[Advaita-l] Who is Vighneshwara?

Sriram Sankaranarayanan ssriram1992 at icloud.com
Sun Sep 4 21:39:52 CDT 2016

Adding to the previously said points, Ganapati Atharva Sheersham -
http://www.vediccenterofgreenville.org/pdfs/ShriGanapatiPathan.pdf is a
vedic text referencing Ganapati. Yet another direct reference from the
Vedas showing the advaitic truth unequivocally, in the phrases

Tvameva Pratyaksham Tattvamasi
Tvam Saakshaad Aatmaasi nityam
Tvam Pratyaksham brahmaasi

Hamsah soham

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2016-09-04 2:14 GMT-04:00 Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>:

> Namaste
> शुक्लाम्बरधरं विष्णुं शशिवर्णं चतुर्भुजम् ।
> प्रसन्नवदनं ध्यायेत् सर्वविघ्नोपशान्तये ॥
> One Srivaishnava scholar has written the Suklambara Sloka is saying
> Vishnu is the destroyer of Obstacles but not Ganesha. When Siva and
> Parvati were getting married there was no Ganesha at that time. The
> gods prayed to Vishnu only to remove all obstacles like we are praying
> to Ganesha today as Vighneshwara. Therefore there is no necessity to
> worship Ganesha because Vishnu will do the job.
> But there is a fault in this logic. Vishnu may be Obstacle remover
> before Ganesha. When Ganesha's head was cut off and joined with
> Elephant head Siva only gave a boon to Ganesha saying He will be
> Prathama Poojya and Remover of Obstacles in all good works. Therefore
> from that time Ganesha got the Vighneshwara status.
> Because Siva has given Him that boon we have to follow it and worship
> Ganesha for removing obstacles. Ganesha is Vighneshwara. Before
> starting any good work we have to first worship Him. After Him we can
> worship other gods.
> --
> Regards
> -Venkatesh
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