Amongst all the deities, there is an ancient ritual to always worship Lord Ganesha first. Before we know the reason behind worshipping Lord Ganesha first, let’s first know Lord Ganesha better. Well, the word Ganesha means the king of ganas or earthly deities. Vighneshwara is simply another name given to Lord Ganesha. He is also known as the mere solution to all obstacles. One keeps Lord Ganesha in high regard and often names Ganesha as the lord of the earth. This is similar to just the situation wherein Vishnu is the lord of Vaikuntha, the abode of Vishnu, and the Shiva of Mount Kailash. Now, we will look at the reasons behind worshipping Lord Ganesha first.
Relation of Lord Ganesha’s Birth
Did you know that Ganesha was born from peeled-off waste? This waste was that of his mother, Goddess Parvati, that rubbed off from her body one day, before taking her bath. This simply depicts that Ganesha is associated with elements of earth and earthly ventures. For this very reason, the priests use a lump of earth in place of Ganesha’s image during certain rituals. Thus eventually, there were beliefs that we created on the basis of this piece of knowledge. Hence, people strongly believe that no human effort on earth is successful without the blessings of Lord Ganesha. Therefore, by worshipping Lord Ganesha, one appeases him or propitiates him before launching any new venture or carrying out a new endeavour.
The Carrier Of Language – Worshipping Lord Ganesha
An important reason for worshipping Lord Ganesha first is that all human thoughts are expressed in the naad-bhasha. Meaning, it is conveyed in the language of words. But the language of gods, goddesses and deities who live in the astral world is prakash-bhasha or the language of light. Hence, both the languages stand different. This is where the role of Lord Ganesha comes in. Ganesha is said to convert the naad-bhasha of human beings into the prakash-bhasha of the Divine so that human thoughts may reach the gods. Therefore, this is one of the most important reasons why we worship Lord Ganesha first.
The Ruler Of Directions
Another reason for worshipping Lord Ganesha first is because He is the ruler of the earth, Ganesha rules over the ten directions called Disha. No divine power can descend on the earth without his consent. Hence, for any divine force to bless human beings, Lord Ganesha allows astral bodies to descend and bless people. Isn’t that amazing? It is believed that when Lord Ganesha’s idols are immersed after ten days of puja, he carries away with him all the misfortunes of his devotees. Ganesha has two wives, Riddhi and Siddhi. He also has two sons, Shubha and Labha. You must have seen people often write these sons’ names on their accounts books and their coffers. By worshipping Lord Ganesha, one can expect a sign of good luck and a new beginning for them.