Significance of Ganesh Chatuthri ~Magnificence of Lord Ganesha
It is believed the Hindu Lord Ganesha-“Remover of Obstacles” bears frequencies that reach the earth in a larger proportion. These help reduce the intensity of the yama frequencies.
On the day of Shree Ganesh Chaturthi, and ongoing days of the festival, the divine Ganesh principle is a 1000 times more active on earth. Worshiping the Lord during this period bestows greater benefits. It is custom to welcome a new idol for your household altar that is worshipped for Shree Ganesh Chaturthi.
Let us understand the significance of Ganesha!
Shree Ganesh is the protector and master (Swami) of directions. After worshipping Him, He opens all the directions. He also converts the language of sound (Nada Bhaashaa) into the language of light (Prakaash Bhaashaa), so that prayers made by humans can be understood by Deities.
The various forms of Shree Ganesh *
Shree Ganesh in Saviour Avatar or Roop~
In a saviour form, Ganesh is depicted seated on a wooden platform. At that time, more than 50 percent active saviour energy are transmitted from his hand which is raised in blessing.
Shree Ganesh in His Destroyer Roop or Avatar~
Ganesh is portrayed in this form either riding a mouse or sometimes a tiger, a lion or a horse. He uses different weapons such as paash (noose), ankush (goad), Trishul (trident) and bhaalaa (spear). He also uses different divine weapons (astras). In his destructive form, Ganesh fights ferociously eliminating destructive energy in the universe on a panoramic scale.
Sometimes, Ganesh has to function in both, the Saviour and Destroyer avatars. His saviour energy is transmitted from the hand which is raised in blessing and from the hand that holds the weapon, a lot of destructive energy is transmitted to remove evils or hurdles one may be facing. At that time, Shree Ganesh uses a paash (noose) and an ankush (goad).
Shree Ganesh in Sage form~
While worshipping Deity Shiva and Goddess Parvati, Shree Ganesh is seen dressed as a sage.
Ganesh can be seen sitting on a throne, with Riddhi and Siddhi (principles of God and Shree Ganesh’s wives), in a palace in the subtle spiritual plane of Maahaalok or Ganeshlok. He mainly performs the function of guiding the devotees of Shree Ganesh, blessing them with knowledge and spiritual powers (Siddhi).
When Riddhi is on the left and Siddhi is on the right side of Shree Ganesh, at that time Shree Ganesh’s sun channel (suryanadi) is active. While functioning in the Destroyer form, Shree Ganesh’s Sun channel gets activated as per requirement.
When Riddhi is on the right side of Shree Ganesh and Siddhi is on left, Shree Ganesh’s moon channel (Chandranadi) is active.
When Shree Ganesh is sitting on a wooden platform, his central channel (Sushumnanadi) is active on a large scale.
Shree Ganesh’s vehicle (vahan)~
“Vru-vah” means to carry and from this the word ‘vaahan’ is derived.
From time to time, the vehicles of the Deities change according to their task. The mouse is Shree Ganesh’s usual vehicle, but there are others too. It is believed when a deity is invoked, the vehicle to be used is in accordance with the task. For example in a war, a lion would be appropriate. Shree Ganesh in His Heramb form, has a lion as His vehicle, whereas Shree Ganesh in His Mayureshwar form, uses a peacock as His vehicle.
In Ganeshlok (subtle plane of Shree Ganesh) there is a reddish light. The atmosphere there is rejuvenating which gives happiness to the mind.
Let us understand some qualities in order to achieve a place and realization in Ganeshlok after death.
Intense motivation for Liberation from the cycle of birth and death (Mumukshutva) ia needed. It is necessary for a devotee of Shree Ganesh, to have intense desire for the God realization. Then only he can do spiritual practice (sadhana) as per Shree Ganesh’s expectation in Ganeshlok. One should have the capacity of imbibing spiritual purity (sattvikta) and Divine Consciousness.
Shree Ganesh gives guidance from time to time to those devotees who have intense desire that ‘what should I do to perform good spiritual practice’ and curiosity about spiritual practice and spirituality.
What is the importance of drawing rangoli on the occasion of Shree Ganesh Chaturthi?
While doing any ritualistic worship, a finely ground sand powder (rangoli) should be laid out in a spiritually pure shape on wooden platform or around the table to be used for worship. The frequencies being emanated or transmitted from this shape form a protective shield around the wooden platform or the wooden table.
Earth frequencies get attracted towards the frequencies being transmitted from the rangoli and they get tied there. Thus, from the rangoli, spiritually pure frequencies are transmitted towards the embodied soul (jiva) as required. Also these frequencies form a subtle cover on the earth which protects the embodied soul from the black energy being transmitted from the nether region (Patal) or from the negative energy in the house.
A rangoli is drawn in front of the door or in the front of the place of worship or on the wooden platform to be used for the worship.
After drawing the rangoli, turmeric (haldi) and vermillion (kumkum) is offered at the center point of the rangoli. This is because the Divine frequencies of the higher Deities in the universe, are attracted easily towards the colour particles, related to radiance principle, being transmitted from the haldi-kumkum. This also increases the motion, efficiency and effectiveness of the frequencies transmitted from the rangoli.
Rangolis that increase spiritual purity.