Famous Temples of Tamil Nadu (India) – Tiruvalanchuzi Ganesh
Famous Temples of Tamil Nadu (India) – Tiruvalanchuzi Ganesh. Lord Vinayaka married here Indiradevi Kamalambal born of the eyes of Lord Maha Vishnu and Buddhi Devi born of the speech of Lord Brahmma in this sacred place, hence, those facing obstacles and problems in their marriage efforts worship Lord Swetha Vinayaka for reliefs. Lord Ganesha idol is a swayambumurthi and is made of the foam of Milk ocean or Kshir sagar, hence praised as Swetha Vinayaka. In tamil it is Vellai Vinayaka.
Ganesh Mool Mantra:
Ganesha Mool Mantra or Beej Mantra is one of the most important mantras used to worship Lord Ganesha. It is known as the Mool/Beej Mantra because it has within it the true essence of Lord Ganesha and chanting this mantra pleases Him for being addressed the best way possible or so say legends.
Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Glaum Gam Ganapataye Vara Varad Sarvajanjanmme Vashamanaye Swaha||
Tanno Danti Prachodyat|
Om Shantih: Shantih: Shantih|
Lord Ganesha Symbolism
Lord Ganesha is God of knowledge and the remover of obstacles is the elder son of Lord Shiva. Lord Ganesha is also called as Vinayak (knowledgeable) or Vighneshwer (god to remove obstacles). He is worshipped, or at least remembered, in the beginning of any auspicious performance for blessings and auspiciousness.
He has four hands, elephant’s head and a big belly. His vehicle is a tiny mouse. In his hands he carries a rope (to carry devotees to the truth), an axe (to cut devotees’ attachments), and a sweet dessert ball -laddoo- (to reward devotees for spiritual activity). His fourth hand’s palm is always extended to bless people.
A unique combination of his elephant-like head and a quick moving tiny mouse vehicle represents tremendous wisdom, intellegence, and presence of mind.