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« Reply #60 on: September 19, 2012, 01:39:04 AM »



SaiRam,



Happy Vinayaka Chathurthi To You All
Jai Sai Ram
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« Reply #62 on: September 19, 2012, 02:44:38 PM »




Today – September 19, 2012 – is Ganesh Chaturthi. Also known as Ganeshotsav or Vinayak Chaturthi or Ganpati Utsav, is the birthday of Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu God and one of the most popular festivals in Hindu religion. Every year as per traditional Hindu calendar on the fourth day of the waxing phase of moon, or Shukla Paksha Chaturthi, in Bhadrapad month, Ganesha comes to the home of his devotees. He brings auspiciousness, hope, success and happiness to all homes. During his brief stay He removes all obstacles. While returning He takes with him all problems and unhappiness.

Millions of murtis of Ganesha that is consecrated at homes and across public pandals during Ganeshotsav represent hope in adversity. Ganesha provides the strength to overcome obstacles. And due to this aspect he is called ‘Vigneshwara.’ He is worshiped first in all prayers.

 The festival ends on September 29, 2012 with Ganesh Visarjan.








Shivji is back in his original form, explains, only Jyotishacharya’s roop was able to explain Mena, she wishes for you to have a bhavan at Kailash, to convince her only I was here in this form, but never thought this form will disturb you. He disappears. Parvati crys on her misunderstanding Shivji, she asks him to come back.
 At Kheersagar, Brihaspati tells Vishnuji, they thought Tarakasur’s sons will make some mistake. Naradji continues saying, but they are not making any mistake, so they are under Shivji’s protection. Indra says no Devata can enter Tripuras, he thinks only after his destruction, Shivji’s son will be born. Vishnuji keeps on smiling, Naradji understands, says he knows what he has to do.

Parvati pleads Shivji to come back in front of the Shivling. Shivji is standing outside the gate of Himavan’s bhavan. Naradji appears, asks him why is he returning back without meeting his relatives? They might feel bad.
 Himavan sees Shivji, greets him & apologises for keeping Parvati for many days. Naradji says Shivji is here to take Paravti back. Himavan asks, has Shivji come alone to take Paravti? & appears the Devatas, Indra says they all have come here with Shivji for mata Paravti’s bidai, Naradji is excited at his plan’s successful working.
 Himavan gets them inside his bhavan, asks Paravti to see who has come to meet her. Paravti is thrilled seeing Shivji, who is back with the Devatas.

Mena welcomes all the guests, Himavan tells her to prepare for Paravti’s bidai, she is worried if Paravti will live the same life as before, she has to make it sure from Shivji to make a bhavan for Paravti.

Parvati comes to meet Mena, who is getting all the arrangements for Paravti’s bidai, says a mother is always worried for her daughter’s happiness. Paravti asks her, for her happiness is Shivji’s love important or a bhavan? Why didn’t she tell her before? Mena says she never doubted Shivji’s love for her, but she atleast expects a place with a roof on top, a separate kaksh for her. Paravti asks her what is the definition of a Griha? Mena says she doesn’t know anything but wants a bhavan for her.

Parvati says under Shivji’s shelter entire World lives, this entire World is his Bhavan. She shows Mena reality, Himavan’s bhavan disappears, they are standing among Nature. Mena is surprised at her Bhavan’s disappearance. Paravti asks her, due to some reason, if this Bhavan is not there will you be unhappy living with father? Wishes always keeps on occuring & reoccurring. From a small one big bhavan is desired. There is no end to wishes. We decide our own happiness, this is our way of a happy married life. Is it not right?

Himavan’s bhavan appears back. Paravti says you’ve made one more mistake? You shared all your worries with the Jyotishacharya, he was your Jamata. Mena is shocked, says I discussed everything with him. Parvati & Mena are called by Himavan. He asks her to go back & take care of the responsibality of her Grihasthi.
 Mena apologises to Shivji. He tells her, a mother never apologises to her children. Mena says but she has made a mistake, she couldn’t recognize his love for Paravti. After the marriage parent’s interfearance in their daughter’s life is not right. Shivji expresses his happiness that all the doubts & worries of Mena are over now. He asks her permission for bidai. Paravti leaves with Shivji for Kailash.

