One of the all-time favorites for the devotees is Lord Ganesha. According to the rituals whenever there is any puja, it begins with the chants and offering to Ganesha. His priority is ever after given the superior position. The superiority and significance of the Ekadanta are described in sacred books of Hindus as well as the Mythological stories. Ganesh Purana is dedicated to him with tales about the deity. Devotees have two main books for themselves, apart from Ganesh Purana the second book is Mudgala Purana.
Importance of Ganesh Purana, Its mythology
The books consist of contents of different core factors that are a requirement of life and the Universe. Connecting between the cosmogony, facts about the metaphors, Yoga, and theology, is away. Therefore the main reason that it is important to say and describes God. There are different sections of books that demonstrate his attribute as well as physical form.
The Ganesh Purana also focuses on Shaivism, Vaishnavism, and Shaktism and also on developing features on knowledge and wisdom. But the core nature of the texts is concerned dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The Purana can be divided into two types, they are Upasana Khanda and KridaKhanda. Both the books have their own individual significance.
While one khanda or section states about the divineness approach and deeds, on other hand Upasana Section describes the devotion and his superiority.
The first section has hymns and chants, filled with praises and devotion. It has 1000 names that are listed in the sacred book apart from the attributes.
The Strotas are related to the Lord and are chanted while praying. Yoga is another significant factor that is described in the Ganesh Purana. The necessity of meditation for praying and at the same time observing eternity is explained in this sacred book.
Krida Khanda in Purana
The KridaKhanda is also known as the Ganesha Gita. It has a focus on Ekadanta, inspired by the Bhagawad Gita. Activities that are related to him such as Karma yoga, Gyana yoga, and Bhakti Yoga. These three are the important facts mentioned in Purana.
Though it’s inspired by Bhagawad Gita it does not has fewer verses that emphasize the role of Ganesha. The superiority and influence of his power are mentioned in this section. In the Krita Yuga, the Lord has ten hands which are known as Vinayaka. His carrier in this avatar is Lion. Gajanana has four hands and is the son of Parvati and Shiva, in Dvapara Yuga, Vahana is mouse.
While in Kali Yuga he has two arms, his name is Dhumraketu on a horse. These are the different avatars that are described in Ganesh Purana.
Devotees find this sacred book to learn about the life and mythological facts of Ganesha over the Mudgala Purana. Devotees are called Ganapatyas who are sincere followers of Ganesha and pray to him as the primary deity. The tales and cultures mentioned in the Purana are considered their main tradition.