In the Hindu tradition, all Tantric and spiritual worship begins with the invocation of Ganesha (or Ganesh), the elephant-headed god. When a shubha (good) work is started, worship of God Ganesha is the first thing that happens. Hindus, who worship the God Ganesha, also observe a special festival. Ganesha Chaturthi, also known as Ganesha Festival, is a day when Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, is said to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees. On this day, Lord Ganesha’s marble god statue is being washed and scented. They are adorned and revered. This festival lasts ten days in some parts of India, such as Maharashtra.
Ganesha became the Lord (Isha) of all existing beings (Gana) after defeating his brother Kartikay in a contest. When given the task of racing around the universe, Ganesha, unlike Kartikay, simply walked around Shiva and Parvati, his father and mother as the source of all existence.
Many legends surround Ganesha’s acquisition of the elephant head. One story goes that in the absence of Shiva, Parvati created Ganesha to guard her quarters. When Shiva wanted to see her, Ganesha forbade him, prompting Shiva to cut off his head. Later, Shiva resurrected Ganesha and gave him the head of an elephant because no other was available.
In another story, when Parvati forces Saturn to look at her child and bless him, Ganesha’s head is burned to ashes.
Ganesha is depicted riding a rat, which represents the subjugated demon of vanity and impertinence. The conch represents the sound that Akash produces. Sattva is represented by the laddu (sweet). The snakes represent control over the poisons of the passions and are associated with Shiva, Ganesha’s father. The hatchet severs the bond of desires. Fearlessness is granted by the mudra. The broken tusk was used by Ganesha to write the Mahabaratha.
Acceptance of the rather odd-looking elephant man The divine force Ganesha calms the rational mind and its doubts, forcing one to look beyond outward appearances. As a result, Ganesha creates the belief that all obstacles will be removed. Internal balance is achieved through meditation on the Ganesha Yantra.
The Hindus believe that placing Ganesha marble statues at the top of the front door and inside the home fills the entire environment with positive energy and good luck. Although people of other faiths do the same thing to bring good luck into their homes,
Maha Ganesha Pancharatnam
Mudaakaraatha modakam Sadaavimukthi saadhakam
Kalaadaraava tamsakam Vilaasiloka rakshakam
Anaayakaika nayakam Vinaasithebha dhaithyakam
Nathaashubhaashu nasakam Namamitham Vinayakam
Nathetharathi bhikaram Navodhitharka bhaaswaram
Namatsurari nirjaram Nathadhikapa duddharam
Sureshwaram Nidhishwaram Gajeshwaram Ganeshwaram
Maheshwaramtha Maasraye Parathparam niramtaram
Samasthaloka shankaram Nirastha daithya kunjaram
Daretaro-daramvaram Varebha vakthramaksharam
Krupakaram kshamakaram mudaakaram yashaskaram
Manaskaram Namaskrutham Namaskaromi bhaswaram
Akimchanarthi maarjanam Chiranthanokthi bhaajanam
Puraaripoorva nandanam Suraarigarva charvanam
Prapanchanaasha bheeshanam Dhanamjayaadi Bhushanam
Kapoladaana vaaranam Bhajepuraana vaaranam
Nitaamtakanta dhantakaanti Mamtakaanta kaathmajam
Achimthyaroopa mantaheena Mantaraaya krumtanam
Hrudamtarae niramtaram Vasanthameva yoginaam
Tamekadanta maevatam Vichimtayami samtatam
Phalastuti- Benefits of reading Ganesha Pancharatna
Maha ganesha Pancharatna Maadarena Yoanvaham
Prajalpati prabhatake Hrudhismaran ganeshwaram
Arogatama dhoshatam Susahitheem suputratham
Samahitayu rashtabhuthi Mabhyupaiti soachiraath
# What are the advantages of chanting Ganesha Pancharathna Shloka?
Those who read the Great Ganesha Pancharatnam with devotion and recite this Stotram in the mornings while meditating on Lord Ganesha in their hearts will be cleansed of diseases and vices. They will have wonderful spouses and children, as well as long life and the great Ashta Maha Siddhis.
One who reads Maha Ganesha Pancharatnam with devotion every day and Recites this in the morning keeping God Ganesha in the heart will be granted good Health, blamelessness or life without faults, good skills, and education, good children along with a complete life with all the eight wealth’s (Asthaiwaryas).