11 Forms of Ganpati
Ganesh avatar Siddhi Yoga
-: Bal Ganapati :-
Bal Ganapati is “the Child” God of golden hue. In His hands, He holds a banana, mango, sugar cane and jackfruit. All representing the earth’s abundance and fertility. His trunk garners His favorite sweet, the Modak.
-: Taruna Ganapati :-
Eight-armed, Taruna Ganapati, “the Youthful,” holds a noose and goad, Modak, wood apple, rose apple, His broken tusk, a sprig of paddy and a sugar cane stalk. His brilliant red color reflects the blossoming of youth.
-: Bhakti Ganapati :-
Shining like the full moon during harvest season and garlanded with owers, Bhakti Ganapati, dear to devotees, is indeed pleasant to look upon. He holds a banana, a mango, coconut and a bowl of sweet payasa pudding.
-: Vira Ganapati :-
The “Valiant Warrior,” Vira Ganapati, assumes a commanding pose. His 16 arms bristle with weapons, symbols of mind powers: a goad, discus, bow, arrow, sword, shield, spear, mace, a battle ax, a trident and more.
-: Shakti Ganapati :-
Shakti Ganapati Four-armed and seated with one of His Shaktis on His knee, Shakti Ganapati, “the Powerful,” of orange-red hue, guards the householder. He holds a garland, noose, and goad, and bestows blessings with the Abhaya mudra.
-: Dvija Ganapati :-
Four-headed Dvija Ganapati, “the Twice-born,” is moon-like in color. Holding a noose, a goad, an ola leaf scripture, a staff, water vessel and a his japa beads, He reminds one and all of the urgency for disciplined striving.
-: Siddhi Ganapati :-
Golden-yellow Siddhi Ganapati, “the Accomplished,” is the epitome of achievement and self-mastery. He sits comfortably holding a bouquet of owers, an ax, mango, sugar cane and, in His trunk, tasty sesame sweet.
-: 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.
-: Lakshmi Ganapati :-
Lakshmi Ganapati, the pure white giver of success, sits ranked by Wisdom and Achievement and Gesturing Varada mudra. He holds a green parrot, a pomegranate, sword, goad, noose, a sprig of Kalpavriksha and a water vessel.
-: 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.
-: Yoga Ganapati :-
Yoga Ganapati is absorbed in mantra Japa, His knees strapped in a meditative pose, hands holding a yoga staff, sugar cane stalk, a noose and prayer beads. His color is like the morning sun. Blue garments adorn His form.