Kshipra Prasada Ganapati is the twentieth of the 32 forms of Lord Ganapati. Lord Ganesha is one of the most popular Hindu God worshipped in India and is believed to be the remover of all obstacles in the lives of his devotees. In this form the Lord is considered quick rewarder of the wishes and instant punisher of the wrong.
Kshipra Prasada Ganapati appears in crimson red hue complexion with six hands. Also in this form he appears with third eye and with crescent moon on his crown like his father Lord Shiva. The lord is seated in Kusha grass throne, a sacred grass for Hindus. His big belly represents the manifestation of the universe. On his main right hand holds his broken tusk and on main left hand holds the twig of Kalpavriksha (Wish Fulfilling Tree). On the other hands Lord Ganapati holds a noose, an elephant goad, pomegranate and a white lotus.
Swathi Nakshatra is associated with this form of Ganapati. It is believed that worshipping this form of Ganapati will bestow devotees with peace and prosperity.
Kshipra Prasada Ganapati Mantra
Ghrita pashankusha Kalpalata Svadatascha Beejapoorayutah
Shashikala Kalita Moulihi Trilochana Arunascha Gajvadanaha
Bhasurabhooshana Deeptah Brihaduaraha Padmavishatrollasitah
Vighnapayodharapavanah Karadhrita Kamalah Sadaastu Me Bhootayai
Kshipra Prasada Ganapati Mantra Translation
Ganapati bestowing quickly his mercy. He has six arms. He is red in colour. His hands hold the single tusk, the elephant goad, the lotus, the creeper of the votive tree (kalpalata), the noose and the lemon.
Kshipra Prasada Ganesha Temples
The main temple for this form of Ganapati can be seen in Pillyarpatti Karpaga Vinayagar Temple in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu. Also the temples in Chamarajanagar and Nanjangud in Mysore have all the 32 forms of Ganesha sculptures.