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 Dhanvantari amazing facts

What are Lord Dhanvantari amazing facts

What are Lord Dhanvantari amazing facts 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 in the 'Sushruta...
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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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How to avoid going to Hell (Naraka)

How to avoid going to Hell (Naraka)

How to avoid going to Hell (Naraka) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Maitreya, once asked Maharshi Parashara that "How to avoid going to Yamaloka after death".  For this, Maharshi Parashara said to Maitreya, that once Nakula (one of the Pancha Pandavas) had asked his great grandfather Bhishma the same question.  On this Bhishma had said that, he had a brahmana friend called Kalinga and he had learnt the way to avoid going to yamaloka by praying Bhagavan Vishnu from a Jatismara rushi (Jatismara are the people who can easily remember about their earlier lives.  Here jati - means earlier lives and smara - smarana or remembering. Thus the meaning of jatismara is someone who can easily remember about his / her earlier lives). Jatismara rushi (a type of rushi who can remember of his earlier lives' happenings) had explained to Kalinga of the conversation that took place between Yama Deva and his sahapaati (colleague) Chitra...
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How earth got the name Prithvi (King Vena and King Prithu story)

How earth got the name Prithvi (King Vena and King Prithu story)

How earth got the name Prithvi (King Vena and King Prithu story) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! In the family tree of the Dhruva (same Dhruva who made tapasya / penance of Sri Hari - Vasudeva at the very young of 5 years with the Sri Hari's another name Sri Bhagavate Vasudevaya namaha), there used to be a Raja known as Raja Vena.  He was highly ADharmi (not follower of Dharma), he was not at all following the Dharma, he was against Bhagavan Vishnu.  He was questioning all his praja (people) and rishi that why should Bhagavan Vishnu should be given so much of importance.  He was telling to others that, he himself is far superior than Bhagavan Srimann Narayana. Many maha rishis tried to persuade Vena, but always it was in vain. All the rishis, brahmanas, and all the learned people decided that Vena should be killed for the loka udhaaram (to save the...
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What is Satya Harishchandra, Vishwamitra, Vashishtha full story

What is Satya Harishchandra, Vishwamitra, Vashishtha full story

What is Satya Harishchandra, Vishwamitra, Vashishtha full story Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! In Treta Yuga, there was a king named Harishchandra.  Once he was hunting in the Mahabaahu forest when suddenly, he heard loud cries of a woman- 'Save me! Save me!' It was followed by the cries of many women.  Hearing those cries, King Harishchandra shouted loudly- 'Don't be afraid' and he immediately dashed in the direction of the cries.  The cries however were an illusion created by Vighnaraja, the lord of the obstacles (Ganesha).  At that time when King Harishchandra heard those cries, sage Vishwamitra was observing severe penance in the forest.  In order to test Harishchandra's virtuosity, Vighnaraja entered his body.  As soon as Vighnaraja entered Harishchandra's body, Harishchandra lost his temper and began to abuse Vishwamitra, which enraged him. His anger destroyed all the knowledge, he had acquired due to his severe penance.  Seeing the angry of Vishwamitra, King Harishchandra began to shiver.  With...
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Who is real Bharat of India (what are Hinduism 7 islands)

Who is real Bharat of India (what are Hinduism 7 islands)

Who is real Bharat of India (what are Hinduism 7 islands) Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Below given explanation is taken from Varaha Purana, in which the svayam Bhagavan Sri Varaha Swamy (an avatar of Bhagavan Sri Maha Vishnu) explains to his beloved wife Prithvi or BhooDevi. While explaining, Bhagavan Sri Varaha Swamy tells that once Lord Shiva explained about the Bhuloka (upper layer of the Earth), mountains and islands to few of the Rishis / sages. The Rishis / sages started to listen with rapt attention to the description of Lord Shiva made of the Almighty Bhagavan Sri Narayana. But, Rishis / sages had few queries in store, so they asked Lord Shiva: "O Lord of Uma Devi (husband of Uma Devi / Parvati Devi)! please tell us about the expanse of the Earth, the situation of mountains and the prominent islands." Thus Lord Shiva replied: "Bhuloka is situated on the surface of the...
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What is Nachiket & Yama Deva story

What is Nachiket & Yama Deva story

What is Nachiket & Yama Deva story Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Nachiketa's experience in Yama Loka Once, Janamejaya asked Sage Vaishampayana about Yamapuri (Yama loka) and it's location. He also wanted to know as to what should a man do so that he does not have to go there. Rushi Vaishampayana narrated the tale of Nachiketa, one of the few blessed persons to have visited yamapuri with his mortal body: Long Long ago, there lived a Rushi / Sage named Uddyalaka. He had a son named Nachiketa.  One day, while Uddyalaka was performing a 'Yagya', Nachiketa arrived there and disturbed him by repeatedly asking - 'To whom will you give me?' Sage Uddyalaka, in a fit of rage cursed Nachiketa to go to Naraka / hell. But after he cooled down, he regretted for having cursed his dear son.  Nachiketa being an obedient son was ready to go to Naraka / hell also. His father tried...
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What causes greed & how to deal it in Hinduism (Durjaya story)

What causes greed & how to deal it in Hinduism (Durjaya story)

What causes greed & how to deal it in Hinduism (Durjaya story) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Let's understand this with an example from our Hindu Puranas: During satya yuga, there lived a king named Suprateeka. Although he had two queens, yet none of them bore any son to him.  One day, Suprateeka went to meet sage Durvasa, who had his hermitage at the foothills of chitrakuta mountain and engaged himself in the service of Durvasa. The sage blessed the king and prophesized that he would become a proud father of a mighty son named Durjaya.  Durvasa's prophesy came true and Suprateeka's eldest queen-Vidyutprabha gave birth to a son. The child was named Durjaya. In course of time Durjaya grew up to become a worthy successor of Suprateeka.  Suprateeka decided to spend rest of his life in the service of Bhagavan, so he went to Chitrakuta mountain to do penance. Mean while, Durjaya being an ambitious king expanded...
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