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Sankatahara Ganapati - Form Ganesha

Sankatahara Ganapati as the name indicates is the one who removes the sorrows. This is one among the 32 forms of Ganesha. Sankatahara Ganapati mantra is

Balakarunakantih Vaame, Balam Vahashranke!
Lasadindi varahastam gowrangee ratna Shobhaddyam!!
Daksheankuksha vardaanam vame pasham cha paayasam patram!
Neelanshu kalashamaanah peethe padarune tishtan
Sankatahara Nah payata sancta poogadra janano nityam!!

Sankatahara Ganapati is depicted as seated on a red lotus flower. He holds a bowl of sweet (payasam), a goad, and a noose. The fourth hand is in boon granting posture.

The four-armed Sankatahara Ganapati is always depicted with a Shakti.

Constant mediation on Sankatahara Ganapati helps in removing sorrows and impediments on the path to progress. He removes all hardships and protects those who follow the path of Dharma.



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