Monday, 12 November 2012

Lord Ganesh Goddess Lakshmi Diwali Story

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Hello....friends!!!See today Maa Lakshmi has come with me to say all of u a very HAPPY DIWALI. Tomorrow i would have told u the importance of Diwali,but then we thought its better to give all of u the information about Diwali as you all will be busy on this day.

In this post I, i.e Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi will tell u all the story of Diwali...... Why Diwali is celebrated ? How Diwali  had Started?      Why Lord Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi both are worshiped on DiwaliWhich all Hindu Gods are worshiped on Diwali 

Why Diwali is celebrated ? How Diwali  had Started? 

This Diwali Story explains the importance of performing Goddess Lakshmi puja on Diwali. So, the story goes like this...........

                The Diwali Lakshmi puja katha tells us  the significance of lightning Diyas (lamp) on Diwali night.

Once Goddess Lakshmi was roaming on earth. That day was the Kartik Amavasya – the no moon day in the Kartik month. Goddess Lakshmi roamed a lot and she forgot that the was night approaching. Because of the darkness dueto  no moon , Goddess Lakshmi lost her way and Goddess Lakshmi decided to stay among the humans on that day.

When Goddess Lakshmi looked around  the placeGoddess Lakshmi found that all the houses were closed and there were no Diya (light) burning any where.

After roaming for a while to other places Goddess Lakshmi came across a home in which a Diya was burning. It was a dilapidated(small and broken down) hut of an old woman.

When Goddess Lakshmi reached that hut, the old woman invited Goddess Lakshmi into her home and said that it is not safe for a maiden to roam around on a dark night.

She offered the little food that was in her home to Goddess Lakshmi and also made bed for her.

Next day morning, when the old woman woke up she found that the maiden(Goddess Lakshmi) had gone.

To her surprise, the old woman found that her dilapidated hut had become a beautiful palace and she found gold and diamond scattered all around. As unknowingly she had served Goddess Lakshmi and she was pleased on her.

From that day people started lighting lamp on the night of Kartik Amavasya with the believe that  Goddess Lakshmi will visit their home on this day.

Goddess Lakshmi

Why Lord Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi both are worshiped on Diwali?

                  On the day of Diwali Lord Ganesh is worshiped with Goddess Lakshmi instead of Lord Vishnu. Now the question arises, why Lord Vishnu is not worshiped with Goddess Lakshmi on Diwali and what is the relation between Lakshmi and Ganesh

Read this interesting mythological story and you will come to know Why Lord Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi both are worshiped on Diwali?

                    Once upon a time, Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakhmi were having conversation in their place and Goddess Lakshmi was praising herself and telling Lord Vishnu that she (Goddess Lakshmiis the most worship worthy in the whole world and by her grace, a person can get all the pleasures of this world and becomes the happiest person. 

              By hearing this self praising of Goddess Laksmi , Lord Vishnu said to Goddess Laksmi  for reducing her ego, and said “If you are having all the qualities and you are so worthy, then why you did not get or feel the joy of motherhood till now and for a lady, the motherhood joy is the most important thing in this universe.” 

    The comment from his husband, Lord Vishnu made Goddess Lakhmi become disheartened and with this pain Goddess Laksmi went to her friend Goddess Parvati
After listing the problem of  Goddess Lakhmi, Parvati asked her, “How can I help you?” 

Then Goddess Lakshmi said, “Dear Parvati,you are having two sons,Kartikeya and Ganesh and if you could give me your one son you will still have one son and I also could get the grace of a motherhood. So, you can help me out from situation.”

      By listing her Goddess Parvati said to Goddess Lakshmi, “I'm having two sons Kartikeya and Ganesh
Kartikeya is having six mouths (Faces) and for this he needs to eat all the time. 
My second son Ganesh is very naughty, if I missed to keep eye on him for a bit, Ganesh will ruin everything. 
And you cannot stay at one place for a long time, now tell me how can you take care of my sons?

By hearing this Goddess Lakshmi said to Goddess Parvati, “I'll keep your sons close to my heart and will shower all  my love on them either Kartikeya or Ganesh. I can take care both of them. All my servants in heaven will serve them day and night. So please give me one of them as my adopted child.”

