Ganesha: The Divine Elephant-Headed Deity (Paperback)

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Ganesha: The Divine Elephant-Headed Deity (Paperback)

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Introduction

In the rich tapestry of Hindu mythology and spirituality, Lord Ganesha stands as a beloved and revered figure, often depicted with the head of an elephant and a portly, childlike form. His omnipresence in Indian culture and religion is undeniable, with devotees seeking his blessings in every aspect of life, from new beginnings to moments of adversity.

Chapter 1: Birth and Origins

In the first chapter, we delve into the intriguing tale of Ganesha's birth.

Chapter 2: Iconography and Symbolism

In this chapter, we investigate the iconography of Ganesha, from his elephant head and multiple arms to his broken tusk and the objects he carries.

Chapter 3: The Many Names of Ganesha

Ganesha is known by numerous names and epithets in Hindu tradition,

Chapter 4: Ganesha in Hindu Epics

Ganesha's presence extends beyond mythology into the pages of revered Hindu epics.

Chapter 5: The Worship of Ganesha

This chapter delves into the various rituals, festivals, and practices associated with the worship of Ganesha.

Chapter 6: Ganesha Beyond India

Ganesha's influence has transcended the borders of India, spreading to numerous countries and cultures. We explore the presence of Ganesha in countries.

Chapter 7: Ganesha in Art and Literature

Ganesha has left an indelible mark on various forms of artistic expression, from sculpture and painting to literature and poetry.

Chapter 8: Ganesha's Influence in Daily Life

Lord Ganesha is not confined to the realm of religion; he plays a significant role in the everyday lives of his devotees.

Chapter 9: Stories and Parables

This chapter recounts some of the most cherished stories and parables involving Lord Ganesha.

Chapter 10: Modern Interpretations

In the final chapter, we examine the evolving perception of Ganesha in the modern world.

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Product Details ISBN: 9798864825280
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: October 15th, 2023
Pages: 60
Language: English