their Sub-headings give a general view of the contents.
by Swami Mridananda, Sri Ramakrishna Math
Form and Its Significance
An analytical study of the unique form of Sri Ganesha, explaining
every aspect from the tiny rat mount to the Elephant face. Know
how this mystifying figure signifies the theme of the evolution
of consciousness from its primitive state to the transcendental
Divine Consciousness and how it shows the way and goal of the
future evolution of man. The chapter integrates the modern biological
knowledge and the profound spiritual vision.
This chapter reveals the rationale of the several legends latent
with profound symbolic wisdom. The reader immediately realizes
the irrelevance of the 'Freudian interpretation' of these legends
by the vested interests and how the legends shed light on the
deeper facts of human life and its possibilities.
Presents the various spiritual aspects of Sri Ganesha which can
be invoked for the materaial and spiritual progress of human life.
The16 most important form aspects of Sri Ganesha are presented
with illustrations and the Dhyaana Sloka-s, the hymns for mediation
(in Sanskrit with transliteration in Roman script) potent with
special effects.The various aspects of Sri Ganesha worship are
Glimpse into History
A historical perspective and the possible pre-vedic origin.
Spiritually powerful Sri Ganesha hymns for worship and meditation.
of Sri Ganesha
Some major centers of Sri Ganesha worship including Sri Ashta
-Vinaayaka Temples of Maharashtra, with illustrations.
Ganesha Worship Abroad
A brief account of Sri Ganesha worship that prevailed in several
countries from ancient times.
Sri Ganesha Sthothra-s -Powerful hymns on Sri Ganesha
8.The 'Milk Miracle'
- A Reassessment
A study of the strange incident that occurred in September 1995.
This chapter is included in the book as the incident was related
to icons of Sri Ganesha. This illustrated reassessment from different
angles raises the question: Should such incidents be left unexplored?
A Freudian Misinterpretation and Denigration of a Profound Divine
This chapter exposes the absurdity, profanity and the ulterior
motives behind the 'Freudian interpretation' by Prof. Paul Courtright.