              Goddess Parvati knew her sons very well, so she gave Lord Ganesh to Goddess Lakhmi as her adopted son. Goddess Lakshmi became very happy and said to Goddess Parvati,-----
“From today onwards I'm giving all my  luxury, prosperity and accomplishments  to my son Ganesh

Riddhi and Siddhi, Lord Brahma’s daughters are like my daughters and both they will be married soon to Lord Ganesh for which I give my word to you. 

I will fulfill all the desires of Ganesh

In all the three loks the personwho shall not worship Lord GaneshI will be miles away from him. 

Whenever my (Goddess Lakshmi ) worship will be performed, Lord Ganesh's worship will be a must. 
Who will not worship Shri Ganesh along with Goddess Lakshmi ,he cannot get Shree or myself. "

           By listening this Goddess Parvati become so much happy and handed over Lord Ganesh to Goddess Lakshmi

So in Deepawali/Diwali Poojan or Goddess Lakshmi Poojan, Lord Ganesh's  Puja is must. 

Goddess Lakshmi with Lord Ganesh

Now,the last part of the Diwali Story. That is the Diwali Gods........!!! In this part you will know Which all Hindu Gods are worshiped on Diwali 

             Diwali is the festival of the victory of the good over the evil . The most popular belief is that Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after 14-years of Vanvas and people lit lamps to receive him. 
But the most Hindu Gods that is worshiped during Diwali is not only Lord Ram, there are many other Gods who are worshipped during Diwali

No.of Gods in Hindu mythology  are worshipped during the Diwali in different regions and by the different Hindu communities. 

Just have a look at some of the popular rituals and the Gods who are worshipped during Diwali.
  • Lord Ganesh – All celebrations in Hinduism 
  • begin with the worship of Lord Ganesh
  • In Diwali too all pujas and rituals only begin after the worship
  •  of Lord Ganesh.
  • Goddess LakshmiMaha lakshmi puja is the most important ritual on Diwali  for most of the Hindu People. The ritual of worshiping Goddess Lakshmi is performed in homes,by shopkeepers and business people. Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped for wealth, prosperity, luck and prosperity. 

  • Lord Ram – The most popular reason for observing Diwali is the return of 
  • Lord Ram to Ayodhya 
  • after defeating Ravan and completing the exile period
  •  along with Mata Sita, Lakshman 
  • and Hanuman. So some Worship Lord RAM.

  • Lord Krishna – In South India, it is believed that Lord Krishna killed the Demon Narakasura on Diwali and  ensuring the victory of the good over evil. 
  • So some Worship Lord KRISHNA.

  • Goddess Kali – Kali Puja is also performed on Diwali in Bengal and eastern parts of India . Special murtis or idols of Goddess Kali are made and large public pujas are performed on Diwali Puja.
  • So some Worship Goddess Kali.

  • Lord Kuber Lord Kuber is a Hindu God of wealth and he is worshiped along with Goddess Lakshmi. He is propitiated on Diwali for wealth and prosperity.
  • So some Worship Lord KUBER.

  • Lord HanumanHanuman Puja is performed  before Diwali in Gujarat. It is believed that Lord Hanuman appears on Diwali by some Hindu communities of this region. Hanuman is worshiped for strength and security. So some worship Lord HANUMAN.

  • Lord Dhanvantri Lord Dhanvantri is the God of medicine and is worshiped by medical practitioners. He is believed to have appeared three-days before Diwali during the Samudra Manthan or Churning of the ocean carrying the Amrut or Elixer.
  • So some Worship Lord DHANVANTRI.

  • Worship of Ancestors – On this no moon day or Amavas in Diwali, ancestors are offered homage in                  
  • many 
  • regions. In Odisha, there is a popular belief that the lights that are lit on Diwali is to show the path to the spirits of ancestors returning to heaven.

  • Go PujaCow is worshiped in some parts western India three days before Diwali and this marks the beginning of Diwali festival in these regions. This is known as Vasubaras.

