Ganesha Chaturthi to remove obstacles from life
By: Future Point | 06-Sep-2018Views : 2011
Everyone wants a life that is free from obstacles and hurdles, but unfortunately, such a life that is devoid of problems does not exist.
However, presence of obstacles in our destiny from the karmic baggage from previous lives that we carry, is a harsh reality that we are born with.
But there is a divine authority in the form of Lord Ganesha that is there to vanquish all the obstacles in the lives of his devotees.
It is for this very reason, Lord Ganesha is also called "Vighnaharta", which means: One who removes obstacles!
His worship on Ganesh Chaturthi is said to shower special blessings on people, making their lives full of joy, bliss, abundance & prosperity and most importantly- free of all obstacles that are otherwise signified in the their destiny.
The celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi begin in the month of Bhadrapada on Chaturthi which is the 4 date of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of Moon), and end on the 14th date of the Shukla Paksha, known as Anant Chaturdashi.
Lord Ganesha is also called "Mangal Moorti" which means- One who is the very idol of auspiciousness, hence, His Darshan and Puja yields incredible auspiciousness and the obstacles present in the destiny of the person worshipping Him, are destroyed at once.
The detailed system of Puja of Lord Ganesha has an elaborate procedure under which Shodash Upachara (16 service worship) of the Lord is performed.
This system of Puja is incorporated mainly to raise the five senses of the worshiper, which in turn will elevate him to a higher level of consciousness that will promote positive thoughts and actions.
People who want their obstacles removed, also try to please Lord Ganesha by reciting 'Shri Ganapati Atharvasheersha Stotra' or get it recited by a learned priest.
Worshipping different forms of Lord Ganesha blesses the devotees in enormous ways, such as:
- Worshipping Maha Ganapati, blesses an individual with great success and protection from evils in every aspect of his/her life.
- Worshipping Dwija Ganesha, blesses an individual with excellent health and abundance.
- Worshipping Heramba Ganesha, protects the wealth of an individual.
- Worshipping Veer Ganesha, shields the individual from all diseases and harms.
- Worshipping Karpaga Vinayagar form of Ganesha, blesses the individual with significant wealth.
- Worshipping Siddhi and Buddhi Ganesha, blesses the individual with intuitive intelligence and analytical intelligence.
- Worshipping Nritya Ganesha, blesses the individual with joy and fills his/her life with divine grace.
There are further ways by which one can receive the blessings of Lord Ganesha and make his/her life a living manifestation of success & prosperity.
One such way is donation of items related to education like books, stationery etc. to needy students as Ganesha is also the God of knowledge & wisdom and what can please Him more than someone helping a needy child with educational resources.
Another way to please Lord Ganesha is to donate some money or other useful resources to an old age home as Ganesha is a great devotee Himself of His parents: Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvati and what could please Ganesha more than someone taking care of old people who are neglected by their own children or for some reason are living devoid of the care from their children.
Therefore, make the best use of this incredibly auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi to receive the blessings of the benevolent Lord Ganesha and live a life that is joyful and full of a never ending bliss.