Sunday, January 23, 2011

Know the different avatars of Lord Ganesha in 4 yugas

Mahotkata Vinaayaka in Krita Yuga
In Krita yuga, having 10 arms and a red complexion. He mounted on a lion. He was born to Sage Kashyapa and Aditi. This incarnation killed the deamon brothers Naraantaka and Devaantaka, as well as the deamon Dhumraaksha.


Mayureshwara in Treta Yuga
In Treta yuga, having 6 arms and a white complexion. He mounted on a peacock. He was born to Lord Shiva and Parvati. At the end of this incarnation he gives his peacock mount to his brother Skanda, with whom the peacock mount is generally associated.


Gajaanana in Dwapara Yuga
In Dwapara yuga, having 4 arms and a red complexion. He mounted on a mouse. He was born to Lord Shiva and Parvati. This incarnation killed the deamon Sindhuraasur. It is during this incarnation that Ganesha gives the discourse known as the Ganesha Gita to King Varenya.


Dhumraketu in Kali Yuga
In Kali yuga, having either 2 or 4 arms and grey (ash like) complexion. He mounted on a blue horse. He will come to end the decline of the Kali yuga and establish Krita yuga again. During this incarnation, he kills numerous deamons. 





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