Ganapathi homam is performed to beget happiness, prosperity and good health. Anyone is desirous of praying God to remove any obstacles in any of his plan / work /Business / action and also to be victorious in his deeds can pray to Lord Ganesha. Ganapathi homam can be performed to please Kethu and hence anyone who has Kethu dasa or bhukthi or wishes to appease Kethu can participate in the homam. Ws per Ganesh puranam many types of ganapathi homams can be performed. Example: Mahaganapathi Homam, Asthadravya Ganapathi Homam, Sahasra modaka Ganapathi Homam,etc…
Before starting any new venture or anything fresh, Ganesh Homam is must. When starting a new business, investments or when one is getting married, to remove obstacles, for celebration of birthdays and if one is suffering from losses, Maha Ganpathy Homam is recommended. Ganapati or Ganesha, the Lord of Gananas, the elephant faced God represents the power of the Supreme Being that removes obstacles and ensures success in human endeavors. Ganesha is revered as the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati and is always honored first in most worship services and rituals.
Ganesha is also known as Ganapati, Vigneswara, Vinayaka, Gajamukha and Ainkaran. He is worshipped for siddhi, success in undertakings, and buddhi, intelligence. He is worshipped before any venture is started. Ganesha is also the God of education, knowledge and wisdom, literature and the fine arts. Ganesha is also one of the five Gods the worship of whom was popularized by Adi Shankaracharya. The large head of an elephant symbolizes wisdom, understanding and a discriminating intellect that one must possess to attain perfection in life. The wide mouth represents the natural human desire to enjoy life in the world. The large ears signify that a perfect person is the one who possesses a great capacity to listen to others and assimilate ideas. The trunk relates to the power of human mind, which must be strong enough to face the ups and downs of the external world and yet delicate enough to explore the subtle realms of the inner world. The two tusks denote the two aspects of the human personality, wisdom and emotion. The right tusk represents wisdom left tusk represents emotion. The broken left tusk conveys the idea that one must conquer emotions with wisdom to attain perfection.
Maha Ganapathi homam
The following table will show you the list of items required to perform Ganapathi Homam
|16||Cowghee||1 ½ kg|