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Vallabha Maha Ganapati - Gods Surrounding Mahaganapati in the Four Quarters

Maha Ganapati is one among the popular forms of Ganesha. Vallabha Mahaganapati is one among the Sodasa Ganapati forms and is worshiped for various benefits. The deity is surrounded by various gods and goddesses in the four quarters. Mahaganapati sits in the middle with his consort Vallabha, immersed in deep meditation.

Vallabha Maha Ganapati


Maha Ganapati is surrounded by

Lakshmi and Vishnu (northeast) 
Parvati and Shiva  (northwest)
Rati and Manmatha (southeast)
Bhudevi and Varahamurti (southwest)

The Mantra associated with Maha Ganapati when surrounded by deities are:


Om Sreemanmahaaganadhipatayenamaha



It is believed that in the form of Mahaganapati, Ganesha, helped Shiva destroy the cities of demon Tripurasura.


Vallabha, the consort of Mahaganapati, is a personification of his omnipotence (of his unlimited power).