Ekakshara Ganapati Form of Lord Ganesh

Ekakshara Ganapati is the 17th of Lord Ganesha’s 32 forms and means “Single Syllable” from Bheejashara, the seed letter called “Gam”. Also this form symbolise the primordial sound “OM”. 

Ekakshara Ganapati Form of Lord Ganesh

In Ekakshara Ganapati form, Lord Ganesha sits in a yogic lotus posture (Padmasana) with four hands riding his Mushika Vahana (Rat). His appearance is in red hue complexion and covered with red silk. Also in this form he is third eyed and with crescent moon on his crown like Lord Shiva. Ekakshara Ganapathi’s left hand shows the Varda Mudra, granting of boons and on his main right hand holds pomegranate. Both his upper left and right hands hold elephant goad and noose.

Picture of Ekakshara Ganapati form of Lord Ganesh

Uthiram Nakshatra or Uttara Phalguni nakshatram is related to Ekakshara Ganapati. This is meditative form and worshipping this form is believed to help devotees gain control on the senses and mind. Ekakshara Ganapati can be worshipped in ancient temple of Hampi, Karnataka. Also temples in Chamarajanagar  and Nanjangud in Mysore district of Karnataka has 32 forms of Ganapati sculptures.

Ekakshara Ganapati Mantra

Raktorakangangkasha Kusumayutah Tundialah Chandramoulih
Nethraih Yuktistribhih Vamanakaracharano Beejapundadhanah
Hastagra Kalusa Pashankasharada Varado Nagavaktrohi Bhoosho
Devaha Padamasano No Havatu Natsuro Bhootayae Vighnarajaha!!

English Translation and Meaning

“Ganapati identified with the word OM”. He has four arms. He is red in colour. His hands hold the single tusk, the elephant goad, the noose and the cake modaka. Sometimes, he wears, with the extremity of his trunk.


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