Precap: Shivji-Parvati are welcomed at Kailash, by Lakshmiji, Nandi & other Ganas.
 Shivji tells Paravti, even they should think about their son now. Paravti remembers Rati’s curse, gets disturbed. A voiceover says will Parvti be free from this curse?

 
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« Reply #63 on: September 20, 2012, 01:32:30 AM »






Ganesh Chaturthi Fast
Worshipped foremost among all the Gods, Lord Ganesha is known as the god of wisdom, knowledge and peace. Also known as Vighnaharta, Ganesha is believed to take all the hardships with him while going. Worshipping him accomplishes every desire of a devotee. It is alleged that Sri Ganesha was fond of the date Chaturthi (fourth), and that is the reason the fast on Ganesh Chaturthi is practiced on this date. It's also said that the moon on the Chaturthi is not considered good. The person observing the fast on this festival shouldn't at all see this inauspicious moon till the fast is in effect. One, who has kept the fast, should worship the moon without looking at it on this day.

Observation Of Fast On Ganesh Chaturthi

Observers of this fast should take bath early in the morning along with completion of their daily chores. Resolution is then taken before observing the fast by taking water and grass in hand and chanting the mantra "Mam Sarvakarmsiddhaye Siddhivinayak Pujanmaham Karishye". Idol of Lord Ganesha made up of gold, copper or mud is worshipped. A pot is taken and is filled with water, and after tying the mouth of the pot with a clean cloth, the idol of Ganapati is placed over it. Then, to worship the idol a 16-fold procedure is followed: Aavaahana, Aasana, Paadya, Arghya, Aachamana, Madhuparka, Snaana, Vastra, Gandha, Pushpa, Dhoopa, Deepa, Naivedya, Taamblooa, Aarati, and Mantrapushpa.
Aavaahana means 'to invite'.
Aasana means offering our guest the seat. This is called as Aasana Samarpana.
Paadya is to wash the feet of the idol of Lord Ganesha.
Arghya means to wash off the hands.
Aachamana is about taking three gulps of water to smoothen the speech faculty.
Madhuparka means offering to the idol of Lord Ganesha something to drink.
Snaana means bathing the idol with milk, curd or ghee.
Vastra or Upaveeta is about offering new clothes to the idol of Lord Ganesha.
Gandha is application of sandalwood paste on the forehead as per tradition.
Pushpa means to offer flowers to the Lord Ganesha.
Dhoopa means fragrant smoke by burning of herbs, considered good for health.
Deepa means light. It's about acknowledging Lord Ganesha in the form of light.
Naivedya is a practice of offering different varieties of dishes to Lord Ganesha.
Taamblooa is the chewing of betel leaf with other herbs, considered to be good for health.
Aarati means showing a big flame of camphor lit diya to Lord Ganesha.
Mantrapushpa is about chanting the mantras and going round (pradakshina) to imply that deity is present in every direction.
After this 16-step puja, Aarti is sung.
Jay Ganesh, Jay Ganesh, Jay Ganesh Deva;
Mata Jaki Parvati, Pita Mahadeva.
Ladduvan Ke bhog lage, Sant kare seva…
Although Hindu communities are not that enthusiastic about fasting on Ganesh Chaturthi, South Indian communities have a belief that fasting on this day will remove problems from married life, will help in early marriage and obstacles in career are also removed. The fast of Ganesh Chaturthi ends after offering prayers to Lord Ganesh the next morning in a temple or at home.
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« Reply #64 on: September 21, 2012, 04:41:09 AM »



Ganesh Chaturthi RecipesGanesh Chaturthi is rejoiced as the birthday of Lord Ganesha with great pomp and joy. It is celebrated all over India and also in other parts of the world where the Hindu communities reside. This festival falls on the 4th day of Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha according to the Hindu calendar and according to the Gregorian calendar, comes in August or September. However, Ganesh Chaturthi is mainly celebrated on a grand level in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. From the early morning, the preparations for the puja begin with the Lord Ganesha songs played everywhere. People offer Lord Ganesha his favourite sweets and perform the rituals. Amongst all, modak and motichoor laddus are his favourites. Till the ten days, every morning and evening, aarti is performed and sweets are eaten and distributed as prasad.


