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1. Bala Ganapati

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1. Bala Ganapati
The Shivanidhi portion includes descriptions of thirty-two forms of Ganapati that are mentioned frequently in devotional literature related to Ganesha.
There are also sculptural representations of these thirty-two forms in the temples at Nañjanguḍ and Chāmarājanagar (both in Mysore district, Karṇāṭaka), done about the same time as the paintings were done and also at the direction of the same monarch.
Each of the thirty-two illustrations is accompanied by a short Sanskrit meditation verse (dhyānaśloka), written in Kannada script. The meditation verses list the attributes of each form. The text says that these meditation forms are from the Mudgala Purana.

This information was given by Brahmanda Guruji Shri Narendra Babu Sharmaji, in his Bruhat Brahmanda programme telecasted in Zee Kannada Channel while speaking on 32 Forms of Ganapathi.

Temple Related To Bala Ganapathi - Thillai Ganapathi in Sri Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram.

Bala Ganapati is "the Childlike" God of golden hue. In His hands He holds a banana, mango, sugar cane and jackfruit, all representing the earth's abundance and fertility. His trunk garners His favorite sweet, the modaka.

Bala Ganapati Mantra:
Meditation verse as written in Kannada script in the above painting:

atha dvātriṁshadgaṇapatInāṁ dhyānaṁ || mudgalapurāṇe ||

tatra bālagaṇapatidhyānaṁ

karasthakadalīcūta | panasekṣucamodakaṁ | bālasūryanibhaṁ vaṁde || devaṁ bālagaṇādhipaṁ || 1 || raktavarṇaḥ

Translation of the Mantra:
"I salute Lord Balaganapathi adorned with a garland of tender flowers, having plantain, mango, jack fruit, sugarcane and sweets in His hands and who is effulgent like the rising sun."


"Meditation on 32 forms of Ganapati as described in the Mudgala Purana. First of all meditation on Boy Ganapati. He is carrying in his hands banana, mango, jack fruit, sugar cane and modaka (a sweet). Salute to the Lord Boy Ganapati who is shining like a rising sun (red color)."

Listen to 1. Bala Ganapati Mantra


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