  • Lord Yama Lord Yama and Yami, sister of Lord Yama, are remembered on Bhai Dooj day. Bhaidooj is the last day of Diwali and is dedicated brother & sister relationship and it is based on the legend Lord Yama and Yami. Yamadeepdan is another ritual that is associated with Yama and is observed on the Dhanteras day.

  • ChitraguptaChitragupta, the keeper of the records of sins and good deeds, is worshiped on Roop Chaudas day in Gujarat. So, Lord Chitragupta is also worshipped on Diwali.

  • King Bali – Balipratipada or Bali Padyami during Diwali is the day when King Bali gets an opportunity to rule the world. He got this boon as he was pushed to the underworld on this day by Lord Vishnu in his Vamana Avatar. The one-day rule of King Bali is observed during the last day of Diwali  and is of great importance in Karnataka and Maharashtra.                                                                                   
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The list goes on and on as there are a thousands and thousands of Gods and Goddess in our universe and all are worshiped in one or the other way in various parts of the world by various people.
So,hope you all will enjoy the Diwali festival and also the story behind the auspicious Diwali festival. 

WISH U  ALL A VERY HAPPY  AND A SAFE DIWALI..................... 

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Lord Bal Ganesh Vehicle/Vahana mouse Krauncha story

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See i have come with one of my best friend--the MOUSE.
Let me introduce my friend 2 all of u.
His name is "KRAUNCHA".This Mouse is my vehicle/vahana and also my friend with whom i play and fight with all the troubles.

So today in this post,i will tell u the story of my Mouse Krauncha.

In the eight incarnations/avatars of Lord Ganesh, Lord Ganesh has a mouse(shrew) in five of the avatars, Ganesh uses a lion in his incarnation as Vakratunda, a peacock in his incarnation of Vikata, and Shesha,
 the divine serpent, in his incarnation as Vighnaraja.
Of the four incarnations of Lord Ganesh listed in the Ganesh Purana, Mohotkata has a lion,Mayūreśvara has a peacock, Dhumraketu has a horse, and Gajanana has a mouse.

However, most often, we see Lord Ganesh riding on or attended by a mouse,shrew or rat. The mouse began to be the principal vehicle/vahana in most of the sculptures of Lord Ganesh in India and the mouse is always placed close to Ganesh feet.
The mouse as a mount first appears in written sources in the Puranas like Matsya Purana, Brahmananda Purana and Ganesh Purana, where Ganesh uses it as his vehicle/vahana only in his last incarnation. The Ganapati Atharvashirsa includes a meditation verse on Ganesh that describes the mouse appearing on his flag.

The mythological story, about the mouse goes like this:

      "Lord Ganesh's vehicle/vahana (Mushika/Mouse) was originally Gandharva Krauncha, a celestial musician-god.

One day, in the court of Lord Indra,there was a musical function,where many of the rishi munis and other gods were also invited and Krauncha was also called to the court.
When Lord Indra called Krauncha to come near, Krauncha was so excited that in his (Krauncha) way  he accidentally stepped on the foot of Muni Vamadeva, he and all the other Munis, got angry and enraged and cursed Krauncha to become a mouse.

Krauncha Mouse

And Krauncha became a huge sized mouse and the Krauncha Mouse started damaging everything in its path. The Krauncha Mouse started to destory all the food grains,clothes,ate the pages of the purans and vedas.

Once, the  Krauncha Mouse steppes in to the ashram of Maharshi Parashar, who worship Lord Ganesh. The Mouse started destroying the things and other items in the ashram. Everyone tried to catch the mouse but were unable to to get rid of the mouse.
Then, Maharshi Parashar prayed Lord Ganesh -" O Lord, please help us in getting rid of the huge demon like mouse and save our ashram". 
Lord Ganesh listened the pray of Maharshi Parashar and came to help him. 

