Ganesh Chaturthi 2014: August 29th, IST
Birthday of Obstacle Remover Ganesha
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha. He is the Archetypal being who removes obstacles from lives of those who invoke him into their lives and connect with him to tell their woes. This year you can get closer to his divine presence in his exalted state on August 29th, IST.
Lord Ganesha is the Lord of the Obstacles, who removes material and spiritual obstacles for those who pray for his grace. Ganesha Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi in India falls on the 4th Moon day of the bright fortnight of Bhadrapada.
Archetypal-being Ganesha, embodies a unique consciousness which reaches our Earth on this day and is capable to assisting us in our day-to- day life concerns. It is believed that Archetypal Being Ganesha remains on the earth plane on Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi to bestow His presence on all his devotees.
Ganesha is considered to be more accessible than many other Gods because he dwells much nearer to earth plane. Archetypal Beings like Shiva or Vishnu exist at a much higher level. So Lord Ganesha is a closer friend and protector of human beings. This close proximity enables him to understand human problems and clear them out of their way.
Astrological Significance of Ganesha Chaturthi 2014
On August 29th, 2014 (Ganesh Chathurthi) the planetary placements are good. The Moon will be in the star Hasta, which is Moon’s own star. The planet Saturn is exalted in the 2nd house to the Moon. The planet Jupiter is exalted in the 11th house to the Moon. The planet Rahu and Ketu will be in the 1st house and 7th house to the Moon. This day has great connection to the planets and Lord Ganesha will reduce the malefic influence of these planets, if they are unfavorable in your horoscope.
People who are undergoing Sade Sati can worship Lord Ganesha because Saturn was not able to catch Lord Ganesha during the Sade Sati time. Lord Ganesha intelligently avoided Saturn. So worshipping Lord Ganesha will help you provide the mental strength and strategies to overcome the influence of Sade Sati.
Significance of Ganesha Chaturthi is the joy and exuberance with which he is worshipped. His presence is established in the house after colorful clay or mud idol of Ganesha is brought home and pampered through ritual of feeding him with special items of food that he likes. Devotees offer him chick peas, variety of fried rice, fries, special Indian sweets like Modakas, Laddu and porridge.
Along with the festive mood, the primordial energy of the cosmos gets multiplied on Ganesha Chaturthi (Ganesh Chaturthi). Archetypal Being Ganesha lifts our consciousness to the next level, uniting us with our inner Guru (that which dispels darkness).
Ganesha represents the Muladhara chakra, the root chakra at the base of our spinal cord. Muladhara chakra is the root wheel that represents earth element, symbolizing material prosperity. When you reach out to connect with Lord Ganesha, your Kundalini is awakened and it attempts to rise through Muladhara chakra to higher levels of spiritual consciousness. So Ganesha or Ganapathy is symbolic of material and spiritual prosperity.
Rise of Kundalini represent rise of intelligence, finding balance between physical and mental energies. It brings about stability within a person. On being blessed by Ganesha, a person’s intelligence is stimulated, which enhances the problem solving skills, stabilizes emotions, removes obstacles or hurdles and guides one to success. Without his blessing a person feels highly insecure and prone to take extreme risks.
Remove Negative Influences with Archetypal Being Ganesha
Participate in the special rituals for Archetypal Being Ganesha on Ganesha Chaturthi 2014 (August 29th, IST) with AstroVed to overcome negative forces. He will remove the obstacles that are affecting your career, finances, health etc.
Dissolve Your Karma with Clay Ganesha
A sacred tradition followed in India during Ganesh Chaturthi, is the making of clay statues of Lord Ganesha in vast numbers for the purpose of clearing karma via sacrifice of clay statues. The clay statue has the ability to absorb your karma.
On this occasion, the Vedic Specialists will perform the prayers and pooja rituals on the clay statues on your behalf. The ritual will be powered by Vedic chants of priests who will guide the transference of your karma to the effigy. After the completion of the Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 rituals, the clay Ganeshas will be immersed and dissolved in the Sea. As the clay image disintegrates, your negative karma is also dissolved. It is a very effective ritual sometimes referred to as sympathetic magic.
Dissolving the clay idols in the sea reinforces a special connection between Archetypal Being Ganesha and Mother Earth, when the clay is returned to the earth, completing the cycle. Ganesha sacrifices Himself to salvage you of your karmas.
You can sponsor clay Ganesha(s) for family members and your loved ones.
The special Ganesha rituals of coconut smashing at AstroVed on Ganesha Chaturthi 2014 will help you to get his grace for material and spiritual upliftment. Shattering coconuts is a spiritual technology that clears your negative energies and gives way for success to manifest.
The coconut absorbs your lower vibrations energetically and when it is smashed, the energy holding back your progress is forcefully disseminated. When coconuts are smashed on Ganesha Chaturthi day, the obstacle removing power gets amplified manifold.