Lord Well, there are two ways to keep Lord Ganesha at one’s house. One can either buy a Lord Ganesha idol and place it at a proper location in the house. Or else one can even keep the image of Ganesha in a good place. This varied from person to person and their needs and overall convenience. The following excerpt describes in detail the minute and intricate details to follow while placing Lord Ganesha. You don’t even have to follow them blindly because we also illustrate the meaning and the reason behind it. They are:
Direction Of Lord Ganesha’s Trunk
No matter if you buy an idol or have a picture of Lord Ganesha, there are some pointers and tips you need to take care of. Firstly, always bear in mind that only bring such idols or pictures in which the Lord’s trunk is drawn towards your right. Make a conscious effort to not miss this factor when you look at it. In other words, Ganesha’s trunk must remain on his own left side.
The After Effect of Placing Lord Ganesha
Such images are extremely auspicious for homes as they attract and generate positivity in the atmosphere. On the contrary, images or idols in which the trunk turns towards the left side of Lord Ganesha, they’re called vamamukhi murtis. These images bring harmony and prosperity to one’s house. The reason behind this being, Ganesha’s Chandra shakti or lunar energy is active. Thus, this is highly conducive to the material and overall spiritual growth of humans.
Two Kinds Of Energy
Always remember that two types of energies originate from Lord Ganesha– lunar and solar. The lunar energy flows from Ganesha’s left nostril and is undeniably peaceful. Hence this is very beneficial to humans. On the contrary, solar energy flows from his right nostril and is too powerful. Ordinary mortals and households cannot survive this kind of energy and aren’t really in their favour.
Therefore, people install the dakshinamukhi multi in temples. And for obvious reasons, the vamamukhi murti is skipped. The solar energy of Lord Ganesha is assimilated through regular pujas, rituals and observations, which are normally not possible in households. Well, the dakshinamukhi murtis represent the direction of Yamaloka (the abode of the Lord of death, Yamaraj). Hence, they attract negative energy which can disturb the peace of a home.
However, such serious repercussions or results are possible only when one carves or paints the idol following the traditional tenets of the Shilpa Shastra. You will remain surprise to know that the idols and pictures of modern times do not have similar effects. Nonetheless, one can always follow the thumb rule about the trunk when choosing the idol or image of Lord Ganesha.
The above-mentioned reasons are backed via science and explain truly why you should follow these rules and regulations. Hence, the next time you see someone not following them, spread the knowledge. Or even if you plan to get one in your house, save this for later so that you follow them while placing the image or idol Lord Ganesha.