Lord Ganesha is the most famous of all lords. Every Hindu house in India would have an idol of Ganesha. Goddess Laxmi is also worshiped along with him in the most celebrated festival Diwali in India. Being the lord of beginnings, he is the first lord to be honored in any ritual or ceremony. He is said to be the creator of Astrology and any learned science and scriptures. Hence, he is considered as the lord of intellect and wisdom.
Who is Lord Ganesha?
What exactly is GANESHA within us?
He has two wives: Riddhi and Siddhi. Riddhi is the set of the divine virtues and Siddhi is the set of the worldly accomplishments. A person with wisdom will always have these two companions with him through out life. One with divine wisdom will always be seen to have some divine virtues like public speaking, writing abilities, intuition, healing power etc and therefore he can never be deprived of worldly accomplishments too. Riddhi and Siddhi are said to be sisters and they co-exist together.
Who is Goddess Laxmi
Goddess Laxmi is always worshiped with Lord Ganesha. Laxmi is prosperity in one’s life. When Ganesha is awakened, one cannot be deprived of prosperity. Another meaning is that when prosperity is there, there need to be wisdom else the prosperity is short lived.
Lord Ganesha is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati (Shakti). He is the wisdom and the strength of our soul. When can we attain wisdom and our soul gets its real power? It is when Shiva and Shakti are awakened inside us. Shakti is the love and devotion towards Shiva and Shiva is the destruction of our evils.
Once Ganesha is awakened, life is full of abundance (with riddhi and siddhi), it is super-light (as bad Karmas are destroyed), bright (with the rays of truth), it is prosperous (as Laxmi is aside) and the real life begins there.
Let’s bow to Lord Ganesha and start the real journey of one’s life.
– Om Shri Ganeshaya Namah