Chintamani – Ashtavinayak – Lord Ganesha

Chintamani Chintamani is a form of Lord Ganesha. He is worshipped for unity, prosperity, learning and removing obstacles. Ashtavinayak is eight forms of Ganesha. All the eight temples of Ganesha are located in Maharashtra. All the idols of Ashtavinayak are self originated (swayambhu). Chintamani Temple of Theur is a Hindu temple located 22 km from […]

Varada Vinayak – Ashtavinayak temple of Lord Ganesha

Varada Vinayak Varada Vinayak temple is one among the Ashtavinayak temple, located in Madh village of Raigad district, Maharashtra. People visit this temple after visiting Balleshwar temple, and then proceed to the next temple which is Chintamani Temple, in Pune. The Ganesha idol of the temple is self originated (swayambhu). The idol is facing east […]

Ballaleshwar Temple – Abode of Lord Ganesha

Ballaleshwar Temple Ballaleshwar Temple is located in village of Pali, in Raigarh district of Maharashtra. This is the only temple of Lord Ganesha which is famous by the name of his devotee. This temple is one among the eight temples of Lord Ganesha. This temple is to be visited after Siddhivinayak Temple by the devotees […]

Siddhivinayak – Lord Ganesha Temple

Siddhivinayak Temple Siddhivinayak temple is located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra. In Marathi, Siddhivinayak is also known as Navsacha Ganapati, Navasala Pavanara Ganpati which means Ganpati bestows whenever humbly genuinely prayed. It is believed that it was here on the Siddhatek mountain Vishnu acquired Siddhi and as such the idol of Lord Ganesha here is called […]

Moreshwar (Mayureshwar) – Lord Ganesha Temple

Moreshwar Temple or Mayureshwar Temple Moreshwar is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha.  Moreshwar Temple is one among the eight temples of Ashtavinayak temples. This temple is situated in Moregaon which is about 80 kms. from Pune city. At Moreshwar temple Lord Ganesha portrays peacock as its vehicle. In local language more or mayura […]

Seven interesting stories of Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha He is the son of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva, has the blessing that his worship should be performed before all gods. Following are some of the unknown and interesting facts about Lord Ganesha.  Broken tusk When Sage Vyasa set out to write Mahabharata, he wanted someone to help him with the writing.. […]

Clever Ganesha and Narada’s mango – Indian mythology

Ganesha, Kartikeya and Narada Once, Narada took a mango to Lord Shiva and Parvati where the two sons of Lord were also present. He presented the mango to Parvati  and said that this mango is special and requested her  to accept the mango. Parvati intended to distribute the fruit between her two sons, Ganesha and Kartikeya equally, but sage […]

Clever Ganesha and Sage Gautam

Ganesha – The Rescuer When Bhagiratha brought Ganga from Lord Shiva’s hair, some part of Ganga remained with him. Parvati, being the consort of Shiva, didn’t like this. Parvati resolved that a way had to be found to remove Ganga from Shiva’s hair. She tried persuasion, but Shiva refused to listen.  There was a drought […]

Interesting story of birth of Lord Ganesha and duel with Shiva

Birth of Lord Ganesha The birth of Lord Ganesha birth can be regarded as interesting as any story could be. Ganesha was born unknown to Lord Shiva. Goddess Parvati needed someone to guard the chambers while she was taking bath. It happened in the past that Shiva devotee allowed him access when she did not […]

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. http://ritsin.com/ganesha-chaturthi-festival-indian-mythology.html/   Lord Ganesha Lord Ganesha holds a special place in hindu rituals. No puja is considered complete […]