Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Vinayagar and his "vehicle"

Have you ever wondered why Vinayagar's vehicle is mouse?

Yes, some of us ridicule the idea. Vinayagar is Lord who removes the obstacles. Vakrathundan is another name meaning Vinayai Theepavan. Elephant's most feared animal is not lion or tiger but mouse, yet in Hinduism mouse is the vehicle of an elephant. It is a metaphor. It means ride the fear, be master of your fear and not otherwise. If you dont control your fear the fear will control you.

Everytime you pray to Lord Vinayagar before proceed with your tasks. We live in the time where we pray everyday but we dont know exactly why we are doing what we are doing, especially when it comes to religion. Hinduism teach us a lot of things in our daily life yet we failed to listen to them.

We question why so many temples built why the temples must have Gold tops, why we need to burn camphor and so on. We forget everything in Hinduism has a scientific reason. Praying with 2 hands together a lone doesnt serve any purpose. Learn why.

For those who doesn't know the hymn of Vinayagar, this is it.
Practice it daily.

Vakrathunda Mahakaaya
Sooryakoti Samaprabha
Avighnam Kuru Me' Deva
Sarva Kaaryesu Sarvadhaa

The Lord with the curved trunk and a mighty body,
who has the luster of a million suns,
I pray to thee Oh Lord,
to remove the obstacles
from all the actions I intend to perform.



southpark said...

u hv done a great job by creatin this blog about hinduism...i rely appreciate ur work and i believe this will create awareness among our small future if can please include the hymn in tamil as well...ill suport you by vistin ur blog daily n recommendin to my frens...keep the good work

Chakravarthy said...

Thank you for support. I hope you can spread the word. As you would have read from my foreword, I am not Tamil educated but I learned how to read Tamil with my own effort. So I am not able to write Tamil properly. I would be very glad if any readers volunteer to become my translator and / or co-author. This blog is equiped with Tamil transliteration so I don't think that would difficult.