Thursday, August 28, 2014

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

   

         
"Wishing you happiness as big as Lord Ganesha's appetite, life as long as his trunk, troubles small as his mouse and moments as sweet as his laddus"

    Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

As per the Mudgalapurana, there are eight incarnations of Lord Ganesha and appear in the following order:
Lord Ganesha in his first incarnation as Vakratunda (twisting trunk), used lion as his mount and made the demon Matsarasura (jealously) surrender to him.
Lord Ganesha in his second incarnation as Ekadunta (single tusk), used mouse as his mount and made the demon Madasura (arrogance) surrender to him.
Lord Ganesha in his third incarnation as Mahodara (big belly), used mouse as his mount and made the demon Mohasura (delusion) surrender to him.
Lord Ganesha in his fourth incarnation as  Gajanana (elephant face), used mouse as his mount and made the demon Lobhasura (greed) surrender to him.
Lord Ganesha in his fifth incarnation as  Lambodhara (pendulous belly), used mouse as his mount and made the demon   Krodhasura (anger) surrender to him.
Lord Ganesha in his sixth incarnation as Vikata (unusual form), used peacock as his mount and made the demon Kamasura (lust) surrender to him.
Lord Ganesha in his seventh incarnation as  Vighnaraja (king of obstacles), used serpent as his mount and made the demon  Mamasura (possessiveness) surrender to him.
Lord Ganesha in his eighth incarnation as  Dhoomaravarna (grey color), used mouse as his mount and made the demon Ahamkasura (pride) surrender to him.

 References: Wikipedia, Lord Ganesha (Book by Manoj Publications)


4 comments:

  1. And to you, a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi as well!! Thank you for sharing the holiday with us!!

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  2. Wish you and yours a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi too!!

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  3. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you and your family

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