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Vinayaki, the female form of Lord Ganesh.

Vinayaki, the female form of Lord Ganesh.

Vinâyakî is a feminine form of Lord Ganesh; she has a elephanthead and the body of a female and she is commonly believed to represent the Shakti of Ganesh/Vinâyaka, or the creativeness of the god. According to J.Herbert (1930), the Ganesh Shakti is diversely represented.Sometimes, as a twin figure, Buddhi (mental power of unerstanding), and Siddhi (higher conciousness) or Riddhi (perfection); these goddesses are represented with normal human bodies, but in esoteric situations, the Shakti is named Vinayaki/Ganeshânî, and is represented with an elephant head and a female body, symbolising the duality of nature. References to Vinayaki are commonly mentioned in the Puranas. The...

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