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Finally seem to get a satisfactory answer to the question as well as the scriptural source for the Sloka.

Also,as anyone can see,its not surprising that the Sloka can very well be mistaken for a Sloka of Vishnu.There

There is no way one can convince oneself that the Sloka is related to Ganapaty unless one sees the scriptural reference.

From the Vishnu Sahasranama found in the Skanda Purana-Avantya Khanda

Shuklaambaradharam Vishnum Shashi Varnam Chaturbhujam, Prasanna Vadanam Dhyaaye Sarva Vighnopashaantaye/ Laabhasteshaam Jayatyeshaam Krutasteshaam Paraajayah, Eshaamindeevara shyaamo hridayastho Janardanah/

( In his address to Devas, Lord Brahma invoked Shri Ganesha in the Swarupa of Bhagavan Vishnu as wearing white and clean clothing decked with four hands with a pleasing countenance and prayed to Him to appease any type of obstacle in the task being initiated. May Lord Janardana of Shyama Varna -blue complexion- who retains a splendid blue lotus in his heart bestow boons to us as he is the Emblem of Earnings and Magnificent Victories).

Edit-Further evidence that Sloka in question is just a pseudo Dhyana Sloka of Ganapaty.**The following (complete?) version of the Sloka is used for **Visvaksena

The following (complete?) version of the Sloka is used for Visvaksena Puja.

śuklām baradharaṁ viṣṇuṁ śaśi varṇaṁ caturbhujam | prasanna vadanaṁ dhyāyet sarva vighnopa śāntaye || yasya dviradha vaktrādyāḥ pāriṣadhya paraśatam | vighnam nighnanti satataṁ viśvaksena tamāśraye || I take refuge in Vishvaksena who always destroys all hindrances, he is the general of the elephant
faced attendants and the numerous others.

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That sounds quite reasonable to me since Ganapty is most often described in Scriptures as wearing red as opposed to white.Also

Also,almost all Dhyana Slokas of Ganapaty atleast mention one of the prominent features of Him(viz-big belly ,curved tusk,one toothed etc)in them.In

In this case that is strikingly missing.No mention whatsoever of Vakratunda or Lambodara or the musika which is His Vahana.

enter image description here

The highest of Yogis meditates constantly upon Ganesha, with a single tusk, having four arms, holding a
noose, goad, the Benefactor, supporting the universe with his hands, having the mouse as his emblem, red in colour, potbellied, fan-eared, wearing red clothes, anointed with red vermilion paste, worshipped with
red flowers,
always attentive to the supplications of the devotees, the cause of the universe, the Unsullied
One who was manifested before the universe was created and existed prior to the manifestation of spirit
and matter-GanapatyatharvasirsopanishatFrom the Ganapatyatharvasirsopanishat.

Finally seem to get a satisfactory answer to the question as well as the scriptural source for the Sloka.

Also,as anyone can see,its not surprising that the Sloka can very well be mistaken for a Sloka of Vishnu.There is no way one can convince oneself that the Sloka is related to Ganapaty unless one sees the scriptural reference.

From the Vishnu Sahasranama found in the Skanda Purana-Avantya Khanda

Shuklaambaradharam Vishnum Shashi Varnam Chaturbhujam, Prasanna Vadanam Dhyaaye Sarva Vighnopashaantaye/ Laabhasteshaam Jayatyeshaam Krutasteshaam Paraajayah, Eshaamindeevara shyaamo hridayastho Janardanah/

( In his address to Devas, Lord Brahma invoked Shri Ganesha in the Swarupa of Bhagavan Vishnu as wearing white and clean clothing decked with four hands with a pleasing countenance and prayed to Him to appease any type of obstacle in the task being initiated. May Lord Janardana of Shyama Varna -blue complexion- who retains a splendid blue lotus in his heart bestow boons to us as he is the Emblem of Earnings and Magnificent Victories).

Edit-Further evidence that Sloka in question is just a pseudo Dhyana Sloka of Ganapaty.**The following (complete?) version of the Sloka is used for **Visvaksena Puja.

