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32 Forms of Ganapati: Kshipra Prasada Ganapati - The 20th Form

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What is the importance of Lord Ganapathi?

Ganapathi or Ganesha is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He is hailed as a remover of obstacles and a harbinger of success, and is both loved and venerated. He has an elephant face, but also has a primordial form with a human head. He is celebrated as a hero of strength, as a happy dancer, as a sweet child and many more. It is considered a good custom to seek his blessings while starting any endeavor or undertaking any venture. Ganapathi veneration is done from very ancient times, and Gaanapathyam, the Ganapathi worship, has been established by saint Adi Shankara, as one of the six fundamental forms of worship in Hindu religion.

What is Kshipra Prasada Ganapathi form and what is its importance?

Lord Ganapathi is believed to be present in as many as 32 different forms and Kshipra Prasada Ganapathi is regarded as the 20th among them. The word ‘Kshipra’ indicates quickness and immediacy, and ‘Prasada’ is blessing or boon, and here, can also mean action. As the name suggests, Kshipra Prasada Ganapathi is regarded as the Lord who answers prayers, rewards true devotion and punishes wrong-doing, all instantly. Having three eyes and also sporting the crescent moon on his crown, this form has some attributes similar to those of his father Shiva. Kshipra Prasada Ganapathi is crimson red in complexion, seated on a throne made of the sacred Kusha grass, has a big belly, indicating his having the entire universe within himself, possesses 6 hands and holds in them, his own broken tusk, a twig of the wish-fulfilling Kalpavriksha tree, an elephant goad, a noose, a white lotus and a pomegranate fruit.

What is the significance of worshipping Kshipra Prasada Ganapathi?

Kshipra Prasada Ganapathi

The Kshipra Prasada Ganapathi form of Ganesha is an immediate provider of benefits. Sincere prayers offered to Him are believed to get for the devotees, prosperity, success and peace. Also, meditating on him regularly will clear obstacles and help them in the path towards self-realization. This form of Ganesha can be seen as a painting in the Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram and as a sculpture in some temples in Mysore region, where all the 32 Ganapathi forms are on display. This Ganapathi can be worshipped in an idol form too, in the famous Karpaga Vinayakar temple in Pillayarpatti near Karaikudi, in the state of Tamil Nadu. Swati Nakshatra or Star is said to be related to Kshipra Prasada Ganapathi.

Chanting the Kshipra Prasada Ganapathi Mantra with faith, can be an effective means of propitiating the powerful Lord.

The Mantra, which reads as under in Sanskrit, describes the appearance of this quick-reacting Lord and prays for his grace and blessings.

  • Ghrita pashankusha Kalpalata Svadatascha Beejapoorayutah!
  • Shashikala Kalita Moulihi Trilochana Arunascha Gajvadanaha!!
  • Bhasurabhooshana Deeptah Brihaduaraha Padmavishatrollasitah!
  • Vighnapayodharapavanah Karadhrita Kamalah Sadaastu Me Bhootayai!!
To Participate

The sacred scriptures prescribe fire ceremony, Abishekam (hydration ceremony), Pooja/Archana (Light and Sound ceremony), Yantra and Mantra (special sounds) as the ways to offer your prayer to the divine. Out of these, fire ceremony is the most evolved spiritual technology on earth to connect with the divine beings. Participate in the remedial services to clear your karma and receive the blessings.



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