21 Aug Ganesha Chaturthi – Know about Ganesha
Lord Ganesha is one of the most popular Hindu deities and is depicted with an elephant’s head on a human body. He is prayed especially when people are beginning a new enterprise or opening up a new doorway.
Ganesha as Obstacle remover:
Ganesha is portrayed as a divinity that removes of obstacles for any undertaking and blesses with good fortune. That is the reason why Ganapathy Homa or yajna is performed before starting of any special events or undertakings. Lord Ganesha is known by names such as Ganapathy, Vinayaka, Lambodara and many more.
Ganesha & Ketu:
Ganesha represents Ketu in Vedic Astrology. Ketu is known for mathematical genius and modern-day computers and of course coding is much to do with the energy of Ketu and Ganesha. Somebody who has strong Ketu in specific points in Vedic Astrology charts, these people can be good mathematicians.
Why worship Ganesha?
Ganesha represents the Earth element among 5 elements and is associated with Mooladhara Chakra. The Bija mantra for Ganesha is “GAM”. Somebody who wants to be a knowledgeable and an excellent Astrologer must have the blessings of Ganesha, and worship of Ganesha is recommended by Parasara Rishi in his book Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra, as a Sadhana to be performed while studying Jyotisha Sastra. Similarly for all those who wishes to digest large knowledge worship of Ganesha is suggested.
Role of Divinity:
The omnipotent and omniscient divinity can be worshiped in any form or formless depending upon the devotee. There is only one divine which has the potential to take any form or be formless depending upon how the devotee wants him to be. The same divinity is called by different name by different group of people and are represented by different forms which they are comfortable in worshiping. That is the beauty of Sanatana Dharma.
A person can be a father at home for his children, husband for his wife, boss at office, a son for his father. So, the same person has different roles and different people look at him in different ways based on their personal relationships. But remember it’s the same person. This is the same with divinity.
OM TAT SAT