Lord Vinayagar , the eldest son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is worshiped in Hindu Religion as the god of beginnings, knowledge, wisdom, intellect and remover of obstacles. One always starts any prayer, ritual or occasion by worshiping the Beloved Lord Vinayagar – the Elephant God.
Lord Vinayagar’s blessings are also sought before embarking upon any new venture. Lord Ganesha is also referred to as Lord Ganapathi, Lord Gajanana, Lord Vighneshwar and Lord Pillaiyar.
Who is Sri Kamadchi Ampal ?
The auspicious divine Goddess Sri Kamadchi Ampal is the main presiding- deity at the Hindu Shankarar Sri Kamadchi Ampal Temple, Hamm, Germany, who is seen in the seated posture in Her majestic abode in the inner middle sanctum of the Temple. This posture is called the Padmasana posture. The Padmasana posture is said to resemble a lotus. In Yogic practice, this resembles the form of meditation. The Goddess Sri Kamadchi Ampal holds a Sugarcane Bow on her left upper arm and Lotus, Parrot in her right upper arm. Goddess Sri Kamadchi Ampal, also holds divine chakras called Pasa and Angusa in her arms. She also has a Chandraperai (a shape of moon like structure) in her forehead.
This is the birthday of Lord Krishna, the eighth Divine Incarnation. It falls on the 8th day of the dark half of the month of Bhadrapada (August-September). This is one of the greatest of all Hindu festivals. Lord Krishna was born at midnight. A twenty-four hour fast is observed on this day, which is broken at midnight.
Temples are decorated for the occasion. Bhajans are sung, bells are rung, the conch is blown, and Sacred spiritual hymns are recited in praise of Lord Krishna. At Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna, special spiritual gatherings are organised at this time. Hindu pilgrims globally and all over India attend these festive gatherings.