Ganesha & Hanuman Pencil Toppers- Set of 2
Ganesha- The Almighty
1. Ganesha and Ganpati both are Sanskrit words comprising of two words – Gana means a group while isha and pati mean lord, ruler and master. In Tamil Language, Ganpati is fondly known as Pillai or Pillaiyar. He is not only worshiped by Hindus but by Buddhists too. In Buddhism, Ganesha is referred to as Vinayaka and is worshiped in countries like Tibet, China, and Japan. In Burmese, as Maha Peinne. In Thai, as Phra Phikanet. And in Sri Lanka as Gana Deviyo
2. There are 108 names of Lord Ganesha such as, Vignaharta, Vakratunda, Pitambara, Lambodara, Mangal Murti and many more. He is knonw to haave eight incarnations – Vakratunda, Ekdanta, Mahodara, Gajavaktra, Lambodara, Vikata, Vighnaraja and Dhumravarna according to Mudgala, Purana. While Mooshak, the mouse is Ganesha’s vahan in 5 out of 8 incarnations, Lord Ganesha, in the other 3, is also seen with a lion as Vakratunda, with a peacock as Vikata, and with Shesha, the divine serpent as Vighnaraja.
3. After Lord Shiva severed Ganesha’s head who was standing guard while Goddess Parvati was bathing and refused to allow Shiva to enter the house, Parvati wanted Ganesha to be brought back to life. The head of the first creature (elephant) who Brahma encountered was brought back & placed on Ganesha’s body
4. According to Brahmavavart Purana,, Parshuram came to visit Lord Shiva but Ganesha stopped him from entering as Shiva was meditating. Angered, Parshuram struck Ganesha with his Pharasaa (an axe) which was given to him by Shiva. Ganesha took the blow on his one tusk in respect of his father’s weapon. Thus, Lord Ganesha is known as Ekdanta
5. While in South India, it is believed that Ganesha is a Brahmachari, it is generally believed that Lord Ganesha was married to the twin sisters Riddhi (Goddess of prosperity) and Siddhi ( Goddess of Intellect) who bore Him two sons Shubha (auspiciousness) and Labha (Profit)
Hanuman- Incarnation of Lord Shiva
Apsara “Anjana”, who lived in heaven was cursed by a sage that her face will become like a monkey whenever she falls in love. So she pleaded with Lord Brahma and by his grace she takes birth on earth as a human. Anjana later falls in love with Kesari, the king of the apes, and they get married. Anjana, an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva performed hard penance to please him as she wanted a son like him in qualities as well as strengths.
Some days later, during the Putrakameshti Yagna by King Dasaratha, the sage offered him kheer to feed all his wives. Some of Rani Kaushalya’s kheer was taken away by an eagle, which at the signal of Lord Shiva, was dropped by Vayu Dev in the hands of Anjana while meditating. Anjana offered it to Lord Shiva, who considered to have eaten the Prasad, resulted in Anjana giving birth to Pawanaputra Hanuman, an incarnation of Lord Shiva!
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