Ganesh Chathurthi.

ganesha-symbolism (1)
वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सुर्यकोटि समप्रभ
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा

Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Surya-Kotti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryessu Sarvadaa

Meaning:
O Lord Ganesha, Of Curved Trunk, Large Body, And With The Brilliance Of A Million Suns,
Please Make All Our Actions Free of Obstacles, Always.

Today is Ganesh Chathurthi.  As long as my late wife was alive, every year we celebrated the festival for all the ten days.  Since her death I just do not have the heart for it and restrict myself to the daily prayers.  I however have every intention of getting some Modaks anon to celebrate.

vella-kozhukattai-modak55

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4 Responses to Ganesh Chathurthi.

  1. Maxi says:

    Ganish Chathurthi is a great celebration. I looked closely at the symbol to get a better understanding. My favorite part is the one tusk: retain good, throw away bad. A good lesson for all of us.
    blessings ~ maxi
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    • It is still going on and the city is in a festive mood despite incessant rains. The festival actually brings an end to the monsoon and we are all now looking forward to that happening next week.

  2. I’m not sure it would be good for our actions to be always free of obstacles. Sometimes overcoming the obstacles is how we learn and grow.
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