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Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Unique Names Of Ganpati And Their Meaning

Explore the profound meanings behind Lord Ganesha's diverse names this Ganesh Chaturthi. From Vignharta to Bhalchandra, each name tells a unique story.

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Lord Ganesha have a diverse names | Image: Shutterstock

Lord Ganesha, the Remover of Obstacles and the God of New Beginnings holds a special place in the hearts of millions of devotees around the world. As we gear up to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi 2023, let's delve into the fascinating world of Lord Ganesha's myriad names and their profound meanings.

2 things you need to know

  • Ganesh Chaturthi for this year is scheduled to commence on the 19th of September.
  • The festivities will culminate with Ganesh Visarjan on Thursday, the 28th of September 2023.

Vighnaharta: The Problem Solver

One of the most beloved names of Lord Ganesha is Vighnaharta, signifying the one who takes away all problems and pain. Devotees invoke him to remove obstacles and alleviate suffering, seeking his benevolent guidance in every aspect of life.

Gajanana: The Elephant-Faced Deity

Gajanana translates to the one with the face of an elephant. Lord Ganesha's unique appearance, with a human body and an elephant's face, embodies this name, emphasising his distinctive and endearing form.

(People often worship Ganesha's child form known as Bal Ganesha | Image: Shutterstock)  

Lambodara: The Big-Bellied God

Known as Lambodara, Lord Ganesha's name celebrates his characteristic big belly, symbolising contentment and abundance. It reminds us that spiritual richness often transcends physical appearances.

Vinayaka: The Wise and Obstacle-Remover

As Vinayaka, Lord Ganesha is hailed as the god of wisdom and the remover of obstacles. Devotees turn to him for guidance, wisdom, and the strength to overcome life's challenges.

Ekdant: The Single-Tusked Deity

Ekdant translates to the one having one tooth, a reference to Lord Ganesha's single tusk. This name embodies his uniqueness and the ability to overcome adversity with grace.

Vikata: The Frightful and Fearless

Vikata represents Lord Ganesha's formidable appearance and fearless demeanour. It signifies his capacity to confront and conquer any danger or obstacle that comes his way.

Sumukh: The Beautiful-Faced God

Sumukh describes Lord Ganesha as the one with a beautiful face. Despite his unusual visage, his divine charm shines through, reminding us that beauty lies beyond the superficial.

Bhalchandra: The Moon-Crowned Lord

Bhalchandra celebrates Lord Ganesha's role as the bearer of the moon on his head. This name is a testament to his celestial grandeur and spiritual radiance.

These names, deeply rooted in the Sanskrit language, offer a glimpse into the multifaceted nature of Lord Ganesha. As we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 with fervour and devotion, let us reflect on these names and their meanings, seeking inspiration and guidance from the benevolent deity who continues to bless us with his presence year after year. May Lord Ganesha's grace usher in happiness and prosperity, removing all obstacles on our path to success. Ganpati Bappa Morya!

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