Published on March 15th, 2021
Ganesha statues Lord Ganesha is the proclaimed remover of obstacles, the God of success who grants wisdom and prosperity when you keep his statue in your home. That is why you find Ganesha statues in many homes.
Among Hindu Gods’ pantheon, Ganesha is the only God who can bring good health, prosperity, and happiness to every person.
Ganesha is worshiped with fervor during Ganesh Chathurthi; you can also worship him every day in your home.
It is a tradition to pray to Ganesha before starting a new business or buying a new vehicle, as he ensures prosperity in business and accident-free travel in your new vehicle. Propitiation of Ganesha in homes ensures success in all endeavors and everlasting prosperity.
Remover Of Obstacles
Ganesha is also known as Vignesh, which means remover of vighna or a sense of alarm, agitation, or terror caused by obstacles in life. However, Ganesha is the remover of obstacles only for the devout and good people.
If anyone is going wayward, Ganesha first places obstacles in their path and removes them once they have learned their lesson and reformed themselves.
That’s why Ganesha is known as Vignakarta, or giver of obstacles, and Vignaharta, or remover of obstacles. Hence, both functions are highlights of Ganesha’s character. Ganesha is also the lord of Buddhi, or learning, and a strong reason you should have Ganesha statues in your home.
Ganesha personifies the primal sound Om, and his idol ensures that Omkara or the Om syllable reverberates throughout your home.
Bestower Of Prosperity
Lord Ganesha is considered the bestower of prosperity. For prosperity in your home, get a statue of Ganesha in the reclining posture because he showers his blessings and prosperity when he is relaxed in a reclining posture.
This posture of Ganesha is related to royalty and divinity, and the strong belief is that such a statue of Ganesha placed strategically in your home ensures material wealth and elevated status.
The belief also goes that the trunk of Ganesha should be turned to the left to invoke the moon’s energy (known as Ida Nadi). Ganesha statues bring peace and tranquility associated with the moon and ensure serenity and happiness brought by wealth.
However, if you are not too materialistically inclined, you may want to get a Ganesha statue with the trunk turned to the right.
Such a Ganesha is known as Siddhi Vinayak, or the bestower of spiritual values, which is possible by invoking the sun’s energy. If such an idol is placed in your home and worshipped with devotion, you can rest assured of spiritual knowledge and fulfillment of boons.
Giver Of Knowledge
Ganesha is believed traditionally as the lord of letters and learning. Ganesha is associated with Buddhi or intelligence, intellect, or wisdom.
The Puranas are replete with stories of Ganesha’s intellect, and he is often referred to as budhipriya, or fondness for intelligence, which he often demonstrates to his devotees.
A statue of Ganesha in the sitting posture is ideal for your home if you have school-going kids and college-going teens in your household. Ganesha in a sitting posture is known as lalitasana, which is the ideal statue to have in your home.
According to home decor experts, a Ganesha statue in the sitting posture helps maintain a calm and composed demeanor. The home environment is peaceful and conducive to learning and improving knowledge.
Vastu science also dictates that such a sitting statue of Ganesha should be with his trunk pointing to the left, which ensures high learning capabilities.
Place in the Right Direction
Paying attention to small details is also very important to create the right vibes in your home. The best directions to place your Ganesha statue are northeast, north, and west.
Please note that the Ganesha statue should be placed to face the north direction because Ganesha’s father, Shiva, resides there. And Ganesha always pays his obeisance to his creator, his father.
One important point to note is that the Ganesha statue should never be placed in the south direction under any circumstances.
A Ganesha statue sans his carrier, the mouse, and his favorite dish, the modak is not of much use. Hence, choosing a sitting Ganesha statue (preferably on his Vahan, or vehicle, the rat) and holding the modak, or Prasad in his hand is ideal for gaining knowledge and increasing learning power.
Summing It Up
There is hardly an Indian home without a Ganesha statue. However, what type of Ganesha statue you keep and which direction is essential to bring the desired effects.