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Ganesh Chaturthi 2023

Festival greetings to all.

Tomorrow millions of Hindus around the world will welcome into their homes their most beloved Ganesha: embodiment of intellect and wisdom, repository of the Arts & Sciences, musician extraordinaire, [vegetarian] gourmand nonpareil, and an overall great guy to have around.

Stotra and translation provided by Dr. V.N. Muthukumar.
Verse from Ganesha Pancharatnam, by Adi Shankaracharya, ca. 7th CE.

मुदाकरात्तमोदकं सदा विमुक्तिसाधकं
कलाधरावतंसकं विलासिलोकरक्षकम् |
अनायकैकनायकं विनाशितेभदैत्यकं
नताशुभाशुनाशकं नमामि तं विनायकम् ||

Happy – with the modaka in His hands,
Always – a friend on the path to liberation;
The moon on His crest,
the protector of the nāga worlds;
The One without a Lord
The Lord of All;
The slayer of Gajāsura
crushes forthwith,
the inauspiciousness of those
who bow to Him.
To that Vināyaka
I bow!
Ganesha, Ganapati

5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II
Murtikaar: Santosh Kaskar, Goa


Ganesha Pancharatnam

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