Ganesa Yantra Installation
Ganesa Yantra installation
Meditation can be found here
2. Upper Triangle
Three of the Tantric forms of Ganesha:
- Haridra Ganapati – Tumeric Ganesha
- Ucchista Ganapati – Lord of the “leftovers”
- Sakti-Ganapati – Lord of the Capacities
3. Lower Triangle
Three aspects of Vinayaki – the female form of Ganesh:
- Vyagrapada Ganapati
4. Eight Petals
Eight forms of Ganesa (from the Mudgala Purana)
Vakratunda – the one with the twisted trunk
Vakratunda defeated the demon Matsyasura (envy, jealousy). His vahana is a lion.
Ekadanta – the single-tusked one
Ekadanta defeated the demon Madasura (pride, conceit). His vahana is a mouse.
Mahodara – the one with a big belly
Mahodara defeated the demon Mohasura (Delusion/Confusion). His vahana is a mouse.
Gajanana – the one with an elephant’s face
Gajanana defeated the demon Lobhasura (Greed)
Lambodara – the potbellied one
Lambodara defeated the demon Krodhasura (anger). His vahana is the mouse.
Vitaka – the mis-shapen one
Vitaka defeated the demon Kamasura (lust). His vahana is a peacock.
Vighnaraja – the remover of obstacles
Vighnaraja defeated the demon Mamasura (attachment) – his vahana is the shesh naga – a Naga king who supports the world on his head.
Dhumravarna – the smoke-coloured one
Dhumravarna defeated the demon Ahamkasura (Egoism). His vahana is the mouse.
The four gates
The guardians of the four gates are four forms of Ganapati from the Ganesh Purana
Mahotkata Vinayaka – the strong one, born from the goddess without a husband
10-armed, with an Elephant as his vahana, born to Kasyapa & Aditi in the Kratayuga
Slayer of the demons Devantak and Narantak.
Mayuresvara – lord of the peacock
six-armed, with a peacock as his vahana, born to Siva and Parvati in the Tretayuga
Slayer of the demon Sindhu
Ganesha – lord of the Ganas
six-armed, born to Siva and Parvati, with mouse (or rat) as his vahana, in the Dvaparayuga
Slayer of the demon Sindurasara and expounder of the Ganeshgita
Dhumraketu – fiery one
Ash-grey in colour, with two arms, riding a blue horse, in the Kali Yuga. The slayer of enemies.