Vinayak Chaturthi (August 11 2017)
Lord Ganesha; the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is invoked first before offering prayers to any other deity in the Hindu pantheon. The first 16 forms of Lord Ganesha are known as “Shodasa Ganapati”. The Vira Ganesha is the warrior aspect of this benevolent deity. He is depicted standing with 16 arms. He looks commanding and has a fierce, overpowering surreal presence. In each hand, he holds weapons symbolizing powers of the mind. The human mind has no boundaries when it connects to the divine aspect of the universe. This universe is full of beneficial possibilities and receptivity. A strong mind opens up this aspect and problems automatically give way to solutions. Vira Ganesha is worshipped for courage in the face of obstacles while standing strong to fight them. In the auspicious month of Shravan open your hands and seek the generous blessings of Vira Ganesha. If you are tired of obstacles then merely surrender to him; he will fight them on your behalf.
“Om Gum Ganapataye Namah” is a chant which invokes Lord Ganesha is known to bless the devotee with tremendous will to overcome obstacles. Lord Ganesha is worshipped using Durva, red Hibiscus flowers, red Kumkum, Haldi and Akshat. He is offered Laddoo, Modak and Kheer as Prasad. As per ancient texts the eight Siddhis can be obtained by anyone who sincerely worships Lord Ganesha. Rudraksha; a mystical seed of divine intervention are Lord Shiva’s gift to mankind. They are found from 1-21 mukhi in nature and each mukhi is assigned a deity from the Hindu pantheon. The eight mukhi Rudraksha is blessed by Lord Ganesha. The Ganesha Rudraksha is also graced by his blessings. Buying, wearing or gifting this divine seed is of utmost priority if obstacles in life are raising their ugly head more frequently than usual.
On Vinayak Chaturthi people get up early, bathe, offer prayers, flowers, fruits and all other things dear to Lord Ganesha. Some people observe a fast and consume root vegetables, fruits, sabudana khichdi. This fast is broken only after sighting of the moon at night. When a person wears the relevant Rudraksha and observes this day; multitude of divine energy is drawn to him as per Shastras. Obstacles often created by malefic planetary vibrations, evil intentions, ignorance, soon fade away when Vira Ganesha raises his sixteen hands. His blessings are invoked for success in education, job, business, for getting a child and living under his guardianship.
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