Ganesh Chaturthi, or Vinayaka Chaturti, is the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the God of wisdom, prosperity and auspiciousness. Tomorrow it is Ganesha Chathurthi which is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the God of wisdom. “Ga” means intellect, “Na” means wisdom and “Pathi” means master. Hence, Ganapathi means the master of intellect and wisdom.
Ganesha is worshipped before the beginning of any endeavor. He gives the necessary skill (buddhi) to do the task and bestows success (siddhi) to the effort. Upon intent meditation, the form of Ganesha symbolically reveals many noble truths. The trunk of an elephant, which can carry heavy logs of wood as well as pick up a thin blade of grass, represents the subtle discrimination we need to distinguish between the real and the illusory. The little mouse he rides on represents our own ego, which should be a small but efficient vehicle to take us around in the world, but should be inconspicuous and subservient to wisdom. Ganesha’s form is revered as the very personification of the symbol Om the representation of the universal spirit.
01 Mahaganapatim-Natai-Caturashra Ekam
02 Sri Maha Ganapati-Gowla-MisraChapu
03 Ganarajena-Arabhi-Misra Chapu
04 Lambodaraya-Varali-Khanda Chapu
05 Sri Mooladhara-Sri-Adi
07 Siddhi Vinayakam-Shanmughapriya-Rupakam
09 Pancha Matanga-Malahari-Rupakam
10 Vallabha Nayakasya-Begada-Rupakam
11 Maha Ganapati-Nata Narayani-Adi
13 Ekadantam-Bilahari-Misra Chapu
14 Maha Ganapatim-Todi-Rupakam
15 Hasti Vadanaya-Navaroj-Misra Chapu
16 Ganesa Kumara Pahi-Senchuruti-Chaturasra Ekam