And it is a blessing in itself that his keen eyes watch over us all Lord Ganesh is the benevolent manifestation of Omkaar, the origin of all creation. That’s why; to invoke his endearing image is to ensure on auspicious beginning to all human endeavor and events.
Ages and eras have drifted away. Myths have given way to history, as civilization has raced into the 21sf Century l Pantheons of gods and deities may have retreated into the scriptures. Many divine images may hove faded into oblivion. But Lord Ganesh has always been with us in our odyssey through life !
The vastness of his divine form defies expression, yet his loving image is never too large to reside within the confines of our eager hearts And that, perhaps, is because he has graciously, and willingly surrendered to our grasp and responded mast visibly to our devotion He is the friendliest of gods that have ever graced our dwellings!
He is often referred to as Lambodar, the one with a protruding belly and it is not surprising, since he is known to absorb and consume away the accumulated sins of his countless devotees!
While as the lord his glory is most original and eternal his chosen role an earth is that of a friendly deity whose presence may be experienced in every aspect of our day to day life and living!
Ages ago at the behest of Rish Ved Vyas he had agreed to wield his mighty pen through which flowed the grand epic Mahabharat! May the same auspicious hand direct the course of our contemporary live by overcoming abstacles and misery guiding us towards wisdom achievement peace and prosperity!
Representations of Shri Ganesh are based on thousands of years of religious symbolism that resulted in the figure of on elephant-headed gad. In India, the statues ore impressions of symbolic significance and thus have never been claimed to be exact replications of a living figure. Ganesh is seen not as a physical entity but a higher spiritual being, and murtis, or statue representations, act as signifiers of him as on ideal.
But the question still intrigues every observer. ‘How did he get an elephants head?’ Often the tales differ in details and narrative, but it would be so as Ganesh was born again and again in different ages, in answer to different prayers. The most popular story relates how it all began when Parvati (Shakti), wanted to bathe. She needed privacy and since there was no one at hand, Parvati rubbed the old skin from her body and shaped it into the form of a beautiful young man, whom she positioned as a guardian at the door to her chambers.
When Lard Shiva, her husband returned and strode towards their home, he found his way blocked by an unknown young soldier. The soldier blocked Shivas entry. Shiva was furious, a duel began. The soldier fought well, but was no match against the might of Shiva who beheaded him. Parvati came out and saw the dead and demanded he be brought back to life.
Shiva then sent his hordes to collect the head of the first living being who was sleeping with head facing north. As the north direction was associated with wisdom.
Thus our beloved lord now got his most lovable endearing and engaging form. Perhaps no their god in the Hindu pantheon evokes such an emotional response as does this rotund radiant elephant god.
1. Inner Voice Signature Prayer
2. Vakratunda Mahakaya (Prarthna)
3. Gananam Twaam Ganapatim (Avahanam)
4. Introductory Commentary
5. Aadipujyan Ganadhyakasham (Prarthna)
6. Omkar – Rupam (Stuti)
7. Ganesh – Gayatri (3 Times)
8. Atharvashirsha (Specially included for this pack)
9. Ganesh Mahamantra (108 Times)
10. Ashtottar Shatanam (108 names of Ganesh)
11. Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh (Aarti in Hindi)
12. Sendoor Lal Chadhayo (Aarti In Hindi)
13. Sukhkarta Dukhharta (Aarti in Marathi written by Ramdas Swami)
14. Ganesh Dhun (Specially included for this pack)
Artist: Sanjeev Abhyankar
Music & Arrangement: Kedar Pandit
Instruments Niladri Kumar (Sitar) Khandekar (Flute) Kedar Pandit (Tabla) Rajesh Deo (Vibrophone) Deepak Borkar (Side Hythm)
Atharvashirhsa: Recited by Shri Siddhivinayak Temple Priests Shri vijay Joshi and Shri Sanjay Hardikar Shri Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir Nyas (Prabhadevi)
Ganesh Dhun : Sung by Shankar Mahadevan Music, Kedar Pandit
Commentary Voice Harish Bhimani Written by Ashok Roy
Recording Dr. B.P. Vyas
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