Wednesday, January 30, 2008

32 Forms Of Ganesh Book

As we know there are 32 forms of Ganesh. please see my previous post 32 names of Ganesh, where i have only introduce 32 names of Ganesh. Many friends ask me in E-Mail for Pictures of 32 forms Ganesh. Finally I found a book in Thai language about 32 forms of ganesh Paintings by Thai artist Mr. Choosak Vissanukamron. You can buy this book at local book stores in Thailand and all Nepal Arts Gallery branches.
GANESH BOOKGanesha is also known as "sidhi data" or bestower of success in work. Ganesha is worshipped as the lord of wisdom and success, beginnings and as the lord of defender and remover of obstacles ,and patron of arts and sciences. Read more about Ganesha in my old post Ganesha The God of Wisdom
Update: New Pictures Updated on June 11, 2009. Pictures below are from this book (book on the right).

1. Bal Ganapati
Bal Ganapati is "the Childlike" God of golden hue. In His hands He holds a banana, mango, sugar cane and jack fruit, all representing the earth's abundance and fertility. His trunk garners His favorite sweet, the Laddu.He is in red colored image of a four armed Ganesha

2. Taruna Ganapati
Eight-armed, Taruna Ganapati, "the Youthful," holds a noose and goad, modaka, wood apple, rose apple, His broken tusk, a sprig of paddy and a sugar cane stalk. His brilliant red color reflects the blossoming of youth. Red colored image of an eight armed Ganesha.

3. Bhakti Ganapati
Shining like the full moon during harvest season and garlanded with flowers, Bhakti Ganapati, dear to devotees, is indeed pleasant to look upon. He holds a banana, a mango, coconut and a bowl of sweet payasa pudding.

4. Vira Ganapati
The "Valiant Warrior", Vira Ganapati, assumes a commanding pose. His 16 arms bristle with weapons, symbols of mind powers: a goad, discus, bow, arrow, sword, shield, spear, mace, a battle axe, a trident and more.

5. Shakti Ganapati
Four-armed and seated with one of His shaktis on His knee, Shakti Ganapati, "the Powerful," of orange-red hue, guards the householder. He holds a garland, noose and goad, and bestows blessings with the abhaya mudra.

6. Dvija Ganapati
Four-headed Dvija Ganapati, "the Twice-born," is moon-like in color. Holding a noose, a goad, an Ola leaf scripture, a staff, water vessel and a his japa beads, He reminds one and all of the urgency for disciplined striving. White colored image of four faced Ganesha with 4 arms.

7. Siddhi Ganapati
Golden-yellow Siddhi Ganapati, "the Accomplished," is the epitome of achievement and self-mastery. He sits comfortably holding a bouquet of flowers, an axe, mango, sugar cane and, in His trunk, a tasty sesame sweet.Click Image for view large size image.

8. Ucchhishta Ganapati
Ucchhishta Ganapati is "Lord of Blessed Offerings" and guardian of culture. Of blue complexion and six-armed, He sits with His Shakti, holding a vina, pomegranate, blue lotus flower, japa mala and a sprig of fresh paddy.

9. Vighna Ganapati
Vighna Ganapati, "Lord of Obstacles," is of brilliant gold hue and bedecked in jewels. His eight arms hold a noose and goad, tusk and modaka, conch and discus, a bouquet of flowers, sugar cane, flower arrow and an axe.

10. Kshipra Ganapati
Handsome, red-hued Kshipra Ganapati, "Quick-acting" giver of boons, displays His broken tusk, a noose, goad and a sprig of the kalpavriksha (wish-fulfilling) tree. In His uplifted trunk He holds a tiny pot of precious jewels.

11. Heramba Ganapati
Heramba Ganapati has five-faced and ten armed. He is white in color,"Protector of the Weak" rides a big lion. He extends the gestures of protection and blessing while holding a noose, japa mala (Prayers beads), axe, hammer, tusk, garland, fruits and laddus. Image of .

12. Lakshmi Ganapati
Lakshmi Ganapati is pure white colored, giver of success, sits flanked by Wisdom and Achievement. Gesturing varada mudra, He holds a green parrot, a pomegranate, sword, goad, noose, sprig of kalpavriksha and a water vessel. Eight armed Ganesha with two consorts.

13. Maha Ganapati
Red colored image of Ganesha Accompanied by one of his shakti. Maha Ganapati or "the Great Ganesha", is red-complexioned and three-eyed. He holds His tusk, a pomegranate, blue lily, sugar-cane bow, discus, noose, lotus, paddy sprig, mace and a pot of gems.with a third eye, 10 arms, bearing a ratna kumbham.

14. Vijaya Ganapati
Four-armed, of red hue and riding His resourceful mushika, Vijaya Ganapati is "the Victorious" bestower of success. His insignia are the broken tusk, elephant goad, a noose and a lucious golden mango, His favorite fruit.

15. Nritya Ganapati
The happy "Dancer," Nritya Ganapati, is four-armed and golden, with rings on His fingers, holding a tusk, goad, noose and modaka sweet. He prances under the kalpavriksha tree, epitomizing exuberant activity and joy.

