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32 Forms of Ganapathi: Siddhi Ganapathi - The 7th 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 Siddhi Ganapathi form and what is its importance?

Lord Ganapathi is believed to be present in as many as 32 different forms and Siddhi Ganapathi is regarded as the 7th among them. The Sanskrit word ‘Siddhi’ means ‘Success’, ‘Attainment’ or ‘Accomplishment’. Hence Siddhi Ganapathi is regarded as the Lord of success and accomplishment and also, as an embodiment of masterly intellect. This Lord is sitting in an relaxed posture, is golden yellow in complexion and possesses four hands. While his two right hands hold the battle axe and the mango fruit, his left ones hold a bouquet of flowers and a sugarcane plant complete with leaves and roots. His trunk is curled to the left, in which he holds a sweet cake made of sesame seeds and jaggery.

What is the significance of worshipping Siddhi Ganapathi?

Siddhi Ganapathi is considered that aspect of Lord Ganesha, who can bless anyone with success in any right venture he or she undertakes. He is also believed to be the storehouse of Ashta Siddhis, the rare and matchless universal attainments and can bless devotees with the power to succeed in endeavours and life. This form of Ganesha can be seen as a painting in the Pazhavangadi Ganapathi Temple in the Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram and as a sculpture in some temples in Mysore region, where all the 32 Ganapathi forms are on display. Siddhi Ganapathi can also be worshipped in an idol form, in the famous Siddhi Vinayak Temple in the city of Mumbai, where the temple itself is dedicated exclusively to this Lord. Bharani Star or Nakshatra is said to be related to this Ganapathi.

Siddhi Ganapathi

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

The Mantra, which reads as under in Sanskrit, calls Him as ‘The success bestowing Ganapathi’, describes his form in detail and prays for His grace and blessings.

  • Pakva Chootaphala Pushpa
  • Manjari Cheshudanda Thilamodakaihi Sah
  • Udvahan Parashumastu Te Namah
  • Shri Samrudhiyutha Hemapingala
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.

Ganapathi