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Lord Ganesha

ऊँ गं गणपतये नमः
(OM gaṁ gaṇapataye namaḥ)
Meaning: I bow down to Ganapati/Praise be to Ganapati

 



स्वरुप:

Svarūpaḥ

In Sanskrit this means “Lover of Beauty.”
This is one of the 108 names of Lord Ganesha.

ऊँ गं गणपतये नमः
(OM gaṁ gaṇapataye namaḥ)
Meaning: I bow down to Ganapati/Praise be to Ganapati


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This मूर्ति (mūrti, deity sculpture) was given to me by my dear friends from Bangalore, India. It is made of Sandalwood and stands no more than 10.5 inches tall.

Photographed with an iPhone. Processed with AutoPainter, PaintMee, Iris Photo Suite, Snapseed, Pixlromatic, Pic Grunger and Sketchbook. All text (Sanskrit and English) was written in Sketchbook.



Lord Krishna

ऊँ श्री कृष्ण शरणं मम
OM Shree Krishna sharanam mama

Lord Krishna is my shelter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This image originated from a iPhone photograph of a friend’s wall hanging. Textures and colors were applied with the following apps: AutoPainter, PaintMee, Pixlromatic, Iris Photo Suite, Pic Grunger and Sketchbook. Likhita Japa was written in Sketchbook.



Pujya Gurudev

“Depersonalization is the secret to inspiration.”

~Swami Chinmayananda
May 8, 1916 – August 3, 1993

gururbrahmā gururviṣṇuḥ
gururdevo maheśvaraḥ
gurureva param brahma
tasmai  ṣrīgurave namaḥ

(Salutations to the noble Guru, who is Brahma, Vishnu
and Lord Shiva, the direct paraBrahma, the supreme reality.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Creative Commons license does not apply to this image.
This likhita japa is dedicated to Gurudev in memory of
his Mahasamadhi. All copyrights belong solely to Him
and Pujya Guruji Tejomayandanda. Reproduction of
this image (in any way) is strictly forbidden.



Seeker

“The seeker after truth should be humbler than the dust.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

This is a visual image only, not a likhita japa drawing. However,
it was created by reflecting on this
beautiful quote by Mahatma Gandhi.
So, even though the mantra isn’t written down,
I guess it is still in there. :-)

Photographs were processed and assembled on the iPad using the following apps:
Iris Photo Suite, PhotoCopier, Pic Grunger and Sketchbook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This image is copyrighted. The Creative Commons License does not
apply. Please do not publish or use, in any format, without written
permission. Thanks.



हरिद्राः

Haridrāḥ
In Sanskrit this means “The One Who is Golden Colored.”
This is one of the 108 names of Lord Ganesha

ऊँ गं गणपतये नमः
(OM gaṁ gaṇapataye namaḥ)
Meaning: I bow down to Ganapati/Praise be to Ganapati



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograhed with iPhone. Processed with Iris Photo Suite,
PhotoCopier, PicGrunger and Sketchbook.



Ganesha

ऊँ गं गणपतये नमः
(OM gaṁ gaṇapataye namaḥ)
Meaning: I bow down to Ganapati/Praise be to Ganapati

Processed photograph of a sculpture given to us by friends for attending their son’s “Upanayana.”

Photographed with an iPhone. Processed with Iris Photo Suite, PhotoCopier, Retouch, Sketchbook and Pic Grunger. Likhita Japa was written in Sketchbook.




सर्वसिद्धन्त

Sarvasiddhanta
(In Sanskrit this means “Bestower of Skills and Wisdom.”)
This is one of the 108 names of Lord Ganesha.

ऊँ गं गणपतये नमः
(OM gaṁ gaṇapataye namaḥ)
Meaning: I bow down to Ganapati/Praise be to Ganapati

This photograph was taken at the Sandeepany Ashram in Mumbai, India. Altars dedicated to this Lord are found throughout the city … on every corner … and in every crevice. This particular one stands no more than 12 – 18 inches in height and sits on top of a wall (under a tree) as you enter the ashram gates.

Photographed with iPhone. Processed and edited with Iris Photo Suite, PhotoCopier, Percolator and Pic Grunger.

 

 



“A” is for Ahimsa

The alphabet we all should have learned as children …

Ahimsa is the one of the values that Mahatma Gandhi deeply believed in and diligently practiced. Ahimsa is the Sanskrit word for “non-violence” … not only in actions, but also non-violence in thoughts and speech.

The Sanskrit text written on the Mahatma is “राम  rāma” which is the mantra that he chanted throughout this life. It was reported that these were the last words he uttered when he was assassinated.

Image created in Sketchbook. Apps used for processing and editing: InfiniFX, Iris Photo Suite, PhotoCopier and Pic Grunger.




दुर्जनीय

Durjanīya
(In Sanskrit this means “Difficult to be Known,” which is
one of the 108 names of Lord Shiva.)

ऊँ सहस्रपदे नमः
(OM sahasrapade namaḥ)
Meaning: Obeisances to the God who is standing and walking everywhere.

Photographs were taken on iPhone. (This is the side of our ashram’s parking lot before reconstruction. Flower was created and assembled with cracks in the parking lot’s pavement. Shiva Lingam was drawn in ASKetch.

Processed in Pic Grunger and Grungetastic.
Sanskrit text was written in Sketchbook.



सर्वतापन

Sarvatāpana
(In Sanskrit this means “Scorcher of All,” which is
one of the 108 names of Lord Shiva.)

Photograph of wood taken with iPhone. Processed
in InfiniFX, Pic Grunger, and Grungetastic.
Sanskrit text was written in Sketchbook.

ऊँ भस्मोद्धूलित विग्रहाय नमः
(OM bhasmoddhūlita vigrahāya namaḥ)
Meaning: Obeisances to the Lord covered with holy ash.


 



पशुपति (२)

Paśupati
(In Sanskrit this means “Lord of all living things,”
which is one of the 108 names of Lord Shiva.)

उँ पुरारातये नमः
om purārātaye namaḥ
(Obeisances to the Lord who is thoroughly at
home in the wilderness.)

Photographed with iPhone and processed on
iPad with Grungetastic, Pic Grunger and Sketchbook.
Likhita Japa was done in Sketchbook.


 



पशुपति

Paśupati
(In Sanskrit this means “Lord of all living things,”
which is one of the 108 names of Lord Shiva.)

उँ पुरारातये नमः
om purārātaye namaḥ
(Obeisances to the Lord  who is thoroughly at
home in the wilderness.)

Photographed with iPhone and processed on
iPad with Grungetastic, Pic Grunger and Sketchbook.
Likhita Japa was done in Sketchbook.