Celebrating Lord Ganesh, the god of divine virtues

Celebrating Lord Ganesh, the god of divine virtues

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-09-05 11:54 Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great fervour by Hindus in the month of Bhadrapad chavathi every year, especially by people of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Lord Ganesh is worshipped as the ‘Remover of all Obstacles’ and as the ‘Bestower of Divine Wisdom’. Being the most popular deity, Ganeshji is invoked on almost every important occasion, be it buying a new vehicle or beginning a venture. Bal Gangadhar Tilak started organising Ganesh festival to bring unity and strength. Ganapati’s idol is made from soft clay, painted and decorated. People bring the idol home and worship Ganesh for up to 7 days till Anant Chaturdashi. Later, they bid goodbye by immersing Him in water. As Ganesh is made from 5 elements, our body also consists of 5 elements viz fire, wind, water, earth, sky. Ganesh festival comes every year for a short period. In the same way, we, in our short life, must strive to attain divine virtues like Lord Ganesh. On this auspicious occasion, let us try to inculcate some of his divine virtues and pray to him to remove obstacles in front of us. Let us emerge victorious over the 5 vices, savour ‘modak’ and share our joy with everyone.   1 Akhurath -One who has Mouse as His Charioteer 2 Alampata - Ever Eternal Lord 3 Amit - Incomparable Lord 4 Anantachidrupamayam - Infinite and Consciousness Personified 5 Avaneesh - Lord of the whole World 6 Avighna - Remover of Obstacles 7 Balaganapati - Beloved and Lovable Child 8 Bhalchandra - Moon-Crested Lord 9 Bheema - Huge and Gigantic 10 Bhupati - God of the Gods 11 Bhuvanpati - Lord of the Gods 1 12 Buddhinath - God of Wisdom 13 Buddhipriya - Knowledge Bestower 14 Buddhividhata - God of Knowledge 15 Chaturbhuj - One who has Four Arms 16 Devadeva - Lord of All Lords 17 Devantakanashakarin - Destroyer of Evils and Asuras 18 Devavrata - One who accepts all Penances 19 Devendrashika - Protector of All Gods 20 Dharmik - One who gives Charity 21 Dhoomravarna - Smoke-Hued Lord 22 Durja - Invincible Lord 23 Dvaimatura - One who has two Mothers 24 Ekaakshara - He of the Single Syllable 25 Ekadanta - Single-Tusked Lord 26 Ekadrishta - Single-Tusked Lord 27 Eshanputra - Lord Shiva's Son 28 Gadadhara - One who has The Mace as His Weapon 29 Gajakarna - One who has Eyes like an Elephant 30 Gajanana - Elephant-Faced Lord 31 Gajananeti - Elephant-Faced Lord 32 Gajavakra - Trunk of The Elephant 33 Gajavaktra - One who has Mouth like an Elephant 34 Ganadhakshya - Lord of All Ganas (Gods) 35 Ganadhyakshina - Leader of All The Celestial Bodies 36 Ganapati - Lord of All Ganas (Gods) 37 Gaurisuta - The Son of Gauri (Parvati) 38 Gunina - One who is The Master of All Virtues 39 Haridra - One who is Golden Coloured 40 Heramba - Mother's Beloved Son 41 Kapila - Yellowish-Brown Coloured 42 Kaveesha - Master of Poets 43 Kirti - Lord of Music 44 Kripalu - Merciful Lord 45 Krishapingaksha - Yellowish-Brown Eyed 46 Kshamakaram - The Place of Forgiveness 47 Kshipra - One who is easy to Appease 48 Lambakarna - Large-Eared Lord 49 Lambodara - The Huge Bellied Lord 50 Mahabala - Enormously Strong Lord 51 Mahaganapati - Omnipotent and Supreme Lord 52 Maheshwaram - Lord of The Universe 53 Mangalamurti - All Auspicious Lord 54 Manomay - Winner of Hearts 55 Mrityuanjaya - Conqueror of Death 56 Mundakarama - Abode of Happiness 57 Muktidaya - Bestower of Eternal Bliss 58 Musikvahana - One who has Mouse as Charioteer 59 Nadapratithishta - One who Appreciates and Loves Music 60 Namasthetu - Vanquisher of All Evils and Vices and Sins 61 Nandana - Lord Shiva's Son 62 Nideeshwaram - Giver of Wealth and Treasures 63 Omkara - One who has the Form Of OM 64 Pitambara - One who has Yellow-Coloured Body 65 Pramoda - Lord of All Abodes 66 Prathameshwara - First Among All 67 Purush - The Omnipotent Personality 68 Rakta - One who has Red-Coloured Body 69 Rudrapriya - Beloved Of Lord Shiva 70 Sarvadevatman - Acceptor of All Celestial Offerings 71 Sarvasiddhanta - Bestower of Skills and Wisdom 72 Sarvatman - Protector of The Universe 73 Shambhavi - The Son of Parvati 74 Shashivarnam - One who has a Moon like Complexion 75 Shoorpakarna - Large-Eared Lord 76 Shuban - All Auspicious Lord 77 Shubhagunakanan - One who is The Master of All Virtues 78 Shweta - One who is as Pure as the White Colour 79 Siddhidhata - Bestower of Success