Ganesha: The VIGHNA

Some unknown facts of our chubby Lord GANESHA.

1. There are four scriptures dedicated to Ganesha
  •  Ganesha Purana
  • Mudgala Purana
  • Brahmanda Purana
  • Ganapati Atharvashirsa

2. Seven names of Ganesha:  

  •                   Vighnaraja
  •                   Vinayaka
  •                   Dvaimatura
  •                   Ganadhipa
  •                   Ekadanta
  •                   Lambodara
  •                   Gajanana

3. Inayaka  is a common name for Ganesha that appears in the Puraṇas and in Buddhist Tantras.This name is reflected in the naming of the eight famous Ganesha temples in Maharashtra known as the Ashtavinayak .The names Vighnesha and Vighneshvara refers as the master and remover of obstacles.

4. In the Burmese language Ganesha is known as Maha Peinne, derived from Pali Maha Winayaka . Lord Ganesha is named Phra phikanet in Thailand. 

Statue of Ganesh at Doi Suthep Temple at Chiang Mai
 5.  Statue in one of the Ellora Cave with this general form has been dated to the 7th century.

6. Ganesha is identified with hindu Mantra Aum, also spelled OM. You are Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesa. You are Indra. You are Fire and Air. You are Sun and Moon. You are Brahman. You are Bhuloka, Antariksha-Loka, and Swargaloka. You are OM.