Lord Ganesh is also known as Vinayaka, Vigneswara, Pillayar, Lambodara and by several names. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated this year on 5th September 2016. It is the fourth day of Bhaadrapada month (according to Hindu Panchanga).
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as a festival by installing clay images of the god and worshiping with different poojas for 3/5/9/10/ 14 days.
Why Ganesh Pooja?
To remove the obstacles in the life
To get success in all efforts
To get good knowledge and wisdom
and many more benefits including peace and prosperity
Lord Ganesh in Astrology
Lord Ganesh sits in the Mooladhara chakra. The elephant with seven trunks is the symbol of Mooladhara chakra. Seven trunks i.e. the number 7 denotes Ketu in numerology. The word “Mooladhara” has two words i.e. ‘Moola’ and ‘Adhara’. Moola is known as base/root and Adhara is known as support/foundation. The Star ‘Moola’ is Ketu’s nakshatra. It is located in Dhanus rasi i.e. 9th house from Kaalapurusha rasi. Ninth house denotes the foundation and base of the person i.e. Father. Hence, praying to Ganesha pacifies the planet Ketu.
Persons having bad placement of Ketu or running with Ketu dasa/bukti can pray to Lord Ganesh for removing the negative effects, obstacles and to get success in life.