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Rinamochana Ganapati: Ganesha the liberator from debts

Rinamochana Ganapati (Rina Mochan Ganesha / Runavimochaka Ganapathi) is the twenty fifth 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 depicted as sitting on a large lotus. He has four arms and white in colour. He is humanity’s liberator from guilt and bondage. He bears a noose and a goad and his milk white tusk and rose apple in his hands.

Purvashada Nakshatra is associated with Runavimochaka Ganapathi.

Rinamochana Ganapati Mantra

Pashamkushau damtajambu
dadhanah sphatikaprabhah
raktamshuko ganapati
rmude syadrunamocakah

Rinamochana Ganapati Mantra Translation

Ganapati seated on a large lotus with his Shakti. He removes the impediment. He has four arms. He is white in colour. His first hand show the movement to bestow boons (varada) ; the three others hold the elephant goad, the noose and the bowl of sugared rice (payasapatra)

Runamochana Ganapathi Temples

There are no main temples associated with this form of Lord Ganapati. However the paintings of the 32 forms of Ganapati can be seen in Thiruvananthapuram. Also the temples of Chamarajanagar and Nanjangud in Mysore have all the 32 forms of Ganesha sculptures.

In Sanskrit, the word rina means debt. And mochana means to get liberated from. So the rinamochana Ganapati helps his devotees to get rid of their karmic debts in this world. This Ganapati is also referred as rinamochaka in some texts. However experts say that both the words can be alternatively used and it would mean the same.

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