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32 Forms of Ganapathi: Runa Vimochana Ganapathi - The 25th 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 undertaken 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 Runa-Vimochana Ganapathi form and what is its importance?

Lord Ganapathi is believed to be present in as many as 32 different forms and Runa-Vimochana Ganapathi is regarded as the 25th among them. The word ‘Runa’ or ‘Rina’ means ‘debt’ and ‘Mochana’ is ‘getting relieved from’. Runa-Vimochana Ganapathi thus denotes the merciful Lord, who helps to mitigate the devotees’ debts – both, this worldly debts and also their Karmic debts. Thus the grace of this Lord can help to overcome sins, guilt and worldly bondages, and show the way to salvation. He is also referred to as Rinamochaka, which also means the same. He is normally depicted as a crystal image, smooth, pure and milky white in complexion, and dressed in red silk. He has four arms, in which he holds his broken tusk, a goad, a noose and a rose apple, his favourite fruit.

What is the significance of worshipping Runa-Vimochana Ganapathi?

Runa Vimochana Ganapathi

The Runa-Vimochana Ganapathi form of Ganesha is a compassionate aspect of the Lord, whose worship, is believed to bestow the devotees with the power to overcome difficulties and march in the path of success. 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. However, as an idol form, the Lord can be worshipped in the Kapileshwar temple, on the banks of the sacred tank Kapila Theertham, at the foot hills of the holy Tirupathi mountains, in the state of Andra Pradesh. Pooradam star, also known as Purvashadha Nakshatra, is said to be related to Runa-Vimochana Ganapathi.

Chanting the Runa-Vimochana Ganapathi Mantra with faith, can be an effective means of propitiating the powerful Lord. describes his form in great detail, sings his glory, seeks his blessings and prays for relief from all forms of debts.

  • The Mantra, which reads as under in Sanskrit,
  • Pashankusha dantajamboo dadhanan sphatika prabha!
  • Raktamshuko ganapatih mude syadrinamochakah!! Shvethavarnah!!
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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