Gam Ganapathaye Namaha
I would like to express one of my experience here which i will
cherish for life time.When Shirdi Saibaba made me create Saibaba
temple of humanity StarSai.com in 2004 to spread the message
of humanity and Sai's teachings i din't realize it will lead me
in the path of light by helping sai children and few devotees who
love Goddess Mahalakshmi, Saraswathi and other Hindu Gods and Goddess.
When i made SaiMahalakshmi.com
though its a small website, i did got a satisfaction that i am doing
something to inspire people , especially if someone writes me that
their children are not concentrating in studies , having obstacles,
i used to request them to do little they can to other children .Example..Atleast
once in a year we can try to give notes, books, pens to few Kids
who cant afford it..If we live abroad and cant find opportunity
to help poor children, atleast we can give pens or any educational
products as a Gift to relatives or friends Child. By doing this
i believe Goddess Saraswathi will gradually bless their child with
good education and career.
Lord Ganesha's message through my
Sai friend :
In january 2008, i had a beautiful experience . I had a sai friend
from Indore who used to mail me once in a while. Once she called
up in the morning and said she saw lord Ganesha in dream with some
gadha with angry expressions saying "He is writing about all
the Gods..Mahalakshmi , Saraswathi but he is not writing about me"
When i heared this dream , i wondered the reasons why God has choosen
some one who lives thousands of miles away from me to get this information
that i must write about ganesha .This could be due to the girls
love for lord Ganesha and i love our Sai.Immediately i updated the
first page in starsai with the poem "Vakrathunda Mahakaya..."
After many months , now i realized why Ganesha wants me to show
devotion to him also like i show to sri shirdi saibaba my sweet
saint . When ever we start new education, work or any project we
have to worship Ganapathi as Ganapathi will bless us with the ability
to remove obstacles in our life or in true sense
Lord Ganapathi will bless us to complete the work with out any obstacle.
Probably this sweet heart of Ganesha to remove the obstacles and
pains in others life the reason Ganesha himself would have told
in my friends dream to write about Ganesha. Many days i used to
think what i am going to write about Ganesha as i don't know much
about vedas and all this but i have gained a lot in life due to
grace of Lord Ganesha.
in 1983 when my Mom was in hospital due to heal issues,my father
used to take me to a little ganesha mandhir and i used to keep 10
paise coin as offering to Ganesha and pray "Save my Amma"
.Some are religious and some are not.It all depends on how deeply
we realize the powers of prayers right from our childhood and Ganesha
has helped me realize this by blessing me and my sister by protecting
my Mom and Dad. I would like to dedicate
"Sri Sai Ganesha"
as an expression of whole hearted thanks to Lord Ganesha for blessing
me with wonderful parents who always encauraged me to work for Shirdi
Saibaba when when i was a job less creature and now when i am working
A dream which inspired me to serve
Lord Ganesha :
This morning on October 6th 2008 , i called up my father to say
about the dream i had where i saw as if i am telling my parents
as if i will go to Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple and come back
immediately but since i realize the distace between by Mama's house
n Meenakshi amman temple is too far, i get down from the train within
2 hours from where i started and run to someother temple where i
saw few elephants decorated beautifully.
I was in the street near the temple and suddenly got scared of
a elephant and run. The elephant chases me.another elephant blocks
my way by keeping its trunk on the road .When i look behind i realize
these elephants are not harming me, they actually want to play with
me happily..They behave like father and mother playing with their
baby. After this dream i had another dream as if i am in a huge
ground where i faint..then after waking up i walk towards a stage
.Its actually a shirdi saibaba mandhir and some of my friends are
lighting lamps there. Then i get the prasad of Sai's Udi ..
I continued to lay down to recollect what i saw in dream. On my
way to the small Hanuman mandhir, i got garland for Lord Hanuman
and some Arugam pul ( green grass ) for lord ganesha...I offered
to the very small ganesha statue there and prayed shirdi saibaba,
Lord Hanuman and Ganesha to bless me with ability to create a Pooja
for Lord Ganesha on Sakatahara Chaturthy every month.
Later when i read Narasimha swamiji's book devotees experience ,
i understood sai used to give dream to one of his devotee as if
sai is playing with him like playing with children.
This dream was a motivation behind my little effort to spread a
word about value of worshiping Lord Ganesha, Some Ganesha mantra,
sloka,stotram etc. What surprised me is the fact that the saint
who beautifully dedicated his life for sanatana dharma ,has actually
wrote the Ganesha Pancha Ratnam and dedicated it to the Ganesha
in Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple.It made me feel the creativity
of my shirdi saibaba in blessing me with a odd dream which i was
not able to understand and later gave me some informations and clarified
me it is Sai's will to make me do something in the Name of Lord
All are children of God -
Though Shirdi Saibaba has never tried to associate himself with
any purticular religion and i also wish to follow sai's golden words
"Sabka Maalik Ek" - "God is One ", naturally
everyone is attached to his or her own religion and their dieties.
The name "Sri Sai Ganesha" simply means my love for shirdi
saibaba and also my love for Lord Ganesha. So if you are devoted
to either one of them or both of them i hope this website fills
your heart with bliss.
Leela of lord Ganesha :
I just want to include a story about a boy called Nambi Aandaar
in a village Thiru Naraiyur. The Ganesha in the temple of this village
is called "Polla Pillayaar". It is said that Ganesha has
done several Leela's ( Miracles ) to the little boy and He can even
talk to Lord Ganesha.
The Thevaram Hymns are collection of Saivaite literature which
was kept as a secret in the Nataraja temple of Chithambaram and
was forgotten after the saints Appar,Sambandhar, Sundarar ascended
to Thiru Kaiyilayam. Ten generations later the King Raja Raja Cholza
became the emperor of south india and strived to find out the missing
Thevaram Hymns as he was a urdent devotee of Lord Shiva.
