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mention that there are eight attendants of Lord Ganesha
. The combination of the attendants is Subhadayaka, Gokarna
, Suvaktra, Vighnaraja, Saumya, Gajakarna, Balavana and Avighna. They serve as the door keepers for the abode of the Lord. It is also believed that the attendants guard the temples of Lord Ganesha
as well. Two of the attendants are installed on each side of the four sides of the gate.
In the Ganesha temples, Siddhi
is to be installed on the right, Gajakarna is required to be located on the left, Buddhi
installed towards the east, Gauri is placed to the north direction, Saraswati
is installed on the south, Dhumraksha
is required to be located at the back and Kubera
is placed towards the west.
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