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Bhakti Vighneshwara Form of Ganesha

Bhakti Vighneshwara is a form of Ganesha worshipped in many temples. This is a benign form of Ganapati. In this form, Ganesh removes all the obstacles in the path of spiritual seeker. This form is ideal for meditating for a devotee who is striving to attain self-realization.
Bhakti Vighneswara has four hands and holds coconut, mango, lump of sugar and a cup of payasa (sweet).

The color of the murti is white like the autumnal moon.

Varaha Temple in Mysore - Shweta Varahaswamy Temple in Mysore

VarahaTemple in Mysore is unique as the murti of Varaha that is worshiped in the temple is white in color. ShwetaVarahaswamyTemple is built in Hoshyala Style of architecture. Shweta Varahaswamy is carved from a single white stone.
The temple is located inside MysorePalace complex. The temple has a gopuram similar to most South Indian temples.
Shweta Varahaswamy temple complex also has separate shrines dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, Ranganatha, Ganesh and Hanuman.

The temple is also noted for its mural paintings based on Ramayana and childhood leelas of Sri Krishna.