Articles on Ganesha

    Articles on Ganesha

    Ganesha’s Modakas and Trunk Forming OM

    Inherent Secret in Making "Modakas"  Process of making  "Modakas" has a deep significance. Grams are first soaked in water. Their shells are removed. Then they are  ground into a fine powder. This powder is roasted...

    Essence of Ganesha

    The group show at State Art Gallery brings out the different forms of the God of Knowledge It’s that time of the year again when the streets are dotted with pandals and loud music rents...

    Ganesha’s Popularity around the World

    Hundreds of years ago Hindu missionaries went to different countries. They carried with them the idols of Ganesh who was their supreme deity. They spread their ideas about His form, power and the symbolic significance of...

    The hidden meaning of Ganesha’s body parts

    Resham Sengar What do we really know about Ganesha? That we ought to chant his name prior to any important work or prayer, he is bestowed with a head of an elephant, and is often...

    Ganesha’s Potbelly and Elephant Head

    There are numerous names given to Ganesh according to different attributes attached to the symbolic representation of a "perfect being". Ganesh or Ganapati means the Lord of the multitudes. "Vighneshwara" means the God who...

    Favourite Flowers Of Lord Ganesha

    In Hinduism, every deity has His/Her favourite flower. Flowers have a very crucial role to play in the Hindu way of worship. It is said that if you worship the deity by offering His/Her...

    Krishna and Ganesh connection

    Now that Lord Krishna's birthday celebration is over and Lord Ganesha's birthday is upcoming on 8th or 9th September (Ganesh Chaturthi) depending upon whether you're in North America or India, I wish to write several blogs...

    Piece by piece

    Ananta Tilwalkar, artisan I have been working on the sets for Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati for over 30 years. I first got a job on the payroll, through a friend. I have always worked with wood...

    The Female Ganesha

    The demon, Andhaka, wanted the goddess Parvati to be his wife. He tried to grab her by force so she called out to her husband, Shiva who immediately raised his trident and impaled the...

    Ganapati: First and foremost

    The Matsya Purana says that Ganesha (lord of the ganas or hosts) was lovingly moulded by his mother Parvati out of the scented scrapings of bath-paste and oil from her own body. The Varaha...
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