Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, is easily the most recognizable and loveable of Hindu deities. But pinpointing his various attributes is not quite so simple. He is at once the portly, merry, childlike god and the sage, complex philosopher. He is the presiding deity of material wealth and the lord of spirituality. He removes all impediments for his devotees but creates all manner of difficulties for the transgressors, man or god. And associated with every aspect of Ganesha-be it his extraordinary birth, his elephant head, his broken tusk, his vehicle (the mouse), his appetite, his anger-are scores of myths, each more colourful than the other. In this thoroughly researched and delightfully narrated book, Royina Grewal gives us the many stories of Ganesha, exploring their significance and how they reflect the times and the cultures during which they originated.
Am Tag seiner Pensionierung stolpert Inspector Chopra gleich über zwei mysteriöse Ereignisse: Das erste ist der rätselhafte Fall eines ertrunkenen Jungen, dessen Tod niemanden zu kümmern scheint. Die zweite Überraschung ist ein Babyelefant. Chopra nimmt sich beider an. Ohne seine Polizeimarke, dafür aber mit tatkräftiger Unterstützung von Elefantenbaby Ganesha, sucht er jeden Winkel Mumbais nach dem Mörder des Jungen ab. Er muss bald feststellen, dass sowohl an seinem Fall als auch an seinem neuen Schützling mehr dran ist, als es auf den ersten Blick scheint.
Essentially a collection of full plot summaries organized under country of origin and preceeded by brief historical introduction. Covers Britain, France, US, Austria-Germany-Hungary, and Spain. Indexed by author/composer/lyricist, and by song title. Includes a discography. Ganesk, the Indian, elephant-headed god worshipped by some Hindus as the principle god, and by many as a subsidiary god, gets a full measure of devotion from western scholars in 11 essays concerned primarily with his origins, rise to divinity, and spreading popularity. The topics include his protohistory, myth, metaphor; his wives; and his place in Sanscrit literature, Jainism, southeast Asia, Tibet, China, and Japan. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
New job, new city, new love? Ganesha: Remover of Obstacles makes an exquisite gift for anyone on the brink of change. Following in the successful path of The Buddha Box (over 25,000 copies sold) comes this popular elephant-faced god of Hinduism. The book, which slides into the box to make an elegant backdrop for the statue of the loving elephant god, is filled with tales of Ganesha's creation and powers as a protector. Illustrated with thirty serene color images, the book also includes examples of mantras, prayers, sacred symbols, and songs for all manner of Karmic tangles, as well as instructions on how to create a home or office puja for making offerings to the benevolent god. A handsome mini-shrine for prayer and meditation practices and an ideal travel companion, Ganesha: Remover of Obstacles will enchant anyone interested in Indian mythology or Hindu religion.
Chanting the names of Gods and Goddesses invokes a religious fervour in people, and helps them focus on the Almighty. This series has a listing of a thousand names of Gods and Goddesses, whose names and forms are endless and each of which is significant to the devotee.
The book 32 Forms of God Ganesh is trying to pass the information regarding different forms of God Ganesh, also known as Ganapthy, Vinayaka, Ganesha, etc. God Ganapthy is one among the main God forms of Hinduism. The Book also includes Ganesha's 108 names with meaning. Here the book also shares different Ganapathy mantras of each form and also a Ganapathy stotra. You can also find information about main Lord Ganesh temples for you to visit in India. Fundamentally the scope of the book is to provide rare details like mentioned above, rather than going deep into Indian spirituality. This book, 32 Forms of God Ganesh, will be a better choice for adding up your rare collection..
The bold, bright colors of India leap right off the page in this fresh and funny picture book adaptation of how Ganesha came to write the epic poem of Hindu literature, the Mahabharata. Ganesha is just like any other kid, except that he has the head of an elephant and rides around on a magical mouse. And he loves sweets, especially the traditional dessert laddoo. But when Ganesha insists on biting into a super jumbo jawbreaker laddoo, his tusk breaks off! Ganesha is terribly upset, but with the help of the wise poet Vyasa, he learns that what seems broken can actually be quite useful after all. With vibrant, graphic illustrations, expressive characters, and offbeat humor, this is a wonderfully inventive twist on a classic tale.
