Warding off evils with the Lord's help


        It is a known fact that right from the Vedic age to the modern day, Lord Vinayaka is being worshipped as the embodiment of Om, the pranava mantra. There is enough historical evidence to prove that the worship of the Lord is prevalent in all religions. No deity is worshipped before worshipping Lord Vinayaka.

        Etymologically 'Vi' in the word Vinayaka means a ladder who is non pareil. Therefore, Vinayaka is the all-powerful, Supreme one. Sri Shuba Drishti Ganapathi has existed long time ago in the age of Sage Agasthiyar. The Lord would surely put an end to the miseries of the people in the world who suffer as a result of the destructive influence of the 'evil eye' or Kann Drishti as He is also called as Kann Drishti Ganapathi.

        After that, it has come to the world in the year 1996 through a humble person called Shilpashree Bhasskaradoss. Meet this humble person who has given a Lord for the well being of the society. He is an artist par excellence and a lovable person. He is over 50 but the way he mingles with others would really feel like talking to him for hours together. If you talk to him for more than an hour, you will get almost all the information on the Hindu religion and the Gods. He becomes emotional when he talks about his spiritual experience with various saintsand sages.

        He is also working as a consultant interior designer for major companies across the country and he was the only person to bag the gold and silver medal for the Tamilnadu pavillion in the Indian International Trade Fair held at New Delhi a few years ago.

        He is a person loaded with various spiritual connections with Mahapurushas like Periavaa of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Kancheepuram, Thirumuruga Kripananda Variar, Sri Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi and with many other Siddhars.

        In the year 1996, Bhasskaradoss had a dream in which the Lord Vinayaka gave him a Vishva Rupa Darshanam. He said he was confused with the dream and was afraid as to what to do next. The next day by the same time, one Sidhar and Thirumuruga Kripananda Variar (whom he already knew) came in his dream by the same time and spoke about the Lord and His significance.

        Bhasskaradoss told that he was really perplexed and drew the picture of the Lord in the wee hours immediately after the dream. He could imagine all the parts of the Lord and His manifestations. He was done with the portray and kept it aside. To his surprise, after three days, he received a call from one Dr Velmurugan, who asked him to design an invitation for a Siddhar's Manivizha. He went to his place and was astonished to see the photo of the Siddhar who came in his dream. The Siddhar was called as Sri Paramjothi Swami who was from Kuduvilarpatti near Theni. After seeing the Siddhar's photo, he narrated the incidents to Dr Velmurugan and he inturn called up the Siddhar and with his consent, Bhasskaradoss and Velmurugan went to the ashram and there he was told by the Swami that the portrait of the Lord was called Sri Shuba Drishti Ganapathi.

       Lord Ganapathi in this rare form is the confluence of several incarnations of the Supreme, all rolled into one, seated on the lion and holding the Trident in his hand symbolising Goddess Devi Parashakti. He with agni (fire) in one hand and the Third Eye on his forehead reveals Lord Shiva. 

       He reminds us that He is an amsa of Goddess Mahalakshmi, standing on the Lotus. He is the only Lord who is believed to rectify Vaasthu Shastra effects without changing or demolishing the house. 

        He dispels poverty and bestows prosperity on his devotees holding Sanku, Chakra and Gathaand appears as Lord Vishnu assuring protection to the meek and weak. Amritha Kalasa on His crown connotes Lord Dhanvanthri, the dispeller of diseases. 

       The circular radiance round his profound head reminds one of Goddess Gayathri, giver of all desires. The Mahakundalini, Goddess Thirupurasundari, who could be discerned in His form, is sure to generate good thoughts in the mind and lead one in the right path. 

       Bhasskaradoss after returning to the city, printed nearly 10,000 copies at his expenses and circulated them to the public. 

Ways of worship 

        The picture of Sri Shuba Drishti Ganapathi has to be exhibited in the central hall of the house in such a way as to face the North. Decorate the Lord with flowers and burn incense sticks. Come out explicitly with all the problems that are afflicting your mind without any reservation.

        The Mala Mantra may be chanted 16 times daily. The speciality of the mantra is that it is a combination of Seed Sounds and prayer so that mistakes in pronounciation, if any, are condoned.

        Every Wednesday, incense may be shown to Him, and also camphor may be lit before Him.The plate with the lit camphor may be taken to every room in the house to get the auspicious benign grace of the Lord.

Om Hreem Sreem Kleem 
Gloum Gum Ganapathaye !
Vaaranamukhe Sarvaarishtaan 
Vaaraya Vaaraya Om Svaahaa ! 


        A couple of years later, he saw the same portrait of the Lord being misused for commercial purposes by others.

        He went to the Siddhar again and asked what to do next. The Swami is said to have asked him to make vigrahams of the Lord and give it to the public for their well being. He did as per the words of Swami and now he is recognised for the work he had done to the society.

        The material, glass fibre was used to make the vigrahams which would keep its shape unchanged. He was not interested in doing it as a business. He proudly says that it's a mission for him to spread the Lord's power through his works. His humble and noble thoughts had made him reach higher and higher.

        He considered himself very lucky as he got a chance to design the holy place of Puttaparthi's darshan hall called Sai Kulwanth Hall. He says with pride and tears running down his eyes that Swami Sri Sathya Sai Baba himself called him to do the job of decorating the holy hall. He had also composed many Tamil songs on Baba and had an opportunity to sing a few songs in front of the Lord at Puttaparthi.

        He said a few years back, he had an opportunity to visit Vishakapatnam and meet one saint and was told by him that he should worship the Lord Shuba Drishti Ganapathi with Mala Mantram as worshipped by Sage Agasthiyar. Till then he insisted others to pray with the Moola Mantram which is considered to be the Life mantra for the Lord.

        He owns a divine crafts company named ShilpaShree.

        Those interested can contact him over telephone at 24867348 and 24869616.

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