Ganapati Vighana Haran Gajanana

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It’s that time of the year once again — the time of Ganesha’s visit and therefore this annual post which is a tradition on this blog.

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He is invoked at the beginnings of all endeavors. I recently bought a Chromebox. What better than having Ganesh grant his protection to the little computer? Last time I was in India, I had picked up a few small brass Ganeshas. So I placed one of them on the computer. Here’s the Vighana Haran, the Defeater of Obstacles, ensuring that the computer works fine. He looks quite comfortable, don’t you think?

Ganesh is associated with the finer things of life. Learning, good food, wisdom, writing, knowledge. I approve of them all. So it is natural that he is one of my favorite gods. As part of Ganesha’s worship, I listen to Kishori Amonkar sing “Ganapati Vighana Haran Gajanan” in Raag Hamsadhwani. It is divinely beautiful.

Ganesh Chaturthi greetings to all sentient beings.

Listen.

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