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Worship of Lord Ganesh

   How to Worship Lord Ganesha

5 Tips to Pray at Home

  • Lord Ganesh is one of the most famous gods amongst Hindu Gods.
  • He is the god with an elephant face and human body.
  • He is also called by other names as vinayaka, vigneshwara, ganapathi etc.
  • He is considered to be very intelligent and smart.
  • He is sought after for success and growth in every field.
  • He is to be worshiped first (pratham pujye) before any prayer or puja as per Hindu tradition.

Lord Ganesh: He is the son of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvathi. But it is said he was not born out of conception. His mother made him out of clay from her body and gave him life.

He was acting as a watchman to his mothers home and did not allow even lord shiva to enter. Then out of anger lord shiva beheaded him. Learning this goddess parvathi requested to give him life back.

So lord Shiva gave him life but with an elephant face fixed to his neck.

Benefits of worshipping lord Ganesh

  1. Students perceiving education.
  2. Those willing to get out of debt.
  3. To improve earnings.
  4. To grow up in career.
  5. To overcome obstacles in life.
  6. To improve savings

When ever you see lord Ganesha photo or an idol in any temple, you will find goddess saraswati and laxmi beside. This in one way indicates, that for education one needs blessing of lord ganesh besides goddess saraswati.

So those students perceiving education and willing to score better and go for higher education should pray lord Ganesh.

Also those with high debt should pray to Ganesha for relief from it.

If one is into business or freelancing type or self employed, worship to lord Ganesha helps improve income. Since he is also with goddess laxmi, it indicates he helps to overcome distress and poverty.

If you are hindered by politics in office or career then praying to lord Ganesha shows ways to move on.

How to worship lord ganesha:

1.Put an picture or idol for worship at home or office.

  1. By reciting his mantra.
  2. Do the offering
  3. Worship on a Wednesday.
  4. Fasting on Tuesday if one is affected by ketu in horoscope.

How to pray lord ganesha for better income:

1.Instead of a using Ganesh in sitting posture, put a picture or idol of standing Ganesha. This standing position is said to be for the purpose of higher income.

  1. Lit a deep with coconut oil and ghee every day before the picture or idol.
  2. Offer Jasmin or other flowers during prayer if you can find around.
  3. Chant the Vinakaya mantra

Shukla-Ambara-Dharam Vishnum Shashi-Varnam Chatur-Bhujham!
Prasanna-Vadhanam Dhyaayeth Sarva-Vighno–pashantaye!

This sloka is for lord Vishnu and then continue as with the following mantra:

Agaja-anana-Padma-Arkam Gaja-ananam Aharnisham!”
“Aneka-Dam-Tam Bhaktaanaam Eka-Dantam Upaasmahe!”

Also one should have determination to achieve things. Unlike other God Vinayaka helps those who make genuine efforts to reach the goal and not lazy ones.

Besides worshiping lord Ganesha, one should also worship lord Shiva and goddess Paravati. This will ensure positive benefits without fail.

Ganesha seems  to be our companion on the long run. For students, self employed and business men, worshipping lord Ganesha blessing will be more fruitf

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Worship Of Lord Shiva

How to Worship Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva is an important god that is worshipped in a sect of Hinduism called Shaivism. He is responsible for the destruction of the universe, with the goal of recreating it. This powerful god is known for his contradictory nature but he can be generous to his worshippers, especially if they are devout. Worshipping Lord Shiva can be done by creating a shrine with his image and by performing specific rituals and prayers in his honor. You can also maintain a regular practice of worship so you stay connected to Lord Shiva.

  1. Get a sitting Shiva for a calm temple. Lord Shiva can be depicted in statues and images sitting in a meditating position with his legs crossed and his hands in his lap. The sitting Shiva is ideal if you plan to meditate in front of the image often and want to create a calm, relaxed space.
    • The sitting Shiva should still have several items on him that are traditional, such as a third eye, a cobra necklace, a three-pronged trident, and the vibhuti, which are 3 horizontal lines that are drawn on his forehead.
  2. Opt for a dancing Shiva for an energetic shrine.The dancing Shiva will show be upright with his right leg extended outward and his arms raised upward. Lord Shiva is considered the master of dance in Shaivism and a dancing Shiva statue or image will create an energetic, lively atmosphere for the shrine.
    • The dancing Shiva will have the same features as a sitting Shiva, but it will also usually have a demon dwarf being crushed at the feet of the dancing Shiva, which represents man’s ego and ignorance.
  3. Create the altar in the northeast corner of your home.This area is considered the best spot for idols in a home. Make sure the altar is raised on a table or countertop and that the spot is quiet and clean, with good natural lighting. You should be able to see the Shiva clearly, as this will encourage you to worship it.
  4. Have only 1 Lord Shiva and simple, bare decorations on the shrine.Having more than 1 statue or image of Lord Shiva can be overpowering and create opposing energies in your space. Lord Shiva does not respond to bright, lavish decorations or offerings, so you can keep the altar simply by covering it with a white cloth.
  5. Do the puja or meditation in front of the temple: The traditional puja room should be set up in front of the shrine so you can meditate in front of Lord Shiva easily. The puja room can be simple, with an altar, a platform, and a statue or image of Lord Shiva.

Worship Lord Ganesha before worshipping Lord Shiva. Lord Ganesha, the Hindu god of success, will to remove any obstacles you may be dealing with so you can worship and pray freely to Lord Shiva.

Pray to Lord Shiva at least once a day at home or at a temple. Create a routine where you worship or pray to Lord Shiva in the morning to start your day or at night to wind down before bed. Meditate in front of the shrine to Lord Shiva as a form of worship. You can also chant prayers, mantras and texts from Saivism to worship Lord Shiva.

Present offerings like milk, bilwa leaves, or grains, especially on Mondays. Though you can pray to Lord Shiva any day, Mondays are considered sacred days of worship in the Hindu religion. Presenting cold milk, traditional bilwa leaves, or grains like barley, millet, rice, and wheat are considered good, worthy offers for Lord Shiva. Offerings can increase your favor with the god.

  • Avoid offerings like coconut water, turmeric, Ketaki flowers, and kumkum, as they are considered bad luck when given to Lord Shiva.

Worship Lord Shiva during Shravan Maa. Shravan Maa occurs from July-August and is considered a very auspicious month for worshipping Lord Shiva. In India, large celebrations are held during this month as well as austere practices like fasting and prayers. It is also a time to visit temples to worship Shiva several times a week or every day.

You can also chant mantras and prayers at the temple to worship Shiva during this auspicious time and present offerings.