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Petition for Removal of Lord Ganesha Image From Beer - Naresh Kadyan


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Naresh
- 2891 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Lord Ganesha image fixed on beer bottle's to hurt feelings, sentiments and believes of all devotees of Lord Ganesha but we can not tolerate it, hence image should be removed with apology at once with out any further delay, please support this petition..



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Rod Gesner (60)
Sunday June 28, 2009, 3:13 am
Personaly I Like The Picture and the Ale; and Find the Picture on it Quite Flattering as if they were Honouring Your God.
So What's Your Problem?
is Ganesha Supposed to be a TeeTotaler.
or Are You Such a Zealot;
that You Have Lost Your Sense of Humour;
If You Choose to be insulted Then That's Your Problem.
It Seems to Me that Any 4 armed God With an Elephants head Made From Bathing Mud; Must Surely Have a sense of Humour..
I know That Yaweh/Jehova has a Sick Twisted Sense of Humour; it is Apparent in His Many Contradictions....

Going to Court in the USA Over this Will only Give Publicity to the Brewers of the Ale; So Good luck With That..
I mean When a religion Worships Rats and Cows; and Holds Down the Lower Castes; by Threatening them With Coming Back as Insects If They Don't Bow Down To the Putridly Opulent Guru's and Upper Classes.
Do You Realy expect to be Taken Seriously World Wide in Todays enlightened and Scientifically Aware Cultures...
Better stick to protecting Real animals, cause I realy don't think Gods need Protection; if they are Realy God's they should Be Able to take Care of Thier Problems Themselves...
 

Rod Gesner (60)
Sunday June 28, 2009, 3:39 am
Lord Ganesh



Ganesh is the Hindu God of knowledge and the remover of obstacles or God of elimination of troubles. He is also called Ganapati (leader of people), Buddhividhata ( god of knowledge ), or Vighnahara (god to remove obstacles). In fact Lord Ganesh has at least 108 names. He is one the most important Gods in the Hindu religion so that all sacrifices and religious ceremonies, all serious compositions in writing, and all worldly affairs of importance are begun with an invocation to Lord Ganesh.

Ganesh is usually depicted as an elephant head figure with a large pot belly. He has four hands with one hand always extended to bless people. Like most other Hindu gods, he has a ‘vehicle’, in his case a rat: this rat is usually shown at the foot of the god, but sometimes Ganesh is astride the rat. This unique combination of his elephant-like head and a quick moving rat vehicle represents tremendous wisdom, intellegence, and presence of mind.

Lord Shiva
Ganesh's father is Lord Shiva. Shiva is the third deity of the Hindu triad of great gods, the others being Brahma and Vishnu. He is called the Destroyer and personifies both the destructive and the procreative forces of the universe.

Goddess Parvati
Ganesh's mother is Parvati wife of Shiva and fertility goddess. She is thought to be the model Hindu wife. Shiva is also the god of asceticism (the practice of self denial) and Parvati by becoming his wife paved the way for the spread of peace and felicity in the world.

Elephant Head Legend
There are a number of stories about how Ganesh came to acquire an elephant head. Here is the most popular:

Parvati was rather disappointed that none of the guards she appointed out of Lord Shiva's army failed to stop him from barging into her private chambers. She decided to have someone who would be entirely her own and place no one above her. Hence, she created Lord Ganesh from dough that she used for her bath and breathed life into him. Having created the figure, Parvati told him to ensure that nobody, but nobody entered her rooms while she bathed.

Lord Shiva soon came in and was stopped by Lord Ganesh. This enraged Lord Shiva and he beheaded the boy. This enraged Parvati to such an extent that she asked Goddess Durga & Goddess Kali to destroy everything and everyone. To appease her, Lord Shiva beheaded an elephant and attached the head to Lord Ganesh's slain torso. Lord Brahma brought the boy back to life and they took him to Parvati.

