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Ganesha : The Hindu God who is remover of all obstacles

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Hindu God Ganesha : A write-up by Swami Sivananda Saraswathi

A Good Beginning by Swami Chidananda on Ganesh Chaturthi day
Lord Ganesa–The Remover of Obstacles by Swami Krishnananda

Ganesh Chaturthi by Swami Sivananda Saraswathi

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Ganesha or Ganesh, also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka, is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon

His image is found throughout India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bali (Indonesia) and Bangladesh, and in countries with large ethnic Indian populations including Fiji, Mauritius and Trinidad & Tobago. 

Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to even Jains & Buddhists. Ganesha is also popular in Japan.

Although Ganesha has many attributes, he is readily identified by his  elephant head. He is widely revered, more specifically, as the remover of obstacles, and also as the patron of arts and sciences, and the god of intellect and wisdom. 

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Hindu God Ganesha : The remover of all obstacles

As the god of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of all rites and ceremonies.

Hindu God Ganesha : The remover of all obstacles

In Indian Iconography Ganesha is a popular figure in Indian art.

Hindu God Ganesha : The remover of all obstacles

Ganesha is Vighneshvara  the Lord who is remover of Obstacles, both in our material and spiritual pursuits. 

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Ganesha with parents Shiva & Parvathi in Mount Kailash : Birth of Ganesha

He is popularly worshipped as a remover of obstacles, though traditionally he also places obstacles in the path of those who need to be tested for their faith in Him. Hence, the Hindus worship Him before they begin anything new.

Ganesha and Kartikeya | Lord murugan wallpapers, Lord murugan, Ganesh images
Ganesha with brother Karthikeya

LALBAUGCHA RAJA | Morning Aarti | 2nd September 2019 – YouTube

Hindu God Ganesha : The remover of all obstacles
Hindu God Ganesha : Tanjore painting with gold & gems for livingroom wall
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Hindu God Ganesha : Tanjore painting with gold & gems for livingroom wall
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Ganesha : Kerala Mural Painting for livingroom wall

Ganesha as already mentioned is also considered to be the Lord of letters and learning. The concept of Buddhi (Intelligence ) is closely associated with the personality of Ganesha, especially in the Puranic period, when many stories stress his cleverness and love of intelligence. 

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LALBAUGCHA RAJA | Evening Aarti | 8th September 2019 – YouTube

Hindu God Ganesha : The remover of all obstacles
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Hindu God Ganesha : Thammampatti Wood Carving
Hindu God Ganesha : Thammampatti Wood Carving
Hindu God Ganesha : Thammampatti Wood Carving

Ganesha is identified with the Hindu sacred Mantra Om.

Some devotees see similarities between the shape of Ganesha’s body in iconography and the shape of Om in the Devanāgarī and Tamil scripts.

Shree Siddhivinayak Mantra And Aarti | Amitabh Bachchan | Ganesh Chaturthi – YouTube

Lalbaugcha Raja Visarjan 2019 Full Miravnuk – Mumbai Ganpati Visarjan 2019 – Lalbaug Cha Raja – YouTube

Shri Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai

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Hindu God Ganesha : Modern art as livingroom decor
Hindu God Ganesha : Modern art as livingroom decor

12 Most Famous Ancient Ganapati Temples in India

Ganapati Stotram by Adi Shankaracharya With Lyrics
Ganesha Pancharatnam Stotram By Adi Sankaracharya
Ganesha Bhujangam by Adi Shankaracharya

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