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Story of Gajamugasura


Story of Gajamugasura

There was an asura called Gajamugasura. He did deep penance and worshipped Lord Siva, who granted him several boons, by which he became extremely powerful. He put the Devas and rishis to great trouble. He forced the Devas to do 1008 Thoppukaranams in the morning, 1008 in the afternoon and 1008 in the evening.
( “Thoppu Karanam” – is a Tamil (a South Indian Language) word, which means to hold the ears, squat down and up. From ancient times this practice has been evident in the Indian Culture, where people practice this in front of the deity of the Lord Ganapathy (a symbolic representation of supreme energy in the form of an elephant which actually signifies wisdom. Thus also connected with the brain. “Ga” representing Intelligence, “Na” representing Wisdom and “Pathy” representing – Master, so ideally meaning the Master of Wisdom and Intelligence). It is said that this practice is a request to stimulate the wisdom and intelligence. It is also said that the practice has been evident in the ancient Gurukula Systems, where the seers asked their pupils to practice this technique in order to stimulate and energize the brain and its functions. The practice of ear piercing too has its real reasons being the stimulation of the pituitary and pineal glands, due to the effect of the pressure in the ear lobes.).

The Devas prayed to Lord Siva to rescue them from this evil asura. Lord Siva sent Lord Vinayaga to overcome Gajamugasura. Vinayaga went with several weapons such as bow & arrow, sword, axe, etc. However, since Gajamugasura had been granted the boon that he be destroyed by no weapon, none of these weapons used by Lord Vinayaga were effective. Vinayaga broke off his right tusk and used it to kill Gajamugasura. Gajamugasura rushed at Vinayaga in the form of a mooshika (small mouse). Vinayaga crushed the ego and vanity of Gajamugasura and sat on the mooshika. The humbled Gajamugasura bowed before Vinayaga, who accepted the mooshika as his vahana. Lord Vinayaka is the source of everlasting wisdom. He crushed ego and vanity and reduced it to the size of a mooshika and used it as his vahana. Lord Vinayaga can be pleased by doing Thoppukarana.

Story of Gajamugasura

There was an asura called Gajamugasura. He did deep penance and worshipped Lord Siva, who granted him several boons, by which he became extremely powerful. He put the Devas and rishis to great trouble. He forced the Devas to do 1008 Thoppukaranams in the morning, 1008 in the afternoon and 1008 in the evening.
( "Thoppu Karanam" - is a Tamil (a South Indian Language) word, which means to hold the ears, squat down and up. From ancient times this practice has been evident in the Indian Culture, where people practice this in front of the deity of the Lord Ganapathy (a symbolic representation of supreme energy in the form of an elephant which actually signifies wisdom. Thus also connected with the brain. "Ga"  representing Intelligence, "Na" representing Wisdom and "Pathy" representing - Master, so ideally meaning the Master of Wisdom and Intelligence). It is said that this practice is a request to stimulate the wisdom and intelligence. It is also said that the practice has been evident in the ancient Gurukula Systems, where the seers asked their pupils to practice this technique in order to stimulate and energize the brain and its functions. The practice of ear piercing too has its real reasons being the stimulation of the pituitary and pineal glands, due to the effect of the pressure in the ear lobes.). 

The Devas prayed to Lord Siva to rescue them from this evil asura. Lord Siva sent Lord Vinayaga to overcome Gajamugasura. Vinayaga went with several weapons such as bow & arrow, sword, axe, etc. However, since Gajamugasura had been granted the boon that he be destroyed by no weapon, none of these weapons used by Lord Vinayaga were effective. Vinayaga broke off his right tusk and used it to kill Gajamugasura. Gajamugasura rushed at Vinayaga in the form of a mooshika (small mouse). Vinayaga crushed the ego and vanity of Gajamugasura and sat on the mooshika. The humbled Gajamugasura bowed before Vinayaga, who accepted the mooshika as his vahana. Lord Vinayaka is the source of everlasting wisdom. He crushed ego and vanity and reduced it to the size of a mooshika and used it as his vahana. Lord Vinayaga can be pleased by doing Thoppukarana.

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