Modak
Modak is one of the favourite sweets of Lord Ganesha and it is one of the special sweets prepared on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Ingredients
3 cups Rice flour
6 cups Water
3 teaspoon Oil
4 cups Grated Coconut
2 cups Sugar
½  cup Dry fruits
½  cup Milk
Procedure

For Rice Dough
Boil the water & oil and remove from heat.
Add rice flour to it, cover with a lid and allow it to cool.
After sometime, knead it well and keep aside.
Modak Stuffing
Mix all grated coconut and dry fruits together.
Put this mixture on a medium flame and cook, stirring continuously.
Then add the milk, mixing well.
Remove from the heat once it is totally dry.
Procedure
Make small balls from kneaded rice dough.
Make a small hollow in the centre and fill it with stuffing.
Now join the open edges together and give it a shape like whole garlic.
Steam them for about 10 minutes, take off, cool and keep in airtight containers.
Motichoor Ke Laddu
Another popularly known sweet for the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi is motichoor ke ladoo.

Ingredients
1/3 cup Milk
1 tablespoon crushed or grated pistachios
Few drops of orange colour
Ghee or Oil
1 tablespoon Raisins
Pinch of Baking powder
½  kg Sugar
½  kg Besan (Bengal Gram Flour)
Procedure
Sieve gram flour with baking powder to avoid lumps while mixing.
Now make a thick batter by mixing 2 tablespoons of ghee or oil and water in the above.
Heat up ghee in a non-stick pan and drop boondis (droplets) in ghee or oil with a perforated (holes) spoon. Simultaneously, tap the spoon on the rim of the pan to get rid of extra batter.
Fry boondis until golden brown; take out and keep aside.
Make sugar syrup (chashni) of three string and add colour to it.
Put the fried boondis in this syrup, mix in the raisins and crushed or grated pistachios.
When mixture cools down a little, use buttered hands to make small round balls of laddus.
Peda
On the festive occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, various types of sweets are prepared, out of which, peda is also a most preferred sweet

Ingredients
½  kg Soft white Khoya (grated)
2 ½ cups Powdered Sugar
½  teaspoon Cardamom Powder
1 teaspoon Semi crushed Cardamom Seeds
1 tablespoon Crushed or grated Pistachios
Procedure
Mix grated khoya and powdered sugar well.
Put this mixture on a non-stick pan. For a few minutes, heat it on high flame and then on low flame for the rest of the cooking.
Stir continuously until the mixture is thick and sticks to the spoon.
Now, add cardamom powder to it.
Mix well and take off the flame. Allow to cool.
Either use cookie moulds or shape the batter into pedas, rolling with palms.
Mix crushed pistachios and semi crushed cardamom seeds and press a bit on top of each.
Karanji/Gujia
This is another delicacy which is prepared during the festive occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Ingredients
1 cup Maida (Refined Flour)
3 teaspoon Ghee
1 cup Grated coconut
3 ¼  cup Sugar
1 ½  cups Milk
1 tablespoon Poppy seeds
Chopped almonds
Raisins
Salt
Oil
½ Cardamom powder
Procedure
In a bowl, mix salt, maida and ghee to make dough. Add warm milk to make the dough smooth.
For stuffing, cook the coconut, sugar, milk, chopped almonds and raisins, cardamom powder and poppy seeds in milk. Boil till the milk evaporates.
Make flat round pancakes out of the dough.
Add stuffing in the middle and close the corners and keep aside for frying.
Heat oil in a frying pan.
Fry the karanjis for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
Take out and keep them on tissue papers to extract extra oil. Allow them to cool and serve.
Puran Poli
Puran Poli is another delicacy which is prepared on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. So, this year treat Lord Ganesha and your near and dear ones by serving hot and yummy puran poli.

