I had planned two books on Shri Ganesh: one in English, the other in Hindi; and was working on them when I got an assignment from Amitji of DPB, Delhi. He changed my planning a lot and I had to leave out many interesting tales; different views and hidden meanings of the deeds and words of Shri Ganesh who is worshipped first and in Sanatan Manava Dharma, Eternal Human Religion; everything starts with Shri Ganeshaya Namah!
There are numerous Shlokas; Stotras and Stavans in it given both in Devanagari Script and Roman Script. For it, I have taken only 'a' from Scriptural Transliteration for writing longer a sound which is otherwise impossible to write in Roman Script. Rest of everything is as written in government papers; newspapers; magazines; legal papers and general books. It will help the readers to read Samskrit easily. Scriptural Transliteration is neither known to us nor taught anywhere nor is easily available, so all its symbols have been left out. and only 'a' has been used.
All Roman Versions of Samskrit Text are in Italic as it is a foreign language to English, so the tradition has been maintained by putting them in Italic. Other Samskrit words and names and English are in normal shape.
One thing more has been done to help the general readers. During the middle ages, words of Samskrit were forcibly joined together to make it a difficult language. In all my books, I have separated the words which were joined together and also have kept them joined with the help of hyphens for the general readers to read easily and, as the readers know numerous words on their own so, they can grasp the meaning also.
His 1008 names and other things given in later sections will help them know Shri Ganesh better and worship him with faith, confidence, hope and expectations which are to be fulfilled:
Jai Ganesha Mangal Kara!
With this I bow to known and visualized Shri Ganesh, an- other form of the Absolute God.
Staumi pariitparam cha ganesham mangaldya-namah;
Now, I hand over the book "Worshipping Shri Ganesh" "Shri Ganesh Upasana" to both his devotees and non-devotees for worldly gains and spiritual refinement.
Brahma Sutras (81)
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