Mooshika Vahana


Mooshika, or the mouse is the Vahana (mount) of Lord Ganesha. The symbolism of Ganesha’s form has been described by our sages and rishis. Adi Sankara says:  He is, 'Ajam Nirvikalpam Niraakaaramekam.' 


This means Ganesha is Ajam (unborn), he is Nirvikalpa (attributeless), he is Niraakaar (formless) and he symbolizes the consciousness which is omnipresent. The Mooshika Vahana of Lord Ganesha denotes desire and the restless mind, both of which when left untamed can cause distress and destruction. By worshipping Lord Ganesha, one can conquer desires and will be able to tame the mind and develop steadiness of mind and growth of intellect.


The Brahmotsavam at the Maha Ganapati temple of Arizona will feature a procession of Lord Maha Ganapati Utsava Murti on the Mooshika Vahana. The 3 feet tall Mooshika Vahana was specially made for the temple in India. You are invited to participate in this special procession and receive the blessings of intellect, wisdom and enlightenment. Don’t miss this special procession and darshan on Saturday, September 19th.