The first of Lord Ganesha's manifestation is called Vakratunda. The name is derived from the physical attributes of this manifestation of Lord Ganesha. Since the avatar has a twisted trunk it is called "Vakratunda". The reason this avatar was born was to defeat the demon Matsaryasura, the demon of envy, and his defeat by Lord Ganesha is a testimony to triumph over envy.
The second incarnation was Ekdanta. The incarnation got the name because of Lord Ganesha being single tusked. This avatar was born to defeat the demon Madasura. The demon Madasura represents intoxication.
The third manifestation of Lord Ganesha is Mahodara or the big bellied one. He was born to kill the demon of delusion, Mohasura. This incarnation of Lord Ganesha also destroyed Durbuddhi (negative thought) and Jnanaari (Enemy of knowledge). Mohasura was born out of momentary confusion of Lord Shiva.
Gajanana, was the fourth incarnation of Ganesha. The name of the avatar is coined after the "elephant face" of Lord Ganesha. He was born to slay the demon of greed, Lobha.
The fifth incarnation of Ganesha is Lambodara who killed Krodha, the demon of anger. The name Lambodara means "potbellied God".
Vikata, "the misshaped one", defeated Kama, the demon of desire. Vikata is the sixth incarnation of Ganesha.
The seventh incarnation, Vighnaraja destroyed Mama (lit. - mine), the demon of ego. In Sanskrit, Vighnaraja means the king of obstacles.
The last or the eighth incarnation of Ganesha is Dhumravarna (smoke colour). The incarnation got victory over the demon Ahamkara (narcissism).
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Um, you do realize that this is an atheist forum, yes?
of all the religions that inspire ceramic based thingy's I like this the best....though to be honest I really don't care for ceramic thingy's.
All knowledge is good, only ignorance is bad. Is this knowledge or ignorance? :-? This religion also considers Buddha to be one of their gods. He, himself, never claimed to be a god or was divinely inspired by Hinduism. It is questionable that, just like Jesus, that he ever existed, accept as a human coming from a rich family. Solitary
I don't understand why you posted this bullshit.
Quote from: "FrankDK"Um, you do realize that this is an atheist forum, yes?
Quote from: "leo"I don't understand why you posted this bullshit.
Yes, and I am a strong atheist. It is good to know what and how people think.
Quote from: "Solitary"It is questionable that, just like Jesus, that he ever existed, accept as a human coming from a rich family. Solitary
No. Hindus made him into a God in an act of assimilation and genuine respect for his views. India is full of Gautamas, Buddhas, Tathagatas, and Amitabhas (including my own son).
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Quote from: "FrankDK"Um, you do realize that this is an atheist forum, yes?Yes, and I am a strong atheist. It is good to know what and how people think.
Think, or believe? You are correct that knowledge is a good thing, but only the original teachings of Buddha is knowledge, and religions are all based on ignorance thinking they have knowledge. How can anyone have knowledge with the unknown, supernatural, or superstition without evidence? Solitary
Quote from: "Solitary"You are correct that knowledge is a good thing, but only the original teachings of Buddha is knowledge, and religions are all based on ignorance thinking they have knowledge. How can anyone have knowledge with the unknown, supernatural, or superstition without evidence? Solitary
Buddha was preceded by six historical Buddhas. Mahavira of the jains was preceded by twenty three 'tirthankaras'. Buddha developed upom the philosophies that existed in India at that time. 'Samannaphala Sutta' mentions five and jainism. To credit one person for the whole thing over the others is not correct.
Just as we guess now about 'brains', they also guessed. It is not that those old ones did not have a sharp intellect. As I have mentioned many times, Nasadiya Sukta of RigVeda (http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/rigveda/rv10129.htm (http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/rigveda/rv10129.htm)) was written by a very special observant person, perhaps an Einstein of his time. Book 10 of RigVeda is supposed to be one of the later books, even then much earlier than Buddha, when Aryans had come to India. He said that existence and non-existence are related and declared that Gods came after the creation of the universe. He was 'Vihavya' of the family of Sage 'Angirasa', one of the two oldest families of Aryan priests (not related to me).