Ganesha Chaturthi signifies the rebirth of God Ganesha. It is significant to bring Ganpati Idol at home as he is worshipped as an envoy of luck and prosperity. He helps his devotees in the preservation of balance, hindering the progression of evil and removing obstacles from the paths of goodness.
Ganpati removes all obstacles to success. He is the giver of fortune and can help to avoid natural calamities. Ganpati is the god of wisdom and the herald of auspicious beginnings. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on Shukla Chaturthi, the month of Bhadra. Ganpati celebrations may end after 1, 3, 5, 7 or 11 days till the immersion of idols in the large water source like river, sea etc.
Types of Ganesha idols you can keep at your house
Ganesha idol can be made up of different material. A few are stated below with their relevance:
1. Idol made with mango, peepal and neem tree is considered lucky. Placing them on the door can attract positive energy and good luck.
2. Ganesha idol made up of cow dung is one of the luckiest. This type of idol is helpful in eradicating sorrows and attracting good vibes.
3. A crystal statue is good for removing all Vastu doshas from one’s house.
4. One made up of turmeric is regarded as highly auspicious.
5. The idol of sitting Ganesha is best for worshipping in your house. Sitting Ganesha brings good luck and success.
6. Many families place pure silver Ganesha in their house.
Things you need to know about Ganpati
a) If you are placing Ganesha's idol at your office, remember to place an idol of standing Ganesha. This brings energy and enthusiasm to work.
b) Always keep Ganesha with his trunk tilted towards his left hand in your house. Ganesha with his trunk tilted towards his right hand is difficult to please.
c) Whenever you are placing the idol of Ganesha at home, remember that a mouse and modak should be its part. It pleases Ganesha easily.
Ask a Question regarding how to do pooja of Lord Ganesha and what to offer them so that it bring good fortune in your life?
It is important to know where to place the idol in office, as placing it in the right location and time will definitely bring a positive change to the workplace's fortune. Northeast space is the best direction to offer prayers. Talk to An Indian Astrologer to know the right place for placing an idol of Lord Ganesha in your house and office.
If northeast corner is unavailable, place Ganesha idol in the direction so that idol faces west or north. If possible, select north, as it is the abode of Lord Shiva, father of Ganesha. But, when you offer prayers, your face should only be towards east. Lord Ganpati should be placed such that he is clearly viewable and the devotee gets an unobstructed sight of the deity. Also take care that the idol should not face the door or window.
Gifting Ganesh Idol is an ideal gift for the following occasions
a) Newly married couple
b) Student, who is going for higher studies
c) A house warming ceremony
d) Any new start of business
Ganpati shows us the pathway to happiness, inner peace, and success in life. He is a symbol of perseverance in the face of adversity. He is like the human spirit, in the form of an idol. So, one should celebrate the festival with zest and fervor and in full capability.
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With Ganesha’s Grace,
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