The oldest surviving Vedic hymns mention Sūrya with particular reverence for the “rising sun” and its symbolism as dispeller of darkness, one who empowers knowledge, the good and all life.
The Mahabharata epic opens its chapter on Surya that reverentially refers to him as the “eye of the universe,” soul of all existence, origin of all life, goal of the Samkhyas and Yogis, and symbol of freedom and spiritual emancipation.
Interestingly, Surya’s synonym Ravi is the root of the word ‘Ravivara‘ or Sunday in the Hindu calendar. In both Indian and Greek-Roman nomenclature for days of the week, the Sunday is dedicated to the Sun.
From The Mahabharata:
The Sun, which is the representation of the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna, is known by 108 names.
These are the hundred and eight names of Surya of immeasurable energy, as told by the Brahma. These names were disclosed of old by Lord Brahma, the self created, to the illustrious Sakra, and from Sakra to Narada, and from Narada to Dhaumya, and from Dhaumya to the sons of Pritha, the Pandavas.
For the acquisition of prosperity, I bow down to thee, O Bhaskara, blazing like unto gold or fire, who is worshipped of the gods and the Pitris and the Yakshas, and who is adored by Asuras, Nisacharas, and Sidhas.
Dhaumya said to Yudhistira:
Aruna, Sharanya, Karuna-rasa-sindhu, Asmanabala, Arta-rakshaka, Aditya, Adibhuta, Akhila-gamavedin, Achyuta, Akhilagya, Ananta, Ina, Vishvarupa, Ijya, Indra, Bhanu, Indriramandirapta, Vandaniya, Isha, Suprasanna, Sushila, Suvarchas, Vasuprada, Vasu, Vasudeva, Ujjaval, Ugrarupa, Urdhvaga, Vivasvat, Udhatkiranajala, Hrishikesha, Urjasvala, Vira, Nirjara, Jaya, Urudvaya-bhavaroopayukta-sarathi, Rishivandya, Rugghantr, Rikshachakrachara, Rijusva-bhavachitta, Nityastutya, Rikaramatrikavarnarupa, Ujjvalatejas, Rikshadhinathamitra, Pushkaraksha, Luptadanta, Shanta, Kantida, Ghana, Kanatkanaka-bhusha, Khadyota, Lunitakhila-daitya, Satyananda-svarupin, Apavarga-prada, Arta-sharanya, Ekakin, Bhagavat, Srishti-sthityantakarin, Gunatman, Ghrinibhrit, Brihat, Brahman, Eshvaryada, Sharva, Haridashva, Shauri, Dashadiksam-prakasha, Bhakta-vashya, Ojaskara, Jayin, Jagadanandahetu, Janma-mrityu-jara-vyadhi-varjita, Uchchasthana samarudha-rathastha, Asurari, Kamaniyakara, Abjavallabha, Antarbahih prakasha, Achintya, Atmarupin, Achyuta, Amaresha, Para Jyotish, Ahaskara, Ravi, Hari, Paramatman, Taruna, Varenya, Grahanam Pati, Bhaskara, Adimadhyantarahita, Saukhyaprada, Sakalajagatam Pati, Surya, Kavi, Narayana, Paresha, Tejorupa, Hiranyagarbha, Sampatkara, Aem Istarthada, Am Suprasanna, Shrimat, Shreyas, Saukhyadayin, Diptamurti, Nikhilagamavedya, Nityananda
Whoever with fixed attention recited this hymn at sunrise, obtaineth wife and offspring and riches and the memory of his former existence, and by reciting this hymn a person attaineth patience and memory. Let a man concentrating his mind, recite this hymn. By doing so, he shall be proofed against grief and forest-fire and ocean and every object of desire shall be his.
And a person, male or female, that recited this hymn every day in the two twilights (sunrise and sunset) his mind concentrated with ascetic abstraction, obtained every boon he desired, however difficult it may be that he ask for. If he is overtaken by danger, he is delivered from it; and if bound, he is freed from the bonds.
The Names as Mantras:
Here is a list of the 108 names in the form of a mantra along with the meaning. They can be used individually as a mantra practice, or you could recite them all as a long meditation. I especially love #30. When read aloud, in English, this makes an awesome invocation to the Sun!
- 1. Om Arunaya Namah
Adoration to the Reddish Brown one.
- 2. Om Sharanyaya Namah
Adoration to The One Who Provides Refuge
- 3. Om Karunarasasindhve Namah
Adoration to The Ocean of the Sentiment of Compassion
- 4. Om Asamanabalaya Namah
Adoration to The One of Unequalled Strength.