Parvati still had a few conditions to be fulfilled by the Gods for her son before she agreed to cease the havoc created by the Shaktis. She asked that he should be invincible, the giver of victory and God of wisdom. The person who worships him should gain success and property. She also wanted that nobody should be permitted to heaven before pleasing him and it should be compulsory to first invoke him before any other deity. These were all granted to Lord Ganesh, by the triumvirate of Gods, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.

Lord Shiva appointed Lord Ganesh as the leader of his gana (public) and called him Ganapati, literally meaning, leader of people. Ganapati represents all the qualities that a leader should have. A leader should listen to everybody, therefore the large ears. He should have nose to scent out the smallest problem, which a large trunk does with sensitivity. A large forehead is an indicator of a brilliant mind. It is important for the leader not to let out all that he knows or all that he has been told, that is why Lord Ganapati has large stomach.

Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesh Chaturthi, a ten day festival in August or September, is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesh. The Hindus believe that praying to Lord Ganesh during the festival will bring good luck and prosperity for the family.

Mantra (Hindu prayer) of Lord Ganesh
Mantra:
Vakratunda Mahaakaaya Suryakotee Sama Prabha
Nirvighnam kuru mey Deva
Sarva kaaryeshu Sarvadaa

Translation:
O Lord Ganesha of Large body, curved trunk,
with the brilliance of a million suns,
please make all my work free of obstacles, always.

Literal translation: Vakratunda curved trunk
Mahakaaya large bodied
Surya kotee million suns
Sama Prabha with the brilliance of
Nirvighnam free of obstacles
Kuru make
mey my
Deva Lord
Sarva Kaaryeshu in all work
Sarvada always

So Basicaly The Wife of Shiva (Lord Ganesh
Crossword Puzzle


Ganesh is the Hindu God of knowledge and the remover of obstacles or God of elimination of troubles. He is also called Ganapati (leader of people), Buddhividhata ( god of knowledge ), or Vighnahara (god to remove obstacles). In fact Lord Ganesh has at least 108 names. He is one the most important Gods in the Hindu religion so that all sacrifices and religious ceremonies, all serious compositions in writing, and all worldly affairs of importance are begun with an invocation to Lord Ganesh.

Ganesh is usually depicted as an elephant head figure with a large pot belly. He has four hands with one hand always extended to bless people. Like most other Hindu gods, he has a ‘vehicle’, in his case a rat: this rat is usually shown at the foot of the god, but sometimes Ganesh is astride the rat. This unique combination of his elephant-like head and a quick moving rat vehicle represents tremendous wisdom, intellegence, and presence of mind.

Lord Shiva
Ganesh's father is Lord Shiva. Shiva is the third deity of the Hindu triad of great gods, the others being Brahma and Vishnu. He is called the Destroyer and personifies both the destructive and the procreative forces of the universe.

Goddess Parvati
Ganesh's mother is Parvati wife of Shiva and fertility goddess. She is thought to be the model Hindu wife. Shiva is also the god of asceticism (the practice of self denial) and Parvati by becoming his wife paved the way for the spread of peace and felicity in the world.

Elephant Head Legend
There are a number of stories about how Ganesh came to acquire an elephant head. Here is the most popular:

Parvati was rather disappointed that none of the guards she appointed out of Lord Shiva's army failed to stop him from barging into her private chambers. She decided to have someone who would be entirely her own and place no one above her. Hence, she created Lord Ganesh from dough that she used for her bath and breathed life into him. Having created the figure, Parvati told him to ensure that nobody, but nobody entered her rooms while she bathed.

Lord Shiva soon came in and was stopped by Lord Ganesh. This enraged Lord Shiva and he beheaded the boy. This enraged Parvati to such an extent that she asked Goddess Durga & Goddess Kali to destroy everything and everyone. To appease her, Lord Shiva beheaded an elephant and attached the head to Lord Ganesh's slain torso. Lord Brahma brought the boy back to life and they took him to Parvati.