Ingredients
1 cup Maida (Refined Flour)
1 pinch Turmeric Powder
1 pinch Salt
2 teaspoon Ghee
Water
6 tablespoon Oil
Oil or Ghee
Inner Filling
1 – ½  cup Jaggery
1 – ¼  cup Bengal Gram Dal
¼  teaspoon Cardamom Powder
Procedure
Blend the ghee/oil, salt and a pinch of turmeric with the maida.
Use just enough water to make soft and smooth dough.
Cover the dough with a wet cloth and leave it for 40-45 minutes.
Adding 6 tablespoon of oil or ghee into it, knead the dough again till smooth and oil or ghee has been absorbed.
Cover and leave aside for 4 hours.
Now put the daal in the cooker and wait for one whistle.
Drain the water and grind the daal to make a paste with the jaggery and cardamom powder.
Make small balls of the filling (should not be watery) and keep them aside.
Make small balls of dough and flatten them.
Put one ball of filling in the dough ball and then close it.
Make thick puris and fry on a tawa, pouring ghee around.
Cook on both the sides.
Puliyodarai
Several special dishes are prepared on this day and are offered to the Lord and one of the famous is Puliyodarai.

Ingredients
Cooked Rice
Tamarind
4 or 5 cups water
½  cup Urad daal
½  cup Channa daal
¼  teaspoon of Asfoetida
Red chillies
5-6 teaspoons of oil or ghee
Coriander seeds
Red chillies
Mustard seeds
Fenugreek seeds
Curry leaves
Groundnuts
Procedure
Soak tamarind in hot water for about 10 minutes.
Take out the pulp in a cup.
Make a fine powder by grinding coriander seeds and red chillies together.
In a pan, pour about 5-6 teaspoons of oil or ghee. In it, add mustard seeds, urad daal, fenugreek seeds, channa daal, asafoetida, curry leaves, red chilli and groundnuts and fry them until golden brown.
Add salt and red chilli powder according to taste and half a teaspoon each of turmeric powder and tamarind water.
Cook till it becomes thick. Remove from the flame.
Mix it with cook rise and Puliyodarai is ready to be served.
Moong Daal Ka Halwa
Moong Daal ka Halwa tastes really amazing. Check out the recipe and prepare on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Ingredients
1½ cup Moong Dal, soaked
3/4 cup Mawa, crumpled
1 cup Sugar
1½ litre Milk
½  teaspoon Saffron soaked in little milk
5 powdered Cardamoms
6 tablespoons Ghee or OIl
Procedure
Grind moong daal to a coarse form.
In a pan, heat the ghee or oil and fry the dal till golden.
Add milk to the pan and cook till it has been absorbed.
Now add mawa to the pan and cook it on a low flame while stirring continuously.
Cook and stir till the daal and the mawa have been blended nicely.
Remove the mixture from the heat and keep it aside.
Make sugar syrup of one thread. Add saffron and cardamom powder to it.
Add the fried daal to this syrup and stir quickly both are one.
Garnish with crushed or grated almonds and serve hot.
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« Reply #65 on: September 22, 2012, 10:24:57 AM »





Sai Bankar Shirdi Gaon Me Aaye,
Vishva Kalyanaarth Liya Avatar,
Bhakt Jano Ka Kiya Udhaar Jai Sai Jai Sai….

Chorus : Jai Sai Jai Sai Jai Sainatha,
Mile Sukh Shanti Mit Jaye Bhranti,
Rakte Hi Matha Jai Sai Jai Sai….

Saaje Gale Mein Sumano Ki Mala,
Subhra Vastra Dhaari Rup Nirala,
Netra Dono Jaise Karuna Ke Saagar,
Smit, Gud, Ek, Ankit Mukh Par Jai Sai Jai Sai….