- 5. Om Artarakshakaya Namah
Adoration to The Protector from Suffering
- 6. Om Adityaya Namah
Adoration to The Sun or The Son of Aditi
- 7. Om Adibhutaya Namah
Adoration to The First Being
- 8. Om Akhilagamavedine Namah
Adoration to The Knower of All Scriptures
- 9. Om Achyutaya Namah
Adoration to Imperishable, The Steady One
- 10. Om Akhilajnaya Namah
Adoration to The Knower of Everything
- 11. Om Anantaya Namah
Adoration to The Unbounded One
- 12. Om Inaya Namah
Adoration to The Strong One
- 13. Om Vishvarupaya Namah
Adoration to The One with an All Pervading Form
- 14. Om Ijyaya Namah
Adoration to The One to be Revered
- 15. Om Indraya Namah
Adoration to Leader of the Gods
- 16. Om Bhanave Namah
Adoration to The Bright One
- 17. Om Indiramandiraptaya Namah
Adoration to The One Who has Gained the Abode of Indira (Lakshmi)
- 18. Om Vandaniyaya Namah
Adoration to The Praiseworthy One
- 19. Om Ishaya Namah
Adoration to The Lord
- 20. Om Suprasannaya Namah
Adoration to The Very Bright One
- 21. Om Sushilaya Namah
Adoration to The Good-Natured One
- 22. Om Suvarchase Namah
Adoration to The Brilliant One
- 23. Om Vasupradaya Namah
Adoration to The Bestower of wealth
- 24. Om Vasave Namah
Adoration to The Deva (The Excellent One)
- 25. Om Vasudevaya Namah
Adoration to Krishna
- 26. Om Ujjvala Namah
Adoration to The Blazing One
- 27. Om Ugrarupaya Namah
Adoration to The One with a Fierce Form
- 28. Om Urdhvagaya Namah
Adoration to The One Who Rises Up
- 29. Om Vivasvate Namah
Adoration to The One Who Shines Forth
- 30. Om Udyatkiranajalaya Namah
Adoration to The One Who Produces a Lattice of Rising Beams of Light
- 31. Om Hrishikeshaya Namah
Adoration to Lord of the Senses
- 32. Om Urjasvalaya Namah
Adoration to The Mighty One
- 33. Om Viraya Namah
Adoration to The Brave One
- 34. Om Nirjaraya Namah
Adoration to The Imperishable One
- 35. Om Jayaya Namah
Adoration to The Victorious One
- 36. Om Urudvayabhavarupayuktasarathaye Namah
Adoration to The One Whose Charioteer has a Form without a Pair of Thighs
- 37. Om Rishivandyaya Namah
Adoration to The One Worshipped by Rishis
- 38. Om Rugghantre Namah
Adoration to The Destroyer of Disease
- 39. Om Rikshachakracharaya Namah
Adoration to The One Who Moves Through the Wheel of Stars
- 40. Om Rijusvabhavachittaya Namah
Adoration to The One Whose Mind by Nature is Sincere
- 41. Om Nityastutyaya Namah
Adoration to The One Who is Fit to be Praised Always
- 42. Om Rikaramatrikavarnarupaya Namah
Adoration to The One Who has the Form of the Letter Rikara
- 43. Om Ujjvalatejase Namah
Adoration to The One with a Blazing Brilliance
- 44. Om Rikshadhinathamitraya Namah
Adoration to The Friend of the Lord of Stars (the Moon)
- 45. Om Pushkarakshaya Namah
Adoration to The Lotus-Eyed One
- 46. Om Luptadantaya Namah
Adoration to The One Whose Teeth are Lost
- 47. Om Shantaya Namah
Adoration to the one who is Pacified, Calm
- 48. Om Kantidaya Namah
Adoration to The Bestower of Beauty
- 49. Om Ghanaya Namah
Adoration to The Destroyer
- 50. Om Kanatkanakabhushaya Namah
Adoration to The Brilliant Golden Ornament
- 51. Om Khadyotaya Namah
Adoration to The Light of the Sky
- 52. Om Lunitakhiladaityaya Namah
Adoration to The Destroyer of All Demons
- 53. Om Satyanandasvarupine Namah
Adoration to The One Whose Nature is True Bliss
- 54. Om Apavargapradaya Namah
Adoration to The Bestower of Liberation
- 55. Om Artasharanyaya Namah
Adoration to The Provider of Shelter to the Distressed
- 56. Om Ekakine Namah
Adoration to The solitary One
- 57. Om Bhagawate Namah
Adoration to The Divine One
- 58. Om Srishtisthityantakarine Namah
Adoration to The One Who Makes the Creation, Maintenance, and End
- 59. Om Gunatmane Namah
Adoration to The One with Qualities
- 60. Om Ghrinibhrite Namah
Adoration to The One Who Possesses Light
- 61. Om Brihate Namah
Adoration to The Great One
- 62. Om Brahmane Namah
Adoration to The Eternal Brahman
- 63. Om Aishwaryadaya Namah
Adoration to The Bestower of Power
- 64. Om Sharvaya Namah
Adoration to The One that Injures
- 65. Om Haridashwaya Namah
Adoration to The One with Tawny Horses
- 66. Om Shauraye Namah
Adoration to The Heroic One
- 67. Om Dashadiksamprakashaya Namah
Adoration to The One Who Shines in Ten Directions
- 68. Om Bhaktavashyaya Namah
Adoration to The One Who is Attentive to the Devotees
- 69. Om Ojaskaraya Namah
Adoration to The Maker of Power
- 70. Om Jayine Namah
Adoration to The victorious One
- 71. Om Jagadanandahetave Namah
Adoration to The Cause of Joy for the World
- 72. Om Janmamrityujaravyadhivarjitaya Namah
Adoration to The One Who is Free from Birth, Death, Old Age, Suffering, etc
- 73. Om Uchchasthana Samarudharathasthaya Namah
Adoration to The One Established in a Chariot that Moves with Lofty Steps
- 74. Om Asuraraye Namah
Adoration to The Enemy of the Demons
- 75. Om Kamaniyakaraya Namah
Adoration to The Fulﬁller of Desires
- 76. Om Abjavallabhaya Namah
Adoration to The Most Beloved of Abja (Dhanvantari)
- 77. Om Antarbahih Prakashaya Namah
Adoration to The One with Inner and Outer Brilliance
- 78. Om Achintyaya Namah
Adoration to The Inconceivable One
- 79. Om Atmarupine Namah