Parvati still had a few conditions to be fulfilled by the Gods for her son before she agreed to cease the havoc created by the Shaktis. She asked that he should be invincible, the giver of victory and God of wisdom. The person who worships him should gain success and property. She also wanted that nobody should be permitted to heaven before pleasing him and it should be compulsory to first invoke him before any other deity. These were all granted to Lord Ganesh, by the triumvirate of Gods, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.

Lord Shiva appointed Lord Ganesh as the leader of his gana (public) and called him Ganapati, literally meaning, leader of people. Ganapati represents all the qualities that a leader should have. A leader should listen to everybody, therefore the large ears. He should have nose to scent out the smallest problem, which a large trunk does with sensitivity. A large forehead is an indicator of a brilliant mind. It is important for the leader not to let out all that he knows or all that he has been told, that is why Lord Ganapati has large stomach.

Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesh Chaturthi, a ten day festival in August or September, is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesh. The Hindus believe that praying to Lord Ganesh during the festival will bring good luck and prosperity for the family.

Mantra (Hindu prayer) of Lord Ganesh
Mantra:
Vakratunda Mahaakaaya Suryakotee Sama Prabha
Nirvighnam kuru mey Deva
Sarva kaaryeshu Sarvadaa

Translation:
O Lord Ganesha of Large body, curved trunk,
with the brilliance of a million suns,
please make all my work free of obstacles, always.

Literal translation: Vakratunda curved trunk
Mahakaaya large bodied
Surya kotee million suns
Sama Prabha with the brilliance of
Nirvighnam free of obstacles
Kuru make
mey my
Deva Lord
Sarva Kaaryeshu in all work
Sarvada always

So as this story Goes:
Ganesh's mother is Parvati wife of Shiva and fertility goddess. She is thought to be the model Hindu wife. Shiva is also the god of asceticism (the practice of self denial) Parvati was rather disappointed that none of the guards she appointed out of Lord Shiva's army failed to stop him from barging into her private chambers. She decided to have someone who would be entirely her own and place no one above her. Hence, she created Lord Ganesh from dough that she used for her bath and breathed life into him. Having created the figure, Parvati told him to ensure that nobody, but nobody entered her rooms while she bathed.
So Basically She got Tired of her Raging destructive Horny Husband Busting in on her bathing Time; Blew on Some "Dough" and made her a Son..
so in Typical Oedepiedal Manipulation Tells Him to Keep His "Father" Out of the bathing Room. His Father in a Horney Rage bursts in and Cuts his Head Off; The Wife in a Overeactionary Rage Threatens to Destroy EVERYTHING; So her Whipped Hubby Kills an ElePhant and Puts the Head on Her Dough Boy; But that isn't Enough She Wants Him To be Called First ETC.Etc.etc...
and Then They have Wild Make up Sex; While the Elephant Boy Forsaking His Protective Duties For MOm becomes the Remover of Obsticles and God of Knowledge; Oh Yeah the Elephant Boy Rides a RAT....
Where is your sense of Humour?
The People that made up those stories Sure had ONE.....
(how is Shiva his Father Did He Unload his Seed into the Dough when his Wife wasn't Looking?
 

OIPA People for Animals (40)
Sunday June 28, 2009, 4:45 am
Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh deva, phool chadhe pan chadhe or chadhe mewa.....this is a tradition my dear
Rod Gesner ....you can not understand our feelings.....any way you free to speak.
 

Social Service (7)
Sunday June 28, 2009, 4:51 am
We do not want to promote the product but we will fight for removal of Lord Ganesha image from the beer.........moving for criminal, legal proceedings here in India, matter taken up with the Delhi Police by Naresh Kadyan, keep it up.
 

Sukanya K (39)
Sunday June 28, 2009, 4:56 am
Yes......I do agree with the petition
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 28, 2009, 11:09 am
I signed it, Naresh.
 

