108 names of Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganpati, who is the destroyer of all evils, has 108 names. Some of the popular and not so popular are listed here. He is the great Vinayaka. The most important celebrated is the Ganesha Chaturthi festival.

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Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha holds a special place in hindu rituals. No puja is considered complete if it is not started with worshipping Ganesha.
Lord Ganesha' various roopas
Lord Ganesha’ various roopas
Here are 108 names of Lord Ganesha.
  1. Akhurath
  2. Alampata
  3. Amit
  4. Anantachidrupamayam
  5. Avaneesh
  6. Avighna
  7. Balaganapati
  8. Bhalchandra
  9. Bheema
  10. Bhupati
  11. Bhuvanpati
  12. Buddhinath
  13. Buddhipriya
  14. Buddhividhata
  15. Chaturbhuj
  16. Devadeva
  17. Devantakanashakarin
  18. Devavrata
  19. Devendrashika
  20. Dharmik
  21. Dhoomravarna
  22. Durja
  23. Dvaimatura
  24. Ekaakshara
  25. Ekadanta
  26. Ekadrishta
  27. Eshanputra
  28. Gadadhara
  29. Gajakarna
  30. Gajanana
  31. Gajananeti
  32. Gajavakra
  33. Gajavaktra
  34. Ganadhakshya
  35. Ganadhyakshina
  36. Ganapati
  37. Gaurisuta
  38. Gunina
  39. Haridra
  40. Heramba
  41. Kapila
  42. Kaveesha
  43. Kriti
  44. Kripalu
  45. Krishapingaksha
  46. Kshamkaram
  47. Kshipra
  48. Lambakarna
  49. Lambodara
  50. Mahabala
  51. Mahaganapati
  52. Maheshwaram
  53. Mangalamurti
  54. Manomay
  55. Mrityuanjaya
  56. Mundakarama
  57. Muktidaya
  58. Musikvahana
  59. Nadapratithishta
  60. Namasthetu
  61. Nandana
  62. Nideeshwaram
  63. Omkara
  64. Pitambara
  65. Pramoda
  66. Prathameshwara
  67. Purush
  68. Rakta
  69. Rudrapriya
  70. Sarvadevatman
  71. Sarvasiddhanta
  72. Sarvatman
  73. Hambhavi
  74. Shashivarnam
  75. Shoorpakarna
  76. Shuban
  77. Shubhagunakanan
  78. Shweta
  79. Siddhidhata
  80. Siddhipriya
  81. Skandapurvaja
  82. Sumukha
  83. Sureshwaram
  84. Swaroop
  85. Tarun
  86. Uddanda
  87. Umaputra
  88. Vakratunda
  89. Varaganapati
  90. Varaprada
  91. Varadavinayaka
  92. Veeraganapati
  93. Vidyavaridhi
  94. Vighnahara
  95. Vignaharta
  96. Vighnaraja
  97. Vighnarajendra
  98. Vighnavinashanaya
  99. Vigneshwara
  100. Vikat
  101. Vinayaka
  102. Vishwamukha,
  103. Vishwaraja,
  104. Yagnakaya,
  105. Yashaskaram,
  106. Yashvasin,
  107. Yogadhipa
  108. Siddhivinayaka.

Why people do not look at Moon on Ganesha Chaturthi

There is an interesting story on why people do not look at Moon on the day of Ganesha Chaturthi.  There is a myth associated with this festival. If someone looks at the moon on the night of Ganesha chaturthi , then he would be falsely accused. According to the legend, once Ganesha ate lots of sweets and his stomach swell and became huge. He set out at night on his mouse. His mouse saw a snake and was scared. As a result, he tumbled so Ganesha fell down and his stomach burst open. Ganesha caught hold of snake and tied it around his stomach. Moon was watching Lord Ganesha and he started laughing. Ganesha was annoyed with this behaviour of moon. He pulled out his tusk and hurled it against the moon and curse him that no one would look at him, on the day of Ganesha chaturthi.  If someone does that then he will earn a bad name.  Since then people refrain from looking at moon on Ganesha chaturthi festival.