About Khairatabad Ganapati & History

Ganesha Chaturthi or Ganesha Festival is a day on which Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees. It is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi in Sanskrit, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu, Chavath ( चवथ ) in Konkani and as Chathaa (चथा) in Nepal Bhasa. It is celebrated as it is the birthday of Lord Ganesha. The festival is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). Typically, the day falls sometime between 20 August and 15 September. The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Ananta Chaturdashi. This festival is observed in the lunar month of bhadrapada shukla paksha chathurthi madhyahana vyapini purvaviddha.

The Khairatabad Ganapati Deva in Hyderabad is one of the tallest Ganesha idols made in India during Ganesh Chaturthi festival. In 2008, the height of Khairatabad Ganesh is 46 feet in 2008. A noteworthy and highly commendable aspect this year is the use of eco-friendly natural colors on the huge Ganesh idol.

Late Mr. S. Sankarayya freedom fighter, in 1954 founded Sri Ganesh Utsav Committee, Khairatabad, Hyderabad. Since then every year it developed with the constant effort of Mr. S. Sankarayya’s family and friends and committee members.

The Ganesh idol of this place is the tallest in the world, averaging to 50 feet. Mr.S.Sankarayya’s brother Mr. S. Sudershan continuing the tradition of Ganesh Pooja in Khairatabad, Hyderabad, with the help of Mr. Sandeep Raj and his son S. Rajkumar successfully, since 55 years. Every year lakhs of devotees visit daily this 12 days event of Ganesh Utsav. On 12th day this huge Ganesh idol, with the help of large cranes will be immersed in Hussain Sagar lake, after long procession.

Sri Ganesh Utsav Committee, Khairatabad, Hyderabad claims the Ganesh idols displayed here, during Ganesh Chaturthi, to be the tallest idols in the world. At the end of the festival, the Ganesh idol is immersed in the Hussain Sagar Lake using cranes.

  • 50 feet high and 24 feet wide Ganesh idol seated on a ’sarpa simhasanam between goddess Srishakti and lords Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara and Mallanaswamy on the other side.
  • Police made security arrangements in the city for the smooth conduct of the ten-day festival.
  • More than 14,000 police personnel have been deployed for bandobust duty at Ganesh pandals, important junctions, immersion points and other places in the city besides securitymen, 220 Home Guards and 160 platoons of armed forces posted throughout the state.
  • Pickets have been posted at 178 hyper sensitive and 505 sensitive places apart from 239 mobile parties for the festival.
  • Nearly 13,000 idols would be immersed in the Hussain Sagar lake in the city on September 14.

108 Ganapathi Namavali

1. Aum Vinayakaya Namah  – Salutation to the remover (of obstacles)
2. Aum Vighnarajaya Namah – Salutation to the ruler of obstacles
3. Aum Gauriputraya Namah – Salutation to the son of Gauri
4. Aum Ganeshvaraya Namah – Salutation to the lord of categories
5. Aum Skandagrajaya Namah – Salutation to Skanda’s elder brother
6. Aum Avyayaya Namah – Salutation to the inexhaustible one
7. Aum Putaya Namah – Salutation to the pure one
8. Aum Dakshaya Namah – Salutation to the skillful one
9. Aum Adhyakshaya Namah – Salutation to the great presider
10. Aum Dvijapriyaya Namah – Salutation to Him who loves the twice-born
11. Aum Agnigarvacchhide Namah – Salutation to Him who destroyed the ego of the fire
12. Aum Indrashripradaya Namah – Salutation to the restorer of Indra’s wealth
13. Aum Vanipradaya Namah – Salutation to Him who gives the power of speech
14. Aum Avyayaya Namah – Salutation to the inexhaustible one
15. Aum Sarvasiddhipradaya Namah – Salutation to the bestower of all fulfillment
16. Aum Sarvatanayaya Namah – Salutation to the son of Siva
17. Aum Sharvaripriyaya Namah – Salutation to Him who is loved by Parvati
18. Aum Sarvatmakaya Namah – Salutation to Him who is the soul of all
19. Aum Srishtikartre Namah – Salutation to the Creator
20. Aum Devaya Namah – Salutation to the Resplendent One
21. Aum Anekarchitaya Namah – Salutation to the one worshiped by multitudes
22. Aum Sivaya Namah – Salutation to the auspicious one
23. Aum Shuddhaya Namah – Salutation to the pure one
24. Aum Buddhipriyaya Namah – Salutation to Him who is fond of intelligence
25. Aum Shantaya Namah – Salutation to the peaceful one
26. Aum Brahmacharine Namah – Salutation to Him who is celibate
27. Aum Gajananaya Namah – Salutation to Him who has an elephant’s face
28. Aum Dvaimaturaya Namah – Salutation to Him who has two mothers
29. Aum Munistutaya Namah – Salutation to Him who is praised by sages
30. Aum Bhaktavighnavinashanaya Namah – Salutation to the destroyer of devotees’ obstacles
31. Aum Ekadantaya Namah – Salutation to Him who has one tusk
32. Aum Chaturbahave Namah – Salutation to Him who has four arms
33. Aum Chaturaya Namah – Salutation to the ingenious one
34. Aum Shaktisamyutaya Namah – Salutation to Him who is united with power
35. Aum Lambodaraya Namah – Salutation to Him who has a large belly
36. Aum Shurpakarnaya Namah – Salutation to Him with ears like winnowing fans
37. Aum Haraye Namah – Salutation to Him who destroys evil with lion-like courage
38. Aum Brahmaviduttamaya Namah – Salutation to the foremost knower of the supreme God
39. Aum Kalaya Namah – Salutation to the master of destiny
40. Aum Grahapataye Namah – alutation to the lord of all planets and galaxies
41. Aum Kamine Namah – Salutation to Him who is love
42. Aum Somasuryagnilochanaya Namah – Salutation to Him whose eyes are the moon, sun and fire
43. Aum Pashankushadharaya Namah – Salutation to the One who holds a noose and goad
44. Aum Chandaya Namah – Salutation to the One who appears fearsome
45. Aum Gunatitaya Namah – Salutation to Him who transcends qualities
46. Aum Niranjanaya Namah – Salutation to Him who is without blemish
47. Aum Akalmashaya Namah – Salutation to Him who is without impurity
48. Aum Svayamsiddhaya Namah – Salutation to Him who is self-fulfilled and perfect
49. Aum Siddharchitapadambujaya Namah – Salutation to Him whose lotus feet sages worship
50. Aum Bijapuraphalasaktaya Namah – Salutation to Him who is fond of pomegranates
51. Aum Varadaya Namah – Salutation to the bestower of boons
52. Aum Shashvataya Namah – Salutation to the eternal, unchanging one
53. Aum Kritine Namah – Salutation to the skillfully accomplished one
54. Aum Dvijapriyaya Namah – Salutation to Him who is fond of the twice-born
55. Aum Vitabhayaya Namah – Salutation to Him who is free from fear
56. Aum Gadine Namah – Salutation to Him whose weapon is the mace or club
57. Aum Chakrine Namah – Salutation to Him whose weapon is the discus
58. Aum Ikshuchapadhrite Namah – Salutation to Him who holds the sugarcane bow
