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[[Bhakta]]-Vighneśvara literally means ‘Lord of obstacles, dear to the devotees’.
 
[[Bhakta]]-Vighneśvara literally means ‘Lord of obstacles, dear to the devotees’.
  
Gaṇapati or Gaṇ[[eśa]], the elephant-faced god of the pantheon is one of the most popular and widely worshiped [[deities]]. He has [[a]] very large variety of aspects and [[Bhakta]]-Vighneśvara, also called as Bhakta-Gaṇapati, is one of them.
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Gaṇapati or Gaṇ[[eśa]], the elephant-faced god of the pantheon is one of the most popular and widely worshiped [[deities]]. He has [[a]] very large variety of aspects and [[Bhakta]]-Vighneśvara, also called as [[Bhakta]]-Gaṇapati, is one of them.
  
 
Iconographical works describe him as shining like the autumnal moon. He has four hands in which he carries [[a]] coconut, a mango fruit, a lump of sugar and a cup of pāyasa (pudding). In some descriptions a plantain replaces the lump of sugar.  
 
Iconographical works describe him as shining like the autumnal moon. He has four hands in which he carries [[a]] coconut, a mango fruit, a lump of sugar and a cup of pāyasa (pudding). In some descriptions a plantain replaces the lump of sugar.  

Latest revision as of 19:53, 15 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Bhakta-Vighnesvara, Bhakta-VighneZvara, Bhakta-Vighneshvara


Bhakta-Vighneśvara literally means ‘Lord of obstacles, dear to the devotees’.

Gaṇapati or Gaṇeśa, the elephant-faced god of the pantheon is one of the most popular and widely worshiped deities. He has a very large variety of aspects and Bhakta-Vighneśvara, also called as Bhakta-Gaṇapati, is one of them.

Iconographical works describe him as shining like the autumnal moon. He has four hands in which he carries a coconut, a mango fruit, a lump of sugar and a cup of pāyasa (pudding). In some descriptions a plantain replaces the lump of sugar.

References

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