the later ones are known as “Ekavimsathi”
1. Bala Ganapati

As the name suggests, Bala Ganapati is the child form of Vinayagar that symbolises earth's abundance and fertility as he holds a banana, mango, sugarcane, and jackfruit in each of His four hands

His trunk curls around His favourite sweet 'Modakam'
2. Taruna Ganapati

Taruna Ganapati is in His teens and symbolises youthfulness (His body glows in red)

In this form, Vinayagar has 8 arms, each holding a modakam, noose, goad, wood apple, rose apple, tusk, some paddy, and sugar cane
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#SiddharBogar is described in Tamil texts as the creator of #PalaniMurugan (Kartikeya) with #Navpashnam, 9 poisonous herbs. His book #Bogar7000 speaks of his journey to China to teach Enlightenment.
His #NirvikalpaSamadhi is below the sanctum of #PalaniMurugan.
#Palani has interesting tale
#Narad visited Kailash to present #Gyanfalam to Shiva.
He decides to give to his son who'd encircle Earth thrice.
#Kartikey mounted his peacock but #Ganesha circumbulated #ShivShakti &won the fruit.
Murugan went to Palani as a Hermit.
#PalaniMurugan also known as #Dandayuthpani is one of the six abodes of Kartikey !
Another tale speaks of Devtas assembling at Kailash which tilted the Earth in one direction. Shiva asks #Agastya who employs #Hidamba, demon to carry two hills to South to balance.
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प्रणाम - रघु राम की नगरी अयोध्या से।

#travel #Ayodhya
Journey of #Ayodhya begins with Litti Chokha at Guptaar Ghat #travel #vegetarian #incredibleindia
Sri Ram Paduka at Guptargarhi or Chakrahari Tirth at #Ayodhya #travel #indology
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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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