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Lord Vinayagar


Lord Ganesha is the most widely worshipped Hindu God. He is worshipped at the start of any action or venture, for he is considered to be the Lord who removes obstacles (vignam) and hence is also called Vigneshwara. He has an elephant head, four arms.

In his upper hands he holds the pasa (noose) and ankusam. In the lower two hands are held in the abhaya and varada mudras. He is also seen holding his broken tusk in his right lower hand and a modhakam in his left lower hand. he has a huge belly and is fond of various sweets and fruits.

He wears a sanke ornament round his belly. He is depicted in seated, standing and dancing postures.


He is considered a bachelor, but according to another school of thought, he has two Sakthis - Siddhi & Buddhi. Siddhi represents success and prosperity. Buddhi represents wisdom. His vahana is a tiny mouse. He is also known by other namavalis such as :Ganapati (head of Siva ganas)Gajanana (one with elephant face) Vigneshwara (one who removes obstacles)

Story of Gajamugasuran
There was an asura called Gajamugasuran. He did deep penance and worshipped Lord Siva, who granted him several boons, by which he became extremely powerful. He put the Devas and rishis to great trouble.He forced the Devas to do 1008 Thoeppukaranams in the morning, 1008 in the afternoon and 1008 in the evening. (Thoepukaranam means to sit down and stand up holding one's ears with crossed hands, left ear with right hand & right ear with left hand).

The Devas prayed to Lord Siva to rescue them from this evil asura. Lord Siva sent Lord Vinayaga to overcome Gajamugasuran. Vinayagar went with several weapons such as bow & arrow, sword, axe, etc. However, since Gajamugasuran had been granted the boon that he be destroyed by no weapon, none of these weapons used by Lord Vinayaga were effective . Vinayagar broke off his right tusk and used it to kill Gajamugasuran.

Gajamugasuran still rushed at Vinayaga in the form of a mooshikam (small mouse). Vinayagar crushed the ego and vanity of Gajamugasuran and sat on the mooshikam. The humbled Gajamugasuran bowed before Vinayagar, who accepted the mooshikam as his vahana.

Lord Vinayaka is the source of everlasting wisdom. He crushed ego and vanity and reduced it to the size of a mooshikam and used it as his vahana. Lord Vinayagar can be pleased by doing Thoepukaranam.

How to pray
Lord Vinayaga is considered as the first and foremost of all Gods. In the shape of Om he is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvathi and brother of Lord Muruga.With five hands and an elephant head, he is worshipped to remove all obstacle.

Best day to offer prayers
  • Monday ( Somavar)
  • Sangada Hara Sadurthi
  • Sukla Sadurthi
  • Vinayagar Shasti that comes in the month of Margazhi

Best offerings
  • Mothagam
  • Chakkarai Pongal
  • Kadalai/Kachaan

Pujai offering
  • Ganapathy Homam
  • Thirisatha Namam
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Pooja & Events
Sukravara Amman Procession
30.08.2019 - Friday   


Amavasai
30.08.2019 - Friday   


Pradosham
28.08.2019 - Wednesday   


Gukulashtami
23.08.2019 - Friday   


Theipirai Ashtami
23.08.2019 - Friday   
Sri Bairavar Abishegam (8.15 pm)


Monthly Karthigai
23.08.2019 - Friday   


Maha Sankatahara Chathurthi
19.08.2019 - Monday   
Sri Vinayakar Homam (4 pm)


Conclusion of Sri Lakshmi Durgai Amman Laksharchan
17.08.2019 - Saturday   


Aadi -5th Friday
16.08.2019 - Friday   


Sri Lakshmi Durgai Amman - Abishegam
15.08.2019 - Thursday   
(10.00 am)


Sri Veeramakaliamman - Homam
15.08.2019- Thursday   
(6.00 am)


Pournami
15.08.2019- Thursday   


Aadi Poojai (Sri Periyachi Poojai)
13.08.2019 - Tuesday   


Pradosham
12.08.2019 - Monday   


Varalakshmi Viratham
09.08.2019 - Friday   


Aadi
09.08.2019 - Friday   
4th Friday (Evening) (Ambal Procession)


Aadi
09.08.2019 - Friday   
4th Friday Abishegam (Morning), Annadhanam


Sundaramoorthy Swamigal Guru Poojai (Aadi Swathi)
07.08.2019 - Wednesday   


Aadi 3rd Tuesday
06.08.2019 - Tuesday   


Sukla Chathurthi
04.08.2019 - Sunday   
Sri Vinayakar Homam (6 am)


Aadi Pathinettam Perukku
03.08.2019 - Saturday   
Sri Lakshmi Durgai Amman Poochorithal


Thiruvaadi Pooram (Simha Vaahanam)
03.08.2019 - Saturday   


Aadi -3rd Friday
02.08.2019 - Friday   


Aadi Amavasai (Annadhanam)
31.07.2019 - Wednesday   


Aadi 2nd Tuesday
30.07.2019 - Tuesday   


Pradosham
29.07.2019 - Monday   


Aadi Karthigai
27.07.2019 - Saturday   


Aadi -2nd Friday
26.07.2019 - Friday   


Theipirai Ashtami
25.07.2019 - Thursday   
Sri Bairavar Abishegam (8.15 pm)


Aadi 1st Tuesday
23.07.2019 - Tuesday   


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