Friday, August 25, 2017

“Ganpati Bappa Morya” – What it means?

૨૫/૦૮/૨૦૧૭....ગણપતિ  બાપા મૌર્યા.....

        “Ganpati Bappa Morya” – What it means?
“Ganapati (Sanskrit: gaapati), a synonym for Ganesha, is a compound  composed of gaa, meaning “group”, and pati, meaning “ruler” or “lord”.”
  Bappa: father / Lord
                    All join in this final procession shouting                                                “Ganapathi Bappa Morya, Purchya Varshi Laukar ya”                                            (O father Ganesha, come again speedily next year).”
      “Morya Gosavi was a 14th century saint of the Ganapatya sect.                           He was a great devotee of Ganesha.                                                                 He was originally from a village called Shaligram in Karnataka.                            He built the Mayureshwar temple at Morgaon, near Pune.                                 The starting of the Ashtavinayak pilgrimage is attributed to him.                        The words Ganapati Bappa Morya are attributed to him.                                    He was a contemporary of Chattrapati Shahu Maharaj and Peshwa Balaji            Vishwanath Bhatt.                                                                                           He took sanjeevan samadhi at Chinchwad, Pune.”

                Complied:Nirupam Avashia......   

Birla Ganapati and Shirgaon Sai Baba Temple

Details courtesy:  RAJARAM SETHURAMAN ..

Mangal Murti Morya Ganpati Temple (also known as Birla Ganpati) and the Sai baba temple at Shirgaon.
The Ganapati idol is huge and one cannot miss it when you are on the NH4 as you reach the Somatane Toll Plaza. There is a parking place just before the entrance gate. You have to climb around 179 steps to reach the top. Though the number 179 looks a lot, the climb isn’t anything to worry about, as you don’t even feel it OR this number is not just the steps to the base of the idol, have to check on this.
This a Birla family establishment and the idol was sculpted/created by Maturam Verma and Nareshkumar Verma of Pilani. The idol is 54 feet high, placed on a 18 foot pedestal which is 45 feet wide.
From here, it is a few kms drive across the expressway (through an underpass) to Shirgaon Sai Baba temple. This temple was built as a replica of the Shirdi Sai Baba temple. The architecture is meant to resemble the original temple at Shirdi. All the daily aartis done at Shirdi are also performed here. Kakad Arti – 5.15 Am, Maha Abhishek – 7 AM, Noon Arti – 12 noon, Dhup Arti – 6.15 pm and the Shej Arti at 10 pm. The temple remains closed from 10.30 pm to 5 AM.


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