What is the implied meaning of the many Names of Shrī Gaṇapati?
Generally it is considered that Vakratunda means one with a crooked mouth or trunk. However, this is incorrect. 'वक्रान् तुण्डयति इति वक्रतुण्ड: ।', meaning Vakratunda is one who punishes those who follow the wrong (unrighteous) path and leads them onto the righteous path. Vakratunda is one who straightens the tiryak and visphutit frequencies, that is the crooked Raja-Tama predominant 360 frequencies by means of His trunk and makes them sāttvik (Sattva predominant) like the 108 frequencies. Click here to read more.
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