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Tuesday, April 25, 2006


Originally uploaded by alxindia.

in my own life and spirituality, I'm constantly invoking Ganesha -- before every meditation, every healing, every process, concert, whatever. this is part of the Indian tradition, and part of the meditation/spiritual life that I learned in India...

so I'm constantly thinking about, saying a mantra to, or singing about Ganesha. it's common, in the Indian tradition, to be doing that.

I also keep Ganesh statues or images of some kind at every doorway in my home and also down one walkway, before people reach the entry door -- he automatically washes out negativity from people coming into the house and gives them a beautiful blessing.

it's a smart mechanism, to have Ganesha greet people before they enter your home -- in India, if you visit a temple complex, you'll see a Ganesh temple in front of the main temple buildings. people ALWAYS go first to Ganesha, then into the other deities.


  • At 2:07 AM, Blogger Rachel said…

    If you are interested in visiting famous ganesh temples around Mumbai, then there's one at titwala. This temple is known as Mahaganpati temple & is known to fulfill wishes of devotees. Came across something interesting on that Titwala Ganesh Temple at


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