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Thursday, 20 September 2012

Ganesha : Graphical Ancient Hindu Comics describing the Birth of Ganesha


3D Picture of Lord Ganesha Created By Me (Manash Kundu)



Lord Ganesha:

Though Ganesha is popularly held to be the son of Shiva and Parvati, the Puranic myths give different versions about his birth. He may have been created by Shiva or by Parvati, or by Shiva and Parvati, or appeared mysteriously and was discovered by Shiva and Parvati.


Lord Ganesha With His Father Lord Shiva




Ganesha is the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is considered the god of wisdom. The devotees worship him at the start of any new undertaking for its success. The god is special in that he carries the head of an elephant. Ganas were attendants of Shiva and Parvati. Once Parvati, alone at home and going for a bath, asked one of the Ganas to stand as guard and not allow anyone in. The Gana made an exception of Shiva, which made Parvati angry. Shiva told her to have her own Gana. She made one out of the saffron paste on her body, called him her son and posted him as guard. This Gana boy refused entry to Shiva, fought Shiva's Ganas and even the gods that came to assist them. Finally, Shiva beheaded him, only to find Parvati extremely angry for Shiva had harmed her son. Shiva revived the Gana with the head of the first creature found, which was an elephant. Thus it happened that the elephant-headed son of Shiva and Parvati became Ganesha, 'Chief of Ganas'.


Full Family of Lord Ganesha with Shiva, Parvati, and Brother Kartikeya


The son of Lord Shiva, the most powerful of the hindu trinity, 'Ganesh' is one of the most prominent avatars,faithfully invoked and sincerely worshipped by large number of devotees the world over.'Ganesh' is said to be known by one hundred eight names and is remembered on different occasions as the 'Remover of Obstacles'; 'god of Domestic Harmony' and of 'Success'.He is always invoked at the beginning of all Hindu ceremonies or festivals.Ganesh is the god of wisdom.Ardent worship of Shri Ganesh brings joy and prosperity to devotees.Reading/Listening to the ganesh puran leads to welfare and success in all human endeavours.

(Clockwise from left top) Mahotkata, Mayuresvara, Dhumraketu and Gajanana.Different forms of Lord Ganesha During different Hindu Ages

Lord Ganesha Idol during Ganesh Puja in Maharashtra











































Vishwakarma - Lord of Architecture: Ancient Hindu God of Engineering


3D Picture of Lord Vishwakarma Created by Me (Manash Kundu)

Vishwakarma - Lord of Architecture: Ancient Hindu God of Engineering:

Vishwakarma is the presiding deity of all craftsmen and architects. Son of Brahma, he is the divine draftsman of the whole universe, and the official builder of all the gods' palaces. Vishwakarma is also the designer of all the flying chariots of the gods, and all their weapons.



Picture of multi-handed and multi-headed Ultimate form of Vishwakarma




people related to engineers types of work they celebrate bithday of Vishwakarma  and large number of people go to temple for worship Lord Vishwakarma. Because load Vishwakarma is know as a God of style and creation. People who have work related to creation or engineer  they don’t do any type work on the day, every carpenters, goldsmiths, blacksmiths, masons and all those people who have skilled work they pay proper worship to lord Vishwakarma. it s believed by the people that all types of art come from lord Vishwakarma. In the Rig Veda, Lord Vishwa Karma is the lovely engineer of the total world. He is the embodiment of the original power that welds world and heaven jointly. Hindu citizens say as Lord Vishwa luck is the son of Brahma and is the architect of all gods’ palaces. He is also known as God of manufacture.


3D Imaginary picture of Pushpak Vimana



Lord Vishwakarma uses Pushpak Vimaan a rapid chariot. His creations number of worldly spaces and weapons. He is the architect and builder of Dwarka, the place where Load Krishna live. He also creates town of Indraprastha and Hastinapur. Sudarsana Chakra and Agneyastra as well are also amongst his huge creations. In fact, legendary Golden Lanka (Sri Lanka) was also built by Lord VISHWAKARMA.


3D Picture of Lord Vishwakarma Created by Me (Manash Kundu)

Lord Vishwakarma decorated white and has a club in his wrists as well as holds a book, a water-pot, a noose and craftsman’s tools in his left hand. He is the revealer of the science of design and workings. Lord Vishwa Karma is called as Sthapatya Veda.

The Mahabharata describes him as "The lord of the arts, executor of a thousand handicrafts, the carpenter of the gods, the most eminent of artisans, the fashioner of all ornaments ... and a great and immortal god." He has four hands, wears a crown, loads of gold jewelry, and holds a water-pot, a book, a noose and craftsman's tools in his hands.


Lord VISHWAKARMA is described as the God of carpenters, goldsmiths, blacksmiths, masons and all those people who are skilled



Lord VISHWAKARMA with multi-hand is accepted by every Indian as the creator of Universe. Lord VISHWAKARMA is described as the God of carpenters, goldsmiths, blacksmiths, masons and all those people who are skilled. Lord VISHWAKARMA is as great as Lord BRAHMA, VISHNU, MAHESH because all scriptures concerned with Hindu religion contains episodes of his glorious contributions.

In the Vedas:

Vishwakarma is visualized as the Ultimate reality in the Rig Veda, from whose navel all visible things emanate. The same imagery is seen in Yajurveda purusha sukta, where the divine smith Tvastar originates from Vishwakarma.This concept developed later in the puranic period as Padmanabha. As he is invoked as AJA the unborn , he is the primordial personification of the upanishadic abstract concept Parabrahman.


Pancha Mukha Virt Vishwakarma




In the Vedic period the term first appeared as an epithet of Indra, Surya, and Agni. In that time Brahma might have been hidden in the concept of Vastospati or Brahmanaspati. In the last phase of vedic period and during the growth of monotheism, the top position of God was gradually assigned to Vishwakarma who was perceived as a hotar, a universal father, the creator and an all seeing god who has faces, eyes and feet on every side; and who produced all the Heavenly, Earthly and other Celestial realms and preserves them through the exercise of his arms and wings

Vishwakarma Puja:


Hindus widely regard Vishwakarma as the god of architecture and engineering, and September 16 or 17 every year is celebrated as Vishwakarma Puja — a resolution time for workers and craftsmen to increase productivity and gain divine inspiration for creating novel products. This ritual usually takes place within the factory premises or shop floor, and the otherwise mundane workshops come alive with fiesta. Vishwakarma Puja is also associated with the buoyant custom of flying kites. This occasion in a way also marks the start of the festive season that culminates in Diwali. 


Vishwakarma Puja is also associated with the buoyant custom of flying kites


Vishwakarma is known as the divine engineer of the world. As a mark of reverence he is not only worshipped by the engineering and architectural community but also by all professionals. It is customary for craftsmen to worship their tools in his name.

Like other gods, Vishwakarma is attributed a putative birthday by the Hindu religion. 


Vishwakarma Statue  at Mandi ,India

Vishwakarma Temple,Mandi

The more philosophical minded argue that it is impossible for the original Creator of everything to be born on a particular day. It is a contradiction in terms since that presupposes another creator for Vishwakarma. The Vishwakarma Puja is celebrated in all parts of India, especially in Assam, West Bengal, Rajasthan ,Uttarakhand (Dehardun).

Vishwakarma Idol in West Bengal





Vishwakarma's Architectural Wonders:

 
Hindu mythology is full of Vishwakarma's many architectural wonders. Through the four 'yugas', he had built several towns and palaces for the gods. In "Satya yuga", he built the Swarg Loke, or heaven, the abode of the gods and demigods where Lord Indra rules. Vishwakarma then built the 'Sone ki Lanka' in "Treta yuga", the city of Dwarka in "Dwapar yuga", and Hastinapur  in the "Kali yuga".

Sone Ki Lanka' or Golden Lanka:

 

Imaginary 3D Picture of Golden Lanka of Ravana


According to Hindu mythology, 'Sone ki Lanka' or Golden Lanka was the place where the demon king Ravana dwelled in the "Treta yuga." As we read in the epic story Ramayana, this was also the place where Ravana kept Sita, Lord Ram's wife as a hostage.

There is also a story behind the construction of Golden Lanka. When Lord Shiva married Parvati, he asked Vishwakarma to build a beautiful palace for them to reside. Vishwakarma put up a palace made of gold! For the housewarming ceremony, Shiva invited the wise Ravana to perform the "Grihapravesh" ritual. After the sacred ceremony when Shiva asked Ravana to ask anything in return as "Dakshina", Ravana, overwhelmed with the beauty and grandeur of the palace, asked Shiva for the golden palace itself! Shiva was obliged to accede to Ravana's wish, and the Golden Lanka became Ravana's palace.

Dwarka:

 

Dwarka Picture


Among the many mythical towns Viswakarma built is Dwarka, the capital of Lord Krishna. During the time of the Mahabharata, Lord Krishna is said to have lived in Dwarka, and made it his "Karma Bhoomi" or center of operation. That is why this place in nothern India has become a well known pilgrimage for the Hindus.






















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