Adoration to The Form of Atman
- 80. Om Achyutaya Namah
Adoration to The Imperishable One
- 81. Om Amareshaya Namah
Adoration to The Lord of Immortals
- 82. Om Parasmai Jyotishe Namah
Adoration to The Supreme Light
- 83. Om Ahaskaraya Namah
Adoration to The Maker of the Day
- 84. Om Ravaye Namah
Adoration to The One Who Roars
- 85. Om Haraye Namah
Adoration to The Remover (of Sin)
- 86. Om Paramatmane Namah
Adoration to The Supreme Being
- 87. Om Tarunaya Namah
Adoration to The Youthful One
- 88. Om Varenyaya Namah
Adoration to The Most Excellent One
- 89. Om Grahanampataye Namah
Adoration to The Lord of Planets
- 90. Om Bhaskaraya Namah
Adoration to The Maker of Light
- 91. Om Adimadhyantarahitaya Namah
Adoration to The One Who is Solitary in the Beginning, Middle, and End
- 92. Om Saukhyapradaya Namah
Adoration to The Bestower of Happiness
- 93. Om Sakalajagatampataye Namah
Adoration to The Lord of All Worlds
- 94. Om Suryaya Namah
Adoration to The Powerful One, or The Brilliant One
- 95. Om Kavaye Namah
Adoration to The Wise One
- 96. Om Narayanaya Namah
Adoration to The One Whom Men Approach
- 97. Om Pareshaya Namah
Adoration to The Highest Lord
- 98. Om Tejorupaya Namah
Adoration to The One with the Form of Fire
- 99. Om Hiranyagarbhaya Namah
Adoration to The Golden Source (of the Universe)
- 100. Om Sampatkaraya Namah
Adoration to The Maker of Success
- 101. Om Aim Ishtarthadaya Namah
Adoration to The Bestower of the Desired Object
- 102. Om Am Suprasannaya Namah
Adoration to The Very Bright One
- 103. Om Shrimate Namah
Adoration to The Glorious One
- 104. Om Shreyase Namah
Adoration to The Most Excellent One
- 105. Om Saukhyadayine Namah
Adoration to The Bestower of Enjoyments
- 106. Om Diptamurtaye Namah
Adoration to The One With a Blazing Form
- 107. Om Nikhilagamavedyaya Namah
Adoration to The Knower of All Scriptures
- 108. Om Nityanandanaya Namah
Adoration to The One Who is Always Blissful
The Gayatri Mantra is considered the most potent recitation for attracting spiritual and intellectual enlightenment. It calls for the celestials to shine their light of awakened consciousness on all of the physical and spiritual realms, as represented by our chakras.
Om Bhu, Om Bhuvaha, Om Swaha
Om Maha, Om Janaha, Om Tapaha, Om Satyam
Om Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yonaha Prachodayat
“O self-effulgent Light that has given birth to the luminous planes of consciousness, who is worthy of worship and appears through the spiritual lens of the sun, illumine our intellect.”
Here’s a Video:
You might notice that the video version is slightly different than the one detailed above, which is from Healing Mantras by Thomas Ashley Farrand. I love how happy and musical it is.
Found at: Meditation
This mantra invokes the healing power of the sun. When using it, for maximum benefit spend some time in the sun each day. You will achieve optimal results by practicing the mantra between ten and twenty minutes each day for forty days.
Om Hiranyagharbhaya Namaha
(Om Heer an yah gar bah yah Nah mah hah)
who heals and is golden-colored.”
An alternate translation:
“Om and salutations to Hiranya-garbha’s golden-colored rays.
May your powerful solar energy heal my heart and emotions.”
I also found a video:
I’ve noticed that many people who aren’t as wealthy yet as they would like to be have a very ambivalent attitude towards money.
Imagine money was a person, and you’d be constantly thinking how evil they were or how they would lead to your downfall, how they might rob you of love and honesty and all of that, EVEN whilst you’re pretending to be nice and wanting to be their friend!
So today, let’s put aside all the old fairy tales, forget all of that nonsense and we’ll simply say:
I like money,
Money likes me,
That’s the way
It’s s’posed to be!
Three times is the trick, and if you can clap along and tap your feet, your whole body becomes involved in learning, and in remembering.
- Dr Silvia Hartmann
- The 60 Second Wealth Creators
- Provided by www.DragonRising.com
Ganesha Mantra Text
Kapitthya Jamboo Phalcharu Bhakshanam
Namami Vighneshwar Padpankajam
Elephant-faced, worshiped by the existing beings, of all living beings,
tasting the elephant apple (kaith) and jambolana (jamun),
the son of Uma, destroyer of grief,
I bow to the lotus feet of Ganesha who is Lord of all.
Here’s a cool video…
I found this cool video and accompanying mantra at the Sanatan Society, a website that is chock full of information about Mantras, Ayurveda, Yoga, Tantra, Hindu Gods and a lot more.
Om Gan Ganapataye Namo Namah
Shree Siddhi Vinayak Namo Namah
Shree Ashtavinayak Namo Namah
Ganapati Bappa Moraya
We ask for good fortune and many blessings and wishes for our current life and future lives. We bow in Homage to Lord Ganesha who blesses us with long lives, health and happiness.
Ganesh Mantra by Suresh Wadkar | Om Gan Ganpataye Namo Namah – 108 times with Meaning:
If you recite and/or listen to these sixteen names at the beginning of studies, at the time of marriage, while entering or departing a place, or at the battle field, all your obstacles will be removed.
