Shiva Nandanaaya Namah Om

Paarvati Sutaaya Namah Om

Hey Shubha Karaaya Namah Om

Namah Ganapataaya Namah Om

Sindoora Vadanaaya Namah Om

Mangala Charanaaya Namah Om

Eka Dantaaya Namah Om

Namah Ganapataaya Namah Om

Siddhi Vinaayaka Namah Om

Buddhi Pradaayaka Namah Om

Vighna Vinaashaya Namah Om

Namah Ganapataaya Namah Om

Meaning:

O Lord Sri Ganesha, Thou art The Beloved Divine Child of Lord Shiva – Who is The Supreme Divine Lord of The Entire Cosmos. Thou art The Embodiment of The Primeval Sound ‘Om’. Thou art The Beloved Divine Son of Mother Parvati – Who is The Most Magnificient, Supreme Divine Mother of The Entire Cosmos. Thou art The Bestower of All Auspiciousness and we bow down and offer our Most Humble Salutations to Thee. Thy face is Vermillion coloured and Thy Divine Lotus Feet art Most Auspicious. O Lord Sri Ganesha, Thou art One-Tusked and art called as Siddhi Vinayaka – The Bestower of All Accomplishments. Thou art The Bestower of Intellect and Perception and art The Destroyer of all obstacles. O my Most Beloved Divine Lord Sri Ganesha, we offer our heartfelt Salutations to Thee. (When The Great Sage Vyasa decided to note down the Mahabharat, he had a condition, that only he who would write non-stop, would be allowed to write it. Lord Sri Ganesha was the only ONE – Who had that Incredible Capacity and agreed immediately, without any delay even in securing a writing tool. HE immediately broke HIS sharp-pointed Tusk and got started, just as HE is ever-ready to help others. Hence Lord Sri Ganesha is called as Eka Danta.) (In The Satya Yuga, there lived a ferocious demon called Sindurasura – who was extremely powerful and he troubled The Gods so much, that They could not defeat him. The Gods sought Refuge in Lord Sri Narayana and prayed to HIM to release Them from the power of Sindhurasura. Lord Sri Narayana assured The Sages, that HE would Incarnate as the Divine Son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, to destroy Sindurasura. After some time Mother Parvati got pregnant and Sindurasura came to know about it. He knew that now his end had come and so he took a tiny form of Sukshma Swarupa and entered the womb of Mother Parvati and chopped off the Head of The Divine Child and disappeared. After nine months Mother Parvati gave birth to a Son. It was born without a head, but since HE was an Incarnation of Lord Sri Narayana HE was Full of Life. Mother Parvati saw HER Child and cried, but Lord Shiva assured HER that HE would do something about it. HE sent HIS attendant Veerabhadra and ordered him to go all around the earth and whichever creature that was asleep with its feet facing southwards, to cut off his head and bring it to Him. Veerabhadra went all over the world, but could not find anyone asleep in that position, for the scriptures tell us that the South is the abode of Lord Yama, The God of Death. As Lord Yama resided in the South, one did not sleep with one’s feet towards the South, for that meant that one was going towards the abode of Lord Yama. In those days people had great faith in The Scriptures and they observed the teachings in their daily life. Hence he did not find any human being, but he found an elephant in that position and got his head, which Lord Shiva placed upon The Body of HIS Divine Child and brought HIM back to Life. Mother Parvati was disappointed and unhappy, but Lord Shiva Blessed that The Divine Child would be known as Vidyapati i.e. The Bestower of Knowledge, Wisdom and Intellect. Then as Lord Sri Ganesha grew up and was still quite young, the time had arrived for the purpose for which HE had come to be fulfilled. HE fought a long fierce battle on the banks of the river Narmada and emerged victorious, having killed the demon with the weapon called Parshu. The demons blood splashed upon The Body of Lord Sri Ganesha. That is why Lord Sri Ganesha is depicted as being red signifying the nothingness or illusion of evil when confronted by goodness. After the battle, Lord Sri Ganesha rested on cool green grass called Durva and HE blessed the grass that whosoever worshipped HIM with Durva Grass – HE would Bless them).

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