Chorus : Jai Sai Jai Sai Jai Sainatha,
Mile Sukh Shanti Mit Jaye Bhranti,
Rakte Hi Matha Jai Sai Jai Sai….

Subhra Padma Khila,
Dikhe Mukh Shish,
Hath Uthaye Nit Dene Ashish,
Sheela Pe Biraje Sundar Murat,
Ram Krishna Jaisi Lage Surat Jai Sai Jai Sai….

Chorus : Jai Sai Jai Sai Jai Sainatha,
Mile Sukh Shanti Mit Jaye Bhranti,
Rakte Hi Matha Jai Sai Jai Sai….

Nis Din lakho Bhaktjan Aye,
Jati Pati Bhool Sish Namaye,
Bhav Ish Bhoole Sukh Amrit Paae,
Mahima Shirdi Ki Kahi Na Jaaye Jai Sai Jai Sai….

Chorus : Jai Sai Jai Sai Jai Sainatha,
Mile Sukh Shanti Mit Jaye Bhranti,
Rakte Hi Matha Jai Sai Jai Sai….

Khula Hai Sabko Bhakti Prem Darbar,
Darshan Dene Baithe Sai Avatar,
Bhar Lo Bhar Lo Sukh Se Jholiyan Bhar Lo,
Kar Lo Bhav Sagar Par Ye Kar Lo Jai Sai Jai Sai….

Chorus : Jai Sai Jai Sai Jai Sainatha,
Mile Sukh Shanti Mit Jaye Bhranti,
Rakte Hi Matha Jai Sai Jai Sai….
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« Reply #68 on: December 10, 2012, 11:56:11 AM »




Emblems and Weapons

Ganesh hands usually hold objects. These objects symbolize powers or functions of the God. Some of these objects represent weapons that Ganesha used to fight demons and negative forces.
Traditional scriptures describe Ganesh with four raised arms, a broken tusk, an axe, a closed lotus and a plate of sweets. Other scriptures quote, for instance, a goad (to control an elephant), a snake, and a trident. From time to time, Ganesh holds a fruit in one hand. For example, in Srilankan depictions, he holds a mango, a lime, or a jambose fruit.

The axe (parashu) is a very common emblem of Ganesh. Most times, he holds it in the upper right hand. The axe originally comes from Shiva (one among the three Lords of Hindu community i.e. Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva) and is vested in the Shaiva deities (except for Parashurâma, a Vishnu avatar, who receives it from Shiva). The axe symbolizes the destruction of desires and attachments, and all their results like troubles and sorrows.
As the “Lord of Obstacles”, Ganesh holds a lasso or a noose (pasha), in order to catch delusions (moha), which are obstacles to Truth seekers. The noose also means eagerness (raga), soul slavery, and hearing. Like a knot, eagerness binds us. This noose permits the spiritual seeker to lift himself up, beyond his human limitations, and connect to the everlasting bliss of his own self. This noose is sometimes shown like a tightly coiled snake.
His elephant goad or hook (ankusha) is used to conduct elephants and is the symbol of his sovereignty over the world. This goad also symbolizes anger (krodha). Anger injures us like a hook. Anger also represents touch and, surprisingly, the higher knowledge which allows human beings to free themselves from ermits to set oneself free from furor.
The plate of sweet (modaka) is the most famous and most ubiquitous among Ganesh attributes (at least in India). Held by the lower left hand, modakas are like cakes. The trunk of Ganesh touches this sweet because it is said that Ganesh is fond of it. The modaka is also the joyful reward of the Truth seeker. Offerings of modaka represent the germs of all the universes kept within the huge belly of Ganesh. According to the Padma-Purâna (a religious textbook of Hindus), the modaka is the symbol of the supreme wisdom (mahâbuddhi).
Before the sixth century, but also more recently, during the 9th to 12th century period, one may find, mostly in Orissa and Bengal, representations of Ganesh holding an object which can be identified, without any doubt, as a radish or a turnip (moolakakanda). Some specialists have written that this vegetable could also be a horse-radish and they have supposed that the broken tusk would always be a vegetable.
Some ancient scriptures like the Yâjñavalkyasmrti state that the radish is an appropriate emblem for Ganesh because this vegetable was an offering to Vinâyaka, like sweets are. In ancient times, the Vinâyaka were the names of demons of tantric nature and they were supposed to be very fond of tubers, like radish and also onion and garlic, because they use to live underground.


