Ganesh Chaturthi: Worshiping the God of New Beginnings

The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is falling on 13th September 2018. This is celebrated with extreme vigor and enthusiasm all over India. In Maharashtra the celebration lasts for ten days and deity of Ganesha is kept in home for all these days. Ganpati Bappa Morya; a common chanting that evokes the feelings of devotees is commonly heard during celebration. Ganesha is known as the God of new beginnings and God of wisdom and intelligence, it has been said that praying Lord Ganesha removes all difficulties and hurdles in life. Ganesha has been considered as the giver and it has been said that worshipping Lord Ganesha helps in fulfillment of desires.

Astrologically Lord Ganesha is governed by plant Rahu and it is considered to be a symbol of good fortune and phenomenal rise in life.

In a horoscope if Rahu is malefic the native indulges in disputes troubles and unhappiness throughout the life. In this situation worship to Lord Ganesha is apt. These mantras are being recited at the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi:

“Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Surya-Kotti Samaprabha, Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryessu Sarvadaa”

Worshipping Lord Ganesha helps in:

  • Overcoming litigations
  • Elevation in studies
  • Getting rid of loans (karz-mukti)
  • Overcoming unexpected loss in money