32 Forms of Lord Ganesha & its Significance – Part 3

Here we are almost at the end of this series. The final 12 Ganpati forms are:

 

21)    Haridra Ganpati or The Curcuma-colored Ganpati

Depicted in a gold colored image, Haridra Ganpati is a four armed Ganesha. In His hands, He holds His single tusk, the elephant goad, the noose, and modak.

Haridra Ganapathi helps devotees fulfill their wishes.

Kshipra Prasada is worshiped at the famous Sage Rishyasringa Temple in Karnataka.

 

22)    Ekdanta Ganpati or The Single Tusked Ganpati

Depicted in a blue colored image, Ekdanta Ganpati is a four armed Ganesha and is distinguished by His sizeable belly. In His hands, He holds His broken tusk, rosary beads, a hatchet (kuthara) and a laddu.

Ekadanta Ganpati helps devotees achieve success.

Ekadanta Ganpati is a very popular form of Ganesha and is worshipped in many temples and homes.

 

23)    Srishti Ganpati or Ganpati the Creator

Depicted in a red colored image, Srishti Ganpati is a four armed Ganesha riding a big mouse. In his hands, He holds His noose, the elephant goad, a perfect mango, and His broken tusk.

Srishti Ganpati removes obstacles and difficulties from the lives of his devotees.

Srishti Ganpati is worshiped at the famous Arulmigu Swaminath Swami Temple in Tamil Nadu.

 

24)    Uddhanda Ganpati or Ganpati the Unchained

Depicted in a red colored image, Uddhanda Ganpati is a 10 armed Ganesha with his consort. In His hands, He holds a pot of gems, a blue lily, sugarcane, a mace, lotus flower, paddy sprig, a pomegranate, noose, garland and His broken tusk.

Uddhanda Ganpati helps free one from all bonds and chains of life.

 

25)    Rinamochana Ganpati or Ganapati the Liberator from Debts

Depicted in a crystal image, Rinamochana Ganpati is a four armed Ganesha, seated on a large lotus. In His hands, He holds a noose and a goad, His milk-white broken tusk, and a rose apple.

Rinamochana Ganapathi helps people get rid of their negative Karma.

 

26)    Dhundhi Ganpati or The Ganpati Sought After

Depicted in a red colored image, Dhundhi Ganpati is a four armed Ganesha. In His hands, He holds His broken tusk, a garland, an axe and a gem studded vessel.

Dhundhi Ganpati helps his devotees to attain moksha.

 

27)    Dvimukha Ganpati or The Two-faced Ganpati

Depicted in a blue-green colored image, Dvimukha Ganpati is a four armed Ganesha with two faces. In His hands, He holds a noose, goad, His broken tusk and a pot of gems.

Dvimukha Ganapathi removes obstacles in any form.

 

28)    Trimukha Ganpati or The Three-faced Ganpati

Depicted in a red colored image, Trimukha Ganpati is a six armed Ganesha with three faces and is seated on a golden lotus. In His hands, He holds an elephant goad, rosary beads, noose, and an urn full of celestial nectar. He is gesturing protection and blessing with His two hands.

Trimukha Ganapathi bestows the devotees with success in life.

 

29)    Simha Ganpati or The Lion Ganpati

Depicted in a white colored image, Simha Ganpati is a six armed Ganesha and is seated on a lion. In His hands, He holds a lion’s face, a kalpavriksha sprig, the veena, a lotus blossom, flower bouquet and a pot of jewels.

Simha Ganpati signifies strength and courage and is believed to be the remover of all obstacles in the lives of his devotees.

 

30)    Yoga Ganpati or Ganpati the Ascetic

Depicted in a red colored image, Yoga Ganpati is a four armed Ganesha appearing in the posture of a yogi. In his hands, He holds a yoga staff, sugarcane stalk, a noose and rosary beads.

Yoga Ganpati blesses his devotees with good health, both mentally and physically.

 

31)    Durga Ganpati or Ganpati the Invincible

Depicted in a red colored image, Durga Ganpati is an eight armed Ganesha. In His hands, He holds a bow and arrow, noose and goad, rosary beads, His broken tusk and a rose apple.

Durga Ganpati brings success to an individual’s life.

 

32)    Sankatahara Ganpati or Ganpati the Dispeller of Troubles

Depicted in a red colored image, Sankatahara Ganpati is a four armed Ganesha seated on a lotus with his consort. In His hands, He holds a bowl of pudding, a goad, and a noose while gesturing the boon-granting gesture.

Sankatahara Ganapathi removes all hurdles.

 

Hope this information helped you know more about Lord Ganesha. This Ganesh Chaturthi may you always be blessed with all his love!

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