8 special avatars of Lord Ganesha

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Dhumravana

Dhumravana-Lord Ganesha avatar defeated Ahamkarasur, the demon of self-infatuation or ego (ahem)

Ekadanta

Demon Madasura conquering the three worlds, made the gods invoke Ekadanta. To fight the demon, Ekadanta arrived on Mooshik (mouse). Madasura lost his courage at the sight of the strong god and surrendered, receiving Ekadanta’s forgiveness

Mahodara

The third incarnation of Lord Ganesha was Mahodara, who defeated Mohasura, who is the demon of delusion and confusion

Gajanana

Gajanana is the name of the elephant-faced avatar. Lord Ganesha chose this avatar to fight 'Lobha', the demon of greed that was born out of Goddess Parvati's curse

Lambodara

Krodhasura, the demon of rage, was fought by Lord Ganesha in the form of Lambodara

Vikata

Vikata- when the gods and goddesses were being tormented by Kamsura, the demon of desire created from the seeds of Lord Vishnu, they prayed a lot, and eventually, this avatar of Lord Ganesha emerged, who controlled Kamasura

Vighnaraj

Vighnaraj is one of Lord Ganesha's most well-known incarnations and is regarded as the destroyer of all obstacles

Vakratunda

Ganesha's first incarnation was Vakratunda, which is Sanskrit for 'bent trunk'. Lord Vakratunda rescued the world by killing both sons of demon Matsarasura