Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals :Ch-7. Part -10.

Chapter 7: Lord Ganesa – The Remover of Obstacles -10.

Sometimes they look like astral beings.

These Ganas are ruled by Ganapati under the order of Siva.

So Ganapati means the generalissimo, as it were, of the hosts who always live in Kailasa.

Apart from making Ganapati the Leader of his hosts, Lord Siva bestowed another blessing on Him, saying,

"You shall be the first one to be worshipped on all occasions."

So this is the order or the ordinance of Lord Siva.

The ordinance stands forever.

It is a permanent ordinance from the Great Master :-

"No one will be worshipped before you – not even me.

After you are worshipped alone, anybody else will be worshipped."

We will not worship Lord Siva or Lord Narayana without first worshipping Ganapati.

"Om Gam Ganapataye Namah", is a Mantra to propitiate Ganapati.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued  ...

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