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 is Sankalp vidhi, mantra, significance, importance

What is Sankalp vidhi, mantra, significance, importance

What is Sankalp vidhi, mantra, significance, importance Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! In the Hindu Sanatana Dharma sampradaya / tradition before performing any divine or good work we should undertake something known as 'sankalpa'. Sankalpa is a kind of type of resolution that we do ourselves and to the antaryaami Bhagavan / God who is within us.  The Hindu Sanatana Dharma Vedas says that the multiverses (unlimted Universes) has evolved through a 'Sankalpa' of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu. Etymologically, 'Sankalpa' is a Samskruta / Sanskrit word. The Vedic meaning of the word 'Sankalpa' means, someone doing a resolution, wish, desire, determination, aiming at, a free will. In English the word Sankalpa has few meanings like having good intention or taking an oath or doing a resolution to complete the wish of some personal work (of oneself of family or relative or friends or someone who is very close and beloved to us). Also, in English the word Sankalpa...
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What are Ashta Vasus names, significance (Relationship with Purushottama maasam)

What are Ashta Vasus names, significance (Relationship with Purushottama maasam)

What are the Ashta Vasus names, significances (Relationship with Purushottama maasam) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! First let us know the meaning of the word 'Ashta Vasu': Ashta Vasu = Ashta + Vasu = Eight + Vasu (a group of Devatas). Vasus are a class of Vedic Devatas / deities and they are eight in number and thus they are known as 'Ashta Vasus'. These are the elemental Devatas / Demigods who are associated with Indra Deva (Lord of Svarga / Heaven). Ashta Vasus represent the basic aspects of nature, that is, cosmic natural phenomenon and they are as given below: Prithvi / Earth Agi / Fire Jala / Water Vayu / Wind Akasha / space / sky Surya / Sun Chandra / Moon  Nakshatras / Stars All the names of the 'Ashta Vasus' differ in their nomenclature names in various grantas / sacred texts and puranas.  There is no similarity in the list of the names. This could be because, they are the same set...
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What are Lord Shiva different avatars, ekadasha rudras, bilva, significance

What are Lord Shiva different avatars, ekadasha rudras, bilva, significance

What are Lord Shiva different avatars, ekadasha rudras, bilva, significance Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! Dear friends, let us now learn various information related to Lord Shiva one by one: Lord Shiva has been worshipped since unknown time now. Lord Shiva's worship is prevailing in Hindu Sanatana Dharma since time immemorial perhaps.  There are various historical and puranic references are present to the worship of Lord Shiva.  We can find several divine personalities having worshiped Lord Shiva on different occasions for various reasons. Bhagavan Sri Maha Vishnu in his various avatars also worshiped Lord Shiva for Loka Kalyana (welfare of the ordinary people), Loka reetya (to teach how and why to worship Lord Shiva). Now let us know the more and very important information about Lord Shiva as per our Hindu Sanatana Dharma. First of all, let us know who is Lord Shiva? Lord Shiva was born as the son of Sri Brahma Deva. (Brahma is a padavi / rank. Among...
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What are the Garuda Puran basics, significance, misconceptions

What are the Garuda Puran basics, significance, misconceptions

What are the Garuda Puran basics, significance, misconceptions Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Every Hindu Sanatana Dharmi should know that, "Vedas are the great sacred scripts and Puranas are the backbone of Hindu Sanatana Dharma philosophy". All the eighteen Puranas contains essence of Hindu religion, civilization and culture. To know the list of Purana names with meaning, you can visit the below link: List of Purana names with meaning Bhagavan Sri Veda Vyasa Ji (he is an avatar of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu) has played a significant role in the field of Vedic and spiritual literature. Bhagavan Sri Veda Vyasa Ji's works have become guiding roadmap of Hindu Sanatana Dharma, philosophy and culture.  Bhagavan Sri Veda Vyasa Ji has compiled 18 different puranas called 'Ashtadasha Maha Puranas' (here 'ashtadasha means eighteen) This has been a great treasure gifted not only to the Hindu Sanatana Dharmi people, but rather to the whole world irrespective of the religions.  Bhagavan Sri Veda...
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Who is Lord Dhanvantari, his birth story & significance

Who is Lord Dhanvantari, his birth story & significance

Who is Lord Dhanvantari, his birth story & significance Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Bhagavan Sri Dhanvantari is an avatar of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu and he is the physician of the unlimited universes. Bhagavan Sri Dhanvantari has been the king of Varanasi. Bhagavan Sri Dhanvantari is mentioned in the Puranas as the god of Ayurvedic science. Bhagavan Sri Dhanvantari, during the Samudra manthanam came out of the 'Kshirasagaram' (Ocean of divine Milk) with the nectar of immortality. In every household of India, it is an usual practice to pray to Dhanvantari and seek his blessings for sound health for themselves and their family members. This praying is done especially on Dhanteras or 'Dhanvantari Trayodashi' (It is the day when Bhagavan Sri Vishnu took the avatar of Bhagavan Sri Dhanvantari). This is celebrated as the "National Ayurveda Day" in India. First of all let us know the meaning of the word Dhanvantari: As said...
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List of Mountains names in India as per Hindu Puranas

List of Mountains names in India as per Hindu Puranas

List of Mountains names in India as per Hindu Puranas Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! A Rishi / sage named Sutaji narrated the tale of Bhagavan Sri Varaha Swamy (an avatar of Bhagavan Sri Maha Vishnu) to the other Rishis / sages, which he had heard from Bhagavan Sri Veda Vyasa Ji (an avatar of Bhagavan Sri Maha Vishnu): Once, while Maharshi Narada was wandering about, he reached Meru parvata / mountain, where he saw the abode of Sri Brahma Deva.  Maharshi Narada also saw a giant sized entity, just next to Sri Brahma Deva's abode. That person possessed chaturbhuja / four arms and his face resembled a boar.  That person held a shankha / conch and a chakra in his two hands. The remaining of his two hands were in the postures of giving blessings.  Maharshi Narada was very surprised to see that divine person being surrounded by Rishis / Sages like Vashishtha, Atri, Markandeya and...
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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 Vamana and Bali story

What is Lord Vamana and Bali story

What is Lord Vamana and Bali story Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! There was a demon named Bali (pronounce this name is Bali and not as Baali) who was descended from Hiranyakashipu vamsham / family. Extremely strong, he defeated the Devatagans / demigods and drove them out of svargalokam.  The mathru / mother of all the Devatagans / demigods was Sri Aditi Devi and Sri Aditi Devi was never wanted that her sons should suffer at the hands of rakshasas / demons.  Sri Aditi Devi therefore began to pray to Bhagavan Sri Maha Vishnu, so that she might have a powerful son who would provide a befitting reply to the rakshasas / demons, particularly to Bali Chakravarti.  For a thousand years the great Sri Aditi Devi meditated.  Bhagavan Sri Maha Vishnu was pleased at her prayers and appeared before Sri Aditi Devi.  "What boon do you wish for?" Bhagavan Sri Maha Vishnu asked.  "The rakshasas (demons) are oppressing...
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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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