(Sanskrit: गणेश, gaṇeśa)
Lord Ganesha is the deity for all new beginnings. He is the divine son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, the Lord of Wisdom, the Lord of the Multitudes, and the Protector at the Door. Without wisdom it will be impossible for any seeker to open the doors to the secrets of enlightenment — Ganesha grants that wisdom.
Ganesh’s head was cut by Shiva’s trishula, as he guarded the entrance to Parvati’s private chamber. Afterwards he was given the head of an elephant, for which he became known as the elephant headed God, Gajanan. When Shiva and Parvati decided to find suitable brides for their sons, Ganesh and Kartikeya argued as to who […]
How To Do Japa Mantra Japa is repeating a mantra over and over again to focus the mind on the deity of worship and the meaning of the mantra. This practice calms the mind and awakens the power, or shakti, of the mantra inside of us. For example, Lord Ganesha is the remover of life’s […]
This Podcast is Shree Maa, Swami and a group Devotees singing mantras for Ganesha. Ganesha is the Remover of All Obstacles, the Lord of Wisdom, and the Lord of the Multitudes.
This is a step-by-step guide to the worship of Lord Ganesh. In this comprehensive puja instruction, Swamiji reveals the secrets of puja to Lord Ganesha, the God of Wisdom, in four simple steps: invitation, invocation, offering and union. “Without Wisdom it is impossible for any seeker to unlock the doors to the secrets of enlightenment. Ganesha grants that boon.” ~ Swamiji
The Ganesh Puja Advanced is an expansion of Swamiji’s original Beginner Ganesh Puja, adding many new stotrams, like Ganeshashtakam and Ganesh Sahasranam. It is recommended for all devotees of Ganesh.
Ganesha Chaturthi is the celebration of the birthday of Lord Ganesha, who represents auspiciousness, and is the God of wisdom and prosperity.
Ganesha Chaturthi is the most auspicious day to worship Lord Ganesha as it brings wisdom, good fortune, prosperity, and most importantly, on this day, …read more
Ganesha is the son of Shiva and Parvati. Lord Shiva granted Ganesha the boon that He will be the first to be worshiped in every puja. Without Wisdom, it is impossible to unlock the doors to the secret of Enlightenment.
Listen in as Swamiji shares the essence of this wonderful puja as well as addresses Ashtanga Yoga, the 36 principles of Tantra philosophy, and insightful stories about Lord Ganesha. …read more
Arati for Lord Ganesha – Jai Ganesha Jai Ganesha Jai Ganesha Deva
~~OM~~ Shiva said to Nandi, “Go tell Parvati that I need to see her immediately.” And Nandi came into Parvati’s room and said, “Shiva is calling you.” And Parvati said, “Oh my goodness, you came in here without even knocking. This is terrible, I need some help. I need someone who is going to […]
Meaning of Gam Question: What is the meaning of the syllable in “Gam”? Swamiji Says: There is a sanskrit shloka that explains the syllables: The letter “ga” is the form of wisdom; the letter “a” is that which is in the middle of creation; the anusvaara (m) is the form of perfection. Thus, the attainment […]
Modaks are a type of sweet beloved to Lord Ganesha. They can be made in various ways, but this particular recipe is one that Shree Maa created herself. Jai Maa! Jai Ganesha!
This is another recipe for Ganesha’s favorite sweet! Make these as an offering for Ganesha on Chaturthi, or any other day that you choose to worship the Divine Lord of Wisdom!
Lord Ganesh won the boon from Lord Shiva that He would be the first to be worshipped in any puja. Regardless of the occasion or scripture, we begin all our worship by invoking Lord Ganesh. He removes obstacles on the path of a spiritual seeker and bestows wisdom. The special days in the lunar cycle […]