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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Unknown said...

Very informative Blog! Loved it!

jagannath said...

Dear Sirs,
I am a spiritual book writer.
Currently I am writing a book on phylosophy of Ganesha.
I liked the 32 pictures of Ganesha.
Is it possible for me to get permission to reproduce the pictures in my book
Thank you

Anonymous said...

Feel free to use this Ganesh picture in your Ganesh Book. As i mention These picture's source is book the book "32 Forms of Ganesha". Hope you will Also give credit to the book too.
Wish you best of luck in your Book project.

Anonymous said...

Could you please give all the details of the book, i mean the writer and may be some photographer so they can be credited well. Moreover for republishing there could be copyrights issue so please bother yourself for to seek for detail information. Or you could be in trouble.

Anonymous said...

Great work by the artist. 32 forms in Thai Style. Finally I get to know the author and the book. Since Nov 2008, I was looking for more details on the images when I saw a poster in a Bangkok shop. Is the book available for purchase from this site? Please let me know, I wish to order one. Thanks

Bharat said...

Hello KCM,
Yes!! you can buy this book from Our Shop.
About book detail and price you can see in this link 32 Forms Ganesha Book
If you have some question, also email us at
Best Regards

Anonymous said...

Hi Bharat,
Hope you remember that i had asked for this book last month.please could you send me the details as to how i can purchase it?thanks very

Unknown said...

32 form of lord ganesh strotra

Ganesh SMS said...

Hi, this was really informtive ganesha..

Nice Post..

A+ Grade for this Post...


Thanks Lakshmi and Ganesh For your Comments

Rudraksha said...

awesome and very informative post thanks for sharing

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