Susan M (239)
Sunday June 28, 2009, 2:20 pm
NOTED AND SIGNED THANK-U MICHELLE FOR E-MAIL
 

Joycey B (750)
Sunday June 28, 2009, 3:19 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Naresh.

# 35: 3:18 pm PDT, Jun 28, Joycey Berry, North Carolina

 

Karen S (106)
Sunday June 28, 2009, 5:12 pm
Signed. I feel this label has offended a great number of people and it would be insensitive to keep it.
 

Robert Redmon (128)
Sunday June 28, 2009, 5:18 pm
Noted & signed, thanks Naresh
 

Rod Gesner (60)
Sunday June 28, 2009, 7:55 pm
Rod Gesner ....you can not understand our feelings.....any way you free to speak. yes I am and So Are the Owners of Lost Coast Brewery...
However By C2 TOS COC You Are Not to Call People Out By Name.

Sorry For The Oppressed Citizens of India; But in the USA Freedom of Religion,
Freedom of Speech, and The Protection of Humour, Print, and Speech Will Suitably Protect the Company;
But Maybe Ya'll could Declare War On the US and Lose Then You Get all Kinds of Negotiating Room Along With Exploitive Corperations Murdering Your Peasnants and Educated/Informed Resistance.
Oh that's Right Monsanto and the exploding Pesticide Plant are already Killing or Forcing Suicide on Your People; Maybe You Should Go After Those Murdering Scum Instead of Picking on a Small Hippy Brewery over a Picture;

Did Any One Ask Lord Ganesh His Opinion? Cause You Having Hurt Feeelings When he Can Accept the Picture is Kinda Overreacting; and If His Mama Has the Connections to DESTROY The WORLD and EVERY BODY IN IT....
Don't Ya Think She Would Have Done Something before Now If it Realy Bothered the Gods;
So Ya'll get a Grip Have a Few Indica IPA's;
And I'll Believe it's a Crime; When I Hear It From The Elephants Mouth..
Not a Goats...
 

Jamie L (195)
Monday June 29, 2009, 12:26 pm
Sounds like problem solved... perhaps this will make it more clear for companies to research their marketing before labeling of a product. It doesn't seem like they were trying to be intentionally disrespectful to anyone... but a lawsuit does seem a bit extreme IMO... especially when clearly the company was willing and is willing to correct the problem.

"The Lost Coast Brewery has removed the offending label from their Web site. Briar Busch, General Manager at Lost Coast, says the company "didn’t mean any degradation of the Hindu god". Finally, Lost Coast plans on producing a new label, primarily for reasons of aesthetic quality and performance. "
 

Rod Gesner (60)
Monday June 29, 2009, 3:05 pm
Dang I better go Get Some more;
as they Will Be collectors Bottles Now;

and Religious Icons To Some...
 

Naresh Kadyan (1180)
Monday June 29, 2009, 6:43 pm

"The Lost Coast Brewery has removed the offending label from their Web site. Briar Busch, General Manager at Lost Coast, says the company "didn’t mean any degradation of the Hindu god". Finally, Lost Coast plans on producing a new label, primarily for reasons of aesthetic quality and performance. "

Not yet removed...........if they listen my voice and removing Lord Ganesha image with apology then JAI GANESH DEVA.
 

Rod Gesner (60)
Monday June 29, 2009, 9:17 pm
thanks for the update Jamie I got 7 of the Last 8 bottles at my Grocery; (Beer Etticutt/Law; Never take the Last Bottle)

I will Honour Ganesh When I Water My Rhodies;
and except for one unopened Collectable Bottle;
I will use the rest to bottle My Own Type of INDICA Pale Ale;
When I get my "GreenCard"...

Maybe I should Start a movement to Stop All "INDIANS" From Calling themselves That Word;
as NATIVE AMERICANS FIND THAT WORD OFFENSIVE?
 
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