Are you suffering from constant obstacles and hardships? Ganesha Chaturthi comes during the lunar month of Bhadrapada, on the fourth day of the waxing moon. Depending on the year, Ganesha Chaturthi may come either in August or September. In the festival falls on September 2nd.
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Are you suffering from constant obstacles and hardships? Ganesha Chaturthi comes during the lunar month of Bhadrapada, on the fourth day of the waxing moon. Depending on the year, Ganesha Chaturthi may come either in August or September. In the festival falls on September 2nd. Although this is considered the most auspicious day of the entire year to worship Lord Ganesha, in truth, whichever day you worship Lord Ganesha becomes like a Ganesha Chaturthi day.
Lord Ganesha is extremely kind and compassionate, so whenever you worship him according to your ability, he happily accepts your love and offerings, and he removes all of your obstacles. Any practice or homa performed on this day is sure to annihilate the karma load of millions of sinful actions.
Lord Ganesha is referred to as Gananam pati. This is the reason why his name is Ganapati, the Lord of all ganas. The significance of the name Ganesha can be understood by learning about the meaning of each syllable in the name. This means it is only akhanda satyam or the eternal supreme truth, and Para Brahma tejas, the effulgence of the eternal Supreme Consciousness that has assumed the form of Lord Ganesha.
It is a most difficult and herculean task for people to gain control over the ari shadvargas or the six enemies of desire, anger, greed, attachment, pride, and enmity.
Lord Ganesha confers supreme protection for all those that worship him. By performing homa to Lord Ganesha on Ganesha Chaturthi, one obtains various benefits through these divine forms.
The divine forms and the benefits are:. Devotees who are unable to worship Lord Ganesha on a daily basis will find the benefits one hundred times more powerful when they worship Lord Ganesha on the day of Ganesha Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha removes all of their sorrows and grants them many auspicious benefits.
The day of Sri Ganesha Chaturthi is extremely auspicious. They are sure to become the most noble paramahamsas. Lord Sri Ganesha is sure to grace these devotees with true yogitva—the state of union with Universal Consciousness—and bless them with Atma jnana, knowledge of the Self.
When, with a particular desire in mind, a devotee chants the Ganesha mantra times daily, that desire will be readily fulfilled by Lord Ganesha. Those who perform the homa sacred fire ceremony on Sri Ganesha Chaturthi day while observing the austerity of fasting throughout the day, or have a homa performed on this day by a priest with knowledge of the correct rituals required to perform fire ceremonies—all such devotees will receive the boundless compassion and grace of Lord Sri Ganesha.
Obstacles will not come in the way of a devotee who is in constant worship of Lord Ganesha. When devotees chant the Sri Ganesha Mantra both morning and evening, Lord Ganesha removes the load of all of their sins.
When you are in constant worship of Lord Ganesha and when you continually chant the Ganesha Mantra, Lord Ganesha will not let any obstacles come in your way.
Such devotees will acquire the fulfillment of all the four purusharthas. In general, while performing worship, mantra repetitions, and fire ceremonies for Lord Ganesha, one should be aware of the appropriate day, time, nakshatra or star of the day , and tithi the position of the moon in its cycle. When the afore-mentioned spiritual practices are performed at appropriate times, Lord Ganesha will grant the devotee with good results and auspicious benefits.
Sunlight will shine fully and brightly on the bodies of those that worship Lord Sri Ganesha, and Ganesha will destroy their ignorance or lack of knowledge. It will ensure that devotees are not affected by the negativities of others. When you see such elevated souls, it is verily equivalent to witnessing Lord Ganesha only. Even without your knowledge, Lord Ganesha, who is the embodiment of Supreme Consciousness, protects you at all times by side-stepping those that are about to harm you.
It is auspicious to worship Sri Ganesha with red hibiscus flowers, red roses or rose petals, garika grass, red sandalwood paste, and red akshatas or energized rice mixed with vermilion.
When you worship Sri Ganesha and perform the fire ceremony with ten thousand modukas on Ganesha Chaturthi, it will bestow auspicious benefits to all the people in this entire universe, thus becoming a deed of service to humanity. Hasta Nakshatra, which falls on this day, is very dear to Lord Ganesha. Hara Hara! Sri Ganesha is being constantly meditated upon with utmost devotion by nija yogis, those who are truly in constant bliss or those who are in constant union with Brahman, Supreme Consciousness.
O Lord Ganesha! You are Brahma the Creator! You are Vishnu the sustainer! You are Maha Rudra, the One who presides over the dissolution of the individual into the Supreme!
You are air, fire, the sun, and the moon! This subtle form of the Ganesha Mantra is subtlest of the subtle and its effulgence is also in a subtle form. As your heart radiates with effulgence, the six enemies in your heart are burnt away and you are filled with supreme peace in your heart.
