He is the God of the Beginning (so much so that “to Ganesh” is the verb “to begin” in many Indian languages), the God of elimination of troubles, of removal of obstacles, and; a deity known to be easily pleased with offerings of good ...
Author: Sujoya Roy
Sushila is an affluent New Yorker of Indian descent disillusioned with corporate America. She drops out of the rat race to "find herself" but instead discovers her mother's hidden past as a devotional Indian dancer who defied her family to pursue her dreams. As Sushila uncovers the events of her mother's extraordinary life, she comes to understand the indomitable spirit propelling the woman who shaped her own character. What caused a mother to mysteriously escape a prearranged marriage, defying her duty to her parents? How did she become the first woman at Princeton? Why does she so guardedly conceal her impressive history? And is her daughter destined to follow in a mother's rebellious footsteps? At once a celebration of mothers and daughters and a tribute to the unacknowledged helpers who smooth the paths of our lives, "Ganesh" spans decades, cultures and continents, traversing the rise of Gandhi in India through post-colonialist England into segregated 1950s America with uncommon wit and inordinate sensitivity. A gorgeously wrought story that weaves magical realism into historical fiction, "Ganesh" explores the challenges faced by independent spirits breaking from the rigidities of tradition and eloquently evokes the role of the "unseen hand" in choreographing the dance of life.
The book, which slides into the box to make an elegant backdrop for the statue of the loving elephant god, is filled with tales of Ganesha's creation and powers as a protector.
Author: Manuela Dunn Mascetti
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
New job, new city, new love? Ganesha: Remover of Obstacles makes an exquisite gift for anyone on the brink of change. Following in the successful path of The Buddha Box (over 25,000 copies sold) comes this popular elephant-faced god of Hinduism. The book, which slides into the box to make an elegant backdrop for the statue of the loving elephant god, is filled with tales of Ganesha's creation and powers as a protector. Illustrated with thirty serene color images, the book also includes examples of mantras, prayers, sacred symbols, and songs for all manner of Karmic tangles, as well as instructions on how to create a home or office puja for making offerings to the benevolent god. A handsome mini-shrine for prayer and meditation practices and an ideal travel companion, Ganesha: Remover of Obstacles will enchant anyone interested in Indian mythology or Hindu religion.
Exquisitely illustrated, this series serves as a contemporary matrix for illuminating our human experience and offers insightful access into Eastern spirituality.
Author: James H. Bae
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
In Colour These tiny treasures of metaphysical and mythological knowledge serve as enlightening rubrics for understanding Indian tradition and theology. Exquisitely illustrated, this series serves as a contemporary matrix for illuminating our human experience and offers insightful access into Eastern spirituality. In India, statues of Ganesh are placed at the inner-gates of many temples, symbolizing his role as a keeper of sacred spaces. Here, pilgrims and passersby pay homage and seek his blessings. It is this symbolic presence at the entrance of our most holy places that makes Ganesh such a vital figure in our lives. Stationed at the threshold of sacredness and awareness, mediating between the possibility of the profound and our often habitual, mundane perception of the world, Ganesh is the guiding force behind this very moment of experience – where desire meets possibility. Ganesh: Removing the Obstacles offers practical and meaningful interpretations of folk narratives and sacred texts concerning the larger-than-life elephant-headed god, Ganesh. James H. Bae is a practitioner of both Hindu and Buddhist yoga systems. For years Bae has lived in India investing himself in his spiritual study and training as a monk. His primary areas of study include Oriental medicine, Hindu and Buddhist art, and Eastern philosophy and culture.
5 Images of Gaņeśa in Jainism Maruti Nandan Tiwari and Kamal Giri aņeśa or Ganapati , the remover of obstacles and bestower of success ( siddhi ) , has been invoked at the beginning of most auspicious ceremonies , and also at several ...
Author: Robert L. Brown
Publisher: SUNY Press
This book examines the complete Ganesh for the first time. Here is the God in his multiple forms from the different geographical areas in Asia. Particularly important are chapters that deal with his Buddhist and Tantric forms. The controversial question of his origins is also thoroughly discussed.
It is then that the seeker, with heart filled with love, encounters the holy feet of Lord Ganesha. ... This Lord is called the Remover of Obstacles; but He also places obstacles in our way, for sometimes his devotees are proceeding in ...
And facing south is Lord Ganesh , the famous Indian elephant - headed god . Just as an elephant can clear a path through the thickest jungle , so Lord Ganesh can remove any obstacles created for us by the planets .
Author: Linda Johnsen
Publisher: Yes International Publishers
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
What if you had a map of your future? Here it is! The ancient sages of India created just such maps to help us find our way through the unknown terrain ahead. "A Thousand Suns" introduces you to this yoga science of Vedic Astrology, it helps us discover how Vedic birth chart encapsulates our personality, experiences, spiritual potential and helps us generate a much more positive future.
In this book a simulated version of the Universe is constructed, and a simulated trip is made to request Lord Ganesh to grant a prosperous, happy and satisfactory life by removing all obstacles to your progress.
