"திருவாக்கும் செய்கருமம் கைகூட்டும் செஞ்சொல்
பெருவாக்கும் பீடும்பெருக்கும் உருவாக்கும்
ஆதலால் வானோரும் ஆனை முகத்தானைக்
காதலால் கூப்புவர்தம் கை"
“Success is promised, and the endeavour undertaken shall be fruitful
His sweet name shall bring forth happiness and wealth
Therefore, even the Devas in heaven offer obeisance to the Elephant Face God
With folded hands, out of love.”
Maha Ganapathi Homam is a powerful Vedic ritual of invoking Lord Ganesha and offering prayers unto Him to beget His grace and blessings. Maha Ganapathi Homam is performed to eradicate all the hindrances in your path and grant success.
The immensely popular and widely adored Lord Ganesha is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. As he is born to Goddess Parvathi, who is the personification of Shakthi(energy), Lord Ganesha is considered to be the embodiment of all actions.
Maha Ganapathi Homam ensures that the pursuit you undertake is successful and rewarding. As Lord Ganesha is considered to be the Lord of all beginnings, Maha Ganapathi Homam is performed even at the beginning of Homams dedicated to other deities.
Before undertaking any endeavour if Lord Ganesha is worshipped and invoked with devotion and love, He helps you achieve the desired results without encountering any obstacles. This is the reason why Lord Ganesha is also known as Vigneshwara: Vigna means obstalcles, Eshwara means Lord. Therefore, Vigneshwara is the Lord who removes all the obstacles.
If you face problems due to Ketu Dhasa or Bukthi, which usually happens for seven years, you can perform Maha Ganapathi Homam to nullify its ill-effects.
The cause of impediments in your activities may not only result because of external sources but also because of your own Karma, which is nothing but your present or past deeds in this life or your previous life(or lives!). This may be the root cause for all the setbacks in your life and is very hard to discern with normal intellect.
Since Ganapathi is known for freeing you from your Karmic deeds and bondages, performing Maha Ganapathi Homam eliminates all the negative Karmas that hinder your activities. So Ganapathi Homam is highly recommended to ensure success in all your deeds—be it in your career, business, agriculture, education, family, or personal life.
For a student who is pursuing education, Maha Ganapathi Homam bestows Siddhi(actions become fruitful) and Buddhi(knowledge and wisdom). Even farmers before beginning cultivation can perform Maha Ganapathi Homam to produce good yields and also to prevent unexpected natural calamities during the cultivation period.
According to Yoga Shasthras, Ganapathi is considered to be residing in the first chakra, known as Mooladhara, which is the base for all other six chakras in the human body. So performing Maha Ganapathi Homam will serve as a foundation for both your spiritual as well as material growth.
Maha Ganapathi Homam also bestows prosperity, health and well being when performed every year. For leading a life full of happiness and success, Maha Ganapathi Homam can be performed during marriages, house-warming ceremonies, and even on your birthdays.
Maha Ganapathi Homam must be performed early in the morning before sunrise. However, depending on the purpose, other timing may also be chosen. Maha Ganapathi Homam is highly rewarding when performed on Sankata Hara Chathurthi day, which is considered to be the most auspicious day for worshipping Lord Ganesha.
To reap all the benefits of the immensely powerful Maha Ganapathi Homam, we suggest you to seek the guidance of our learned Vedic scholar at Vedic Folks.