Bāla-Gaṇapati

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Bala-Ganapati, BAla-GaNapati, Baala-Ganapati


Bāla-Gaṇapati literally means ‘Gaṇapati, the boy’.

Gaṇapati is one of the most widely worshiped deities. One of his aspects is Bāla-Gaṇapati.

Iconographical representation of Bāla-Gaṇapati

  • He is represented as a boy holding a mango, a plantain, a jack-fruit and a sugar-cane in his four hands.
  • With his trunk he holds a wood-apple.
  • His color is that of the rising sun.

References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore