Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is prayed as god of knowledge and good luck. The elephant head god is well protecting his father’s temple at Aundha Nagnath by his presence in the form of carved sculptures on the temple wall. One can see the Lord Gajanan, the ganpati, in various forms and beautifully carved.
Lets see some of those amazing images:
Lord Ganpati with his consorts Riddhi and Siddhi. Riddhi and Siddhi are goddesses of wealth and knowledge too.
Amazing point of the image is that Gajanan’s trunk is busy in eating Modaks in his left hand. Cool. Only god can manage this even with his two wives. He loves them equally and has put his hands around them with love.
Riddhi and Siddhi are looking at the god with love and respect. One of the consort has put her hand on Ganesha’s trunk shows the respect to the life partner in whatever form he is.
Featured image of the post shows the niche temple on the wall temple at Aundha Nagnath.[divider]
Warrior Ganesha is one of the prominent idol at Aundha Nagnath. All weapon holder Lord Ganpati, leader of Ganas, looks amazingly aggressive and ready for the war.
Ayudha dhari Ganesha is rarely seen in the temple or any of the mythological stories.
Ashtbhuja – eight hands – Ganpati bearing various types of lethal weapons. But one of his hand in abhay mudra, giving blessings. Whereas head of demon in one hand gives warning to bad beings.[divider]
Deva Ganesha in his iconic seating position is well famous idol. Parashu, his weapon, in the hand and the grand trunk busy at modaks. Calm ganpati image is beautiful for sure..!
Read other posts in the Aundha Nagnath series:
- Aundha Nagnath Temple
- Lord Shiva of Aundha Nagnath
- Matrikas at Aundha Nagnath
- Mahayogi of Aundha Nagnath
- My motorbike trip to Aundha Nagnath