Vinayak Chaturthi starts on the fourth day of Vedic Luni-Solar calendar month of Bhadrapada. The festival is celebrated as Lord Ganesh’s birthday, the harbinger of good beginnings, prosperity and obstacle remover. It is observed throughout India, especially as a public event in the western states of India such as Maharashtra, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh,
Vinayaka or Ganesha is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He is known for his knowledge, wisdom and amicable temperament. He is blessed by Lord Shiva with a boon that clearly states that if prayers are offered to him first before invoking any other deity, then all obstacles would automatically move out. This is the reason he is called Vighnaharta. On Vinayak Chaturthi, devotees of Lord Ganesha observe partial or complete fasts. They offer Durva, Red Hibiscus flowers, fruits; Laddu and Modak to appease Lord Ganesh.
Many devotees fast on this day; they chant various prayers of Lord Ganesh including Atharva Sheersha Stotra and 108 names of Lord Ganesha. Some people light lamps and listen to Ganesh Vrat Katha’s. These Katha’s are specific to the month and fast is broken only after sighting the moon. Once Moon (Chandra) was cursed by Lord Ganesh for ridiculing him, fearful of his curse the Chandra bows down to Lord Ganesh and asks for forgiveness. The benevolent Lord then forgives and blesses Chandra. Therefore there is also a ritual that is still followed by some devotees of worshipping Moon with water, sandalwood paste and flowers.
When health, wealth , peace of mind, family problems, legal hassles raise their ugly head to trouble his devotees, Lord Ganesha is said to sweep away their troubles with a mere sway of his trunk. He is very quick to forgive and bless his devotees. A fickle mind, ego, foolishness, ignorance, Ill temper, greed are self-imposed obstacles but sometimes obstacles from sources outside human control can plague the life of people. Worshipping Lord Ganesha on this day is said to be a potent solution for both.
It is not surprising that the 8 Mukhi Rudraksha is assigned to Lord Ganesha. This Rudraksha removes all obstacles and brings success in all undertakings. It gives the wearer all kinds of attainments (Riddhi and Siddhi). The mind set or intentions of his opponents are changed. Malefic effects of Rahu are pacified. But surprisingly the wonders of Lord Shiva did not end here as he ensured that one more Rudraksha was assigned to his blessed child whose presence came as a blessing to all his devotees seeking respite from obstacles.
One other Rudraksha is also found naturally and it has a trunk like elevation. It is called the Ganesha Rudraksha. It provides the worshipper with perfection, protection and success in every sphere of life. He lives his life under the grace of Lord Ganesha. As per the Shastras, wearing any one of these two beads on Vinayaka Chaturthi magnify the blessings of Lord Ganesha. Also wearing these with other complementary Rudraksha are supposed to be very favorable. So which one do you need to wear in combination with the above mentioned divine beads to help you live a graceful life filled with peace and victory? Log in to www.rudralife.com, email us, call us or visit us. The option is yours. We provide free Astro-numerology consultations so that you get the best Rudraksha suited to you and puja services to energize the Rudraksha when you purchase it from us. We only supply superior quality of Rudraksha to ensure maximum benefits to our customers.
So come purchase the Rudraksha from us and observe this day dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Also when you wear the Rudraksha and chant the sacred mantras it awakens a conscious mind filled with logic and calm to face and overcome obstacles which may seem insurmountable otherwise. As per Puranas and scientific research this divine bead can act with the human energy field to give very positive results. What can be more positive for human beings than having their obstacles removed by the divine grace of Lord Ganesha? It is on account of this quality that we strongly recommend wearing the eight mukhi or Ganesha Rudraksha on this auspicious day. After all Lord Ganesha is invoked as Vinayaka, Vighnaharta, Gauriputra and Ganeshwara.
Om Shri Ganeshaya Namah!