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Yoga Ganapati form of Ganesha

Sri Yoga Ganapati is one among the 32 forms of Ganesha. This form of Ganesh is worshipped for yogic powers and also for avoiding disturbances during meditation. Yoga Ganapati Mantra is Yoggarudho Yoga pattabhiramah Balarkabhah Chandra neelamshukadayah! Pashekshvakshan Yogadandam dadanah Payanityam Yoga Vighneshvaro nah!!
Yoga Ganapati is depicted as absorbed in meditation. A unique aspect of this form is that the knees of the murti are strapped and are in meditative posture.
This form of Ganesha has crimson body color and he wears blue clothes.
Yoga Ganapathi has four hands. They hold yoga staff, sugarcane, noose and a flower bud.
It is believed that constant meditation on this form of Ganesha helps in attaining yogic powers. He also keeps out mental disturbances.
A true devotee can achieve peace through prayers to Yoga Ganapati.

Parama Pada Sopanam – Buy Traditional Version of Snake and Ladders Online

Parama Pada Sopanam is a traditional version of the popular board game Snakes and Ladders. Kreeda Games, which is involved in creating traditional Indian Games, is making this ancient game available in their stores. You can also buy it online.
Parama Pada Sopanam means Steps to the Highest Place (where Parama Pada means highest place and Sopanam means steps). The game was believed to be symbolic of a man's attempt to reach God. The ladders represent virtues and the snakes represent vices. The snakes carry names linking them to stories from our epics.

Kreeda has slightly modified the traditional game to appeal to today's children. Done on a 2 feet by 2 1/2 feet canvas the game is attractively designed and appealing. All the snakes in the games have names such as Bakasura, Kumbakarna etc. which are representative of certain vices. A booklet has been given with a short story of these characters to make it more appealing to children and parents who may not know the tales.
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Sati Godavari Mataji Quotes

Man considers that his greatness lies in achieving name and fame and material possessions. In pursuit of these goals he keeps his intellect in abeyance and drags it deep down to ignorance and degradation and in the process he ruins himself.
The intellect should always be nourished and nurtured on proper food that of contemplation of the divine, meditation, constant repetition of the divine name and mental invocation of one’s guru.
By having love and compassion for all beings and living in contentment and in contemplation of God one can make one’s life happy on earth and worth living.
When the intellect is thus nurtured and kept in its true greatness through the above said steps worldly glory and respectability that a man craves for automatically follows him. Sati Godavari Mataji