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September 26, 2007

ON OUR DEAR FIRST GOD



We all have just celebrated 'vinayaka chathurthi' with modaks,sundal etc.According to Hindu mythology any new event starts by worshiping Pillaiyar the Elephant Headed God.Our festive season also starts symbolically by worshiping the GREAT LORD.

Here are a few facts about LORD GANESHA which I would like to share with you all.


The word GANAPATHY has a meaning in itself

GA means GNANAM

NA means MOTSHAM

PATHY means THALAIVAN

108 VINAYAGAR

We would have see 108 lingams in siva temples,so also 108 VINAYAGARS are seen in two places in Tamilnadu

DINDUGAL-Gopalasamoothiram,Kulakarai

COIMBATORE-Vinayagar temple near Thomas Park


All of us are familiar with 'Aarupadai Veedu of Lord Muruga'.Here are the 'AARUPADAI VEEDU OF THE FIRST GOD'
First Padaiveedu- THIRUVANNAMALAI ALLAL THIRTHA VINAYAGAR

Second Padaiveedu- VIRUDACHALAM AAZHATHU PILLAIYAR

Third Padaiveedu-THIRUKADAIYUR KALLAVARANA PILLAIYAR

Fourth Padaiveedu-MADURAI SIDDHI VINAYAGAR

Fifth Padaiveedu- THIRUNARAIYUR POLLA PILLAIYAR

Sixth Padaiveedu- KASI THUNDIRAJA GANAPATHY

We have seen vinayagar with modaks and kozhukattai in his hands.Vinayaga with 'VEENA'in his hands can be seen at BHAVANI SANGAMESWARER TEMPLE AT ERODE ,TAMILNADU

'FLUTE' playing Vinayagar can be seen at SRISAILAM

THIS IS ALSO MY ENTRY FOR LATHA'S GANESH CHATURTHI EVENT

3 comments:

Bharathy said...

This is reallllly informative..Thanks for posting this great info post!!

lakshmi said...

I left a comment a few days back and dont know where it went. :(

Thanks for the wonderful and unique entry.

Latha Narasimhan said...

Wow! What great information on the Lord! thanks a ton renuka! I will definitely like to visit the Aarupadaiveedu of Ganesha!:))