Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Welcome Ganesha !

One of the most famous festivals in India is Ganesh Chathurthi. This year it is celebrated today, on September 19th, with great pomp and festivities, especially in Mumbai and Goa.

Lord Ganesha is known by many names, especially one of his names: Vigneshwara, is significant as this name means ‘Dispeller of obstacles'. Thus Vakratund (another name of Ganesh) is worshipped before any auspicious event or beginnings.

Many a times, He is depicted with four hands, which mean the following:

- In one hand, He holds a rope and draws us towards HIM

- The second hand, holds an axe, which He uses to cut off harmful desires

- His third hand, holds a modak (sweet rice ball) to reward us when we reach towards Him

- With his fourth hand, he blesses His devotees

I have shared here, Ganesh puja photos at my place.

Prasad for the Lord

Lord's favorite sweet - Modak (sweet rice balls)

Lord Ganesha

Diyas (lamps) adoring the Lord

Jai Ganeshaya Namah !