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.
This book examines the complete Ganesh for the first time. Here is the God in his multiple forms from the different geographical areas in Asia. Particularly important are chapters that deal with his Buddhist and Tantric forms. The controversial question of his origins is also thoroughly discussed.
Read this fascinating myth from India recounted in this fabulously produced book. From wise sages to demonic asuras, beautiful river deities to arrogant kings, wayward gods to brave princes, each e-singles edition brings alive these enchanting and magical stories from Indian mythology, beautifully retold by noted author Anita Nair. With stunning full-colour illustrations, this story recreates the fantastic world of gods and demons like never before.
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.
Ganesha revered in India as the remover of obstacles is first and foremost an obedient son. Standing guard at his mother's door, this son of Parvati refuses to let anyone through. Even Lord Shiva is denied entry! This confrontation between father and son has one beneficial outcome - the emergence of Ganesha, the elephant headed god of wisdom.
Lord Ganesha is worshipped first among all the deities. He is a distinguished leader. His razor sharp memory and witty nature reveals the secret of success and ignites our mind with problem solving acumen to excel in our professional and family life. His ability of solving problems and removing all obstacles makes Him a special deity. Leadership traits, problem solving skills, focused attention, empathy and sympathy, negotiation skills, resourceful innovation, distributive justice, discerning power and cooperative attitude are the basic requirements to become the best leader and manager in the present scenario. At present, various management gurus teach and conduct various workshops to nurture these qualities in the managers and leaders. But the result is not achieved as per expectation. There are some basic differences in the style of different approaches by so called management gurus. This book is entirely different from other books on Ganesha. It derives the message of the best leader and manager of the ancient world in a very practical and witty way. It will be very helpful in learning more about life management lessons besides nurturing the managerial skills and leadership traits. B.K. Chandra Shekhar is a Rajyogi, faculty member of Rajyoga Education and Research Foundation, New Delhi, Alumnus of Punjab University, Chandigarh, International Mind & Memory Trainer, Motivational Speaker, Neurobic Expert, Inventor of SIGFA Solutions and Neurobic Gym Concept and Founder Director of Invisible Doctors Solutions Pvt Ltd, Faridabad. He is a spiritual healer and member of Healing International, South Wales, United Kingdom. He is the author of eight books on mind, memory and healing power of soul. He has conducted more than three thousand workshops and seminars on Mind-Body-Spirit fitness in India and abroad. His life is a living example of surviving from life threatening diseases of Cancer and Hepatitis-C by activating his inner (invisible) doctor.