Lord Ganesh stotram (shloka) with meaning for kids & elders in Sanskrit, Kannada, English

Lord Ganesh stotram (shloka) with meaning for kids & elders in Sanskrit, Kannada, English Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Lord Ganesha blessings to you and your family! Just before going to learn about the Lord Ganesha's shlokas, let us know very few important and easy points about Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is always one of the favorite Gods in Hinduism. Every auspicious work is done only after doing the pooja of Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha's parents names are Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati Devi. His brother name is Kartikeya (also known as Skanda / Shanmukha / Subramanya / Murugan etc.) Now, let us start to know the very divine and auspicious shlokas of Lord Ganesha: 1. वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय​ सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ​।निर्विघ्नम् कुरु मे देव​ सर्व कार्येषु सर्वदा॥ ವಕ್ರತುಂಡ ಮಹಾಕಾಯ ಕೋಟಿಸೂರ್ಯ ಸಮಪ್ರಭನಿರ್ವಿಘ್ನಂ ಕುರುಮೇ ದೇವ ಸರ್ವಕಾರ್ಯೇಷು ಸರ್ವದಾ Vakratunda Mahakaaya Suryakoti SamaprabhaNirvighnam Kuru Mey Deva Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvada Vakratunda – Someone who is having a curved trunk; Mahakaya – He is the one who is having very huge form (body); Surya –...
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Why Lord Ganesh is worshipped first

Why Lord Ganesh is worshipped first

Why Lord Ganesha is worshipped first Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu and Lord Ganesha blessings to you and your family! Just before moving forward let us first understand the meaning of the word Ganesha: Ganesha = Gana + Isha - Here Gana means, a group of Demigods who live in Kailasa and are a happy group of Demigods who love to serve Lord Shiva and Parvati Devi. Now, let us know "Why Lord Ganesh is worshipped first" in detail! Isha means, someone who is leading a group. Thus full meaning of the name Ganesha is that, someone who is leading a group of Demigods known as Ganas. As a Dharmic Vedic God, presence of Lord Ganesha has been felt in all cosmic ages and has been eulogized in many Vedic scriptures. While several puranic scriptures like Shiva Purana, Skanda Purana, Brahma Vaivartha Purana etc have made reference of Lord Ganesha. Also similarly specific 'upapuranas' (sub Puranas) that is, Ganesha Purana, Mudgala Purana (both are Upa...
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What are Lord Ganesh different avatars & significance

What are Lord Ganesh different avatars & significance

What are Lord Ganesh different avatars & significance Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu and Lord Ganesha blessings to you and your family! Although Lord Ganesha has many characteristics, he can be easily identified by his beautiful elephant head. Lord Ganesha is widely admired through world and especially as the remover of obstacles and also he is the deva of high intellect and wisdom. As the god of start, Lord Ganesha is honored at the start of all the Hindu functions, rites and ceremonies etc. Just before knowing the different avatars / incarnations of Lord Ganesh, let us know the most auspicious 'Dwadasha naamam' (12 names) of Lord Ganesha. Dwadasha naamam (12 names): Lord Ganesha Names are, 1. Sumukha 2. Ekadanta 3. Kapila 4. Gajakarnaka 5. Lambhodhara 6. Vikata 7. VighNanashaka 8. VinAyaka 9. DhumravarNa 10. GajAdhyeksha 11. BAlachandra 12. GajAnana Meaning of these names are as given below: 1. Sumukha: Sri Ganesha is called as Sri Sumukha, as he is so beautiful even Sri Chandradeva is nothing in front of him. Sumukha = Su...
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What is Lord Ganesh birth story

What is Lord Ganesh birth story

What is Lord Ganesh birth story Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Sri Parvati Devi and Lord Ganesha blessings to you and your family! Lord Ganesha born as the son of Sri Parvati Devi  Lord Ganesha birth as per Skanda Purana As per Skanda Purana (it is considered as a 'Tamasa Purana'), Sri Parvati got Lord Ganesha out of her body’s mud. But here we should understand the correct and real meaning of this story and we must not take the story as it is, as it gives a wrong image of Sri Parvati Devi.   As per Skanda Purana, when Sri Parvati Devi made the rachana / creation of Lord Ganesha out of her body’s clay, does it mean that she had lot of clay / mud on her body? How that much of clay / mud can come to her body?  These are the few questions which appears mind in the mind of today's liberals. Let us go little back: When Sri...
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What are Mahabharata unknown secrets

What are Mahabharata unknown secrets

What are Mahabharata unknown secrets Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! The Great Mahabharata is written by Sri Veda Vyasa Ji (He is an avatar of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu). Veda Vyasa means, he is someone who separates the divine Vedas, so that the Kali Yuga people can understand in the much better way, as the Kali Yuga people are the least intelligent. Here Veda = Divine Vedas, Vyasa = Someone who separates (who makes more and more simpler). Mahabharata is full of deep and unknown secrets. Starting from the birth of Pandavas, Bhagavan Sri Krishna until the end of the great epic Mahabharata is full of divine secrets. Only a person who has the blessings of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu / Krishna can understand more easily. Let us now start. There are unlimited number of deep secrets about the Great Granta "Mahabharata". Let us know few of them: 1. Sri Krishna's birth: Sri Krishna didn't took birth from the...
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How warriors are classified in Hinduism

