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Among the numerous manifestations of Lord Ganesh, Haridra Ganapathi is one. This powerful form appeared to fulfill the demands of Mother Tripura Sundari – to destroy the demon Bhandasura. According to scriptures, the demon was worshipping an evil yantra called Abhichara yantra and the puja was spreading evil or unrighteousness among the masses. The Mother Goddess requested Haridra Ganapathi to destroy the yantra and thereby the supernatural wicked powers of the demon was eliminated. The word Haridra means turmeric and this form is made of turmeric powder which is considered lucky and auspicious. Therefore the lord is yellow in colour, and displays the krodha mudra (gesture of anger). The scriptures also say that mother Baglamukhi who is Peetambari Maa was pleased with this form of Ganesh and said that whoever worships Haridra Ganapathi will get whatever they ask for very quickly. A golden phase of life will begin for such devotees besides achieving good luck and success in all desires. Besides the energies, Riddhi (wealth) and Siddhi (skill), a third energy called Buddhi (intellect) also got attached to this form. Haridra Ganapathi Homam will be performed on Shukla paksha Chaturthi tithi in the month of Ashadha. Observing fasts and rituals on the day for Lord Ganesh is considered to be very auspicious.
Haridra Ganapathi nullifies dosha or negativity caused by malefic Mercury or Jupiter in your birth chart. The lord protects the worshippers from enemies, rivals or competitors. As per Vedic astrology, Haridra Ganapathi boosts the effect of Mercury, Jupiter, Neech Bhang Raj Yoga and Budhaaditya Yoga formed in a person’s horoscope. This form of Ganapathi can be kept in cash boxes, almirah, lockers, business spaces or your puja altar for good luck, increasing business prospects and wealth.
Om Hum gum glom Haridra Ganpathaye
Vara Varadha Sarvajana Hridayam
Satmabhaya Satmabhaya Swaha
Haridra Ganapathi Homam frees devotees of bad spiritual energies, and other afflictions. The Homam also prevents obstructions caused by your foes in marriage, starting new ventures and property matters. The ritual therefore expels all negativity or problems that don’t allow a smooth running of your business or trade or any other endeavours. This highly favourable ritual removes inconveniences, financial crisis, personal troubles, and foes and confers good fortune and triumph in all matters. The homam gives hope to the dejected ones who are burdened and trapped in multiple problems. The lord when invoked blesses you with riches, well-being, glory, achievements and prosperity. Lord Haridra Ganapathi Homam paves way for Neech Bhang Raj Yoga which is a powerful yoga in astrology. The results of which give name, fame, power and prosperity to the native. The negative effects of a debilitated planet (Neech) can be made positive with the Homam. Also, the prospects for Budhatiya yoga which is a powerful combination of Sun and Mercury in a particular house in the native chart can be enhanced with this ritual. This formation helps to bring success and finances and also upgrades your status in society.
Swayambu Selva Vinayakar Temple as the name denotes is dedicated to Lord Ganesh. It is situated in Shenbakkam, near Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. A total of 11 Ganapathi are seen in this shrine and all are self-manifested in the form of lingams forming the ‘Om’ symbol. It is believed that doing abhishekam with milk to Bala Vinayaka cures illness of children. He also blesses his devotees with timely marriage and children. The 11 forms appear in this order - Bala Vinayaka, Nadana Vinayaka, Omkara Vinayaka, Karpaga Vinayaka, Chinthamani Vinayaka, Selva Vinayaka (main deity), Mayura Vinayaka, Mooshiga Vinayaka, Vallaba Vinayaka, Siddhi-Buddhi Vinayaka and Panchamuga Vinayaka. There’s a separate shrine for Somasundareswar in the form of linga. Even Lord Shani has a small abode facing the main deity which is of special significance. The 11 forms of Vinayaka not only grant 11-fold blessings, but also relieve the people from mental disorders and other health issues.
Lord Ganapathi or Ganesh is worshipped before the commencement of any auspicious events like business ventures, wedding and house warming, etc. Lord Ganapathi removes obstacles that obstruct your progressive path. Offer prayers daily with flowers, and mantras that glorify the lord who’s a lucky charm for all. You can light an incense stick and apply sandal paste and kumkum to the idol. Ganapathi statue will be energized in the Haridra Ganapathi Homam before it’s sent to you. Spread positive energies around your space along with good luck and happiness with this beautiful idol.