Why Lord Ganesha is worshipped first?
As per the traditions, Lord Ganesha is worshipped first before beginning any puja or anything auspicious in homes or places of business. By singing chants and thinking about Lord Ganesha we invoke him at the beginning of every good thing asking his blessings for success and prosperity. During havan or Yagya, small idols of Ganesha are created using mud or clay wrapped in molly threads and worshipped before beginning the Yagya asking the Lord for his benediction over everyone attending the Yagya or puja.
Known for its alluring charisma, Lord Ganesha has always been associated with prosperity and positivity. If you are wondering why the elephant god is worshipped first before everything propitious in India, here are mythological stories behind it.
The mythology behind Ganesha being worshipped first
According to Indian mythology, two stories are considered the reason behind lord Ganesha worshipped before any other lord on auspicious occasions. The first one is where goddess Parvati orders little Ganesha to guard her chambers while she is inside. Following the orders, little Ganesha stops Lord Shiva from entering the chambers which infuriated the god, and he ends up cutting the head of Ganesha.
Goddess Parvati, when she finds Ganesha’s head slashed, becomes enraged and warns to annihilate the whole creation. Seeing this, Lord Shiva then replaces the head of Lord Ganesha with that of a baby elephant, blessing him to be worshipped before anyone.
As per the second mythological tale, there was a race between Lord Ganesha and his elder brother Lord Karthikeya. Both were asked to go around the world and whoever comes back first will be the winner. The winner receives the gift of immortality and knowledge. While Lord Karthikeya begins his race thinking Ganesha is slow and will never be able to come first, Ganesha went around his parents stating that they indeed meant the world to him.
Impressed by his love for the parents and intelligence in winning the race, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati blessed him with the fruit of Knowledge along with that of immortality. This is the reason why we seek blessing from ineffably charming lord Ganesha before beginning anything new.
Place Ganesha Idols on the entrance to invite prosperity
Not just for auspicious occasions, baby lord Ganesha figurines can invoke a sense of positivity anywhere they are placed. However, apart from keeping Ganesha idols inside the home, there is one place where you should be placing this adorable lord and that is the entrance of your house. According to Vastu, keeping a Ganesha idol at the entrance helps in warding off the evils. This is the reason why several business places keep his idol at the entrance lighting up deepam praying for success and prosperity.
While placing the Ganesha idol in the house or a place of business, try to ensure that his back is not towards the structure. It should be towards a wall that does not have any room behind. It is said that poverty lives behind the back of Lord Ganesha hence, according to Vastu one should avoid keeping the backside towards their home or place of business. If you are seeking a beautiful idol of Lord Ganesha that is right according to Vastu, Exclusive Lane is the right place to look for it. Crafted by artisans, ready to adorn your home or office, every Ganesha idol over here is special in every way.
Perfect present for every new beginning
Whether it is holy matrimony, housewarming, starting a new business, or anything, Lord Ganesha is an important part of every new beginning. If you are invited for something like this and you wish to take a present with you, Lord Ganesha's idols are the perfect one. Adorable little idols of baby Ganesha made of terracotta in various styles, visually alluring wooden Ganesha carved out by expert artisans and brass Ganesha molded charmingly can make for a lovely décor arrangement. One can place it in their puja room or anywhere throughout the house to spread a positive vibe.
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