How warriors are classified in Hinduism

How warriors are classified in Hinduism Namaste Sajjanas, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Hinduism is amazing and it has all the ingredients to look for. Hinduism has great Grantas (Hindu divine books) which describe anything and everything related to Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) started from before the birth of a baby until and after death too. Hinduism explains how the heart beat starts, when it starts in the foetus (unborn baby). Hinduism has answers to all the questions around the world. Among those, let us now know about the different warriors classification in Hinduism. According to the Great Sanatana Dharma, there are different warriors who can be classified into different groups. Let us understand, how and why the warriors are classified into multiple groups: 1. रथी/ Rathi: He / She is a warrior capable of attacking a minimum of 5,000 warriors simultaneously. (Examples are Dasharatha Maharaja, Janaka Maharaja, Jatayu Pakshi, Vibhishana Maharaja etc). 2. अतिरथी/ Atirathi: He / She is a warrior capable of contending at least...
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Who killed whom in Mahabharata

Who killed whom in Mahabharata

Who killed whom in Mahabharata Namaste Sajjanas, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! Mahabharata is the greatest epic that the mankind has ever heard and witnessed. Mahabharata says millions of people were killed in this great 'dharma yuddha' (Dharma war). Starting from Duryodhana, Shakuni, Dusshasana, Karna, Jayadrata, etc etc etc all were slayed down only because of their 'adharma karya' (Adharma works). Mahabharata teaches great lesson, that whatever we sow, same we will get as the fruits. If we do good Karma, we will get good fruits. If we do bad Karma, we will get fruits as per our bad Karmas. In Hindi there is a saying, "Jaise karni, waise bharni", means, the fruits we get depends on our type of works / Karmas (good or bad). Let us know, who killed who in Mahabharata. Let us consider during the Mahabharata war and also during other situation during the Mahabharata period. Ø    Putana - She was killed by Sri Krishna. She...
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What are the Hindu Gods and Goddesses names

What are the Hindu Gods and Goddesses names

What are the Hindu Gods and Goddesses names Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! We should always remember that there is only Bhagavan / God and all others are Devatas / Demigods: Bhagavan / God is Sri Vishnu / Sri Hari / Sri Narayana / Sri Rama / Sri Krishna - He has unlimited names. And all others are Devatas / Demigods. From Bhagavan Sri Vishnu, Sri Brahma Deva is born. From Sri Brahma Deva's 'manasa' (Divine mind), many divine Devatas are born including Lord Shiva. In every Kalpa a new Brahma Deva, a new Rudra Deva, a new Indra Deva is born. Similarly all the other Devatas are also born. Only Bhagavan Sri Vishnu is present since the 'aadi kalam' (Grand unknown time) and will stay until the 'ananta kalam' (Grand infinite time). Let us know the names of all of them: Sri Hari / Sri Vishnu / Sri Narayana and his consort name is Sri...
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List of avatars in Mahabharata

List of avatars in Mahabharata

Which deities (Gods) took avatars in Mahabharata Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! Mahabharata is the greatest epic that the mankind has ever known. This is written by Bhagavan Sri Veda Vyasa ji, who is an avatar of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu. In the great epic Mahabharata we can learn everything starting from birth, death and even after birth lessons. This is the great of the great epic Mahabharata. Whenever Bhagavan Vishnu takes avatar, all the deities / Devatas also take avatars to do seva (serve) to Bhagavan Vishnu. Let us know which all deities / Devatas took birth during the Mahabharata period: List of avatars in Mahabharata are as given below: Krishna: Bhagavan Sri Narayana Vedavyasa: Bhagavan Sri Narayana Parashurama: Bhagavan Sri Narayana Yudhisthira: Lord Yamadeva Bhima: Lord Vayudeva. He is same as Sri Hanuman. Devi: She was wife of Bhima and was an avatar of Rakaa (She is a Poornima Chandra Abhimani Devata). She was the daughter of Rohini and ...
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What are Lord Ganesh dwadasha (12) names

What are Lord Ganesh dwadasha (12) names

What are Lord Ganesh dwadasha (12) names Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Lord Ganesha blessings to you and your family! Just before knowing "What are Lord Ganesh dwadasha (12) names", let us all have a small brief about Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati Devi. He is having younger brother named Kartikeya. Lord Ganesha is the head of all the Ganas of the Kailash and that's why Lord Ganesha got the his name. Ganesha = Gana + Isha = All the Ganas of Kailash + Head (King). Similarly, Lord Ganesha's brother Kartikeya is head for all the Snakes. Kartikeya is also known with different names like Shanmukha (6 Faces), Subramanya, Murugan, Skanda, etc. Lord Ganesha's is having 2 consorts (Divine wives) and their names are Siddhi and Buddhi (Some call her Riddhi, but it's incorrect way of pronouncing). Now, let us all go to know about "What are Lord Ganesh dwadasha (12) names": First twelve (12) important names of...
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