Meaning: The various names and associated forms of God Ganesha are enumerated and need to be meditated upon here – the one with an auspicious face, the single tusked Lord, the one who is of red color, the one with the ears of an elephant, the one with a big stomach, the one with a jovial disposition, the controller of obstacles, the Lord of the Ganas.
Meaning: The one of smoke gray color, the leader of the ganas, the one who has moon in the front of his forehead, the elephant faced one, the one with a curved trunk (or broken tusk), the one with big (basket like) ears, the one who is heroic like a buffalo, the elder brother of Skanda (Skanda is another name for Lord Subrahmanya)
Yah Pateth Srunuyaadapi
Vidyaarambhe Vivahe Cha
Praveshey Nirgamey Tatah
Sangraamey Sarva Kaaryeshu
Vighnas Tasya Na Jaayathe
Sarva Vighna Chhido Tasmai
Sree Ganaadhipataye Namaha
Meaning: Whoever the one who recites and listens to these sixteen names at the beginning of studies, at the time of marriage, while entering or departing a place, or at the battle field, all their obstacles will be removed. Even the Gods worship Lord Ganesha to receive the fulfillment of their actions. Oh Lord Ganesh, the One who has this power of destroying all the obstacles in the way of the devotees, I prostrate before you.
We already explored the 108 names of Ganesh, but these twelve names are in the form of a shloka, which is a verse, proverb, hymn or poem that uses a specific meter. This group of verses is said to be sage Narada’s offering to Lord Ganesh. So, if you like doing these Sanskrit chants, here are some more. I think this is meant to be recited in its entirety, rather than bits and pieces.
Pranamya Shirasa Devam
Bhakataavaasam Smare Nityam
Aayuh Kaamartha Siddhaye
Meaning: Every day, I bow down to that Lord, the son of Gowri, the Lord one who lives in the heart of the devotees, blessing them always with good health and prosperity.
Prathamam Vakratundam Cha
Thriteeyam Krishna Pingaaksham
Meaning: Starting from here the twelve names of Ganesha are mentioned and he is worshiped in those different forms. The first as the Lord with the curved trunk; second, as the one with only one tusk, third, as the one with black (red/brown) eyes, fourth, as the one with giant structure.
Lambodaram Panchamaam Cha
Shashtam Vikatameva Cha
Meaning: Fifth, as the one with a big (long) stomach, six, as the one with a huge body Seven, as the remover of obstacles, eight, as the one with smoke gray color
Navamam Phaalachandram Cha
Dasamam Tu Vinaayakam
Dvaadasam Tu Gajaananam
Meaning: Ninth, as the one with moon on the front of His head, tenth, as the foremost leader, eleventh, as the leader of the ganas, twelfth as the one with elephant face.
Trisandhyam Yah Pathernnarah
Na Cha Vighna Bhayam Tasya
Sarva Siddhikaram Prabho
Meaning: Any person, who remembers these twelve names of Ganesha, three times in a day, will have all their obstacles and fear removed and will attain success.
Shloka is a Sanskrit word referring to a verse, proverb, hymn or poem that uses a specific meter. It is considered as the classic basis for epic Indian poetry as its use is widespread in traditional Sanskrit poems. Among the famous texts written entirely in shlokas are the “Ramayana” and “Mahabharata.”
Technically, a shloka can be made up of any sort of four-line stanza with up to 26 letters in a single line. In terms of yoga practice, it is likely that a yogi who meditates will come across this classical form of verse in the mantras that can help one meditate effectively.
Shuklaambara Dharam Vishnum
Shashi Varnam Chatur Bhujam
Prasanna Vadanam Dhyaayet
Sarva Vighna Upashaanthaye
Meaning: We meditate on Lord Ganesha – who is clad in white (representing purity), who is all pervading (present everywhere), whose complexion is gray like that of ash (glowing with spiritual splendor), who has four arms, who has bright countenance (depicting inner calm and happiness) and who can destroy all obstacles (in our spiritual and worldly path).
Nirvighnam Kuru Mey Deva
Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvada
Gajaananam Bhoota Ganaadhi Sevitam
Kapitta Jamboophaala Saara Bhakshitam
Umaasutam Shoka Vinaasha Kaaranam
Namaami Vighneswara Paada Pankajam
Meaning: The Lord with the elephant face, served by all the Ganas, One who takes as His food, the essence of Kapitta and Jamboophala (these are two favorite fruits of Ganesha), son of Uma (Mother Parvati), destroyer of misery of the devotees, controller of obstacles, we worship Your Lotus Feet.
Ganaanaam Twam Ganapathi Gam Havaamahe
Kavim Kaveenaam Upamasra Vastamam
Jyeshta Raajam Brahmanaam Brahmanaspatha
Aanashrunvanna Oothibhi Seedha Saadanam
Meaning: We invite You, the Lord of spiritual faith (of Lord Shiva). You are the wisest among the wise, the best to be given as a standard of comparison. You are the senior Lord, Lord of the Vedic mantras, listening to our prayers. Please visit our home with prosperous things and be seated here.
Tanno Danthihi Prachodayaat
Mudakaraatha Modakam Sada Vimukti Saadhakam
Kalaadharaavatamsakam Vilasiloka Rakshakam
Anaaya Kaika Naayakam Vinasitebha Daityakam
Nataasubhasu Naashakam Namaami Tham Vinaayakam.
