Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ganesha Wedding Invitations

Ganesha is one of the most popular deities and widely revered in the Hindu pantheon. His image is everywhere in India and Nepal. Hindu sects worship him regardless of their affiliations. Devotion to Ganesha is widespread and extends to Jains, Buddhists, and beyond India.

Although it is known by many other attributes, the elephant-headed Ganesha makes them easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as a solvent of obstacles, and more generally as Lord of beginnings and the Lord of obstacles (Vighnesha (Sanskrit: विघ्नेश, IAST: Vighneśa) Vighneshvara (Sanskrit: विघ्नेश्वर, IAST: Vighneśvara) patron of the arts Deva and science and the intellect and wisdom. He is honored at the start of rituals and ceremonies and invoked as patron of letters during writing sessions. Several texts relate mythological anecdotes associated with his birth and exploits and explain his different iconography.

Ganesha is a deity born in the form of clearly identifiable four five centuries AD during the Gupta period, although the characteristics inherited from Vedic and pre-Vedic precursors. Its popularity grew rapidly, and was officially among the five principal deities Smartism (Hindu name) in 9 century. Sect of devotees called Ganapatya, (Sanskrit: गाणपत्य, IAST: Ganapatya), which identifies Ganesha as the supreme deity, is increased during this period. The principal writings dedicated to Ganesha Purana are the Ganesha Purana Mudgal, and the Ganapati Atharvashirsa.

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