Lord Ganesh in order to teach Krauncha Mouse a lesson,Ganesh with his intelligence tied a rope to the mouse and he was unable to get out of it. The mouse tried his best to come out but finally Krauncha gave up and started pleading at the feet of Lord Ganesh to release him ,to pardon him. 
Lord Ganesh then said to the mouse that, " have caused a lot of trouble all over the world and you
deserve a severe punishment. But since you (the Mouse) had surrendered and asked for my forgiveness, I will pardon you and i will grant u a wish".
But, the Krauncha Mouse has a nature pride.Tthat when Ganesh released him and asked his wish, then the  Mouse proudly said that, "I don't want any wish,in fact u (Lord Ganesh) ask me a wish?"
Seeing the pride of this huge little  mouse,Ganesh said,"Ok fine from today on wards u (mouse) will be my mode of transport i.e. my vehicle/vahana". Soon after telling his (Ganesh) wish,Lord Ganesh mounted on his vehicle/vahana i.e on the Krauncha Mouse and the mouse couldn't bear weight of GaneshKrauncha Mouse came to his sense and was sorry for his behavioral. And  Krauncha pleaded for Ganesh to become light-weight so that he could support him. 
Lord Ganesh obliged and since then, Ganesh been using the mouse as his vehicle/vahana.
Lord Ganesh is known as the Conqueror of Obstacles (Vighnaharta) and with his Mouse he  goes to places to help his devotees. 
lord ganesh on his mouse

Now Watch the Video of the story and u will know more clearly how the mouse became Ganesh's vechile/vahana.
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lord ganesh with his vahana mouse

Hope u all like the story and the pictures.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Lord Ganesh 8 Incarnation Avatar

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In this post i 'll tell u about the 8 Incarnations or in Hindi the  Avatars of Lord Ganesh.

The Incarnations or Avatars in Sanskrit is “descent”; in Hindu mythology, a deity always descends from heaven to earth for a specific and special purpose.

 Sacred puranas like the Ganesha Purana and Mudgala Purana state that Lord Ganesh has assumed 8 avatars or incarnations,and each incarnation in a different epoch and descriptive of a single attribute.

 All the avatars or incarnations had one purpose –that is to slay a demon.The different avatars or incarnations are:-

Lord Ganesh's Avatar 1. Vakratunda (Lord of the      Twisted Trunk)

Lord Ganesh's Avatar 2. Ekadanta (Lord of the Single Tusk)

Lord Ganesh's Avatar 3. Mahodara (Great-Bellied One)

Lord Ganesh's Avatar 4. Gajanana (Elephant-faced One)

Lord Ganesh's Avatar 5. Lambhodara (Long-Bellied)

Lord Ganesh's Avatar 6. Vikata (Misshaped One)

Lord Ganesh's Avatar 7. Vighnaraja (King of the World)

Lord Ganesh's Avatar 8. Dhoomravarna (Smoke-Colored)

Lord Ganesh does have an elephant trunk in every single Ganesh Avatar.
Most of the Lord Ganesh lives seem to involve in slaying the demons! But each incarnation or avatar  was different in some way, and also Lord Ganesh's mode of carriage i.e., the animal he(Ganesh) rode changed in certain lifetimes -- in one avatar Lord Ganesh rode a peacock and in another Lord Ganesh traded his ever-reliable mouse, also for a noble lion!

 In each avatar, Lord Ganesh fought against and subdued a different demon. Each demon relates to a flaw in human nature, something which needs to be overcome before one can become a higher Man.

 The eight weaknesses which Lord Ganesh spent eight lifetimes to overcoming are:

" jealousy, drunkenness, illusion, greed, anger, desire, egotism, and self-infatuation (arrogance)."


Ganesha’s first avatar is of "Vakratunda" (twisted trunk) an embodiment of the Absolute Impersonal aspect of Godhood called Brahman in the form of Ganesha

A demon named "Matsara" was born out of the Pramaada (Heedlessness) of Indra,the king of Gods. 
This demon performed severe penance and invoked the grace of Lord Shiva and obtained the boon of fearlessness from Him. 

By obtaining the boon he went about conquering all the three worlds, He was coronated as the king of Asuras by their preceptor Sukracharya

The defeated gods went to Kailash and prayed to Lord Shiva for protection. On hearing the mission of gods, Matsara went to Kailash and vanquished Lord Shiva . 

