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Why God Ganesha or Ganapati is known as Siddhivinayak?

Hindu God Ganesha or Ganapati is known as Siddhivinayak because it is believed that he is the giver of all Siddhis – meaning perfection or accomplishment or attainment or success or talents.

All Siddhis reside in Ganapati and we can achieve them only with His blessings.

Therefore, before starting any new we chant the mantra Sri Ganeshaya Nama.

Why God Ganesha or Ganapati is known as Siddhivinayak?

A siddha is one who is accomplished or perfected or perpetually perfecting in the Siddhis and enlightenment with the blessing of Ganesha. Some examples of major siddhis that develop on account of the blessing of Siddhivinayak are levitation, invisibility, bilocation, becoming smaller than an atom, clairaudience, clairvoyance, telepathy, telekinesis, ability to materialize anything at will instantly, traveling at the speed of thought, remote viewing , power of healing touch, healing gaze, resurrection, eternally young body, rainbow body and physical immortality.

Siddhivinayak is flanked by Riddhi and Siddhi - the two wives. Riddhi symbolically represents wealth and prosperity and Siddhi represents intellectual and spiritual powers.