Lord Vishnu as imperishable banyan tree.Tolerance as a tree, spreads its roots(above). The tree that fulfils all desires, and its strong root(all expectations at its root) is dharma(the quality of virtue) or Duty. Trinity of the stem - Knowledge, Karma(work, action), Meditation(worship). Lord Vishnu illuminates and spreads light in all the seasons as imperishable banyan tree. One should live like a imperishable banyan tree. Tree is the epitome of virtue.what is action? Heartbeat is action,Pulsation is a action,Sleeping is a action:dying too is an activity.This is the gist of all worship-To be pure to your work or duty and to do good for others.He who sees Shiva in poor,in the weak, and in the diseased,really worships Shiva:if he sees Shiva only in images,his worship is but preliminary .In short The ways of god are just.One should overcome insurmountable difficulties By reciting I"TS(GOD) Name..One should not be Tempted by wayside attractions the delay on our part can upset the whole Apple-cart.one should go on working and work with a sense of Non-attachment.Flow Like ,ocean glow Like Saint ,Drink (Poison) Like lord Shiva,Than you Free From the Circle of Life and Death. Lord Ganesha Ji Ganapati Bappa Morya, Mangalmurti Morya.: Mantras Lord Ganesha and Symbolism of Lord Shiva


Mantras Lord Ganesha and Symbolism of Lord Shiva

Shri Ganesha"s Shloka IIII श्री गणेश शलोक II

वक्रतुंड महाकाय कोटिसूर्यसमप्रभ ।

निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥

"Oh! Lord (Ganesha), of huge body and curved elepha

nt trunk, whose brilliance is equal to billions of suns, always remove all obstacles from my endeavors."

गजाननं भूतगणादिसेवितं कपित्थजंबूफलचारुभक्षणम्‌ ।

उमासुतं शोकविनाशकारकं नमामि विघ्नेश्वरपादपङ्कजम्‌ ॥

"Salutations to Lord Ganesha who has an elephant head, w

ho is attended by the band of his followers, who eats his favorite wood-apple and rose-apple fruits, who is the son of Goddess Uma, who is the cause of destruction of all sorrow. And I salute to his feet which are like lotus."

सुमुखश्चैकदंतश्च कपिलो गजकर्णकः ।

लम्बोदरश्च विकटो विघ्ननाशो गणाधिपः ।

धूम्रकेतुर्गणाध्यक्षो भालचन्द्रो गजाननः ।

द्वादशैतानि नामानि यः पठेच्छृणुयादपि ।

विद्यारंभे विवाहे च प्रवेशे निर्गमे तथा ।

संग्रामे संकटे चैव विघ्नस्तस्य न जायते ॥

Sumukha, Ekadanta, Kapila, Gajakarnaka, Lambodara, Vikata, Vighnanaasha, Ganaadhipa, Dhuumraketu, Ganaadhyaksha, Bhaalachandra, Gajaanana -

No obstacles will come in the way of one who reads or listens to these 12 names of Lord Ganesha at the beginning of education, at the time of marriage, while entering or exiting anything, during a battle or calamity.

शुक्लाम्बरधरं देवं शशिवर्णं चतुर्भुजम् ।

प्रसन्नवदनं ध्यायेत् सर्वविघ्नोपशान्तये ॥

"In order to remove all obstacles, one should meditate on (the Lord Ganesha) as wearing a white garment, as having the complexion like the moon, and having four arms and a pleasant countenance."

मूषिकवाहन् मोदकहस्त चामरकर्ण विलम्बित सूत्र ।

वामनरूप महेश्वरपुत्र विघ्नविनायक पाद नमस्ते ॥

"Oh God who has the mouse as his vehicle, and the sweet modhaka (rice ball) in your hand, whose ears are wide like fans, wearing the sacred thread.

Oh son of Lord Shiva who is of short stature and who removes all obstacles, Lord Vinayaka, I bow at your feet."

What does Shiva Symbolize?

What is the meaning of Different Ornaments [things] on the body of Lord Shiva?

.These are few things which come to the mind of every individual when we look at Lord Shiva as he is the only god who was born in a Grave yard and have never believed in having belief in ornaments, and have never worn any, yet he is with few things on him which are definitely worth Knowing about them.

It has now become really important to the current generation to know the importance of different things on God Shiva, as to create awareness on the greatness and also to create the spiritual awareness.

Below is the importance of each and single ornament which Lord Sh


a Carries with him


Trishula is one of the weapons which Lord Shiva Carries with him along with his power, it is the same which was used to separate the head of Lord Ganesha during his fight with lord Shiva and was later replaced with the head of Elephant.

The Trishula has three parts to it, it the Trident, the three parts represent

three powers of lord Shiva i.e. THE KNOWLEDGE, THE DESIRE, The IMPLEMENTATION.