Meaning: I prostrate before Lord Vinaayaka who joyously holds modaka in His hand, who bestows salvation, who wears the moon as a crown in His head, who is the sole leader of those who lose themselves in the world. The leader of the leaderless who destroyed the elephant demon called Gajaasura and who quickly destroys the sins of those who bow down to Him, I worship such a Lord Ganesha.
Natetaraati Bheekaram Navoditaarka Bhaasvaram
Namat Suraari Nirjanam Nataadhi Kaapa Duddharam
Suresvaram Nidheesvaram Gajesvaram Ganeshvaram
Mahesvaram Samaasraye Paraatparam Nirantaram.
Meaning: I meditate eternally on Him, the Lord of the Ganas, who is frightening to those not devoted, who shines like the morning sun, to whom all the Gods and demons bow, who removes the great distress of His devotees and who is the best among the best.
Samasta Loka Samkaram Nirasta Daitya Kunjaram
Daredarodaram Varam Vare Bhavaktra Maksharam
Krupaakaram Kshamaakaram Mudaakaram Yasaskaram
Manaskaram Namaskrutaam Namaskaromi Bhaasvaram.
Meaning: I bow down with my whole mind to the shining Ganapati who brings happiness to all the worlds, who destroyed the demon Gajasura, who has a big belly, beautiful elephant face, who is immortal, who gives mercy, forgiveness and happiness to those who bow to Him and who bestows fame and a well disposed mind.
Akimchanaarti Marjanam Chirantanokti Bhaajanam
Puraari Poorva Nandanam Suraari Garva Charvanam
Prapancha Naasha Bheeshanam Dhananjayaadi Bhushanam
Kapola Daana Vaaranam Bhajaey Puraana Vaaranam.
Meaning: I worship the ancient elephant God who destroys the pains of the poor, who is the abode of Aum, who is the first son of Lord Shiva (Shiva who is the destroyer of triple cities), who destroys the pride of the enemies of the Gods, who is frightening to look at during the time of world’s destruction, who is fierce like an elephant in rut and who wears Dhananjaya and other serpents as his ornaments.
Nitaantikaanta Dantakaanti Mantakaanta Kaatmajam
Achintya Rupa Mantaheena Mantaraaya Krintanam
Hrudantarey Nirantaram Vasantameva Yoginam
Tameka Danta Meva Tam Vichintayaami Santatam.
Meaning: I constantly reflect upon that single tusked God only, whose lustrous tusk is very beautiful, who is the son of Lord Shiva, (Shiva, the God of destruction), whose form is immortal and unknowable, who tears asunder all obstacles, and who dwells forever in the hearts of the Yogis.
Mahaaganesa Pancharatnam Aadarena Yonvaham
Prajapati Prabhaatake Hrudi Smaran Ganesvaram
Arogatham Adoshataam Susaahitim Suputrataam
Samaahitaayu Rastabhootim Abhyupaiti Sochiraat.
Meaning: He who recites this every morning with devotion, these five gems about Lord Ganapati and who remembers in his heart the great Ganesha, will soon be endowed with a healthy life free of all blemishes, will attain learning, noble sons, a long life that is calm and pleasant and will be endowed with spiritual and material prosperity.
Chanting the 108 names of Lord Ganesha is part of the traditional daily worship called a Puja. It is called the Vighnesvarashtottara Satanamavalih or “garland of Ganesa’s 108 names”. The names are attributes of the Diety, each one delineating an aspect of His infinite and indescribable nature.
Each name is preceded by the mantra Aum (Om) and followed by namah (Namaha) meaning “obeisance, praise, adoration,” or “homage” to.
Aum Akhuratha Namah
One With Mouse As His Charioteer
Lord Ganesha, with a huge body, has a small mouse as his charioteer. The hugeness matters little when the study of life principles is considered. The soul may be the greatest or the smallest. This represents life in its totality and Lord Ganesha is suggestive of these cosmic aspects.
By whose puissance this world of illusion is manifest, whose creation is this universe, who is the Lord of all gods and creation, he is the Eternal, Lord Ganesha.
Ganesha is the embodiment of ‘OM’, the symbol of the Great God. He is the Eternal Spirit, the Beginning of all beginnings, beyond comparison.
He who is the root cause of the worlds, who is uniquely manifest in the hearts of all, can be realised only by concentrated meditation. Lord Ganesha, the Infinite, is beyond distinctions and beginning.
As a rotund, elephant-faced figure, Lord Ganesha is the Lord and Master of the whole earth.He is the protector of the visible world and leader of the helpless, destroying all evil and obstacles.
The mighty, massive Ganesha, mounted on his vehicle, bestows everything desired if his devotees chant his name with fervour and devotion; He is also responsible in keeping away all obstacles from their path.
Lord Ganesha is adored by all the gods, even by the four-faced Brahma, and Lord Indra. As the elephant-faced child, he is the colour of the rays of the rising sun.
A moon crest adorns the forehead of Lord Ganesha. It denotes a pot of nectar, providing divine coolness to the wearer. It also denotes intelligence and mental, enlightenment, the moon being the symbol of mind and peace.
The massive Lord Ganesha reposes on the jewelled throne with the snare, the hamulus and the lotus flower in his hands. On his forehead reposes the moon. He is four-armed, has a single tusk, a trunk askew, a potbelly and he is gigantic.
Bhoopati, also called Ganapati, is the Lord of the lords, the Master of the ganas or celestial hordes. He is worshipped by Brahma himself and is worshipped in all the three worlds.
Bhoovanpati is the Great God Himself to whom even the Trinity – Vishnu the Protector, Shiva the Destroyer and Brahma the Creator – pay obeisance and propitiate Him to save the world from evil.
