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Forms of Ganapathi/Ganeshji- The 32 forms of Shri Ganapathy-
The 32 forms of Ganapathi/Ganeshji are:
1.Bala Ganapathi – Red colored image of a four armed Ganesha. Bala Ganapati is “the Childlike” God of golden hue. In His hands He holds a banana, mango,sugar cane and jack fruit, all representing the earth’s abundance and fertility. His trunk garners His favorite sweet, the modaka.
Hymn to the Bala Ganapathi: I salute Lord Baala Ganapati adorned with a garland of tender flowers, having plantain, mango, jack fruit, sugarcane and sweets in His hands and who is effulgent like the rising sun.
2.Taruna Ganapathi – Red colored image of an eight armed Ganesha. Eight-armed, Taruna Ganapati, “the Youthful,” holds a noose and goad, modaka, wood apple, rose apple, His broken tusk, a sprig of paddy and a sugar cane stalk. His brilliant red color reflects the blossoming of youth.
Hymn to the Taruna Ganapathi: May the young Lord Ganapati, who is carrying in His hands the noose, hook, rice-cake, guava fruit, rose, apple, own broken tusk, bunch of corn ears and sugarcane and who vividly shines forth with His brilliant youthfulness, bless you all.
3.Bhakti Ganapathi – Grey colored image of four armed Ganesha. Shining like the full moon during harvest season and garlanded with flowers, Bhakti Ganapati, dear to devotees, is indeed pleasant to look upon. He holds a banana, a mango, coconut and a bowl of sweet payasa pudding.
Hymn to the Bhakti Ganapathi:I worship Bhakta Ganapati, who is the Lord of His devotees and who shines like the autumn moon, with coconut, mango, plantain, jaggery and sweets in his hands.
4.Vira Ganapathi – Red colored image of 16 armed Ganapathi. The “Valiant Warrior,” Vira Ganapati, assumes a commanding pose. His 16 arms bristle with weapons, symbols of mind powers: a goad, discus, bow, arrow, sword, shield, spear, mace, a battle axe, a trident and more.
Hymn to Vira Ganapathi: I always meditate on the Veera Ganapati who is armed with Bhetala, the weapon of power, arrow, bow, wheel, sword, club, hammer, mace, hook, nagapasha (serpent noose), spear, plough and the shining axe.
5. Shakti Ganapathi – Red colored image of 4 armed Ganapathi, seated with his consort to his left. Four-armed and seated with one of His Shaktis on His knee, Shakti Ganapati, “the Powerful,” of orange-red hue, guards the householder. He holds a garland, noose and goad, and bestows blessings with the abhaya mudra.
Hymn to the Shakti Ganapathi: I meditate on Lord Shati Ganapati the destroyer of fear, who is embracing tightly the green complexioned Devi and whose complexion resembles that of the setting sun and who is holding noose and rod in His hands.
6. Dvija Ganapathi – White colored image of four-faced Ganesha with 4 arms. Four-headed Dvija Ganapati, “the Twice-born,” is moon-like in color. Holding a noose, a goad, an Ola leaf scripture, a staff, water vessel and a his Japa beads, He reminds one and all of the urgency for disciplined striving.
Hymn to Dvija Ganapathi: Blessed is he who remembers Thee, O Dwija Ganapati, One having the book, rosary, staff and Kamandalu (water bowl) in Thy hands and endowed with the colour of the moon and with the dignity of elephant face.
7. Siddhi Ganapathi- Golden colored image of four armed Ganapathi. Golden-yellow Siddhi Ganapati, “the
Accomplished,” is the epitome of achievement and self-mastery. He sits comfortably holding a bouquet of flowers, an axe, mango, sugar cane and, in His trunk, a tasty sesame sweet.
Hymn to Siddhi Ganapathi: ” Salutations to Thee O golden complexioned Siddhi Ganapati. Thou endowed with wealth and prosperity and adorning a ripe mango, bunch of flowers, sugarcane, sesame seeds, sweets and axe in Thy hands.
8.Ucchishta Ganapathi – Blue colored image of six armed Ganapathi with his consort. Ucchhishta Ganapati is “Lord of Blessed Offerings” and guardian of culture. Of blue complexion and six-armed, He sits with His Shakti, holding a vina, pomegranate, blue lotus flower, Japa Mala and a sprig of fresh paddy.
Hymn to Ucchishta Ganapathi: May the dark complexioned Ucchishta Ganapati, having a dark blue lotus, pomegranate fruit, Veena, corn ears and rosary in His hands protect me.
9. Vigna Ganapathi – Gold colored image of eight armed Ganapathi. Vighna Ganapati, “Lord who removes Obstacles,” is of brilliant gold hue and bedecked in jewels. His eight arms hold a noose and goad, tusk and modaka, conch and discus, a bouquet of flowers, sugarcane, flower arrow and an axe.