16. Urdhva Ganapati
Seated with one of His shaktis on His left knee, Urdhva Ganapati is "the Elevated" Lord of golden hue. In His six hands He holds a sprig of paddy, a lotus, the sugar cane bow, an arrow, His ivory tusk and a blue water lily.

17. Ekakshara Ganapati
Ekakshara, of "Single-Syllable" (gam), is three-eyed, of red complexion and attire. Crescent moon on His crown, He sits in lotus pose upon Mushika, offers the boon-giving gesture and holds a pomegranate, noose and goad.

18. Varada Ganapati
Varada Ganapati, "the Boon-Giver with prominent third eye of wisdom, holds a dish of honey, the noose and goad and encloses a pot of jewels in His trunk. His shakti is at His side, and the crescent moon adorns His crown.

19. Tryakshara Ganapati
Tryakshara Ganapati, "the Lord of Three Letters" (A-U-M), is gold in color and has fly whisks in His big floppy ears. He carries the broken tusk, goad, noose and mango and is often seen grasping a sweet modaka in His trunk.

20. Kshipra Prasada Ganapati
Kshipra Prasada Ganapati, "the Quick Rewarder," presides from a kusha-grass throne. His big belly symbolizes the manifest universe. He holds a noose, goad, tusk, lotus, pomegranate and a twig of the wish-fulfilling tree.

21. Haridra Ganapati
Haridra Ganapati, the golden one dressed in bright yellow vestments, sits calmly on a posh, regal throne. Along with His tusk and a modaka, He wields a noose to hold devotees close and a sharp goad to spur them onward.

22. Ekadanta Ganapati
Ekadanta or Single Tusk Ganesha is distinguished by His blue color and big belly. The attributes of this murti are an axe for cutting the bonds of ignorance, prayer mala for japa, a laddu sweet and the broken right tusk. Read How Ganesha broke his one tusk?

23. Srishti Ganapati
Riding on His docile and friendly mouse, Srishti Ganapati is the lord of happy "Manifestation". This active God, of red complexion, holds His noose a goad, a perfect mango, and His tusk, representing selfless sacrifice.

24. Uddanda Ganapati
Uddanda Ganapati is the bold "Enforcer of Dharma," the laws of being. His ten hands hold a pot of gems, a blue lily, sugar cane, a mace, lotus flower, sprig of paddy, a pomegranate, noose, garland and His broken tusk.

25. Rin mochana Ganapati
Rin mochana Ganapati is humanity's liberator from guilt and bondage. His figure of alabaster skin is apparelled in red silks. He bears a noose and a goad, His milk-white tusk and a favorite fruit, the rose apple.

26. Dhundhi Ganapati
Red-hued Dhundhi Ganapati, "the Sought After," holds a strand of rudraksha beads, His broken tusk, an axe and a small pot of precious gems thought to represent the treasury of awakenings He saves for all ardent devotees.

27. Dwimukha Ganapati
Dwimukha Ganapati, called Janus by the Romans, with two divergent faces, sees in all directions. His blue-green form is dressed in red silk. He wears a bejeweled crown and holds a noose, goad, His tusk and a pot of gems.

28. Trimukha Ganapati
Trimukha Ganapati, the contemplative "three-faced" Lord of red hue, sits on a golden lotus, telling His beads, holding a noose, goad and vessel of nectar. He gestures protection with a right hand and blessings with a left.

29. Singha Ganapati
Singha Ganapati, white in color, rides a lion and displays another lion in one hand, symbolizing strength and fearlessness. He also holds a kalpavriksha sprig, the vina, a lotus blossom, flower bouquet and a pot of jewels.

30. Yoga Ganapati
Yoga Ganapati is absorbed in mantra japa, His knees strapped in meditative pose, hands holding a yoga staff, sugar cane stalk, a noose and prayer beads. His color is like the morning sun. Blue garments adorn His form.

31. Durga Ganapati
Durga Ganapati, the "Invincible," waves the flag of victory over darkness. This splendid murti is of deep gold hue, dressed in red, holding a bow and arrow, noose and goad, prayer beads, broken tusk and a rose apple.

32. Sankatahara Ganapati32. Sankatahara Ganapati
Sankatahara Ganapati, "the Dispeller of Sorrow," is of sunlike hue, dressed in blue, and seated on a red lotus flower. He holds a bowl of pudding, a goad and a noose while gesturing the boon-granting varada mudra.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Panographies Mountain Pictures

Hi Friends, it's been long time i haven't write any post. Today i am going to introduce you a website about Panographies Pictures of World Heritage sites. This web site is very useful. If you want to know which place are listed in world heritage you can find it here. do u know How many places are listed in World Heritage from your Country? Answer is in this website :). I am talking this website because this site has many panographies of the famous Places.

you may ask What is panographies, ok . Panographies are wide-angle pictures composed of several individual photos manually stitched together. When these component photos are assembled, they give the impression one would get standing in one place, looking around and unconsciously putting the pictures together in one's head. When i known about this site i feel like i am in the place and i am watching this scenery by my eyes. (This Post is already Posted Here Let me show you Mountain panographies (360 degree imaging) .
OK here are some screenshots i have taken from this site.

