Ganesh Gayathri



Tatpurushaaya Vidmahe
Vakratundaaya Dheemahe
Tanno Danthihi Prachodayaat

Meaning: We pray to you the great lord with the super power , we implore the single tusked boon giver, Ganesh.

Ganesh Chaturthi – September 17th 2015


Ganesh  Chaturthi  also known in south India as Vinayagar Chathuti   is the festival  of Lord ganesha who is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati . This festival is celebrated all over India. This festival falls normally on between august and September and this year the festival falls on September 17th.This festival lasts from 3- 10 days of worship. Lord Ganesha is the one diety who everybody loves and performs Ganapathy homam  or poojas to him when they start with any major activity.


The festival starts by by installing the mold or model of the lord Ganesha  by clay a day before the festival.The idols are painted in colours and decorated as per their own wish. Commonly he is decorated with a errukam poo ( Calotropis Procera )  garland and arugam pul ( Bermuda Grass) and Vibhuthi with sandhanam .He is dressed with new white dhoti and towel and is prepared for the pooja.Modak ( Kozhukattai ) and  ellu ladoo ( sesame ladoo) is the main item to be offered to him during the pooja.

vinayagar modak


vinayagar ellu ladoo

In Chennai the idols worshipped in public are normally  not more than 13 feet high and models made with paper maiche and plaster of paris is banned by the government. Many people now have come to know the dangers of this materials when dissolved in the sea and other water bodies so they mostly make the idols out of organic products like Coconuts  etc.

Some Ganesha  ( Vinayagar ) slokas For Kids

1. Vinayako Vighnaraja Dvaimatura Ganaadhipaaha
    Apyeka danta Herambha Lambodara Gajaanana

Meaning :

Lord Ganesha who is  the destroyer and controller of all the  obstacles, Who  is the commander of all the attendants of  his father the great  Lord Shiva . He is the one  deity with a singe tusk, a pot-belly and with the face of an elephant.

A chant to request Him to go ahead with work without any obstacles 

2. Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha
    Nirvighnam Kurume Deva Sarva kaaryeshu Sarvada

Meaning :
O  the great Lord Ganesha, who is having a curved Trunk and a large Body,
possesses the Brilliance of a Million Suns,
Please  God remove all obstacles to my work, at all times.

A prayer for Him toKeep us protected and be with us all the time

3. Gaurinandana Gajanana
Girijanandana Niranjana
Paarvati Nandana Shubhaanana
Paahiprabhomaam Pahi Prasanna

Meaning :
O the great  Lord Ganesha, son of Mother Gauri (or Parvati), the one who is  born of the Lord of the mountains,whose heart is  pure, spotless and pleasing to look at. Please kindly protect us, please accept  our devotion and bestow us with good fortune and your protection.

A prayer to Him to return to us when He leaves us to do His duties  for others.

4.Om Gam Ganapathiye Namo Namah
Shree Siddhivinaayaka namo namah
Ashta Vinaayaka namo namah
Ganapati Bappa Mauriya


{Read More Ganesh Slokas}


Natural Remedies To prevent Vomiting While Travel

Attending family functions like weddings, receptions , house warming,baby showers and engagements etc. is a must for all of us.Missing these get togethers will be disastrous.So it always better to attend the functions rather than missing them.But many of us have a lot of trouble while travelling for these functions or even just for a fun trip or travel by itself makes most of us dizzy and the ride will give you vomiting sensation through out the journey. The journey maybe by  car , bus,mini van,SUV,truck,lorry even by airpalne and ship puking during the journey  is not just bad for you but for also your fellow passengers.These remedies will help you t prevent vomitting through the journey and helps you to enjoy the trip.

avoid vomit

Natural  remedies  for avoiding vomitting during travel:

  • Have Mint tea before you start your journey will help to avoid vomitting.
  • Chewing mint leaves helps to avoid vomiting sensation.
  • Pepper in warm water helps to solve headache and dizziness.
  • Lemon and pepper water helps to prevent nausea.
  • Chewing and swallowing cloves helps to stops nausea and vomiting.
  • Cloves helps digestion.
  • Having ginger tea while travelling helps to prevent nausea.

ginger tea avoid vomit

  • Ginger helps to digest the food and stops vomiting sensation .
  • Chewing aniseed and having aniseed tea helps to stop vomiting sensation fast and quick.
  • Boiling cinnamon stick in water and drink that tea helps to prevent against vomit.
  • Onion helps to stop nausea and vomiting sensation in the body.
  • A combination with onion and pepper mint helps to digestive system to digest the food in the body.
  • Cardamom with cinnamon tea helps in travel.
  • Some hard candy which is sour in taste will help to forget the sensation.
  • Having some chocolates or coffee toffees might also help.
  • Dilute a spoon of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water helps when you rinse your mouth to that as a mouth wash helps to get rid of vomiting sensation and even the smell of vomit in the mouth.
  • Cumin powder helps to cure nausea and stops your vomit.

Slokas For Kids – Gajaananam Bootha Ganaathi

Vinayagar Slokam 

Gajaananam Bootha Ganaathi

Sayvitham Kapitha Jumbu

Phala saara Bakshitham

Umaa Sutham Shoka

Vinaasha Kaaranam Namaami

Vigneshwara Paadha Pankajam

Meaning of the Sloka
I present  myself before the lotus feet of vinayaka (Ganesha),who is the son of Uma Maheswari, The goddess who destroys sorrow,  He who is served by the angels,  He who has the face of an elephant, who partakes of the essence of kapittha and jambu fruits.