Hymn to the Vigna Ganapathi: He, who adorns conch, sugarcane, flowers, dagger, rope, wheel, tusk, hook, bunch of tender leaves and Darbha grass in His hands and who shines gloriously with the splendor of ornaments that Vighneswara, the essence of all Lights is ever victorious.
10. Kshipra Ganapathi – Red colored image of four armed Ganesha bearing a ratna kumbham. Handsome, red-hued Kshipra Ganapati, “Quick-acting” giver of boons, displays His broken tusk, a noose, goad and a sprig of the kalpavriksha (wish-fulfilling) tree. In His uplifted trunk He holds a tiny pot of precious jewels.
Hymn to the Kshipra Ganapathi: I meditate on the effulgent Kshipra Ganapati, with tusk wish yielding creeper, noose, pot of jewels and hook and glowing brilliantly like the red bandhhooka flower.
11. Heramba Ganapathi- Black colored image of ten-armed Ganesha with five faces, seated on a lion. Five-faced, white in color, Heramba Ganapati, “Protector of the Weak,” rides a big lion. He extends the gestures of protection and blessing while holding a noose, japa beads, axe, hammer, tusk, garland, fruit and modaka.
Hymn to the Heramba Ganapathi: Five-faced, white in color, Heramba Ganapati, “Protector of the Weak,” rides a big lion. He extends the gestures of protection and blessing while holding a noose, Japa beads, axe, hammer, tusk, garland, fruit and modaka.
Hymn to the Heramba Ganapathi:May Heramba Ganapati protect us, ho holds His hands in gestures of protection and granting of boons, and adorns in the other hands rope, tusk, rosary, hooks, axe, hammer, sweets and fruits riding a lion, having five elephant faces and of snow white colour.
12. Sri Lakshmi Ganapati- Lakshmi Ganapati, pure white giver of success.
Hymn to the Sri Lakshmi Ganapathy: May Lord Lakshmi Ganapati, who is having in His hands a parrot, apple, brilliant jewel, pot, hook, noose, is yielding creeper, sword and nectar with two blue lotus bearing maidens serving Him on both sides, fair complexioned and engrossed in the trumpet sound of the elephant, protect us.
13. Maha Ganapathi – Red colored image of Ganesha with a third eye, 10 arms, bearing a ratna kumbham, with his consort. Accompanied by one of His shaktis, “the Great,” Maha Ganapati, is red-complexioned and three-eyed. He holds His tusk, a pomegranate, blue lily, sugar-cane bow, discus, noose, lotus, paddy sprig, mace and a pot of gems.
Hymn to the Maha Ganapathi: I worship Lord Maha Ganapati who is having the face of the divine elephant, bedecked with the crescent on His head, red in complexion, three eyed, embracing His beloved consort with a lotus in her hand and who dwells ever in His heart.
14. Vijaya Ganapathi – Red colored image of 4 armed Ganesha on the mooshika mount. Four-armed, of red hue and riding His resourceful mushika, Vijaya Ganapati is “the Victorious” bestower of success. His insignia are the broken tusk, elephant goad, a noose and a luscious golden mango, his favorite fruit.
Hymn to the Vijaya Ganapathi: I meditate on Lord Vijaya Ganapati red in complexion, the destroyer of all obstacles, riding His vehicle the mouse and Who caries noose, hook, tusk and fruits in His Hands.
15. Nritya Ganapathi – Gold colored image of Ganesha in a dance posture. The happy “Dancer,” Nritya
Ganapati, is four-armed and golden, with rings on His fingers, holding a tusk, goad, noose and modaka sweet. He prances under the kalpavriksha tree, epitomizing exuberant activity and joy.
Hymn to the Nritya Ganapathi: I meditate on Lord Nritta Ganapati (the dancing Lord) who is holding in his hands noose, hook, cake, dagger and tusk who adorns divine rings on this delicate finders, whose hands sway away in dance in whose one hand is a tusk and who glows with His golden hued belly.
16. Urdhva Ganapathi – Gold colored image of six armed Ganesha with his consort. Seated with one of His shaktis on His left knee, Urdhva Ganapati is “the Elevated” Lord of golden hue. In His six hands He holds a sprig of paddy, a lotus, the sugar cane bow, an arrow, His ivory tusk and a blue water lily.
Hymn to the Urdhva Ganapthi: May Lord Urdva Ganapati bless me with auspiciousness, who is decorated with flowers, corn ears, lotus, sugarcane, bow and arrow, tusk, tender grass sprout and mace and whose body shines like gold ho lifts His hands to embrace the green complexioned Devi.
