Who is your favorite Hindu god?

@daliaj (5689)
India
July 27, 2009 11:43pm CST
I am a Christian, but my favorite Hindu god is Ganesha. He is the god with the head of an elephant. There are various stories regarding how he got his elephant head. Rat is his vehicle ; he rides on a rat. Who is your favorite Hindu god? What makes him your favorite? What are the rituals followed in your place to worship Ganesha?
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@preethaanju (3000)
• India
28 Jul 09
I like God Prakash Anand. His temple is in Mysore. Many People like him and pray to Him for good things. If U want to see his abode, come with prior appointment.. and bagful of cash.. thx
@daliaj (5689)
• India
28 Jul 09
This is too much to portrait yourself as a god. You said that you go to temples sometime ago. Right? Then, how does your favorite god becomes you. Annyway, thanks for the information that the temple is in Mysore. I will let you know if anybody is interested. Lol. Thanks for the response.
• India
28 Jul 09
One day the god in the temple told me"prakash u are urself a god, why are here? dont be foolish like others" That day i stopped going to temples.thx
@dianmelydia (2272)
• Indonesia
28 Jul 09
I also like Ganesha. As i know, in Hindu's mytology, Ganesha is god of science. It's good to know that there's alot of people out there who are not Hindu but want to know much thing about its mytology. I'm one of them who are not Hindu but i have great interesting in its mytology. However we know that Hindu is the oldest religion ever in this world. Living in this multicultural society, actually we can learn many things about this life from other religion's perspectives. All religion teach us how to be good. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
28 Jul 09
It is nice to hear that you love Ganesha too. It is good that you are interested in Hindu mytology. I am also intersted in it; I also want to know about Buddhism. I wanted to buy a big statue of Buddha once, which is made of brass, but it was expensive. I also like the god - Krishana. I have a statue of Krishana playing flute with Radha.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
28 Jul 09
Thanks for the response.
@yogambal_64 (1016)
• India
28 Jul 09
My favorite Hindu god is Ganesha too. He is supposed to safeguard us from any obstacles in any of our new endeavor and bring progress and prosperity to us so all worship him before they set to do anything. He is favorite to me because as I have already said he has helped me all along when I pray for him. People offer coconuts to him when they wish for something good to happen.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
29 Jul 09
I am a Christain and not sure about many Hindu rituals. I think offering coconuts can be done to any Hindu god. Am I right? I have seen people offering coconuts in almost all Hindu temples. I have seen people worship Gensha more in Tamilnadu compared to Kerala. Also, there will be a Ganesha statue outsie or a part of the wall of most of the houses in Chennai. Thanks for the response.
• India
28 Jul 09
My favorit god is Lord Krishna. I love listening to his childhood pranks again and again. You feel as if the child Krishna is doing all those in your own house. We make modaks to please Ganesha on his birthday that is on Ganesh Chathurti. We also break coconuts to appease Lord Ganesha.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
29 Jul 09
I like lord Krishna too. I like to watch the serial Srikrishna in the channel Asianet. I visited Vrindavan and Madhura temples. I also have a statue of Krisha and Radha at my house where Krishana is playing a flute. I have seen people are more into rituals of Ganesha in Tamilnadu compared to Kerala. The main godess of my village temple is godess Kali. Thanks for the response.
@divkris (1163)
• India
28 Jul 09
I like Lord Shiva :) I don't know why i'm fond of him - may be because he is portrayed as a macho man - may be. But my next fav is his son Lord Ganesha :) According to Hindu mythology, Lord Ganesh is supposed to help you cross all hurdles in every phase of your life. So people worship him everyday. :)
@daliaj (5689)
• India
28 Jul 09
Many of my friends are fond of lor Shiva and Vishnu. I like lord Nataraja also. It is nice to see him standing in that dancing position. Is Nataraja is the same as Vishu? or another birth of Vishu? I don't know more about Hindu mytology. The next god I like after Ganesha is lord Krishna. I have a statue of Krishana and Radha at my home given by Shobana.
• India
7 Sep 10
Hello daliaj You can read about what the picture of Ganesha represents in my discussion.http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2393628.aspx?p=0 You know we have tons gods and goddesses, Ganesha is my favorite because he is the first to be worshipped always, he is god of worship and learning, i am a professor, only due to his blessings.. Thanks for sharing. Welcome always friend, cheers. Professor. .
@vinslounge (1297)
• India
28 Jul 09
It is quite great that you have a secular approach and I appreciate that. My favourite Hindu god is Lord Ganesha and Lordess Kali. Whatever good things you wish to achieve, just pray to lord Ganesha with utmost sincerity, it'll definitely occur in reality. Lordess Kali is one powerful goddess and she is like Mother to me. Just how the catholics consider MARY as the mother, Hindus consider Lordess Kali-( she is even called as Parvathy) as their mother. There are many ritual procedures that has to be followed for different gods. But there is absolutely no necessity to perform any specific ritual for Lord Ganesha. Just if we pray to him sincerely from heart, that is sufficient.
@srganesh (6349)
• India
28 Jul 09
I am a Hindu and I love Ganesha too.He is a favorite of all kids and the stories about him are quite interesting.But my favorite gods are Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.And if asked to select one of them,I will choose Lord Vishnu.He is the one who promised to descend to earth whenever there is a need.That is why he is the lord for care.Cheers!