Thursday, September 23, 2010

Good Bye Ganpati Bappa

Yesterday was Ganesh Chaturthi, the day of immersion of the idol of Lord Ganesha.

This is how the moon looked in Hamburg, its just one day before full moon:








I visited a temple in Hamburg and kind of bid farewell to the Ganpati idol in my lane, where I stay in Ghatkopar, Mumbai. Here is the pic of that idol I had clicked a day before leaving from India for Germany:






ajam nirvikalpam niraakaaramekam, niraanandamaanandamadvaitapuurnam.
param nirgunam nirvishesham nireham, parabrahmaruupam ganesham bhajema.

[who is unborn absolute formless, beyond bliss and again bliss the one infinite
supreme without attributes differentiation desire, who is the form of the supreme Brahman - we offer worship to Lord Ganesha]

gunaatiitamaanam cidaanandaruupam, cidaabhaasakam sarvagam j~naanagamyam.
munidhyeyamaakaasharuupam paresham, parabrahmaruupam ganesham bhajema.

[who is the nature beyond attributes the form of intellegence and bliss,
the effulgent spirit the all pervading the goal of knowledge,
who is the object of the meditations of silent sages formless and omnipresent like space, who is the form of the supreme Brahman - we offer worship to Lord Ganesha]

jagatkaaranam kaaranaj~naanaruupam, suraadim sukhaadim gunesham ganesham.
jagadvyaapinam vishvavandhyam suresham, parabrahmaruupam ganesham bhajema.

[who is the cause of the world - the primal knowledge, the origin of gods - the bliss - full of virtues - Lord of heavenly, hosts, who pervades the universe - who is worshipped by all - who is the Lord of the Gods,
who is the form of the supreme Brahman - we offer worship to Lord Ganesha]

You can hear the above Ganesh Stotram in the voice of Bhanu Didi in the album Call of the Divine. Also I strongly recommend to hear the version of Sacred Chants of India.

Ganpati Bappa Moraya, Pudhchya Varshi Lavkar Ya!

:-)