When the gods were at their wit's end to know what to do next,Lord Dattatreya came there. He advised the gods to invoke the grace of Lord Vakratunda and imparted to them the secret of the monosyllable mantra "Gam"

All the gods including Lord Shiva did penance accordingly and at last Lord Vakratunda (Lord Ganesh) appeared and assured them that he would subdue the demon. The demon was so terrified at the sight of Lord Ganesh in the avatar /incarnation of Vakratunda that he surrendered to Lord Ganesh and sought refuge at Ganesh feet. 

And then Lord Ganesh forgave him, and restored the lost glory and kingdoms of all the kings and gods.


The next incarnation or avatar was in the form of "Ekadanta" (single tuskedwho defeated the demon Madasura. The famous sage Chyavana created Madasura

The Asura sought his father's permission and went to Sukracharya,who was Chyavana's brother as well as the preceptor of the Asuras.

 He prostrated to the Guru and expressed his desire to become the ruler of the whole universe. Sukracharya was pleased with his nephew's submission and initiated him into the Shakti Mantra "Hrim".

 Madasura did penance on this mantra for thousands of years. At last the deity of Shakti, appeared before him and blessed him with the fulfillment of all his desires. 

There after the demon went about raging battles against all the kings and the gods, and was victorious everywhere. He thus became the ruler of all the three worlds.

 In his reign, all virtues and righteousness disappeared from the world. 
He married Saalasa, the daughter of Pramada Asura and he got three children , with names, Vilasi, Lolupa and Dhanapriya

The worried gods approached Sanat kumara and sought his advice to overcome their plight. Sanat kumara instructed them to propitiate Lord Ekadanta,an avatar of Lord Ganesh  and seek his (Ganesh) protection. 

He also described the glory of Ekadanta , where "Eka" stands for "Maya" the embodied". and "Danta" for "Truth (Satta)". Thus Ekadanta represents the Supreme Truth which wields the Maya. 

The Devas then meditated upon the Lord Ekadanta for hundreds of years. Pleased by their devotion Lord Ganesh appeared before them and assured them that he(Ganesh) would remove their miseries.

 Narada, the celestial saint, promptly informed Madasura of the boon given to the gods by the Lord Ganesh and prompted him to wage war against the Ganesh avatar as Lord Ekadanta. The demon got ready for a battle with Lord Ganesh. But alas as soon as he reached the battlefield and beheld the terrible avatar of Ekadantaall his courage drained away and he surrendered to the Lord Ganesh

The demon then gave up the world that he had held under his reign, and sought the Lord Ganesh protection. The Lord Ganesh then told Madasura: "Don't stay in a place where I am (Ganesh) worshipped in a Satwic manner. You are free to enjoy the fruits of all actions done with Asuric Bhava".


The third incarnation or avatar was of Mahodara (Great-Bellied One)  who vanquished Mohasurathe demon of Delusion and Confusion.

 Once again the mouse was the mount of Ganesha
The confused nature of this story makes it difficult to understand exactly what was going on. 

Once Lord Shiva was sunk in meditation for ages and showing no signs of coming out of it.
Meanwhile, the gods were in need of help. Goddess Parvati therefore assumed an alluring avatar and wandered round his meditating spot. Lord Shiva was brought back to normal wakeful consciousness by this act and she abandoned the alluring ‘cover’ to speak. This abandoned energy avatar became a demon in its own right over the ages and Ganesh subdued it. 

Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are the parents of Ganesh, so the psychological implications of this tale make the head spin. Mohasur worshipped the Sun God and attained the name of Daitya Raja, meaning King of the Demons.

He also conquered all the three worlds… “All the gods, sages hid in caves and jungles in fear of him. There was anarchy all over.

At this time Surya,the Sun God advised all the gods to worship Lord Mahodara i.e, Lord Ganesh. “All the Gods and the Sages started praying Lord Mahodara (Ganesh)

Ganesh was pleased and granted them with a boon, saying that he(Lord Ganesh) would slay Mohasur himself. When Shukracharya heard about it, he told to Mohasur to surrender in front of Lord Ganesh (Lord Mahodara).