How To Use website :-

1.Click the link WH Tour or Click here (Here you can chose which Mountain you want to view.)
2.Click the mouse or Press Space bar or Enter
3. Then right click/Hold your mouse and turn which direction you want to see
If you like to see more Screen shots Then Go inside
This Is view of Mt.Kalapathar 5500 m.

Hope you enjoy Viewing This Panographies . If you are interested How to Make panographies Learn at Make Panographies from your Camera

Friday, January 11, 2008

32 names of Ganesh

Vinayaka( Ganesha) is the deity who removes all bad qualities, instills good qualities and confers peace on the devotee who meditates on him. Vinayaka means that he is totally master of himself. Who has no master above, and does not depend on anyone. Vinayaka is also called Ganapati. This term means he is the lord of the gana (Team) - a class of divine entities. This term also means that he is the master of the intellect and discriminating power in man. He possesses great intelligence and knowledge. Such knowledge issues from a pure and sacred mind.

The mouse (rat) is the vehicle of Ganesh. Ganesh is Big and mouse is small, so what is the inner significance of the mouse ? The mouse has a keen sense of smell. The mouse also symbolizes the darkness of night. The mouse can see well in the dark. As Vinayaka's vehicle the mouse signifies an object that leads man from darkness to light. The Vinayaka-principle, thus, means that which removes all the bad qualities, practices and thoughts in men and inculcates good qualities, good conduct and good thoughts.

32 Forms of Ganesh in Agamic Scriptures. Also visit this post about 32 Forms Of Ganesh Book , where you can see 32 forms of Ganesha's picture short description.

1: Bal Ganapati - Red colored image of a four armed Ganesha.
2: Taruna Vinayaka: Red colored image of an eight armed Ganesha.
3: Bhakti Vinayaka: Grey colored image of four armed Ganesha.
4: Veera Vinayaka: Red colored image of 16 armed Ganapati.
5: Shakti Ganapati: Red colored image of 4 armed Ganapati, seated with his consort to his left.
6: Dwija Vinayaka: White colored image of four faced Ganesha with 4 arms.
7: Siddhi Vinayaka: Golden colored image of four armed Ganapati.
8: Ucchishta Ganapati: Blue colored image of six armed Ganapati with his consort.
9: Vigna Vinayaka: Gold colored image of eight armed Ganapati.
10: Kshipra Ganapati: Red colored image of four armed Ganesha bearing a ratna kumbham.
11: Heramba Vinayaka: Black colored image of ten armed Ganesha with five faces, seated on a lion.
12: Lakshmi Vinayaka: White colored image of eight armed Ganesha with two consorts.
13: Makara Vinayaka: Red colored image of Ganesha with a third eye, 10 arms, bearing a ratna kumbham, with his consort.
14: Vijaya Vinayaka: Red colored image of 4 armed Ganesha on the mooshika mount.
15: Nritya Vinayaka: Gold colored image of Ganesha in a dance posture.
16: Urdhva Vinayaka: Gold colored image of six armed Ganesha with his consort.
17: Ekakshara Vinayaka: Red colored image of Ganesha with a third eye, seated on a lotus.
18: Vara Vinayaka: Red colored image of 4 armed Vinayaka with a third eye.
19: Dhryakshara Vinayaka: Gold colored image of four armed Vinayakar, decorated with Chaamara ear rings.
20: Kshipraprasaada Vinayaka: Red colored image of six armed Ganapati.
21: Haridra Vinayaka: Yellow colored image of four armed Ganapati.
22: Ekadhanta Vinayaka: Blue colored image of four armed Ganapati.
23: Srishti Vinayaka: Red colored image of four armed Ganapati seated on his mooshika mount.
24: Utthanda Vinayaka: Red colored image of 10 armed Ganesha with his consort to his left.
25: Rin-mochana Vinayaka: Crystal image of four armed Vinayakar.
26: Dundi Vinayaka: Four armed image of Ganesha bearing a tusk, a garland, an axe and a gem studded vessel.
27: Dwimukha (Two Faces) Vinayaka: Red colored image of Ganesha with two faces and four arms.
28: Trimukha (Three Faces) Vinayaka: Red colored image of Ganesha with three faces and six arms seated on a golden lotus.
29: Simha Vinayaka: White colored image of Ganesha with eight arms (with an arm bearing a lions face).
30: Yoga Vinayaka: Red colored image of Ganesha in the posture of a yogi.
31: Durga Vinayaka: Red colored image of Ganesha with eight arms.
32: Sankatahara Vinayaka: Red colored image of four armed Ganesha clothed in blue, seated on a lotus peetham with his consort to his left.

Also Read
Ganesha The God of Wisdom
32 Forms Of Ganesh Book (with picture)
Ganesh Mantra by Choying Drolma
Wonderful Ganesh thanka
Ganesha Symbolism

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