Author: B.K. Chandra ShekharPublish On: 2014-03-24
Ganesha, son of Shiva and Parvati, is Vighneshwara, the remover of obstacles. Lord Shiva gave him the name Vighneshwara, one who can remove obstacles. With an elephant head, a potbelly, and a mouse for a vehicle, Ganesha had many ...
Author: B.K. Chandra Shekhar
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
Lord Ganesha is worshipped first among all the deities. He is a distinguished leader. His razor sharp memory and witty nature reveals the secret of success and ignites our mind with problem solving acumen to excel in our professional and family life. His ability of solving problems and removing all obstacles makes Him a special deity. Leadership traits, problem solving skills, focused attention, empathy and sympathy, negotiation skills, resourceful innovation, distributive justice, discerning power and cooperative attitude are the basic requirements to become the best leader and manager in the present scenario. At present, various management gurus teach and conduct various workshops to nurture these qualities in the managers and leaders. But the result is not achieved as per expectation. There are some basic differences in the style of different approaches by so called management gurus. This book is entirely different from other books on Ganesha. It derives the message of the best leader and manager of the ancient world in a very practical and witty way. It will be very helpful in learning more about life management lessons besides nurturing the managerial skills and leadership traits. B.K. Chandra Shekhar is a Rajyogi, faculty member of Rajyoga Education and Research Foundation, New Delhi, Alumnus of Punjab University, Chandigarh, International Mind & Memory Trainer, Motivational Speaker, Neurobic Expert, Inventor of SIGFA Solutions and Neurobic Gym Concept and Founder Director of Invisible Doctors Solutions Pvt Ltd, Faridabad. He is a spiritual healer and member of Healing International, South Wales, United Kingdom. He is the author of eight books on mind, memory and healing power of soul. He has conducted more than three thousand workshops and seminars on Mind-Body-Spirit fitness in India and abroad. His life is a living example of surviving from life threatening diseases of Cancer and Hepatitis-C by activating his inner (invisible) doctor.
This publication in the mini book scale collects traditionally styled Indian artwork by Indra Sharma and others, and a selection of writings on the history and philosophy of this deity to inspire thoughts and worship for followers of the ...
Author: James H. Bae
Publisher: Mandala Publishing
The life and legends of the god Ganesh in your hand, accompanied by a glorious gallery of historical imagery and art, including paintings by the renowned Indian artist, Indra Sharma. Son of the Hindu deities Shiva and Parvati, Ganesh is the elephant-headed deity known most often as a remover (and sometimes creator) of obstacles. Worshipped in Hindi faith at the outset of new meetings and ventures, Ganesh is seen as a figure of prosperity and protection. This publication in the mini book scale collects traditionally styled Indian artwork by Indra Sharma and others, and a selection of writings on the history and philosophy of this deity to inspire thoughts and worship for followers of the deity, and fascinating insights for anyone interested in world religions in general. • Features the elephant-headed god’s origin tale, as well as other teaching stories, inspirational quotes, and a guide to understanding the symbols found in ancient and contemporary depictions of the deity. • A wide range of artwork including gorgeous original pieces from noted painters Indra Sharma, Mahaveer Swami, B. G. Sharma, and others • Also includes high-quality reproductions of ancient artworks, and images of traditional sculptures and temples dedicated to Ganesh.
Related to Vinayaka are names such as Vighnesa and Vighnesvara, commonly used for Ganesha. ... of malevolence (vighna-karta, creator of obstacles) and the positive one of benevolence (vighna-harta, remover of obstacles), is indicated.
Author: Raman Sukumar
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Living Elephants is the authoritative resource for information on both Asian and African elephants. From the ancient origins of the proboscideans to the present-day crisis of the living elephants, this volume synthesizes the behavior, ecology and conservation of elephants, while covering also the history of human interactions with elephants, all within the theoretical framework of evolutionary biology. The book begins with a survey of the 60-million year evolutionary history of the proboscideans emphasizing the role of climate and vegetation change in giving rise to a bewildering array of species, but also discussing the possible role of humans in the late Pleistocene extinction of mastodonts and mammoths. The latest information on the molecular genetics of African and Asian elephants and its taxonomic implications are then presented. The rise of the elephant culture in Asia, and its early demise in Africa are traced along with an original interpretation of this unique animal-human relationship. The book then moves on to the social life of elephants as it relates to reproductive strategies of males and females, development of behavior in young, communication, ranging patterns, and societal organization. The foraging strategies of elephants, their impact on the vegetation and landscape are then discussed. The dynamics of elephant populations in relation to hunting for ivory and their population viability are described with the aid of mathematical models. A detailed account of elephant-human interactions includes a treatment of crop depredation by elephants in relation to their natural ecology, manslaughter by elephants, habitat manipulation by humans, and a history of the ivory trade and poaching in the two continents. The ecological information is brought together in the final chapter to formulate a set of pragmatic recommendations for the long-term conservation of elephants. The broadest treatment of the subject yet undertaken, by one of the leading workers in the field, Raman Sukumar, the book promises to bring the understanding of elephants to a new level. It should be of interest not only to biologists but also a broader audience including field ecologists, wildlife administrators, historians, conservationists and all those interested in elephants and their future.