 Lord Vishnu also explained to Mohasur that if he surrendered he will not be killed or destroyed. 

And he should accept the friendship of Lord Mahodara

By saying this he started praising and singing the glories of

Lord Ganesh (Lord Lambodara) . Listening to this Mohasur became frightened and he requested Lord Vishnu to bring Lord Mahodara giving him due honour and respect. When Lord Mahodara arrived, Mohasur greeted and welcomed 
him with pomp and gaiety. He sang his praises and asked for forgiveness for his evil sins. Mohasur promised the gods that he would return them their Swargalok and assured that he would be always on the path of righteousness. 

He also assured them that henceforth, he would not a dare to harass the Gods and Sages. Listening to this Lord Mahodara (Lord Ganesh) was pleased and commanded him to go back to Pataal lok and never return again. 

All the Gods and the Sages were relaxed and happy,they all started singing the praise of Lord Mahodara (Lord Ganesh).


 In the tangled web of inter generational sexuality Lord Ganesh took the incarnation or an avatar of Gajanana or Gajavaktra (Elephant-faced One)who defeated the demon Lobhasura (Greed or Covetousness).
Gajanana means "the Lord with an elephant face" i.e.
Lord Ganesh, and Lobha was the demon of greed.

The treasurer of the heavens,Kubera. He once visited Kailash,the abode of Lord Shiva.There he was blessed with the vision of the Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati

The Goddess (mother of Lord Ganesh) was so beautiful that Kubera looked at her with lustful eyes. The Mother(mother of Lord Ganesh) became very angry at this, and Kubera started shivering with fear. 

And from the fear of Kubera, there manifested a demon named Lobhasura. He descended to the world of Asuras, where he received his education from Sukracharya, the guru of Asuras. 
He was initiated into the mantra "0m Namah Shivaya". 
The demon performed penance and in the due course the Lord (shiva) appeared and blessed him with the boon of fearlessness. The demon then now went about conquering 
the three worlds and became the sovereign ruler. He then sent a message to Lord Shiva that he would like to rule over Kailash, and that it would be better if he leave his abode. 

The Lord(Shiva) thought for a while and decided to leave his abode. The gods, tyrannised by the demonic rule, approached sage Raibhya who instructed them to pray to Lord Gajaanana, an avatar or incarnation of Lord Ganesh. The Devas started praying in  the grace of the Lord Ganesh and sought the Ganesh protection.Lord Ganesh blessed them, and sent Lord Vishnu as His (Ganesh)messenger to the demon to apprise him of the strength of Lord Gajaanana (Ganesh). And  Lobhasura was convinced of the Lord Ganesh's strength in the avatar or incarnation of Lord Gajaanana and surrendered without putting up a fight.
Thus another incarnation i.e. the 3rd avatar of Lord Ganesh was incarnated.


The 5th incarnation or avatar of Lord Ganesh is the Lambhodara Avatar (Long-Bellied).
Once upon a time Lord Vishnu had taken the incarnation/avatar of Mohinithe enchantress, to delude the demons. 
When Lord Shiva beheld this seductive incarnation/avatar and he was struck with passion.Then Lord Vishnu had to immediately give up the Mohini  incarnation/avatar and assumed his usual incarnation/avatar
Lord Shiva became sad and angry. Out of the seeds of His disappointment and anger a terrible demon was born,named, Krodhasura
This demon invoked the grace of the Lord Sun and became a powerful king.
He married "Preeti" the beautiful daughter of Sambarasur and begot two sons in her—- Harsha and Soka

The gods undertook penance to invoke the grace of Lord Ganesh in the form of Lord Lambodara(Ganesh).
 The Lord(Ganesh) appeared before the other gods ans saints and for the sake of the world, Lord Ganesh subdued Krodhasura and hence destroyed his reign from the world. And thus this incarnation/avatar was also completed.


Lord Ganesh next incarnation or avatar was of Vikata(”The mis happen”), who subdued the demon of desire Kama.

This demon named Kamasura, i.e. the embodiment of lust, was born out of the seeds of Lord Vishnu. Like all other demons Kamasur was also accepted by the preceptor Sukracharya as his disciple. 

