Tag Archives: Ganesha

What did Ganesha teach about Shiva bhakti?

In one of Ganesha’s most well-known stories, where he circles his parents seven times and considers it the circumnavigation of the world [1], Ganesha provides unique teachings for spiritual aspirants by emphasizing the child-like outlook that is desirable for spiritual … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Ganesha: His Eight Names

Diwali, the festival of light, gives us another major opportunity to welcome the grace of Ganesha in our lives. While Ganesha’s remembrance can grant us learning in the areas of our choice, induce spirituality in our hearts, and rid our … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Lord Ganesha: Our savior from obstacles

In daily life, Ganesha is remembered in marriages, worships, and auspicious functions so that unforeseen happenings can be prevented. Obstacles may range from the late arrival of the event manager to disagreeable “friends” and relatives and from simple health problems … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Lord Ganesh: The Absolute Reality

Followers of the Sanatana Dharma revere Lord Ganesh through two separate yet closely interwoven viewpoints: (1) As the favorite child of Parvati and Shiva who removes our obstacles and blesses us with wealth and intellect and (2) as the Supreme … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Why did Ved Vyas request Lord Ganesha to transcribe his Mahabharata?

When Rishi Ved Vyas, on Lord Brahma’s recommendation, requests Lord Ganesha to write the first copy of the Mahabharata at his dictation, Ganesha accepts the proposal on the condition that his pen should not stop even for a moment during … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment