|| Om ShreeSwetharkaMula Ganapathaye Namaha ||
SWAYAMBHU SRI SWETHARKAMOOLA
ACCOMPLISHER OF ALL DESIRES
OF ALL VAASTUDOSHAS
OF ALL VOWS
In fact we are unaware of the name of SWETHARKAMOOLA
Ganapathy. Ganesha has many forms and
such forms are not visible in any other God.
Ganapathy has 64 forms of which 32 forms are very important. Puranas quote that shodasha (16) forms of
Ganapathy are of immense significance.
But the name of SWETHARKAMOOLA Ganapathy
does not exist anywhere and also in the above said forms. In Naradadi Puranas it was mentioned that
Calotropis Gigantea (the White Gilledu tree) when completes 100 years of
existence, its roots may take the form of Ganapathy. But elders opine that it is impossible to get
not only such a tree but such a form too.
Generally the roots of any tree may look like snakes and elephants’
trunks. But every root that looks so is
not SWETHARKAMOOLA Ganapathy
The greatness of the white Calotropis
Gigantea was quoted in Ganapathy Upanishad as ‘Thwam Mooladhare
Sthithosinithyam means the roots of a natural tree (Tella Gilledu) formed in
the shape of Ganapathy with all organs is being considered as one of the unique
features. It was also said about Hanuman
too Parijatha Thvamoola Vasitham which means that Hanuman’s form is available
in the roots of Mimusops Elengi (Amaranth Parijatham). However, elders say that ‘Sadhanath
Sadhyanthe’ which means that any work done with full concentration, keen
observation and faith in God shall never go waste.
SWETHARKAMOOLA Ganapathy stands for the
Sweta means Whiteness
Arca means Calotropis
Gigantea (white gilledu)
Moolam means the bottom of the roots
SWETHARKAMOOLA Ganapathy is permanently
located at Vishnupuri Colony, Kazipet of Warangal District, Andhra
Pradesh. Thousands of devotees throng in
long queues for the darshan of Lord SWETHARKAMOOLA Ganapathy. This has been a continuous process for last
14 years. Lord Ganesha has been
fulfilling the desires of tens of thousands of devotees whoever solemnly walks
around the temple chanting his name with mere grass (Garika, Agrastis Linearis)
on hand. People believe that it is at
mere sankalpa (thought or desire) in the temple, their solemn desires would be
fulfilled by his grace and also get assurance of being accomplished. Therefore, SWETHARKAMOOLA Ganapathy is also
known as ‘Sankalpa Siddhi Karakudu’, SWETHARKAMOOLA Ganapathy possess all
organs of Ganesha. They are nither
carved nor moulded by any sculptor. They
are naturally formed and his form is amazing with clear eyes, forehead, teeth,
wisdom tooth, legs, feet, hands, navel, bed and throne and we see him sitting
on a rat on Mooshika Vahana, his mode of transport.
Swamy is exactly seated facing east side and
it appreas as if God is looking at North-East (Eshanya) extending his eyesight
to Kailasa, the Heaven of Siva. This is
an indication that Lord Ganesha is a dissipater of all Vaastudoshas too. This is one of the unique features of Lord
Ganesha. Further a Purana story narrates
that the present posture of Ganapathy is the result of a war that occurred
between a Mooshika (rat) and an Asura.
It was during the war Lord Ganesha seems to have pulled out his right
tooth and broken it and thrown the half broken tooth at the enemy. Then the enemy seems to have come to the
rescue of Lord Ganesha and touched his feet to protect him. It is after the end of war, Lord Ganesha seems
to have seated comfortably and quietly in the present position and this is
being considered as another unusual feature of Lord Ganesha.
SWETHARKAMOOLA Ganapathy has been fulfilling
the vows and desires of all those who visit him and pray to him atleast once in
life time. It is assumed that visiting SWETHARKAMOOLA
Ganapathy and walking around the temple chanting his name “Om Gam Ganapathaye
Namaha” brings peace, prosperity and tranquility to devotees.