Lord Ganesha, the Lord of wisdom is the repository of all knowledge. His illimitable erudition makes even Goddess Saraswati and Sage Narada bow their heads in awe.
Buddhipriya, the repository of knowledge, bestows guileless discretion to the worshipper. As ruler of the Mooladhara Chakra or plexus, he arouses a person’s latent energy or life force to take him to the Divine Light.
By chanting Lord Ganesha’s name day in and day out, one gets richer by imbibing all knowledge and wisdom from him, who is of enlightened heart and unwavering wisdom.
The four-armed Ganesha is an embodiment of truth, discretion, having control over money power and bondage. These four arms represent the four castes: Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra, symbolically indicating his divinity.
Lord Ganesha is the Master of all. He is always worshipped in the three worlds by all, and is the first to be reverenced among the celestials.
Lord Ganesha, the Destroyer of evils slew the powerful demons, re-establishing righteousness and peace in the three worlds.
The elephant-faced Ganesha is propitiated by all as He is Auspiciousness personified. He is the granter of boons and -responds to penances of his devotees.
Lord Ganesha, Protector of the gods is their beloved. With a large form, who has the mouse as his vehicle, he is the embodiment of peace and tranquillity-the giver of peace to all.
The Great Lord Ganesha is gentle, forgiving and compassionate. He likes to prod man with his goad to the path of righteousness and truth so that he can learn to be charitable.
The smoke-hued Ganesha is the beloved Lord of gods and mortals. His body is sometimes compared with a red lotus. His hands are ornamented with gem-studded bangles and his whole smoke-coloured image is enchanting.
Ganesha, the elephant-faced, pot-bellied Lord is Infinite Strength and Power personified. He is deathless, has no beginning or end – he is invincible.
Goddess Parvati created~ a child from the perspiration that came off her body. She lowered him into the River Ganga and he grew into a large being. Both Parvati and Ganga claimed to be his mother.
Lord Ganesha is the symbol of a single syllable ‘OM’, the symbol of the Great God. He is also known as Pranava, the sound from which the world emanated.
The rotund, massive Ganesha sports a single tusk, a broken one, which symbolises him as beyond the rules of cosmic orderliness, as he is the cosmos itself. The broken tusk represents the shedding of the ego.
The single-tusked Ganesha stands for one direction. He gathers information from various directions, but having decided his course of direction, he does not waver. The single tusk represents the non-dualistic nature of reality.
Lord Ganesha is the elder son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. He is the elephant-faced son, having a simple broken tusk and a trunk that is askew. He is the delight of them.
As Gadadhara, Lord Ganesha wields powerful weapons for destroying demons of evil. The gada or Mace is the divine weapon used to wipe out evil and slay the asuras.
The elephant-eyed Ganesha is the embodiment of goodness and virtue, his size belying his non-violent nature. The small eyes radiate wisdom and compassion, powerful, yet gentle.
Lord Ganesha in the form of Gajanana, with an elephant face, is deemed to be a very auspicious symbol, warding off possible mishaps and troubles. He stands for power and strength.
The elephant-faced Lord Ganesha is one-tusked, has a large, body with a huge belly, and is capable of destroying all obstacles.
Ganesha with his twisted trunk is symbolic of his vast knowledge and powers of discrimination, vital for spiritual progress. The curved trunk is shaped like ‘OM’ also symbolic of the life force energy.
The elephant-mouthed Ganesha is very fond of sweets. With a huge belly signifying wealth and the modaka sweet in his hand, symbolic of the sweetness of the realised Inner Self, he personifies love.
Lord Ganesha is the Chief of the group of gods, the. celestials. He is the first to be worshipped by the gods and mortals alike. He is the Lord of all he surveys, the Master of the earth, the universe, the cosmos, all creation.
Lord Ganesha is the Lord of the gods and is the beloved of all. As the Chief and Supreme God among gods, he is worshipped by all.
Lord Ganesha is also called Ganapati, the Lord of the celestial hordes. He is the Supreme Deity, Lord Almighty, who rules over the entire kingdom of the gods.
Gauri is another name of Goddess Parvati. Gaurisuta is Lord Ganesha, the deft son of Gauri. He enlightens and causes his mother’s face to blossom with his love and devotion.
Gunina, the Lord of all virtues, is Grace personified, making everything auspicious. His immense grace and radiance is supreme and ethereal, and is adored by one and all.
Lord Ganesha, although smoke-coloured, is the Golden One, as he has a moon crest on his forehead, a sacred thread in the form of a serpent round his body, cheeks anointed with a vermilion paste, glowing golden like the rays of the sun.
Lord Ganesha is Heramba, the fire-headed Protector of the weak. He is his mother’s beloved, and is her protector.
The tawny-coloured elephant-faced Ganesha is the God of wisdom who teaches that the path of success and achievement is through the use of intellect, and that through wisdom alone can one reach salvation.
Ganesha is the Lord of wisdom from whom emanates knowledge that is divine. All poets invoke his grace before picking up their pens, for he is the Lord of poets from whose divine pen flow divine words.
Lord Ganesha is Nada Brahman, Lord of music. He is the repository of knowledge and a mine of virtues from whom emanates illimitable erudition, and cosmic music and rhythm.
Lord Ganesha, as Kripakaram, wavy with profound kindness, is the sea exhibited by his eyes. He is ever Merciful and the beacon of divine fight.
