Ganesha, one of the most beloved gods is known by 108 different names in our culture. He is considered to be a symbol of good fortune, wisdom, prosperity and wealth. With only 3 days left of the 11-day festival to end, we bring you the description and symbolism of 3 more forms of Ganesha from his 32 revered forms.
Tryakshara Ganapathi is the 19th form of Lord Ganesha. This for is symbolically associated with the letter ‘AUM.’ (OM – ॐ). This form of Ganesha is worshipped for attaining concentration and progress in education and career. Tryakasahara Ganapati is the ruler of Chitra nakshatra. He is gold in color and has fly whisks in His big floppy ears. He carries the broken tusk, goad, noose and mango and is often seen grasping a sweet modaka in His trunk.
The Trakshara Ganapati shloka is:
गजेंद्र वदनं साक्षाद चला करना सुचमाराम,
हेमा वर्णम चतुर बहुमन पसांगूसा दरम वरं,
स्वादनतम दक्षिणे हस्ते सव्ये त्वम्रफलाम ठाढ़ा,
पुष्कर मोढ़ाकाम चैवा दरायणथामनुस्मरेठ.
Gajendra vadanam sakshad chala karna suchamaram,
Hema varnam chathur bahumn pasangusa daram varam,
SWadantham dakshine hasthe savye thwamraphalam thadhaa,
Pushkare modhakam chaiva darayanthamanusmareth.
I remember that Ganapathi with elephant face , whose ears are like fans,
Who is golden in colour, who has four hands, who carried a rope and a goad,
Who carries his own tusk in right hand and also a mango fruit,
And also carries a Modhaka by his tusk.
Kshipra Prasada Ganapati:
The ruler of the Swati Nakshatra, Kshipra Prasada Ganapati is the 20th form of Ganesha. He is known to be “the Quick Rewarder.” Kshipra Prasada Ganesha presides from a kusha-grass throne. His big belly symbolizes the manifest universe. He holds a noose, goad, tusk, lotus, pomegranate and a twig of the wish-fulfilling tree. He carries a red hue.
The Mantra to invoke Kshipra Prasada Ganapati is:
दृथा पसांगूसा कल्प लता स्वाराधस्चा भींजपुरायुथा,
ससि सकला कलिता मौली स्त्रिलोचनो अरुनाश्चा, गाजा वेदना,
भसुरा भूलगाना दीप्तहो बृहद डरा पद्मम विष्टारोल्लसिता,
विघ्न पयोधरा पवन करा दृथा कमला सधस्तु ब्रुथ्याई.
Drutha pasangusa kalpa latha swaradhascha bheejapoorayuthaa,
Sasi sakala kalitha mouli strilochano arunascha , gaja vadana,
BHasura bhoosgana deeptho brahad dara padmam vishtarollasitha,
Vighna payodhara pavana kara drutha kamla sadhasthu bruthyai.
I pray for prosperity that Ganesa who holds the rope, goad, wish giving creeper , his own tusk and pomegranate ,
Who has crescent decorating his crown , who has three eyes, who is red in colour and has an elephant face ,
Who has a big form decorated by ornaments and is happy with the big lotus flower he holds,
Who removes all obstacles by his grace like wind using the lotus flower that he holds.
Haridra / Harindra Ganapati:
The 21st form of Ganesha is Harindra / Haridra Ganapati. The word Haridra means “Turmeric.” Thus, Haridra Ganesha is the golden one dressed in bright yellow vestments and is seated on a posh royal throne with calm face. His tusk holds his favorite sweet modak, and he carries the noose and goad in his hands. Shri Maa Bagalamukhi is said to have blessed Haridra Ganapati with a boon that whoever worships him; will obtain whatever they ask for within no time.
The Shloka associated with Haridra Ganapati is:
हरिद्रम चतुर बहुम, हरिद्रा वदनं प्रभु,
पसांगूसा दरम देवम मोदकं दांतमेवा च,
भक्तभया प्रदाथराम वन्दे विग्न विनाशनम.
Haridram chathur bahum , haridra vadanam prabhum,
Pasangusa daram devam modakam danthameva cha ,
Bhakthabhaya pradatharam vandhe vigna vinasanam.
I salute the dispeller of obstacles, who protects his devotees,
Who is yellow in colour, has four hands, who is the lord having golden face ,
Who is the god holds noose, goad , Modhaka and the tusk.
In the same series :
Other Forms of Ganesha