Ganesha is revered as the God of wisdom, ruling over the planet Mercury of communications, and it is he who wrote the entire Vedas on stone tablets as they were being recited by sage Vyasa.The word ‘Veda’ means Knowledge. The Vedic literatures are a vast body of knowledge comprising of several hundreds of verses. The Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda, Atharva Veda, Mahabharata (which includes the Bhagavad-Gita Gita), Pancharatra, the Ramayana and the Puranas comprise Vedic literature.
Vyasaveda, the great sage was specially empowered to compile the Vedic literatures. He composed lakhs of verses in Sanskrit. Then he needed someone to write down the verses for his epic Mahabharata, he wondered who could assist him.” Who can write as fast as I think?” While he was thinking, Lord Brahma appeared.
Sage Vyasadev bowed down and said O Lord Brahma! Please resolve this dilemma.” Brahma replied “Let Lord Ganesha be the one to write down your poetry.” Hearing this Vyasadev called for Ganesha. Ganesha readily agreed to the proposal. I will write,” he said,” but I have a condition. I will write down the Sanskrit verses only if you recite without any pause. If you stop speaking, then I will stop writing.
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Hearing this Vyasadev smiled and replied, "I agree to speak without stopping but I too have a condition. Before you write, you must fully understand the meaning of what I have spoken. If you don’t understand, you must stop writing and continue only after you understand the meaning”.
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Vyasadeva and Ganesh started to write the sacred texts together. Vyasadeva started to recite. After few verses he put some difficult words which Ganesha could not understand. Ganesha had to pause and think. During this pause Vyasadeva got enough time to think of the next verses. In this way the work went on for many days. Ultimately thousands of verses were compiled by Vyasadev and written by Ganesha. In this way the entire Mahabharata was completed.
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Ganesha is the lord of the root chakra ~Muladhara chakra where the kundalini resides. Kundalini is the divine energy that sits as a coil at the base of the spine and can be awakened with constant practise. It rises like an electric current and creates an awareness of the soul inside of you as it is connecting to the universe. Meditating on Ganesha awakens this energy and the more you chant his mantras the higher you he guides you