śuklām baradharaṁ viṣṇuṁ śaśi varṇaṁ caturbhujam | prasanna vadanaṁ dhyāyet sarva vighnopa śāntaye || yasya dviradha vaktrādyāḥ pāriṣadhya paraśatam | vighnam nighnanti satataṁ viśvaksena tamāśraye || I take refuge in Vishvaksena who always destroys all hindrances, he is the general of the elephant
faced attendants and the numerous others.

enter image description here

That sounds quite reasonable to me since Ganapty is most often described in Scriptures as wearing red as opposed to white.Also,almost all Dhyana Slokas of Ganapaty atleast mention one of the prominent features of Him(viz-big belly ,curved tusk,one toothed etc)in them.In this case that is strikingly missing.No mention whatsoever of Vakratunda or Lambodara or the musika which is His Vahana.

enter image description here

The highest of Yogis meditates constantly upon Ganesha, with a single tusk, having four arms, holding a
noose, goad, the Benefactor, supporting the universe with his hands, having the mouse as his emblem, red in colour, potbellied, fan-eared, wearing red clothes, anointed with red vermilion paste, worshipped with
red flowers,
always attentive to the supplications of the devotees, the cause of the universe, the Unsullied
One who was manifested before the universe was created and existed prior to the manifestation of spirit
and matter-Ganapatyatharvasirsopanishat.

Finally seem to get a satisfactory answer to the question as well as the scriptural source for the Sloka.

Also,as anyone can see,its not surprising that the Sloka can very well be mistaken for a Sloka of Vishnu.

There is no way one can convince oneself that the Sloka is related to Ganapaty unless one sees the scriptural reference.

From the Vishnu Sahasranama found in the Skanda Purana-Avantya Khanda

Shuklaambaradharam Vishnum Shashi Varnam Chaturbhujam, Prasanna Vadanam Dhyaaye Sarva Vighnopashaantaye/ Laabhasteshaam Jayatyeshaam Krutasteshaam Paraajayah, Eshaamindeevara shyaamo hridayastho Janardanah/

( In his address to Devas, Lord Brahma invoked Shri Ganesha in the Swarupa of Bhagavan Vishnu as wearing white and clean clothing decked with four hands with a pleasing countenance and prayed to Him to appease any type of obstacle in the task being initiated. May Lord Janardana of Shyama Varna -blue complexion- who retains a splendid blue lotus in his heart bestow boons to us as he is the Emblem of Earnings and Magnificent Victories).

Edit-Further evidence that Sloka in question is just a pseudo Dhyana Sloka of Ganapaty.

The following (complete?) version of the Sloka is used for Visvaksena Puja.

śuklām baradharaṁ viṣṇuṁ śaśi varṇaṁ caturbhujam | prasanna vadanaṁ dhyāyet sarva vighnopa śāntaye || yasya dviradha vaktrādyāḥ pāriṣadhya paraśatam | vighnam nighnanti satataṁ viśvaksena tamāśraye || I take refuge in Vishvaksena who always destroys all hindrances, he is the general of the elephant
faced attendants and the numerous others.

enter image description here

That sounds quite reasonable to me since Ganapty is most often described in Scriptures as wearing red as opposed to white.

Also,almost all Dhyana Slokas of Ganapaty atleast mention one of the prominent features of Him(viz-big belly ,curved tusk,one toothed etc)in them.

In this case that is strikingly missing.No mention whatsoever of Vakratunda or Lambodara or the musika which is His Vahana.

enter image description here

The highest of Yogis meditates constantly upon Ganesha, with a single tusk, having four arms, holding a
noose, goad, the Benefactor, supporting the universe with his hands, having the mouse as his emblem, red in colour, potbellied, fan-eared, wearing red clothes, anointed with red vermilion paste, worshipped with
red flowers,
always attentive to the supplications of the devotees, the cause of the universe, the Unsullied
One who was manifested before the universe was created and existed prior to the manifestation of spirit
and matter-From the Ganapatyatharvasirsopanishat.

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Finally seem to get a satisfactory answer to the question as well as the scriptural source for the Sloka.

Also,as anyone can see,its not surprising that the Sloka can very well be mistaken for a Sloka of Vishnu.There is no way one can convince oneself that the Sloka is related to Ganapaty unless one sees the scriptural reference.

From the Vishnu Sahasranama found in the Skanda Purana-Avantya Khanda

Shuklaambaradharam Vishnum Shashi Varnam Chaturbhujam, Prasanna Vadanam Dhyaaye Sarva Vighnopashaantaye/ Laabhasteshaam Jayatyeshaam Krutasteshaam Paraajayah, Eshaamindeevara shyaamo hridayastho Janardanah/

( In his address to Devas, Lord Brahma invoked Shri Ganesha in the Swarupa of Bhagavan Vishnu as wearing white and clean clothing decked with four hands with a pleasing countenance and prayed to Him to appease any type of obstacle in the task being initiated. May Lord Janardana of Shyama Varna -blue complexion- who retains a splendid blue lotus in his heart bestow boons to us as he is the Emblem of Earnings and Magnificent Victories).