In the game of cricket, having scored 99 runs, when a batsman stands poised on the threshold of that much coveted century, he experiences the moment that is best associated with Ganesha. Fear and uncertainty envelope him; between him and his achievement stand hurdles, both real and imaginary: a possible spin from the bowler can overwhelm him, his own anxiety can paralyze him, cheering fans can distract him. He needs divine intervention then. He needs to focus, get rid of all hurdles, perform, get the final run, and achieve what he so longs for. In other words, he needs to think of Ganapati. This book brings together 99 meditations to better understand the stories, symbols and rituals of that adorable elephantheaded Hindu god who removes hurdles and brings prosperity and peace. Known variously as Ganapati, Gajanana, Vinayaka or Pillayar, he can help all of us score a century in the game called life.
God is the encouraging force behind every success. Faith in God makes one self-confident and brave. Here, in this series, we present the interesting tales related to Gods and Goddesses of India written in simple and easy language with beautiful illustrations. They will definitely increase the knowledge of a child regarding the great Indian culture, beliefs and rituals.
Complete, Unabridged Guide to Ganesha. Get the information you need--fast! This comprehensive guide offers a thorough view of key knowledge and detailed insight. It's all you need. Here's part of the content - you would like to know it all? Delve into this book today!..... : The Amarakosha, an early Sanskrit lexicon, lists eight synonyms of Ganesha : Vinayaka, Vighnaraja (equivalent to Vignesha), Dvaimatura (one who has two mothers), Ga¿adhipa (equivalent to Ganapati and Ganesha), Ekadanta (one who has one tusk), Heramba, Lambodara (one who has a pot belly, or, literally, one who has a hanging belly), and Gajanana (IAST: gajanana); having the face of an elephant). ...These historical locations are intriguing to be sure, but the fact remains that they are all speculations, variations on the Dravidian hypothesis, which argues that anything not attested to in the Vedic and Indo-European sources must have come into Brahma¿ic religion from the Dravidian or aboriginal populations of India as part of the process that produced Hinduism out of the interactions of the Aryan and non-Aryan populations. ... Thapan's book on the development of Ganesha devotes a chapter to speculations about the role elephants had in early India but concludes that, although by the second century CE the elephant-headed yak¿a form exists it cannot be presumed to represent Ga¿apati-Vinayaka. ...Yuvraj Krishan says that the Puranic myths about the birth of Ganesha and how he acquired an elephant's head are in the later Puranas, which were composed from c. 600 onwards. There is absolutely nothing that isn't thoroughly covered in the book. It is straightforward, and does an excellent job of explaining all about Ganesha in key topics and material. There is no reason to invest in any other materials to learn about Ganesha. You'll understand it all. Inside the Guide: Ganesha, Incarnation, Idagunji, History of Shaivism, Hinduism, Hindu mythology, Hindu iconography, Hindu denominations, Hindu deities, Hampi, Ganesha in world religions, Ganesha Sahasranama, Ganesha Purana, Ganesh Jayanti, Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganapatya, Ganapati Atharvashirsa, Gana, Ekambareswarar Temple, Devi, Deva (Hinduism), Cynodon dactylon, Consorts of Ganesha, Chintamani Temple, Theur, Chandra, Buddhi, Brahmin, Bhagavad Gita, Bengal, Ballaleshwar Pali, Ashtavinayaka, Amarnath Temple
When Ganesha, the Remover of Obstacles, is around, there is no dearth of fun and excitement. Recounted by an all-too-earthly scribe, this heavenly collection of stories about the loveable elephant-headed god is irresistible. By turns, reverent and irreverent, traditional and contemporary, the author renders these ageless stories relevant to out times.