Ganesh worship in Japan
Scholars commonly date the presence of Ganesha in Japan with the age of Kukai (774- 834), the founder of the Shingon sect of Japanese Esoteric Buddhism. Ganesha’s most popular form in Japan is the dual-Vinayaka or the Embracing Kangiten. Two tall figures, elephant-headed but human-bodied, male and female, stand in embrace. The female wears a jeweled crown, a patched monks robe, and a red surplice. Also called the Deva of Bliss, Kankiten is invoked both for enlightenment and for worldly gains. Kakiten-Vinayaka is offered radishes, wine, and fresh fruits. Whosoever fulfills the rituals of the dual Kangiten is believed to attain success in all worldly endeavors.
May Kangiten bless us all!
Lord Ganesh in Burma
Lord Ganesh is worshipped as Maha-Peinne or the Great Bliss and is known as the The Lord who removes obstacles. Ganesh is a protector-deity of the famous Shwesardaw pagoda. The Buddhist Burmese also worship Thurathadi (Saraswati), Sandi (Chandi Devi), Paramethwa (Shiva), and Beikthano (Vishnu).
The Gupta family holds a Bhakti Sandhya every 15 days which is open to all devotees free of cost.
Its is a religious gathering at Radhe Maa Bhavan, organised to worship Maa Jagdambe. Lord Shiva and other deities are honoured with prayers and bhajans. It involves ritual worship (puja), bhajan (singing of devotional hymns), prasad (grace in the form of a gift from Mamtamai Shri Radhe Maa) and langar (communal meal) followed by darshan of Mamtamai Shri Radhe Guru Maa.
All are welcome to attend ‘Bhakti Sandhya’ and to take divine darshan of Shri Radhe Maa.
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