Edit-Further evidence that Sloka in question is just a pseudo Dhyana Sloka of Ganapaty.**The follwingfollowing (complete?) version of the Sloka is used for **Visvaksena Puja.

śuklām baradharaṁ viṣṇuṁ śaśi varṇaṁ caturbhujam | prasanna vadanaṁ dhyāyet sarva vighnopa śāntaye || yasya dviradha vaktrādyāḥ pāriṣadhya paraśatam | vighnam nighnanti satataṁ viśvaksena tamāśraye || I take refuge in Vishvaksena who always destroys all hindrances, he is the general of the elephant
faced attendants and the numerous others.

enter image description here

That sounds quite reasonable to me since Ganapty is most often described in Scriptures as wearing red as opposed to white.Also,almost all Dhyana Slokas of Ganapaty atleast mention one of the prominent features of Him(viz-big belly ,curved tusk,one toothed etc)in them.In this case that is strikingly missing.No mention whatsoever of Vakratunda or Lambodara or the musika which is His Vahana.

enter image description here

The highest of Yogis meditates constantly upon Ganesha, with a single tusk, having four arms, holding a
noose, goad, the Benefactor, supporting the universe with his hands, having the mouse as his emblem, red in colour, potbellied, fan-eared, wearing red clothes, anointed with red vermilion paste, worshipped with
red flowers,
always attentive to the supplications of the devotees, the cause of the universe, the Unsullied
One who was manifested before the universe was created and existed prior to the manifestation of spirit
and matter-Ganapatyatharvasirsopanishat.

Finally seem to get a satisfactory answer to the question as well as the scriptural source for the Sloka.

Also,as anyone can see,its not surprising that the Sloka can very well be mistaken for a Sloka of Vishnu.There is no way one can convince oneself that the Sloka is related to Ganapaty unless one sees the scriptural reference.

From the Vishnu Sahasranama found in the Skanda Purana-Avantya Khanda

Shuklaambaradharam Vishnum Shashi Varnam Chaturbhujam, Prasanna Vadanam Dhyaaye Sarva Vighnopashaantaye/ Laabhasteshaam Jayatyeshaam Krutasteshaam Paraajayah, Eshaamindeevara shyaamo hridayastho Janardanah/

( In his address to Devas, Lord Brahma invoked Shri Ganesha in the Swarupa of Bhagavan Vishnu as wearing white and clean clothing decked with four hands with a pleasing countenance and prayed to Him to appease any type of obstacle in the task being initiated. May Lord Janardana of Shyama Varna -blue complexion- who retains a splendid blue lotus in his heart bestow boons to us as he is the Emblem of Earnings and Magnificent Victories).

Further evidence that Sloka in question is just a pseudo Dhyana Sloka of Ganapaty.**The follwing (complete?) version of the Sloka is used for **Visvaksena Puja.

śuklām baradharaṁ viṣṇuṁ śaśi varṇaṁ caturbhujam | prasanna vadanaṁ dhyāyet sarva vighnopa śāntaye || yasya dviradha vaktrādyāḥ pāriṣadhya paraśatam | vighnam nighnanti satataṁ viśvaksena tamāśraye || I take refuge in Vishvaksena who always destroys all hindrances, he is the general of the elephant
faced attendants and the numerous others.

enter image description here

That sounds quite reasonable to me since Ganapty is most often described in Scriptures as wearing red as opposed to white.Also,almost all Dhyana Slokas of Ganapaty atleast mention one of the prominent features of Him(viz-big belly ,curved tusk,one toothed etc)in them.In this case that is strikingly missing.No mention whatsoever of Vakratunda or Lambodara or the musika which is His Vahana.

enter image description here

The highest of Yogis meditates constantly upon Ganesha, with a single tusk, having four arms, holding a
noose, goad, the Benefactor, supporting the universe with his hands, having the mouse as his emblem, red in colour, potbellied, fan-eared, wearing red clothes, anointed with red vermilion paste, worshipped with
red flowers,
always attentive to the supplications of the devotees, the cause of the universe, the Unsullied
One who was manifested before the universe was created and existed prior to the manifestation of spirit
and matter-Ganapatyatharvasirsopanishat.

Finally seem to get a satisfactory answer to the question as well as the scriptural source for the Sloka.

Also,as anyone can see,its not surprising that the Sloka can very well be mistaken for a Sloka of Vishnu.There is no way one can convince oneself that the Sloka is related to Ganapaty unless one sees the scriptural reference.

From the Vishnu Sahasranama found in the Skanda Purana-Avantya Khanda

Shuklaambaradharam Vishnum Shashi Varnam Chaturbhujam, Prasanna Vadanam Dhyaaye Sarva Vighnopashaantaye/ Laabhasteshaam Jayatyeshaam Krutasteshaam Paraajayah, Eshaamindeevara shyaamo hridayastho Janardanah/

( In his address to Devas, Lord Brahma invoked Shri Ganesha in the Swarupa of Bhagavan Vishnu as wearing white and clean clothing decked with four hands with a pleasing countenance and prayed to Him to appease any type of obstacle in the task being initiated. May Lord Janardana of Shyama Varna -blue complexion- who retains a splendid blue lotus in his heart bestow boons to us as he is the Emblem of Earnings and Magnificent Victories).

Edit-Further evidence that Sloka in question is just a pseudo Dhyana Sloka of Ganapaty.**The following (complete?) version of the Sloka is used for **Visvaksena Puja.

śuklām baradharaṁ viṣṇuṁ śaśi varṇaṁ caturbhujam | prasanna vadanaṁ dhyāyet sarva vighnopa śāntaye || yasya dviradha vaktrādyāḥ pāriṣadhya paraśatam | vighnam nighnanti satataṁ viśvaksena tamāśraye || I take refuge in Vishvaksena who always destroys all hindrances, he is the general of the elephant
faced attendants and the numerous others.

enter image description here

That sounds quite reasonable to me since Ganapty is most often described in Scriptures as wearing red as opposed to white.Also,almost all Dhyana Slokas of Ganapaty atleast mention one of the prominent features of Him(viz-big belly ,curved tusk,one toothed etc)in them.In this case that is strikingly missing.No mention whatsoever of Vakratunda or Lambodara or the musika which is His Vahana.

enter image description here

The highest of Yogis meditates constantly upon Ganesha, with a single tusk, having four arms, holding a
noose, goad, the Benefactor, supporting the universe with his hands, having the mouse as his emblem, red in colour, potbellied, fan-eared, wearing red clothes, anointed with red vermilion paste, worshipped with
red flowers,
always attentive to the supplications of the devotees, the cause of the universe, the Unsullied
One who was manifested before the universe was created and existed prior to the manifestation of spirit
and matter-Ganapatyatharvasirsopanishat.

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Finally seem to get a satisfactory answer to the question as well as the scriptural source for the Sloka.

Also,as anyone can see,its not surprising that the Sloka can very well be mistaken for a Sloka of Vishnu.There is no way one can convince oneself that the Sloka is related to Ganapaty unless one sees the scriptural reference.

From the Vishnu Sahasranama found in the Skanda Purana-Avantya Khanda

Shuklaambaradharam Vishnum Shashi Varnam Chaturbhujam, Prasanna Vadanam Dhyaaye Sarva Vighnopashaantaye/ Laabhasteshaam Jayatyeshaam Krutasteshaam Paraajayah, Eshaamindeevara shyaamo hridayastho Janardanah/

( In his address to Devas, Lord Brahma invoked Shri Ganesha in the Swarupa of Bhagavan Vishnu as wearing white and clean clothing decked with four hands with a pleasing countenance and prayed to Him to appease any type of obstacle in the task being initiated. May Lord Janardana of Shyama Varna -blue complexion- who retains a splendid blue lotus in his heart bestow boons to us as he is the Emblem of Earnings and Magnificent Victories).

Further evidence that Sloka in question is just a pseudo Dhyana Sloka of Ganapaty.**The follwing (complete?) version of the Sloka is used for **Visvaksena Puja.

śuklām baradharaṁ viṣṇuṁ śaśi varṇaṁ caturbhujam | prasanna vadanaṁ dhyāyet sarva vighnopa śāntaye || yasya dviradha vaktrādyāḥ pāriṣadhya paraśatam | vighnam nighnanti satataṁ viśvaksena tamāśraye || I take refuge in Vishvaksena who always destroys all hindrances, he is the general of the elephant
faced attendants and the numerous others.

enter image description here

That sounds quite reasonable to me since Ganapty is most often described in Scriptures as wearing red as opposed to white.Also,almost all Dhyana Slokas of Ganapaty atleast mention one of the prominent features of Him(viz-big belly ,curved tusk,one toothed etc)in them.In this case that is strikingly missing.No mention whatsoever of Vakratunda or Lambodara or the musika which is His Vahana.

enter image description here

The highest of Yogis meditates constantly upon Ganesha, with a single tusk, having four arms, holding a
noose, goad, the Benefactor, supporting the universe with his hands, having the mouse as his emblem, red in colour, potbellied, fan-eared, wearing red clothes, anointed with red vermilion paste, worshipped with
red flowers,
always attentive to the supplications of the devotees, the cause of the universe, the Unsullied
One who was manifested before the universe was created and existed prior to the manifestation of spirit
and matter-Ganapatyatharvasirsopanishat.

Finally seem to get a satisfactory answer to the question as well as the scriptural source for the Sloka.

Also,as anyone can see,its not surprising that the Sloka can very well be mistaken for a Sloka of Vishnu.There is no way one can convince oneself that the Sloka is related to Ganapaty unless one sees the scriptural reference.

From the Vishnu Sahasranama found in the Skanda Purana-Avantya Khanda

Shuklaambaradharam Vishnum Shashi Varnam Chaturbhujam, Prasanna Vadanam Dhyaaye Sarva Vighnopashaantaye/ Laabhasteshaam Jayatyeshaam Krutasteshaam Paraajayah, Eshaamindeevara shyaamo hridayastho Janardanah/

( In his address to Devas, Lord Brahma invoked Shri Ganesha in the Swarupa of Bhagavan Vishnu as wearing white and clean clothing decked with four hands with a pleasing countenance and prayed to Him to appease any type of obstacle in the task being initiated. May Lord Janardana of Shyama Varna -blue complexion- who retains a splendid blue lotus in his heart bestow boons to us as he is the Emblem of Earnings and Magnificent Victories).

Finally seem to get a satisfactory answer to the question as well as the scriptural source for the Sloka.

Also,as anyone can see,its not surprising that the Sloka can very well be mistaken for a Sloka of Vishnu.There is no way one can convince oneself that the Sloka is related to Ganapaty unless one sees the scriptural reference.

From the Vishnu Sahasranama found in the Skanda Purana-Avantya Khanda

Shuklaambaradharam Vishnum Shashi Varnam Chaturbhujam, Prasanna Vadanam Dhyaaye Sarva Vighnopashaantaye/ Laabhasteshaam Jayatyeshaam Krutasteshaam Paraajayah, Eshaamindeevara shyaamo hridayastho Janardanah/

( In his address to Devas, Lord Brahma invoked Shri Ganesha in the Swarupa of Bhagavan Vishnu as wearing white and clean clothing decked with four hands with a pleasing countenance and prayed to Him to appease any type of obstacle in the task being initiated. May Lord Janardana of Shyama Varna -blue complexion- who retains a splendid blue lotus in his heart bestow boons to us as he is the Emblem of Earnings and Magnificent Victories).

Further evidence that Sloka in question is just a pseudo Dhyana Sloka of Ganapaty.**The follwing (complete?) version of the Sloka is used for **Visvaksena Puja.

śuklām baradharaṁ viṣṇuṁ śaśi varṇaṁ caturbhujam | prasanna vadanaṁ dhyāyet sarva vighnopa śāntaye || yasya dviradha vaktrādyāḥ pāriṣadhya paraśatam | vighnam nighnanti satataṁ viśvaksena tamāśraye || I take refuge in Vishvaksena who always destroys all hindrances, he is the general of the elephant
faced attendants and the numerous others.

enter image description here

That sounds quite reasonable to me since Ganapty is most often described in Scriptures as wearing red as opposed to white.Also,almost all Dhyana Slokas of Ganapaty atleast mention one of the prominent features of Him(viz-big belly ,curved tusk,one toothed etc)in them.In this case that is strikingly missing.No mention whatsoever of Vakratunda or Lambodara or the musika which is His Vahana.

enter image description here

The highest of Yogis meditates constantly upon Ganesha, with a single tusk, having four arms, holding a
noose, goad, the Benefactor, supporting the universe with his hands, having the mouse as his emblem, red in colour, potbellied, fan-eared, wearing red clothes, anointed with red vermilion paste, worshipped with
red flowers,
always attentive to the supplications of the devotees, the cause of the universe, the Unsullied
One who was manifested before the universe was created and existed prior to the manifestation of spirit
and matter-Ganapatyatharvasirsopanishat.

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