Finally the king was told about this boy Nambi. Nambi requested
his Ganesha in the temple and Ganesha also blessed him by exactly
telling where Thevaram humns were located. Thus we are gifted with
the Thevaram Hymns composed by sacred saints who are true servants
of Lord Shiva.
The above story made me feel happy as Lord Ganesha also did a leela
in my life through a beautiful dream to help few good souls walk
in the path of Light of Sanatana Dharma. I feel painful that many
Hindu's have not realized the beauty and sacredness of their own
religion .We have to respect others religion but its not enough
if we go to temple , celebrate Vinayaka Chaturti and have tasty
Atleast once in our life time let us realize the sweetness of our
Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Parvathi who is jaganmata. Shes the
mother of this and several universe we could never see. Let us join
togather to humbly bow to Lord Ganesha and spread the message of
love, unity ,harmony and peace amoung people of all caste , creed
Lord Vinayaka - Powers to remove
Though any kind of Dharma is good , the greatest dharma is to help
anyone come out of pains. I love Lord Ganesha because he has powers
to "remove obstacles in ones life" . I love the names
Vinayaka and Pillayar as my mom taught me when i was a child.
My love for Pillayar - Lord Ganapathi
Shirdi Saibaba came into my life when i was around 13 years old
in 1993 and obviously born in a hindu family, i always loved Lord
Ganesha and Murugan our family diety.
My father used to do Abhishekam ( holy bath ) for a little granite
Ganapathi statue in our house. Its the way he shows devotion each
and everyday. We also offer flowers to God.
There are something in life which has become habitual ..We pray
Ganesha because we are asked to but beyond that we only know about
Ganapathi celebrations and having modhak , tasty foods etc. Many
times i used to offer Coconut in Ganesha temple and sometimes break
the coconut too as an offering and Light lamps which i always do.Once
one of our family Guru Mani iyer asked me to do abhishekam for the
Pillayar ( ganesha ) kept under the tree for 12 sundays. I really
wont forget those days when me and my dad used to wake up early
in the morning, go to near by Ganesha mandhir and do holy bath for
ganesha, apply oil , chandan, kumkum , light lamp and pray.
Sankatahara Chaturthi Prayer :
Worship Lord Ganesha on Sankatahara
Chaturthi to remove all obstacles and convert problems in to opportunities
Value of Worshiping Lord Ganesha on Sankatahara chaturthi day (
called as Sankasht chaturti in north india )
There are Sai children who suffer as they dont have a good Job,
there are few who seek love but always get hurted, there are few
who suffer due to health issues and few who has financial problems.
No matter how much we try to pray for ourselves we do get obstacles.
This obstacles creates depression in ones own mind and they lead
a life of being jealous or lets say being fed up. Both of these
are going to create a very negative society.
So i felt Shirdi Sai Baba wants me to do a little effort in making
everyone realize the importance of worshipping lord Ganesha whole
heartedly, reciting any small mantra's of Lord Ganesha regularly
and especially learn about the value of worshipping lord Ganesha
on everymonth when Sankatahara Chaturthi occurs.
It occurs during the fourth day of the Krishna paksha every month.
Every year Maha Sankatahara Chathurthi is also celebrated.
Who ever comes to srisaiganesha.com , i wish you
1.Chant mantra of Lord Ganesha few
especially on Sankatahara Chaturthi day. you can chant any small
mantra 108 times or please try to read "Ganesha
Pancha Ratnam " composed by Adi Sankara.
Its a beautiful poem which describes Lord Ganesha
2.Offer coconut, Bannana or if you live abroad offer any
fruit with devotion along with water . You can also do Holy bath
to lord Ganesha statue and apply chandan and kumkum.
The fruits can be later used in food the next day or same day after
prayer is over.
3.Light lamps to Ganesha statue
or photo in your house. You can learn about the value of
lighting lamps at shirdisailight.com .
4.Hope you understand that this website is not made to provide
ritualistic way of doing a proper Ganesha pooja on Sankatahara Chaturthi
day. My intention is to help people who love Lord Ganesha to atleast
remember or utter few chantings of lord Ganesha on this holy day.
When i was praying in the Hanuman mandhir for writing this article
, i got a spark that i must request sai devotees to chant
"Sri Sai Ganesha" as much as they can..
infact this is only a simply chanting..you can also chant other
chantings like "om Ganeshaya namaha" or any traditional
chantings of Lord Ganesha you know.
I shall also add few mantra's and slokas of lord Ganesha in the
days to come.
5. Please do not mail me asking which day the Sankatahara chaturti
comes on a puritcular month because really i might not have time
for this. You can refer to any panchankam calender , some daily
sheet calenders which has spiritual information or ask anyone in
india to get such calenders and refer to it and tell you.
I will try to list the Sankata Chaturthy dates online when i can
for every year.If you are not able to find the exact date of Sankata
Chaturthy for a month, better choose any day you feel comfortable
, have a lord Ganesha photo , light lamps and recite any mantra
of Ganesha you like.This will also be a blessing and you can feel
the bliss of divinity.
6.If possible and if your health cooperates you can do Sankatahara
Chaturti Vrat. There are few who dont have even fruits or liquid
juice while fasting. I request you can have food atleast once in
a day or have liquid foods once in a while. What God looks is your
pure love on him.
Am in the process of making the site..Please give some time.. you
can send any of your sacred lord Ganesha photos, any gods, goddess
photos, temples etc .when i get time and if am interested in your
picture, i shall upload it .Please send photo only if you are giving
permission to display it starsai.com network websites.
Please have a look at other articles, Ganesha Mantra and Ganesha
Sloka , Lord Ganesha Photos.
Names of Lord Ganesha
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