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All about Ganesha
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Abodes of Ganesha

Attributes of Ganesha: About the significance of Ganesha, literary references, ancient temples, festivals etc.

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Ganesha Iconography: Thirty two iconic forms are recognized by the Agamic texts governing the worship of Ganesha.
Ganesha in devotional literature: The Ganesha Pancharatnam attributed to Adi Sankaracharya as well as the hymns of 1st millennium tamil poet Tirumoolar address Vinayaka. Story of the birth of Ganesha: Describes the origin of the elephant headed God Ganesha, the battle between Shiva's forces and the valiant warrior Ganapati. Story of Valli Kalyanam: This story from Tamilnadu  describes how Ganesha came to the aid of his brother Kartikeya as the latter courted the damsel Valli.