17. Ekakshara Ganapathi – Red colored image of Ganesha with a third eye, seated on a lotus. Ekakshara, of “Single-Syllable” (gam), is three-eyed, of red complexion and attire. Crescent moon on His crown, He sits in lotus pose upon Mushika, offers the boon-giving gesture and holds a pomegranate, noose and goad.
Hymn to Lord Ekakshara Ganapathi: May Lord Ekakshara Ganapati bestow happiness on us, who is the destroyer of obstacles, who is red complexion, wielding a red hook, holding a flower, pot bellied, decorated with the crescent in His locks, possessing three eyes and short limbs with guava fruit in one hand and noose, hook and tusk in other hands.
18. Varada Ganapathi – Red colored image of 4 armed Vinayaka with a third eye. Varada Ganapati, “the Boon-Giver with prominent third eye of wisdom, holds a dish of honey, the noose and goad and encloses a pot of jewels in His trunk. His shakti is at His side, and the crescent moon adorns His crown.
Hymn to Varada Ganapathi: I worship Sri Vara Ganapti glowing like vermilion having elephant face three eyes wielding noose and hook with a honey pot in his hands decked with cresent moon on his head.
19. Tryakshara Ganapathi- Gold colored image of four-armed Vinayakar, decorated with Chaamara ear rings.
Tryakshara Ganapati, “the Lord of Three Letters” (A-U-M), is gold in color and has fly whisks in His big floppy ears. He carries the broken tusk, goad, noose and mango and is often seen grasping a sweet modaka in His trunk.
Hymn to Trykshara Ganapthi: One should remember the three-eyed Ganapati, whose elephant face glitters like gold, ho is the bestower of boons, who is four armed, carrying rope, hook, lotus and sweet in his hands. His own tusk in his right and a mango in his left hand.
20. Kshipraprasaada Ganapathi – Red colored image of six armed Ganapathi. May Lord Ganpati, adorned with rope, hook, wish yielding creeper, tusk and apple. Kshipra Prasada Ganapati, “the Quick Rewarder,” presides from a kusha-grass throne. His big belly symbolizes the manifest universe. He holds a noose, goad, tusk, lotus, pomegranate and a twig of the wish-fulfilling tree.
Hymn to Kshipraprasaada Ganapathi: Who sports a crown decked with the crescent, three eyed, elephant faced, red complexioned and decorated with shining ornaments and pot-bellied.
21. Haridra Ganapathi – Yellow colored image of four armed Ganapathi. Haridra Ganapati, the golden one dressed in bright yellow vestments, sits calmly on a posh, regal throne. Along with His tusk and a modaka, He wields a noose to hold devotees close and a sharp goad to spur them onward.
Hymn to Haridra Ganapathi: I salute Lord Haridra Ganapati, who is radiant like turmeric yellow, hose face shines with yellow complexion, who has four hands, three carrying rope hook and sweet-meat and the fourth giving complete refuge to His devotees, destroying all their fears.
22. Ekadhanta Ganapathi – Blue colored image of four armed Ganapathi. Ekadanta, of “Single Tusk,” is distinguished by His blue color and size able belly. The attributes of this Murti are an axe for cutting the bonds of ignorance, prayer beads for Japa, a laddu sweet and the broken right tusk.
Hymn to Ekadanta Ganapathi: I invoke the pot bellied, dark complexioned, Lord Ekadanta Ganapati, who sports an axe, sugarcane, rosary, laddoo and tusk in His hands.
23. Srishti Ganapathi- Red colored image of four armed Ganapathi seated on his mooshika mount. Riding on His
docile and friendly mouse, Srishti Ganapati is the lord of happy “Manifestation.” This active God, of red complexion, holds His noose a goad, a perfect mango, and His tusk, representing selfless sacrifice.
Hymn to Srishti Ganapathi: May Lord Vinayaka, adorning rope, hook, tusk and mango in His hands sitting on His vehicle, the mouse, red complexioned and who is efficient in His creation, remove all obstacles and protect us.
24. Uddanda Ganapathi – Red colored image of 10 armed Ganesha with his consort to his left. Uddanda Ganapati is the bold “Enforcer of Dharma,” the laws of being. His ten hands hold a pot of gems, a blue lily, sugar cane, a mace, lotus flower, sprig of paddy, a pomegranate, noose, garland and His broken tusk.
Hymn to Uddanda Ganapathi: May Uddanda Ganapati having red complexion sporting red lily, lotus, guava, mace tusk, sugarcane, arrow, flower, paddy corn-ear and rope in His multiple hands, embracing His fair complexioned consort, bestow auspiciousness on us.
