Sayings Of Lord Siva

ON GANESA (SON OF SIVA)

Since, even as a boy you showed great valor as Parvati's son, you will remain brilliant and happy always.

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Let your name be the most auspicious in the matter of quelling obstacles. Be the presiding officer of all my Ganas and worthy of worship now.

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A handful of Durva grass having three knots and without roots shall be used for worship (Ganesa’s worship).

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Ganesa shall be adored with incense, lamps, and different kinds of food-offerings.

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O Ganesa, he who performs your worship upto his ability, with faith, shall derive the fruit of all desires.

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The devotee shall worship you, the lord of Ganas with vermilion, sandal paste, raw rice, grains and Ketaka flowers as well as with other services.

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You (Lord Ganesa) will receive worship before all Gods.
(Note this is Goddess Parvati's statement, but due to its importance. It is included.)

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He (Lord Ganesa) is the remover of all obstacles and the bestower of the fruits of all rites.

(This is collectively stated by the Gods Siva, Visnu and Brahma).

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He (Lord Ganesa) shall be worshipped first and we shall be worshipped afterwards. If he is not worshipped, we too are not worshipped.
(This is collectively stated by the Gods Siva, Visnu and Brahma).

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If the other deities are worshipped when he (Lord Ganesa) is not worshiped, the fruit of that rite will be lost. There is no doubt about this matter.

(This is collectively stated by the Gods Siva. Visnu and Brahma).

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He (lord Ganesa) shall be conceived as red in complexion with a huge body bedecked in ornaments holding a noose, a goad, boons and teeth, with elephantine face destroying the hindrances and obstacles of his devotees. After meditating thus he shall worship him with scents, flowers, and other services. After offering him the Naivedya of plantain fruits, coconuts, mango fruits and sweet balls he shall make obeisance to the God (Ganesa).

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O boy Ganesvara protect your devotees with all efforts.

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O Vignesvara, O Ganeshvara, everywhere in the three worlds you alone will undoubtedly become worthy of being worshiped and honored

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If any performs an auspicious rite laid down in the Srutis and Smirtis or any worldly ceremony without worshipping you at the outset, it will be turned inauspicious.

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There is nothing to be achieved by Devas and others anywhere in the three worlds without first worshipping you with scents, fragrant flowers and incense.

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If those who seek benefits do not worship you, you will harass them through impediments, even if it were Brahma, Visnu, Indra and Devas or even I myself (Siva).

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Those who devoutly worship you with acts of service will achieve success. Their obstacles will be quelled.

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