Ganesh in Our Home

I just went round my home and counted that we have over 7 murti’s of Ganesh in our house. Different sizes, different colours different positions. I cannot recall going to a family or friends home who is Hindu and not seeing either a murthi or picture of the beloved Lord Ganesh. He is the god of happiness, joy and prosperity and the remover of obstacles.

Most of us usually keep Ganesh murthis in our home without knowing exactly where and how to place it. To remove all obstacles from your life and attract wealth and good health, one should follow certain simple Vastu rules; especially, as Ganesh a Chaturthi 2021 is coming up on the 10th September.

1: The colour of the Ganpati murti has a lot of significance

People seeking happiness, peace and prosperity in life should consider placing a murthi of a white Ganesh at home. Those who desire self-growth should bring home a vermilion coloured Ganesh. This is considered auspicious according to vastu.

2: Posture of the idol is symbolic

For worshipping within the walls of your home, an idol of Ganesh in sitting position, also known as the lalitasana, is considered ideal. Vastu experts say that the sitting Ganesh represents a calm and composed demeanour and encourages a peaceful environment at home. The reclining Ganesh symbolises luxury, comfort and wealth.

3: Notice the direction of the trunk

According to vastu, ideally, the trunk of the sitting Ganesh should be tilted towards his left. This symbolises happiness and success. An murthi with a trunk tilted towards its right is hard to please since it represents the power of the sun and one has to follow certain rituals while worshipping it.

4: Pay attention to the little details

Ganesh’s vehicle is a mouse and modak is his favourite sweet. Therefore, while buying the murthi for your home, make sure that the tiny mouse and the modak is a part of it. The mouse is a symbol of all-pervasiveness, while the modak is an offering to the lord and his devotees and prasadam.

5: Place it facing the right direction

Vastu experts suggest that the west, north and northeast directions are perfect to place the Ganesh. Try to make the murthi face the north direction, since this is where lord Shiva resides and it is considered very auspicious. Also, make sure that the back of the murti or the photo is facing the main entrance/exit of the home. Steer clear of south for placing the idol, since it is not very suitable.

6: Where should you not place it?

There are a few places at home that you should avoid completely while placing the Ganesh murthi. Some of them are the bedroom, garage, laundry room, underneath staircases and of course bathrooms. Vastu experts say that the garage is considered as a vacant spot and thus inauspicious for placing a murthi. Similarly, the energies under staircases and laundry rooms are not favourable to keep your Ganesh. (Ref: LIVSPACE)


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