Taruna Ganapathi – One of the 32 forms of Ganapati



Taruna Ganapathi is one among the 32 forms of Ganesha. Taruna Ganapati is depicted as having a compassionate face. It is believed that this form of Ganesh helps in curing health problems. The Taruna Ganapathi mantra is -

Pashankusha pupa kapitha 
jamboo swadanta shalikshuapi 
svahasthai dhattai sadaa yah 
tarunarunabh payathsa yushman 
taruno ganeshah.

In this form Ganesha has eight hands and holds noose, goad, berry, golden apple, paddy, broken tusk, modak and sugarcane. The body color of Taurana Ganapati is that of midday sun.

The popular belief is that worship of this form will help in getting good health.

A murti of this form is worshipped in the Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain.