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Brahman versus Ishvara for the 5 or 6 main forms

Vishnu, Shiva, Ambika, Ganapati, Skanda, and Surya are five forms of Brahman or Ishvara. If they're five forms of Ishvara how can they marry, start famillies with themselves?
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Dhumra Ganapati in Dhumavati Sadhana

I am seeking a deeper understanding of Dhumavati Sadhana. In this mahavidya there is Dhumra Ganapati to be worshipped before. I'm seeking more resources about this form of Ganapati and it's mantras. ...
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What sort of creatures are the Vinayakas?

As stated here, there are a number of different creatures mentioned in scriptures, one of them being the Vinayakas. As per the answer, they are described as: Vinâyâka(विनायक): Malefic spirits ruled ...
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Which direction should the chanter face while chanting ganesha slokas? Is there any directions mentioned specific in vedas/puranas for lord ganesha?

Why is the mantra Gananam Tva Ganapatim used to worship Lord Ganesha? In the above link, it is mentioned south, please clarify
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Is Ucchista ganapati mentioned in puranas?

Is Ucchista ganapati mentioned in Puranas? Is the story of Ucchista ganapati mentioned in scriptures?
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How should an uniniated person offer non-veg items to their preferred form of God before consumption?

One of the answers to this question mentions that a devotee who has not conquered their desire for non-vegetarian food items should only consume it after offering to God. 2 and 3 speak of when and how ...
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Uchiṣṭa Ganapati Suktam in Atharvana veda

Does anyone know where in the Atharvana Veda we can find Uchiṣṭa Gaṇeśa/Gaṇapati suktam?
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Does any scripture give reasons for non-inclusion of Neem leaves in the list of 21 leaves for Ganapati puja?

Today is Sri Ganapati chaturdhi. After performing the puja, I got the following doubt. The List of 21 types of leaves used for Ganesha puja, is as follows. These leaves are stated to have medicinal ...
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