The worship of Vinayaka has its roots in India from the very early period, 500 BCE. At that time, he was looked upon as an evil spirit by the brahmanical society and therefore, to save oneself from his wrath, his propitiation was prescribed in the household ritual manual called Manavagrhyasutra. However, after one thousand years, i.e. around 500 CE, the misconception about Vinayaka was rectified by a Smrti called Yajnavalkya Smrti and He was identified as the son of Lord Siva and mother Ambika and was included in the Hindu pantheon of gods.
In this book, there are eight chapters which covers his earliest emergence in ancient historical period, different legends about his birth depicted in the puranas, the philosophical interpretations of Ganesa tattva, the continuity of his worship from the remote past till today and temples of Ganesa with special reference to Kasi and Maharashtra. The iconographical analysis of his forms cited in the various Silpasastras with his images in three postures and the images of Sakti Vinayaka are described with the help of 102 illustrations.
She is a recipient of Indian Council of Historical Studies fellowship for her research studies. She is keen in organizing and participating in the academic activities. She has organized several seminars and workshops in close association with well-known museums and research institutions.
It is the normal practice of the present times, to worship Ganapati, at the beginning of all important and auspicious festivals. He is regarded as a deity whose worship would ward off all impediments and difficulties that might crop up in the implementation of the project on hand. Worshipping of Ganapati at the beginning of the first lessons of the letters (Aksarabhyasa) by a child, is regarded as a good omen for an illustrious intellectual career in the future.
With these questions, I went through old Vedic manuals and all the puranas. At last, I realized that if anyone irrespective of mortal or immortal or any divine being who inspite of having divine blessings, just for once becomes the slave of tamasik ego, then Supreme Siva cannot tolerate. In order to release the bonded soul from the clutches of mega; Lord Siva without any hesitation would take very harsh action to the extreme level. At the same time, Goddess Parvati who is the embodiment of motherly affection would bestow lots of
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Brahma Sutras (85)
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