25.Rinamochaka Ganapathi: Crystal image of four armed Vinayakar. Rinamochana Ganapati is humanity’s liberator from guilt and bondage. His figure of alabaster skin is appareled in red silks. He bears a noose and a goad, His milk-white tusk and a favorite fruit, the rose apple.
Hymn to Rinamochaka Ganapathi: May Lord Rinamochaka Ganapati, holding rope, hook, tusk and rose apple in His hands, shining like a crystal and adorning red clothes liberate us from all our debts (liabilities) and bestow happiness to us.
26. Dundi Ganapathi – Four-armed image of Ganesha bearing a tusk, a garland, an axe and a gem studded vessel. Red-hued Dhundhi Ganapati, “the Sought After,” holds a strand of rudraksha beads, His broken tusk, an axe and a small pot of precious gems thought to represent the treasury of awakenings He saves for all ardent devotees.
Hymn to Dundi Ganapathi: May Dhundi Ganapati, having rosary, axe, jewel pot and tusk in His hands, bring eternal joy to us
27. Dwimukha Ganapathi – Red colored image of Ganesha with two faces and four arms. Dvimukha Ganapati, called Janus by the Romans, with two divergent faces, sees in all directions. His blue-green form is dressed in red silk. He wears a bejeweled crown and holds a noose, goad, His tusk and a pot of gems.
Hymn to Dwimukha Ganapathi: May the two-headed Lord Ganapati, holding tusk, rope, hook and jewel-pot in
His hands, dark-complexioned, adorning red clothing, red crown and a garland be the harbinger of my prosperity.
28. Trimukha Ganapathi – Red colored image of Ganesha with three faces and six arms seated on a golden lotus. Trimukha Ganapati, the contemplative “three-faced” Lord of red hue, sits on a golden lotus, telling His beads, holding a noose, goad and vessel of nectar. He gestures protection with a right hand and blessings with a left.
Hymn to Trimukha Ganapathi: May Trimukha Ganapati with three heads shining like a palasa/palash flower, having in His right hands a sharp hook and rosary and holding the third right hand in the boon-giving gesture and having in His left hands a rope and a pot of nectar and Who is seated in a golden lotus, protect us.
29. Sinha Ganapathi – White colored image of Ganesha with eight arms (with an arm bearing a lions face). Sinha Ganapati, white in color, rides a lion and displays another lion in one hand, symbolizing strength and fearlessness. He also holds a kalpavriksha sprig, the vina, a lotus blossom, flower bouquet and a pot of jewels.
Hymn to Simha Ganapathi: May Lord Sinha Ganapati adorning Veena, one hand yielding creeper, sword and boon giving gesture in His right hands and jewel pot, flower bunch and protecting gesture in his left hands, lion faced with the trunk as fair as a conch and who shines like the soft moon and decked with effulgent jewels, protect us from all dangers and adversities.
30. Yoga Ganapathi – Red colored image of Ganesha in the posture of a yogi. Yoga Ganapati is absorbed in mantra japa, His knees strapped in meditative pose, hands holding a yoga staff, sugar cane stalk, a noose and prayer beads. His color is like the morning sun. Blue garments adorn His form.
Hymn to Yoga Ganapathi: May Yoga Ganapati, seated in Yoga posture, in blissful meditation, radiant like the rising sun, clad in blue clothes, glowing like the soft moon, holding in His hands noose, sugarcane, arrow and the Yogadanda, protect us at all times from all obstacles.
31. Durga Ganapathi – Red colored image of Ganesha with eight arms. Durga Ganapati, the “Invincible,” waves
the flag of victory over darkness. This splendid murti is of deep gold hue, dressed in red, holding a bow and arrow, noose and goad, prayer beads, broken tusk and a rose apple.
Hymn to Durga Ganapathy: May Durga Ganapati, shining like burnished gold with a hefty body, with eight hands carrying hook, arrow, tusk and bow in the right hand, and rope, spear, creeper and rose apple in the left hands and adorned with red garments, be the source to our joy and happiness.
32. Sankatahara Ganapathi – Red colored image of four armed Ganesha clothed in blue, seated on a lotus peetham with his consort to his left. Sankatahara Ganapati, “the Dispeller of Sorrow,” is of sunlike hue, dressed in blue, and seated on a red lotus flower. He holds a bowl of pudding, a goad and a noose while gesturing the boon-granting varada mudra.
Hymn to Sankatahara Ganapathy: May Sankashta Ganapati, glowing like the rising sun and having lotus-bearing jewel-bedecked fair goddess on His lap, adorning in His right hands the hook and boon giving gesture and having in His left hands rope and pot of payasam(sweet milk preparation or kheer), seated on a red lotus decked with blue clothes and always engaged in removing the sorrows of the devotees be pleased by our Sankashta-hara worship and protect us.
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