Articles on Ganesha

    Articles on Ganesha

    Lord Ganesh is pan-Asia favourite

    Bhagyashree Kulthe, DNA   Ganesh, the god of wisdom, is a pan-Asia favourite. He appears on everything from currency notes, temples and artefact shops in South-East and Far-East Asia. However, can you imagine Lord Ganesh without...

    Knowing the Lalbaug of Lalbaugcha Raja

    While Lalbaugcha Raja inspires lakhs of people to queue up for hours, there is much more to the idol than fulfilling wishes. The acquired aura has roots in the fascinating history of the area and...

    Know why durva is offered to Lord Ganesha?

    Lord Ganesha is believed to be the swami of all the 'ganas'. According to astrology, he is considered to be the swami of Ketu and all the resources on this earth. According to Hindu scriptures,...

    Mystery of the missing ‘ladoo’

    Radhika D Shyam The modakas were untouched, so were the chaklis but where had the ladoos vanished? Riddhi, Siddhi and Rakesh looked askance at Ganesha The house wore a festive look and the twins, Riddhi and...

    Lord Ganesha XI: Eleven cricketers who were named after the elephant God

    The Hindu god Ganesha is referred to by 108 names in mythology. On the occasion of Ganesh Chathurti, Nishad Pai Vaidya picks 11 cricketers who were named after the Hindu God. The Ganesh Chathurti is...

    Ganesha's Favourite Food

    Puran Poli Ingredients: 2 cups chana dal (soaked in water overnight) 2 cups jaggery 2 cups refined flour (maida) 3 tbsps oil 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg powder (jaiphal) 3/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi) 1 tbsp saffron (kesar) Method: Soften the chana dal by cooking it in a...

    A beautiful collection of the holy kind

    Scores of Lord Ganesha idols are lined together at every corner of the room, of variant sizes, shapes, colours and forms. It is not a shop selling Ganesha idols but a personal collection of...

    Story of Ganesha as Gajanana and Lobhasura

    Gajanana is one of the eight avatars of Ganesha as per the Mudgala Purana. It is stated in the Mudgala Purana that one of the mission of the Gajanana Avatar was to annihilate Lobhasura...

    Story of Ganesha's broken tusk

    Shri Ganesh had two tusks, but he had a great fight with Parshuram, when Ganesh laid claims to immortality. There are only seven who are immortal :- 1) Shri Hanumanji 2) Vibhishan 3) Kripacharya 4) Shri Parshuram 5) Ashwathama 6) Bali...

    Ganpati of Peshwa's

    Vinayakrao Peshwa -- the 9th descendant of the historic Peshwa dynasty who built the seven-storeyed Shaniwarwada -- lives in a bungalow named 'Raghunath' off Prabhat Road. Along with wife Jaimangala and son Pushkar, he...
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