This mantra is very fruitful for those who are addicted to drinking. Chanting of this mantra will not bear good results to those who do not have faith in the Guru, the preceptor, and those who think that the Guru does not know very much.
Lord Ganesha has supreme compassion for his devotees. He has been in existence prior to the creation of the universe and He himself is responsible for this Creation. Those who worship Lord Ganesha will feel abundant, and they will not experience a shortage of anything. Then, all negative effects of the planets will be completely destroyed.
There is also a very wonderful idol of Ganesha, which is in the form of a female. The head of this form of Ganesha is attached to the body of Devi, Divine Mother. All diseases of the body will be removed when you worship any of these Ganeshas on every Sunday, with utmost devotion. Devotees will get the sacred opportunity of worshipping Sri Marakata Ganesha only when they have overcome the dark days of their life and have entered into their good and bright period.
You will flourish consistently in your businesses and ventures, and you will scale great heights in acquiring wealth. All the negative effects of the nine planets will be removed and you will not have to work unduly hard to accomplish your tasks.
You will gain respect in society and your financial position will improve day by day. You will not have any worries about financial matters when you worship Jade Ganesha every Wednesday. Devotees, who worship Jade Ganesha daily twenty seven times with fresh garika or fresh green grass, will receive the grace of Lord Ganesha and will attain all auspicious benefits.
Sponsorship of Ganesha Pujas and Homas. All are welcome to take full advantage by participating and receiving the benefits of sponsoring this extraordinary event!
The first is Krita yuga or Satya yuga. This is the period of Satya, truth. This yuga lasts for 1,, years. The second is Treta yuga, which lasts for 1,, years and is known best for performing yajnas or sacred fire ceremonies. The third is Dwapara yuga, which lasts for , years. In this yuga, it is best to do worship in temples as spiritual practices.
The fourth is Kali yuga, which lasts for , years. We are currently going through the Kali yuga in the cycle of time, and we have already passed more than years of this yuga. As a result, morality is at its ebb and in general people undergo much suffering. The best spiritual practice in this yuga is namasmarana, the constant chanting of the Divine Name.
Since there are two cycles for the moon in a month, Chaturthi comes twice in a month—once during the waxing phase and the other during the waning phase. Both are considered auspicious for Lord Sri Ganesha.
Each day goes by the name of a nakshatra or a star. The Hasta Nakshatra is the thirteenth star among the twenty seven stars. They also form the eternal Ursula major or the Great Bear in the northern sky. There are eighteen maha puranas or great puranas and another eighteen upa puranas or ancillary puranas.
Compiled by the great sage Veda Vyasa, the puranas are as significant as the four Vedas. That is why all the puranas together are called the fifth Veda in Sanatana Dharma. There are two upa puranas that are entirely devoted to Lord Ganesha. They are Ganesha Purana and Mudgala Purana. The Mudgala Purana that Amma refers to here mainly contains many stories and rituals for worship of Sri Ganesha. Before the homa is performed, mantras are recited which include the names of those sponsoring the homa, the location of the homa, the benefits to be achieved by doing the homa, and the divine energies being invoked.
Like other Upanishads, the Ganesha Upanishad is not meant only to be studied and understood but it should also be chanted loudly to receive the maximum spiritual benefits. A yogi is an individual who has attained a state of mind that is constantly in union with the Universal Soul or who is in constant integrated awareness. The title means great or supreme swan. Just as a swan can live equally comfortably on both land and water, these great souls are in constant awareness of the universal Supreme Consciousness even while living in the external world.
First jaggery and grated coconut are prepared into a paste form. Next flour is mixed with water, and small balls of this mix are made. These small balls are flattened and small portions of the jaggery-coconut paste are placed upon each one of these flattened dough rounds. Then, the paste is enveloped with the dough into onion shaped balls and deep fried in clarified butter.
These deep fried sweets are called modukas. It is auspicious to offer modukas to Sri Ganesha whenever one performs Ganesha homa or fire ceremony for Lord Sri Ganesha. According to Sanatana Dharma, the goal of every individual is to attain the fulfillment of these four facets of life.
Its botanical name is Cynodon dactylon and it belongs to the Poaceae family. Apart from having good medicinal values, the grass is most auspicious for the worship of Lord Ganesha. He is one of the Sapta Rishis or seven sages, widely revered as the greatest sages. He is the father of the devatas or gods, as well as the asuras or demons.
With his divine will, he created sage Kashyapa.
Ganapati Atharvashirsha (Ganapati Upanishad) - In sanskrit with meaning
It is a late Upanishadic text that asserts that Ganesha is same as the ultimate reality, Brahman. The text exists in several variants, but with the same message. Ganesha is described to be same as other Hindu gods, as ultimate truth and reality Brahman , as satcitananda , as the soul in oneself Atman and in every living being, as Om. Ghurye notes that the text identifies Ganesa with the Brahman and is of a very late origin,  while Courtright and Thapan date it to the 16th or 17th century.