Ash on his Body

Lord Shiva’s Body is always found to be powdered with Ash, it represents real truth of life where everybody has to end their life in fire (Lord Shiva was born in a graveyard and have lived his life there with ash of dead bodies powdered on his body.)

Drum in Trishul--

The drum represents the sounds which are of Vedas, and the scriptures; which would help humans to live through this life in a better form.

Goddess Ganga---

AS lord Shiva has taken the halahala into his throat

to save the world, which came out during the process of sagara madhanam, all the gods started offering water to god to reduce the ef

fect of halahala

Ganges is the Holy River and it also signifies the great Teachings by spreading wisdom and offering purest water to the human

s; adding to its Water from Ganges is used for

all the Rituals performed to lord Shiva.


Moon on the Head of Lord Shiva Symbolized to say that Lord Shiva is the Time and he is Timeless and he is the ETERNAL

reality of this world and way beyond the Time


Lord Shiva’s

neckline is always found with a Snake rounded on his neck, if seen clearly the Serpent [snake] is rounded Three times on this neck, symbolizing the entire series of this universe.

The First

Circle Representing the “PAST”, the Second turn representing The “PRESENT” the Third circle for

“FUTURE”. The snake also signifies the Ego which only the one who has mastered with it can wear it.

It is the sign of maximum

accomplishment and be in command on his mind and ego.


Rudraksha is the symbol of Purity and known for its own power on hu

r Skin, Tiger is the wild animal or it can also be said as force which normal human beings are scared to face it; as Lord Shiva is the Time, he is force, he is th

e creator of this world, lord Shiva sitting on the Tiger skin symbolizes to say he is FEARLESS and has conquered the Forces of this worldShravan Month - 2012

man bodies, the mala in the hands of lord Shiva represents or symbolizes the level of concentration and control which Lord Shiva possesses

Third Eye----

Lord Shiva is normally known as three eyed god, as has

three eyes unlike all other gods.

The Right and left eyes are as normal as others, adding to it he has one more eye on his Forehead it is in the form of Large Oval shape


The right and left eye represent the Sun and the moon, where as the third eye is the eye of knowledge and it is eye for wisdom, if opened it would destroy the evils into ashes

Tiger Skin----

Lord Shiva is always depicted by sitting on the Tige

Sharvan [Shavana Masam / Shravanamasam] is one of the most auspious month for Hindu’s, especially followers of Lord Shiva, famously known as Shaivists. [the people who follow lord Shiva, one of the two famous gods which Hindu’s preach and follow, Shaivists, and Viashnavists [followers of lord Vishnu]

Shravana Masam is the most important month for Hindu women, especi

ally the Monday’s of the Month.

During this month, some of the most important events like Naga Chaturthi [Naga Panchami],

Varalakshmi Vratam, and Sri Krishna Jayanthi, falls on Mondays of the Month. For the Year 2012, the Shravan month falls starts on July 20th and ends on August 17 the

Evolution of Shravan Month:

It is believed that during the Churning of

oceans [sagara madhanam], [Samudra manthan] was said to take place in this Month.

Mount Mandarachala is worn as churning rod, adding to it lord Vasuki became the rope, to conduct the Sagara madhanam.

During Samudra Manthan, process fourteen different types of things came out while churning the ocean, out of which almost 13 of them where divided among the demons except the fourteenth one. I.e. POISON [halahala], as it was dangerous which came out no one of the entire devas were ready to accept it , and finally Lord Shiva who took the Halahala [Poison] [he drank it] in to his throat. [This is the reason he is also known as Garalam thagina devudu in Telugu]

Since the day of consuming Halahala Lord Shiva was known as Neelakanta [Neelkantha] mean to say Blue Throated person. Post to which Neelkantha is the name associated with Lord Shiva.

To reduce the effect of Halahala Shiva wore the Moon on his head, after this all the gods [devas] started offering the Water to God Shiva to reduce the effect of Halahala [poison] [this is also the reason why most of the Shiva’s pictures depict water on this head.]

AS this happened during the month of Shravana, and lord Shiva has goddess Ganga on his head, people offer Ganges water during this auspicious month, and it is also considered as the most auspicious month to wear Rudraksha

As the Mondays are devoted to officer prayers to lord Shiva, all Mondays of the shravana month Hindu women in the honor of lord Shiva, keep their fast for the entire day.

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Aum Shri Ganesha Namah
Aum Gam Ganapati Namah
Before chanting the mantras, performed seated from clean limbs, make the adjustment of breath several times. Minutes or more laps chanting one round of the rosary, or 108 times. Dismiss the demons are all evil-disabilities-, Ganesha mantras will bring wisdom, wealth and success.

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