Lord Ganesha is the God of wealth, good luck and victory. Know as the Vighnaharta, Ganesha blesses his devotees with success and fortune. Ganesha Chaturthi is an important festival for Hindus around the world.
Lord Ganesha is the elephant-headed, worshipped prior to the start of any new work, wedding or project. His name is chanted to gain luck and an idol of Lord Ganesha is often worshipped before any auspicious event. People keep the idol or image of lord at their doorstep to get positive vibrations in the home.
The festival is celebrated as the birth of Lord Ganesha, son of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati. Also identified as Gajanana, Dhoomraketu, Ekdanta, Vakrtunda, Siddhi Vinayaka, Ganesha blesses you with all fortune and success when worshipped in the approved manner.
Ganesha Chathurthi celebrated on Shukla Pakhya Chaturthi, as per the Hindu calendar in the month of Bhadrapada. Many educational institutions like schools and colleges celebrate the festival with religious fervor at their premises to get blessings of the Lord Ganesha.
How to impress Ganesha
Called by many names like Vighnaharta – the remover of obstacles, Sumukha – the one with an eye-catching face, Vinayaka – the perpetual chief, Lambodara – the one with a big belly, you can impress Ganesha without much sweat. The lord is worshipped in all his forms.
Offer these things to Ganesha to get his blessings
On the occasion this here are some propitious things you should offer to lord Ganesha for better outcome: Dhatura, Shammi Patra, Sem, Oleander, Achyranthes aspera, Bhagreya, Bilva leafs, Durvadal, Tulsi, jujbe, agastya, Banana leafs, Calotropis (aak), Arjun, Devdaru, Yellow-fruit nightshade Bay leaf, Maruaa, Gandhari leafs and Ketkai leafs.
While offering these 21 number of things, also chant the hymns of Lord as ‘Om Ganpate Namah' and offer ladoo as prasad. By doing this you will draw luck and prosperity.