Lord Ganesh is one of the most lovable Gods in Hinduism along with Lord Krishna. He is quite special and is also known as Ganapati and Vinayak. Ganesh is the remover of obstacles and the provider of wealth, knowledge and prosperity and is widely revered by Hindus everywhere.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as birth anniversary of Lord Ganesh. On Ganesh Chaturthi, Lord Ganesh is worshipped as the God of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. It is believed that Lord Ganesh was born during Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month.
The Ganeshotsav, the festivity of Ganesh Chaturthi, ends after 10 days on Anant Chaturdashi which is also known as Ganesh Visarjan day. On Anant Chaturdashi, devotees immerse idol of Lord Ganesh in water body after a gala street procession.
Ganesh Chaturthi is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi and Ganesh Chauth.
Why Is The Worship Of Lord Ganesh Significant
1. Ganesh is the favorite God of children all across the country as he is seen as a child God.
2. His appearance is unique as he has an elephant’s head and his pot belly is a sign of prosperity.
3. Ganesh is very fond of Modak which is an amazing sweet delicacy for us Indians.
4. Ganesh is known as Ganapati or the Lord of the people and thus he is the most lovable to everyone.
5. Ganesh is not just a Hindu God as even Jains, Buddhists and Christians all over the world worship and love him.
6. As Lord Ganesh is the remover of obstacles, he is worshiped before the worship of any other God and during the inaugurations of any special occasion.
7. Lord Ganesh can be worshiped at any time and at any place and so it is easy for devotees to seek his blessings.
8. Hindu mythology is full of different interesting tales of Lord Ganesh’s greatness and superiority.
9. Lord Ganesh is the son of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati who are the most superior forces in the Universe.
10. Lord Ganesh was the scribe of the Mahabharata, which is one of the most important books of Hindu mythology.
Benefits Of Ganesh Puja During Ganesh Chaturthi
1. The worship of Lord Ganesh brings good fortune to one’s personal and professional life.
2. This pooja helps one become wise and knowledgeable.
3. The souls of the worshipers are purified by the grace of Lord Ganesh.
4. Financial difficulties are resolved easily by performing Ganesh pooja and one can gain great success in their business.
5. Helps to control the influence of the Rajas and Tamas Gunas of the worshipers.
6. Activates the Adnya Chakra of the devotee.
7. Lord Ganesh is worshipped before the pooja of any other God and before starting any new professional ventures.
8. Ganesh puja during the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi increases the effect of this puja manifold.