Lord Ganesha, whose, eyes radiate power, compassion, wisdom and love, is omnipotent and infinite. His small eyes dazzle with the exuberance of the fight of a million suns, entire kingdom of the gods.
Constant and regular chanting of Lord Ganesha’s name is a sure path for atonement of sins. He is the abode of forgiveness, the seat of compassion, and most forgiving. Repose faith in him and he will protect you.
Handsome of appearance and red in colour like the hibiscus flower, he holds his broken tusk, noose, goad, and sprig of the wish-fulfilling tree in his, hands and a pot of precious gems in his trunk.
The large-eared Ganesha is a mine of information gathered from all directions. His large ears are used for winnowing information, retaining only the essentials.
The big-bellied Ganesha is the symbol of the whole universe-all that is conceivable in the whole cosmos- from which all events of the world emerge. It is symbolic of his capacity to assimilate the whole information.
Lord Ganesha, with his huge body, is symbolic of the cosmos or the universe. He is extremely strong and powerful, endowed with intellectual prowess.
Lord Ganesha, the Almighty, the Supreme Infinite, is omnipotent and all powerful. His infinite form is beyond man’s comprehension, and is limitless.
Maheshwaram, from whom the universe is born, is the Eternal Brahman. All the elements-earth, fire, air, water and ether-are manifest in him. He is the Supreme Lord of the universe.
Lord Ganesha is the personification of all that is auspicious. He who was worshipped by Lord Shiva before his vanquishing Tripurasur, by Lord Vishnu before his tying of Bali in the rope, by Lord Brahma before creating the world, by Parvati before her slaying the demon Manisha, is Mangalamoorti.
Lord Ganesha is the God of all people, big and small, educated and illiterate. He is compassionate and forgiving, wise and intellectual. With his huge body, gentle eyes and calm countenance, he fills one’s heart with love.
The Infinite Lord Ganesha has no beginning or end. He is deathless and the root cause of the creation. He is the embodiment of ‘OM’, the symbol of the Great God who has no end and is invincible.
Lord Ganesha is the home of Siddhi and Buddhi, the repository of knowledge and the abode of joy. He bestows happiness and welfare to all.
Muktidaya is Lord Ganesha who grants security to his devotees, thereby providing eternal peace. He destroys all the obstacles that one may face when entreated by his devotees.
Lord Ganesha, with I his massive body, favours the Mouse as his beloved vehicle. The mouse, known to cause great havoc, is kept under the control of Ganesha by serving as his vehicle.
Lord Ganesha is symbolic of the music and rhythm of the cosmos. He loves music and sometimes a veena is one of the attributes seen in his hands. He is the patron of music and dance.
Lord Ganesha is the sea-fire to end the sea. He purges the devotees of all sins by incinerating the sins and impieties by his holy fire.
Nandana, son of Lord Shiva, is the mind-born son of Lord Shiva, or, as popularly believed, the creation of Parvati. He is the elder son of Shankara, and the beloved of his mother, Uma.
Lord Ganesha, the repository of knowledge, is adorable, with his plump body, his tusk broken and single. His is the Lord of all wealth-material as well as spiritual-endowed with intrinsic qualities that command the respect of all.
Lord Ganesha is Infinite and Consciousness personified, solid and unwavering like a rock, who is unshakeable, invincible, the seat of infinite power, the pure essence of luminous mind.
Lord Ganesha, who wears clothes of white and yellow, personifies purity and uniqueness. With a deep knowledge of the self, he is the eternal spirit who is changeless yet causes change all around.
As Pramod, Lord Ganesha is the only refuge of the shelterless as he is Lord of the place. He is the Lord of the gods, the repository of wisdom, the seat of spiritual awakening, from whom creation has come.
Lord Ganesha, the eternal spirit, the Brahman, is the God of Auspiciousness, holding the first place. He is the Beginning of all beginnings, worshipped by Mahesha and other gods.
Lord Ganesh is Punish, the Supreme Authority. He is the Omniscient Lord Almighty who rules over the entire universe. He is the Ultimate Reality, the One Truth, the Manifest Spirit.
Lord Ganesha’s body hue is compared to the red lotus and his tusk to the vermilion blood marks when it is thrust into his enemies for destruction.
Lord Ganesha, the beloved son of Shiva, is the Master of all, whose virtuous qualities are orisoned by even the creator, Brahma. He is Shiva’s revered and noble son.
As Lord of the gods, Lord Ganesha is happy to accept the loving offerings of the celestials. They adore and worship him, and as their Master, and he bestows his grace on them.
The repository of wisdom and knowledge, Lord Ganesha bestows success on his devotees. He who chants his name continually will be sure of being blessed with the ability to be adept in all his actions.
He who dwells in every heart in a secret manner, by whose command this entire world exists, who is Infinite and the Enlighter of the hearts, by knowledge, he is Sarvatman, Lord Ganesha.
Lord Ganesha is the son of Lord Shankar and Goddess Parvati. He is the playfully deft son and is adored by his parents. He enlightens and causes his mother’s face to blossom with love for him.
He who is attired in a white garment and who is all pervading, is Lord Ganesha, the elephant-faced Lord with a moon-complexion that glows brightly, indicating mental enlightenment, the moon being the symbol of peace.
Lord Ganesha is the Lord with large ears. These large ears serve the purpose of gathering information from all possible directions. Like a winnowing basket, His ears are receptive and attuned to every mortal’s cry of woe or praise.
A prayer to Lord Ganesha precedes all worship for he is auspicious and nothing can take place without invoking his name. For, he is the remover of obstacles in one’s path, and the guarantor of success in. all ventures.