Kamasura also performed a penance on Lord Shiva and after long long years,when the Lord was pleased, he was blessed by the Lord

He became the supreme ruler of the three worlds. He was ceremoniously married to Trishna, the daughter of Mahishasura, and begot two sons in her, viz. Soshana and Dushpoora

The Devas, were very unhappy and wanted to get rid from his rule,so they approached Rishi Mudgala  for showing 

them a way to get rid . The teacher advised them to meditate on the mantra OM at a place called Mayuresa Kshetra try to please Lord Vikata i.e., to Lord Ganesh, Lord Vikata is the 6th incarnation or avatar of Ganesh. Pleased by their devotion, Lord Ganesh appeared to them in the avatar of Lord Vikata, heard the difficulties and complaints and their reasons of sadness and worries.Thus, Lord Ganesh i.e.,Lord Vikata fought with the demon and brought 
about their salvation.


The 7th incarnation/avatar of Lord Ganesh is the incarnation/avatar Lord Vighnaraja, who had a very unusual mode of conveyance - a Sheshnaag or Shasha.
 In this incarnation/avatar, Ganesh  managed to subdue the demon Mamasur (also known as Mamtasur or Mama),the demon of the ego. 
This is His (Ganesh’s) most popular incarnation/avatar, known as "The Remover of Obstacles". Riding his(Lord Ganesh) vehicle called Sheshnag, a serpent, he(Ganesh) strode into the battle to fight with Mamtasur, and overcame him.” 

Devi Parvati , the daughter of Himavan, had married to Lord Shiva (the parents of Lord Ganesh). After their marriage, one day when She(Devi Parvati) was relaxing with her friends,she burst out in laughter in a playful mood, and out of her laughter was born a handsome male incarnation/avatar (Mama) . He prostrated to the Mother, she was surprised at this manifestation of the incarnation/avatar and asked him who he was and what he wanted. He said that he was born from her laughter and asked Devi Parvati as to how he could serve her i.e., her mother. She named him Mama, as he was out of her outburst, when she was swayed by "Maan", the sense of Ego. She(Devi Parvati) then instructed him to remember Lord Ganesh always, who would fulfill all his desires. 
Mama went to the forests to meditate on Lord Ganesh. On the way, he met Sambara Asura, who managed to allure him into the Asuric cult and initiated him into the demonic methods of worship. Thus, Mama of angelic nature became Mamasura, the demon. He then married Mohini, the daughter of an Asura chief, in due course he became the ruler of all the three worlds. 

The Devas who were exiled from their worlds propitiated Lord Ganeshwho incarnated/avatar as Lord Vighnaraja, to kill the asura. And thus after a great war,Lord Ganesh subdued Mamasura and established righteousness and peace in all the three worlds.


Ganesh has a mouse as his mount in this incarnation or avatar
His (Lord Ganesh) life mission in this incarnation or avatar was to defeat the demon Ahamkarasurthe demon of self-infatuation. 

Once, Lord Brahma, the grand sire, bestowed on the Sun deity, the lordship over the 'world of activities' by Karma activities; and by virtue of my being the Lord of Karma Rajya, I can consider myself to be the supreme governor of all the worlds. 

As this thought passed his mind, he happened to sneeze and out of the sneeze there arose a demon. He went to the world of Asuras or demons and Sukracharya gave him the name “Aham" because of his birth from the ego of Sun. 

He meditated on Lord Ganesh, who appeared before him in the incarnation or avatar of Lord Dhumravarna(Smoke-Colored) and blessed him to be the sovereign ruler of all the three worlds. 
Aham married "Mamata", daughter of Pramadasura, and begot two sons in her named Garva and Sreshta

The Devas started meditating upon Lord Ganesh for salvation as they were tired of the demonic rule of Aham and wanted to get out of it. 
The Lord(Ganesh) descended to their rescue-ere long, Lord Ganesh in the incarnation or avatar of Lord Dhoomravarna, subdued the demon Aham and thus released the three worlds from his rule.

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8 incarnation/avatar of Lord Ganesh
Lord Ganesh 8 incarnation/avatar