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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ganesha sharanam sharanam Ganesha

Does any other deity lend Himself to such devotee-specific imagination as, well, my Friend Ganesha? He happily takes whatever form one wishes to see Him in and has lent Himself benevolently to abundant variety in artistic 2-d / 3-d designs and forms. Image courtesy
It's Ganesh Chaturthi this Sunday 23 Aug, and here's an offering to help remember Him when you are online. :)

Try to list all the 16 words / names of everyone's favourite deity that you can make out in this picture (original artist unknown)

Ganapati Bappa Moriya!

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12 Comments:

Blogger Inner Vision said...

wow..he is tech savy...and i liked the other one too...

18 August, 2009  
Blogger Capt. Anup Murthy said...

That is the cutest Ganesha I have seen in a while. I love the expression on the "real" mouse!
His manifestations are many and I wish all readers the best for Ganesha Chaturti, may his benevolence be upon everyone.

18 August, 2009  
Blogger kallu said...

Swarna, really cute - the first one. Second, beyond me. But aren't there are hundreds of names for him? And books too listing HIs names?

19 August, 2009  
Blogger RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

He is the sweetest God, never minding however we visualise him - including a whole team of cricket players

21 August, 2009  
Blogger RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

I think this is it
1.Heyramba
2.Vakrathunda
3.Gananayaka
4.Ganesh
5.Lambodara
6.Gajanan
7.Ganapathi
8.Gananadha
9. Vikata
10.Kapila
11.Ekadanta
12.Shurpakarana
13.Dhumaketu
14.Vinayaka
15. Moriya(Noriya?)
16. Vignaraja

21 August, 2009  
Blogger RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

In case that was not clear I meant - in the kolu season there are Vinayaka dolls as cricketers - a whole team of bowler, batsmen and fielders

21 August, 2009  
Blogger Swarna said...

Shiv, Capt AM, Kallu, Raji - many thanks.
Raji: Appreciate the efforts you took to make out and type the names. (8 is Ganadhyaksha, 15 is Moriya)
Further reading: Ganesha

21 August, 2009  
OpenID sandsofchange said...

It's great that a lot of these spiritual stuff is gettting online. I like it, and it just shows how the world is fast changing.

21 August, 2009  
Blogger Swarna said...

True, Pradeep.
It's amazing that spirituality as you call it gets some space amidst all the screaming online about Bollywood and political non-heroes.

24 August, 2009  
OpenID kaminidandapani said...

Cute! The expression on the mouse's face is priceless. And thanks, Raji, for your effort.

26 August, 2009  
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12 September, 2009  
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08 October, 2009  

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