Lord Ganesha is the Lord of all treasures and virtues; symbolic of perfection and infinite beauty he is compassionate, forgiving, endearing and protector of all that is good.
The huge-bellied Lord Ganesha, with an elephant face, a single-tusk which is askew, has his body and clothes white, being worshipped on the shore of ocean of milk with white flowers. His face beams the beatitude.
The chanting of Lord Ganesha’s name will pay rich dividends in the form of being bestowed with success. The Lord is the bestower of the desired abilities.
Siddhipriya is Lord Ganesha who grants the desires and boons of his devotees. Being compassionate and large-hearted the elephant-faced Ganesha fulfills the wishes of worshippers.
Lord Ganesha’s huge pot-belly is symbolic of wealth and success. He bestows both on his devotees, being the kind and compassionate Lord who grants them boons and showers them with success.
Ganesha is the older son of Shiva and Parvati, and brother of Skanda (Karthik). He is the destroyer of the asura’s pride, and protector of the weak and helpless. He protects and loves his brother Skanda.
His strange visage is in the form of ‘OM’, the sound symbolic of the cosmic reality. Ganesha, with the bulky body, stands for the cosmos in its entirety. He is the symbol of auspiciousness.
Sureshwaram is Lord Ganesha as Head of the ganas or celestials. He is the Supreme Being, the Foremost Being, the very cause of the creation of the cosmos Lord Almighty.
Lord Ganesha, the Master of resourcefulness and perfection in all spheres, is a lover of beauty. His awkward body signifies that outward form has no connection with inner beauty and spiritual perfection.
The young Ganesha, ever youthful, is Wisdom personified. His huge body takes on the colour of red like the noonday sun, depicting the strength of, youth.
Uddanda is Lord Ganesha as punisher of evil. He also forgives those who seek his pardon. He is the vanquisher of demons and remover of all obstacles.
Uma, another name of Parvati, desired to have a son. Lord Shiva granted her wish and Ganesha took form. He is the beloved son of Uma, her delight, and obedient servant, ever ready to serve her.
Lord Ganesha, the single-tusked one, is attributed with an askew proboscis or trunk, which symbolises power, capable of destroying all obstacles and evil.
Ganesha is the bestower of all fruits of desire and granter of all adeptness that his worshippers seek. He is magnanimous and forgiving, being a wealth of knowledge and wisdom.
Lord Ganesha grants boons to his devotees. He is most efficacious. He gives knowledge to the seeker of wisdom, prosperity to those desiring wealth, issues to the childless, and guidance to the attainment of spiritual liberation.
The massive Ganesha, the granter of boons to his devotees, is the guarantor of success in all ventures. His devotees need never fear failure. As the benefactor of his devotees, he is greatly adored by them.
The red-complexioned Ganesha is sometimes attributed with eight pairs of arms, holding a bow, arrow, goblin, spear, hammer, mace, pick-axe, serpent, banner, trident, discus, goad, noose, battleaxe, sword and shield – all signs of a valiant warrior.
Lord Ganesha is the God of wisdom. He incinerates ignorance by his divine fire and enlightens by his knowledge. He is a gold mine of knowledge and wisdom.
Vignahara is Lord Ganesha, who, like a vigorous wind, scatters away and destroys the dark clouds of evil. His name’s mere recollection removes all sins.
Lord Ganesha is a veritable sceptre that destroys all obstacles. He is the destroyer of multitudes of obstacles, destroyer of all afflictions.
The askew-trunked Ganesha, also called Vighnanashin, is the destroyer of all impediments. He is the destroyer of darkness created by obstacles.
The veritable sceptre to destroy all objects, Lord Ganesha is invincible. He is the inimitable jungle fire who destroys the jungle of troubles for his devotees. He is the destroyer of multitudes of obstacles.
The noble Ganesha is the King of all the factors causing obstacles. He causes obstacles for the demons and enemies, causing them to stumble and be vanquished.
The four-armed Ganesha is sometimes attributed with eight pairs of hands that are symbolic of destruction of evil. He protects his devotees by destroying all afflictions.
Vigneshwar, the only sun to destroy the darkness caused by obstacles, the only fire to incinerate the jungle of impediments, the only Garuda to browbeat the haughty snakes of troubles, is the Lord of all obstacles.
Lord Ganesha, the most adorable one, adored by all gods, is endowed with a huge, monstrous body, symbolising unity of the primeval forest denizen with man – combining the physical energies of mortals.
As Vinayaka, Lord Ganesha is the Supreme Leader of all, being endowed with special qualities. He is the Chief of all the celestial demi-gods, and is ever adored by them.
Lord Ganesha is the Supreme Reality, the Atman of all. He is the witness of all that is happening in the world. He is the Lord of the universe, the Supreme Being who has no beginning, who has no end.
The calm and majestic Ganesha, with the strength and power of an elephant, is the Lord of the universe. He evokes great love and accepts the sacrificial fires offered to him by gods and mortals.
Lord Ganesha is worshipped by both the devas and the asuras, for he is the Lord of the gods. He gives prosperity, fame and glory to-all the worlds, shining with a lustrous glow.
The pot-bellied, askew-trunked single-tusk Ganesha is popularly the beloved of all. He is the subject of those who sing his praise, the jewel from whose face flows nectar.
Lord Ganesha is the fountainhead of wisdom, the Great God ‘ that Eternal Truth, that Eternal Reality. His name is chanted at the beginning and end of meditation at all times.
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