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HINDU FASTS & FESTIVALS : 16-10.


16. GANESH CHATURTHI -10.

In the Ganapathi Upanishad, Ganesha is identified with the Supreme Self.

The legends that  are connected with Lord Ganesha are recorded in the Ganesha Khanda of the Brahma Vivartha Purana.



On the Ganesh Chaturthi day, meditate on the stories connected with Lord Ganesha early in the morning, during the Brahmamuhurta period.

Then, after taking a bath, go to the temple and do the prayers of Lord Ganesha.

Offer Him some coconut and sweet pudding.

Pray with faith and devotion that He may remove all the obstacles that you experience on the spiritual path.

Worship Him at home, too.

You can get the assistance of a pundit.

Have an image of Lord Ganesha in your house.

Feel His Presence in it.



Don’t forget not to look at the moon on that day; remember that it behaved unbecomingly towards the Lord.

This really means avoid the company of all those who have no faith in God, and who deride God, your Guru and religion, from this very day.



Take fresh spiritual resolves and pray to Lord Ganesha for inner spiritual strength to attain success in all your undertakings.


May the blessings of Sri Ganesha be upon you all! May He remove all the obstacles that stand in your spiritual path!

May He bestow on you all material prosperity as well as liberation!

END.

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