59. Aum Shridaya Namah – Salutation to the bestower of great wealth
60. Aum Ajaya Namah – Salutation to the unborn one
61. Aum Utpalakaraya Namah – Hail to Him who holds the upright blue lotus flower
62. Aum Shripataye Namah – Salutation to the Lord of overflowing wealth
63. Aum Stutiharshitaya Namah – Salutation to Him who delights in praise
64. Aum Kuladribhrite Namah – Salutation to Him who supports Himalaya, His family’s mountain
65. Aum Jatilaya Namah – Salutation to Him who wears distinguished matted hair
66. Aum Kalikalmashanashanaya Namah – Salutation to Him who destroys sins in the Kaliyuga
67. Aum Chandrachudamanaye Namah – Salutation to Him who wears a moon upon his head
68. Aum Kantaya Namah – Salutation to the beloved, loving one
69. Aum Papaharine Namah – Salutation to the destroyer of sins
70. Aum Samahitaya Namah – Salutation to Him who is absorbed in meditation
71. Aum Ashritaya Namah – Salutation to Him who is our refuge
72. Aum Shrikaraya Namah – Salutation to Him who manifests prosperity
73. Aum Saumyaya Namah – Salutation to the pleasant one
74. Aum Bhaktavanchhitadayakaya Namah – Salutation to the grantor of devotees’ desires
75. Aum Shantaya Namah – Salutation to the peaceful one
76. Aum Kaivalyasukhadaya Namah – Salutation to the bestower of unsullied liberation
77. Aum Sacchidanandavigrahaya Namah – Salutation to the embodiment of Existence-Knowledge-Bliss
78. Aum Jnanine Namah – Salutation to the great wisdom
79. Aum Dayayutaya Namah – Salutation to Him who is full of compassion
80. Aum Dantaya Namah – Salutation to Him who has self-control
81. Aum Brahmadveshavivarjitaya Namah – Salutation to Him who is free from aversion to knowledge
82. Aum Pramattadaityabhayadaya Namah – Salutation to Him who brings terror to power-intoxicated demons
83. Aum Shrikanthaya Namah – Salutation to Him whose throat is beautiful
84. Aum Vibudheshvaraya Namah – Salutation to the Lord of the Wise
85. Aum Ramarchitaya Namah – Salutation to Him who is worshiped by Rama
86. Aum Vidhaye Namah – Salutation to Him who is the destiny of all
87. Aum Nagarajayajnopavitavate Namah – Salutation to Him whose sacred thread is a king cobra
88. Aum Sthulakanthaya Namah – Salutation to Him who has a stout neck, representing tremendous will and compassion
89. Aum Svayamkartre Namah – Salutation to Him who is the cause of himself
90. Aum Samaghoshapriyaya Namah – Salutation to Him who loves the sound of Sama Veda
91. Aum Parasmai Namah – Salutation to Him who is supreme
92. Aum Sthulatundaya Namah – Salutation to Him who has a stout, unpredictable trunk
93. Aum Agranyaya Namah – Salutation to Him, the first-born of Siva
94. Aum Dhiraya Namah – Salutation to the courageous one
95. Aum Vagishaya Namah – Salutation to the Lord of speech
96. Aum Siddhidayakaya Namah – Salutation to the bestower of fulfillment
97. Aum Durvabilvapriyaya Namah – Salutation to Him who loves durva grass and bilva leaves
98. Aum Avyaktamurtaye Namah – Salutation to the manifestation of the Unmanifest
99. Aum Adbhutamurtimate Namah – Salutation to Him of wondrous form
100. Aum Shailendratanujotsanga khelanotsukamanasaya Namah – Salutation to Him who is fond of playing in the lap of His mother, Parvati, daughter of the mountain Lord [Himavat]
101. Aum Svalavanyasudhasarajita manmathavigrahaya Namah – Salutation to Him who defeated Manmatha, the God of love, by His sweet beauty
102. Aum Samastajagadadharaya Namah – Salutation to the supporter of all the worlds
103. Aum Mayine Namah – Salutation to the source of illusory power
104. Aum Mushikavahanaya Namah – Salutation to Him who rides the abundance-gathering mouse
105. Aum Hrishtaya Namah – Salutation to the rapturously joyful one
106. Aum Tushtaya Namah – Salutation to the contented one who has it all in control
107. Aum Prasannatmane Namah – Salutation to the bright loving kindly-souled one
108. Aum Sarvasiddhipradayakaya Namah – Salutation to the grantor of all fulfillment

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