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Coventry Shri Sidhi Vinayagar Devasthanam

Coventry Shri Sidhi Vinayagar Devasthanam

Purattasi or Purattasi Masam or Purattasi month is one of the auspicious months in Tamil calendar. It starts in mid September and ends in mid October. Purattasi masam 2013 starts on September 17 and ends on October 16 as per traditional Tamil calendar. Purattasi Sani, Saturdays in Purattasi masam, are most auspicious days during which Purattasi Sani vratham is observed. Coventry Shri Sidhi Vinayagar Temple is the abode for Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is the first son of God Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He is one of the deities best-known and most widely worshipped in the Hindu pantheon. Hindu sects worship him regardless of affiliations. Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains, Buddhists, and beyond India.

Although he is known by many other attributes, Ganesha’s elephant head makes him particularly easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as Lord of Beginnings and Lord of Obstacles, patron of arts and sciences, and the deva of intellect and wisdom. He is honoured at the beginning of rituals and ceremonies and invoked as Patron of Letters during writing sessions. Several texts relate mythological anecdotes associated with his birth and exploits and explain his distinct iconography.

The first prayer of a Hindu is always to Ganesha or Vinayagar. Vinayagar is invoked at the beginning of all ritualistic worship. Recitation of holy songs begin with the recitation of a Vinayagar mantra or song. Vinayagar also has a place in Buddhist temples and among the Jains. Vinayagar is also known as Vigneshwara or Vighnaharta, the Lord of; and destroyer of obstacles. When we do evil things or when the time is not right, He places obstacles in our path. When we take the correct path, He removes the root of our troubles. Vinayagar is one who drives away all sorrows, difficulties and miseries. He confers happiness and peace on his devotees. He is the master of the powers Buddhi and Siddhi.

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Vinayagar is also one of the six Gods the worship of whom was popularized by Adi Shankara; the other five being Vishnu, Shiva, Shakti, Skanda (Murugan) and Surya. This system was named Shanmatham (6 forms).

It is said that Ganesha was born when the eternal couple contemplated on Om (ஓம்), the Pranava mantra. Viewed sideways, Lord Ganesha resembles the symbol Om (ஓம்). That’s why Ganesha is called Omkara and worshipped first.

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