Ganesha – The bestower of Riddhi and Siddhi

The air is vibrant with festive chants of “Ganapati Bappa Morya” and Ganesha Pandals set-up in every other nook of street lending an air of divinity to the atmosphere. I step out of my house in Chennai and proceed to the nearby Ganesha temple to have a communion with the Elephant-headed God. Outside, the streets are full of cheer. Beautiful mud idols of Ganesha painted in Golden are being sold everywhere along with colourful toy windmills. In my mind I think about the various names Ganesha has and how he’s worshipped the first amongst all the Gods at the start of any auspicious task. Even in Ramcharit Manas, the first doha that Tulsidasji wrote goes: Continue reading “Ganesha – The bestower of Riddhi and Siddhi”