Various texts have talked about Ganesh holding a radish:
A text from the 5th century, the Bharat Samhita, mentions Ganesh holding a radish
The Yâjñavalkyasmrti (about 300 BC) states that the radish is an adequate offering to Vinâyaka, another form of Ganesh

The Grhyasutra too indicates the radish as an offering
In addition, Ganesh holds a mâlâ : or akshamâlâ made of 50 rudra grains in his lower right hand. It corresponds to the 50 letters of the Sanskrit alphabet and symbolizes sound and hearing.
The above mentioned attributes are the most common ones. Sometimes they may be difficult to identify them on ancient stone statues. For example the axes may look like sticks or big clubs.
Other Ganesh emblems are:
The only just opened lotus, which represents the supreme goal of the human spiritual evolution that Ganesh, offers to his worshippers,
The raising blue lotus (utpala ) associated with the moon,
The pomegranate,
The kamandalu (a pot for sacred water),
The lute (Vina) ,
Some rice ears,
The vajra ,
A book, etc.

Esoteric forms of Ganesh hold also other emblems like the water pot called kalasha, the discus (chakra), the bow (dhanus) and the arrow (bâna).
All these objects are symbols used in Hindu mythology to refer to tools and weapons that represent defeating common vices in human beings. Within these stories lie valuable lessons, applicable to the modern world and the mankind in the 21st century.



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« Reply #69 on: December 18, 2012, 07:14:09 AM »



Ganesha Mantras


Beejakshara mantra


Sri Ganapati is the elephant headed son of Sri Shiva, belonging to the divine family that delivers the soul from darkness and sin, the specific function of Sri Ganapati is to teach and drive away ignorance (avidhya). He is represented by Ketu, the significator of emancipation from all kinds of bondage including rebirth.
The Beejakshara of Sri Ganapati is ‘gaM’
Bīja mantra: गं (gaṁ) which is also called the Gītā bīja (for Srimad Bhagavat Gītā) by those learned in mantra śāstra. This is the starter of everything and just like the Bhagavat Gītā, provides the power to assimilate all knowledge.

Tantrika bīja (physical abilities and strength): गङ्ग् (gaṅg) which sounds like Gaṅga

Vidya-Siddhi Mantra

The fourth house rules education and learning. Any affliction coming on this houses causes loss of learning, breaks in education and the mind has problems in focusing on studies. This phenomena is marked in children between 3 to 12 years of age due to the natural impact of Mercury (Naisargika dasa). This is caused due to the shad-ripu or the six flaws that cause tamas guna to prevail. A mantra that removes the energies from the sixth house and places them at the fourth house will help in rectifying the problem. One such mantra is given below as it has six words (sixth house energies removed) and sixteen syllables (fourth house spiritual energy added).

Siddha Mantra: नमो गणपते तुभ्यं ज्येष्ठज्येष्ठाय ते नमः
namo gaṇapate tubhyaṁ jyeṣṭhajyeṣṭhāya te namaḥ

This mantra is fully protected on both sides, a technical term called saṁpuṭa, by the word नम (nama). This word is means obeisances or bowing with complete humility and is of neuter (napunsaka) gender. The mantra brings humility in children and they learn to bow to the teacher, elders, books and the knowledge. Just as water flows from a higher level to a lower level, so also the knowledge and good qualities will flow from a head in the higher level to the bowing head at a lower level.

Karya Siddhi Mantra



How many times have you said or heard ‘if only I had persisted’ or ‘I should have been stronger’? Strength of mind and body to achieve is a rare gift seen in the great achievers. This is called Parakrama bala or the ability to drive themselves towards the goal and become great men.

