“Vakratunda Mahaakaaya Suryakotee Sama Prabha
Nirvighnam kuru mey Deva Sarva kaaryeshu Sarvadaa”
What: Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is one of the most revered and loved Hindu festivals, celebrated on the auspicious day of the Lord’s Birth. The Elephant headed God, who has been known by 108 different names in our culture, is also known as Vighnaharta, the Destroyer of evils and obstacles and the creator of wisdom, prosperity and wealth. His head is said to symbolise the pure Atma or the holy, guileless soul, which is the supreme reality of the human existence. His body like a human being signifies Maya or the earthly existence of the human beings
When: This auspicious festival is observed in the month of Bhadra (mid August-mid September) on Shukla Chaturthi which is the fourth day of the waxing moon period, and ends on the 14th day of the waxing moon period known as Anant Chaturdashi.
Why: Lord Ganesha blesses his devotees with the following:
- Lord Ganesha represents the power of the Supreme Being that takes away obstacles and guarantee victory, prosperity, wisdom and good fortune in human accomplishments.
- Philosophical perception of deep spiritual importance
- Worshipping Lord Ganesha is believed to be the best way to destroy vanity, selfishness and pride.
- Conquer emotions, Obliterate ego and Utilise knowledge.
- Financial difficulties are resolved easily by performing Ganesh puja and one can gain great success in their business.
- Helps to control the influence of the Rajas and Tamas Gunas of the worshipers.
- Getting rid of the sin of Brahmahatya,
- Getting rid of handicap and Kuja Dosha
- Being blessed with one’s desires.