32 FORMS OF LORD GANESHA (13 to 18)

13. Maha Ganapati

Accompanied by one of His shaktis, “the Great,” Maha Ganapati, is red-complexioned and three-eyed. He holds His tusk, a pomegranate, blue lily, sugar-cane bow, discus, noose, lotus, paddy sprig, mace and a pot of gems.

14. Vijaya Ganapati

Four-armed, of red hue and riding His resourceful mushika, Vijaya Ganapati is “the Victorious” bestower of success. His insignia are the broken tusk, elephant goad, a noose and a lucious golden mango, His favorite fruit.

15. Nritya Ganapati

The happy “Dancer,” Nritya Ganapati, is four-armed and golden, with rings on His fingers, holding a tusk, goad, noose and modaka sweet. He prances under the kalpavriksha tree, epitomizing exuberant activity and joy.

16. Urdhva Ganapati

Seated with one of His shaktis on His left knee, Urdhva Ganapati is “the Elevated” Lord of golden hue. In His six hands, He holds a sprig of paddy, a lotus, the sugar cane bow, an arrow, His ivory tusk, and a blue water lily.

17. Ekakshara Ganapati

Ekakshara, of “Single-Syllable” (gam), is three-eyed, of red complexion and attire. Crescent moon on His crown, He sits in lotus pose upon Mushika, offers the boon-giving gesture and holds a pomegranate, noose, and goad.

18. Varada Ganapati

Varada Ganapati, “the Boon-Giver with the prominent third eye of wisdom, holds a dish of honey, the noose, and goad and encloses a pot of jewels in His trunk. His shakti is at His side, and the crescent moon adorns His crown.

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