The third house has the energies that can be used for sexual activity (in fact the third house is called maithuna bhava implying sexual union), fighting or any physical action. The fifth house is the seat of the thought that causes this action and the tenth house indicates the action itself. A mantra that takes the energies of the third house to the tenth (or other) house is the best for daily practice as it reduces the sexuality and bestiality in men helping them to focus better on the work at hand. The following is a three word (takes energy from the third house), ten syllable (deposits the spiritual energy into the tenth house) mantra where the deity sits in the fifth house. This mantra finds mention in the Mahā Nārāyaṇa Upaniṣad.

Siddha Mantra: ॐ महागणपतये नमः
om mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ

Labha-Siddhi mantra


If every thought which is the seed for action is successfully concluded, we would be the happiest people in the world. Alas this does not happen and we are left wondering as to the cause of the obstruction and spend money, material and other resources trying to achieve the objective.

A mantra that takes the energies of the fifth house to the eleventh house would be the best as it converts the knowledge (fifth house) to gains (eleventh house). Such a delightful mantra that helps us to achieve objectives is given in the Shiva Purana. It is said that Ganesha has two śaktī – (1) Siddhi devī giving all abilities and accomplishments and (2) Buddhi devī – giving supreme intelligence and sharp mind. They have two children (1) Lakṣa (goal attainment) which comes from Siddhi and (2) Lābha (gains of hopes and desires) which comes from Buddhi devī. Both these objectives are in the 10th (Lakṣa) and 11th (Lābha) houses. In the natural zodiac these houses are ruled by Saturn – Capricorn and Aquarius, making them difficult to achieve due to various weaknesses that people possess. This mantra removes the ills of Saturn that plague mankind and makes the sādhaka very competent and brilliant. It is strongly recommended if Saturn is either ātmakāraka or aspects the Lagna (or Lagneśa) in the chart. No doubt that the Śiva Purāṇa gives much emphasis to this mantra.

Purāṇa Mantra: ॐ लक्षलाभयुताय सिद्धि-बुद्धि-सहिताय गणपतये नमः
om lakṣalābhayutāya siddhi-buddhi-sahitāya gaṇapataye namaḥ

 
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« Reply #70 on: February 05, 2013, 05:20:05 AM »


Agajaanana Padmaarkam
Gajaananam Aharnisham
Anekadantham Bhaktaanaam
Ekadantam Upaasmahey


Meaning:I worship day and night that elephant faced Lord Ganesha who is like sun to the lotus face of Mother Parvati. Giver of many boons, the single tusked Ganesh, I salute Thee to give e a boon.
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« Reply #71 on: February 12, 2013, 05:09:15 AM »



GANESH

For the divine Ganesh who removes every obstacle
There is no problem too big to tackle.
Lord Ganesh listens to men’s prayers for knowledge
He enlightens the minds discarding their excess baggage.
Siva’s son wears an elephant’s head as disguise
He sharpens the meditation of the spiritually wise.
The trunk of Ganesh blows the Aum sound
Dancing within the heart until God is found.
Ganesh is the lord with the swinging trunk
His blessings reach both the householder and monk.
Ganesh is the god with the huge ears
So that every prayer of distress he hears.
Ganesh is the deity with the large belly
He contains everything as if it were jelly.
Ganesh is the king who makes obstacles dissolve
His wisdom tests man with challenges to solve.
Ganesh teaches man how to solve every problem
His help becomes like a wish fulfilling gem.
Those in trouble turn to him in prayer
Finally man finds a god who will care.
The elephant headed god is easy to reach
Devotion opens man for what he will teach.
Ganesh shows seekers how to hear Aum's sound
He reveals within how eternal bliss is found.

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« Reply #72 on: February 19, 2013, 06:25:47 AM »



Jai Sai Ganesh
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« Reply #73 on: February 26, 2013, 05:43:55 AM »



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« Reply #74 on: March 05, 2013, 05:08:51 AM »



Om Shri Ganeshaya Namaha
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