As the vibrant celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi kick off, the resounding chorus of “Ganapti Bappa Morya” fills the air, uniting people from all walks of life. In the spirit of this auspicious occasion, celebrity astrologer Parduman Suri, known for advising prominent figures like Padmashree Anuradha Paudwal, Singer Ram Sanker, Politician Ajay Kapoor, actress Ritu Shivpuri, Singer Krishna Beruaa, and Actress Anshi Sharma, shares unique insights into how individuals of different zodiac signs can seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi.
The Right Way to Offer Prayers
Lord Ganesha is revered as a symbol of wisdom, and his distinctive appearance, with a large stomach, symbolizes profound intelligence—the ability to digest deep knowledge. His trusted companion, the rat, signifies the gnawing away of ignorance from our minds.
Here are two important customs to observe during Ganesh Chaturthi:
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- Replace the household idol: After completing the fast, replace the household idol of Lord Ganesha with an idol of Margaj Ganesh. This practice is believed to ensure auspiciousness and remove obstacles from all endeavors.
- Offering betel leaves and nuts: When presenting betel leaves and nuts to Lord Ganesha, opt for an idol that depicts him in old age, rather than the commonly found child form in the market. This thoughtful gesture aligns with proper customs.
Astrologer Parduman suggests distinct ways of worship for individuals based on their zodiac signs:
- Aries: Arians should offer jaggery to Lord Ganpati daily. This practice is believed to bring happiness, prosperity, and peace of mind.
- Taurus: Taureans should revere Lord Ganesha in his Siddhi Vinayak form and offer sugar candy. This ritual is thought to resolve all problems when performed daily.
- Gemini: Geminis should worship Lord Ganesha alongside Goddess Lakshmi, offering moong ladoos as offerings while adorning the deity with flowers daily.
- Cancer: Cancerians should pay homage to Lord Ganesha in his Vakratunda form, offering flowers with a sandalwood tilak, a unique practice distinguishing it from the usual Roli offerings.
- Leo: Leos should offer vibrant red flowers to Lord Ganesha, along with Lakshmi Ganesha, while presenting Motichoor ladoos as part of their devotion.
- Virgo: Virgos should jointly worship Lakshmi Ganesh and present 21 pairs of Durva during their puja.
- Libra: Those in the Libra sign should offer five coconuts during their worship of Lord Ganesha, focusing on the Vakratunda form.
- Scorpio: Scorpios are advised to chant the mantra “Om Namo Bhagwate Gajannaya” daily and worship Shwetark Ganesha, offering red flowers to overcome life’s challenges.
- Sagittarius: Individuals with a Sagittarius sign should offer yellow flowers to Lord Ganapati and laddus as part of their devotion.
- Capricorn: Capricorns should consistently worship Shakti Vinayak in Lord Ganesha’s form, offering betel leaves, betel nuts, cardamom, and cloves during their puja.
- Aquarius: Those in the Aquarius sign should worship Shakti Vinayak Ganesha, presenting gram flour ladoos and red flowers to alleviate sorrows.
- Pisces: People of the Pisces sign should worship the Haridra form of Lord Ganesha, ensuring offerings contain saffron and honey for their devotion.
These personalized rituals offer a unique way for individuals of each zodiac sign to seek the blessings and guidance of Lord Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi. May this auspicious occasion bring wisdom, prosperity, and joy to all. Ganpati Bappa Morya!