September 26, 2007
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
We would have see 108 lingams in siva temples,so also 108 VINAYAGARS are seen in two places in Tamilnadu
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