This is the most auspicious time to invite Ganesha into your home. While good intentions and devotion are enough to please the Lord, there are ways you can enhance the good vibes the sacred idol can deliver to your abode. Here are some tips on what to do after getting Ganesha home.
Ganesha Idol should be placed in the east or the west directions of the house. Northeast corner of the house is the best location to set up your Ganesha idol. If northeast is unavailable then place an idol in a way that you face north or east while offering prayers.
One is enough
On your altar, always keep only one idol of Lord Ganesha. Keeping two or more Ganesha idols counteracts their energy. You only need one to be effective!
They say, never place Ganesha in the south direction. Also, it should be ensured the idol is nowhere near a washroom or across a wall that is attached to a bathroom or toilet.
The position of the trunk
The idol of sitting Ganesha with his trunk tilted towards his left hand should be placed in a house. It represents happiness and success.
Whenever you are placing the idol of Ganesha, remember that a mouse and modak (Indian sweet) should be a part of the statue. This is auspicious and integral to his purpose! The mouse represents material desire, which can be ridden to their completion but should never disturb the inner peace. Sweets represent not getting distracted by pleasure- hence, they’re left untouched.
Should be placed in the northern direction of the bedroom
It is advised to not place idols in bedrooms. In case, you would want to, then keep it in the northeast direction. Also, as per Vastu, feet should not face the idol.
The idol of sitting Ganesha is best for the house. He represents a calm, but determined demeanor- the exact kind of energy you would want at home!
Remember the purpose
More important than all these rules, remember the deep meaning behind Ganesh every time you see his image! He’s meant to show us the pathway to happiness, inner peace, and success in life.
Offerings to Ganesha
A small bowl of rice, placed in front of Ganesha is a great offering. It is advisable to place the idol on a raised platform.
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