Shri Ganeshotsav 2022: Rules and method of installation of Ganesh idol
Ganeshotsav, which will last for 10 days from Wednesday, August 31, is going to start. Ganeshotsav will run from August 31 to September 09, where Lord Ganapati will sit from house to house on the first day i.e. Chaturthi Tithi of Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha. According to mythological beliefs, Lord Ganesha He was born on Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha Chaturthi in the mid-day period in Swati Nakshatra and Leo ascendant. Bhadrapada Ganesh Chaturthi is also known as Vinaya Chaturthi, Kalank Chaturthi and Danda Chauth. is celebrated together. Here the idol of Lord Ganesha is installed in big pandals.
Rules of Establishment: Lord Ganesha is considered to be the destroyer of obstacles and the giver of prosperity. Only one or two idols of Lord Ganesha should be kept at home. Even after forgetting, the idol of Ganesha should not be established in the number of three. A broken Ganesh idol should never be established.
Lord Ganesha is considered to be the god of the water element and is one of the four deities who can be south facing. Apart from Lord Ganesha, only the idols of Hanumanji, Bhairavji and Mother Goddess can face the south direction. Apart from these four deities, the face of the idol of any other deity or deity should not be in the south.
Before installing the idol of Lord Ganesha at home, special attention should be paid to the direction of his trunk in the idol. According to Vastu, the Lord with the trunk on the right is called Siddhivinayak while the one with the trunk on the left is called Vakratunda. In such a situation, if you are going to establish the idol of Lord Ganesha in your house on Ganesh Chaturthi, then it is more auspicious to do Vakratunda Ganesha idol. Because the rules of worshiping Vakratunda Ganesha are easy and less.
Durva is very dear to Lord Ganesha, so keep Durva grass in worship of Lord Ganapati on Ganesh Chaturthi. 11 or 21 knots of Durva should be offered to Ganesha. It is believed that the burning of Ganesha’s stomach was pacified by Durva. For this reason, in the worship of Lord Ganesha, Durva is offered to him.
In the worship of Lord Ganesha, one should chant the mantra Om Gam Ganapatayai Namah or Shri Ganeshaya Namah.