In Vedic culture Lord Ganesh is known as Pratham Pujya and is always worshipped before starting any Pooja or Homa. Lord Ganesh removes hurdles and obstacles in all endevours that one takes up.
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It is performed during any auspicious beginning like commencing a business etc.
In Vedic culture Lord Ganesh is known as Pratham Pujya and is always worshipped before starting any Puja or Homa. Lord Ganesh removes hurdles and obstacles in all endevours that one takes up.
The Shastras say, performing Ganesh Puja at least once in a year will give prosperity, health, wealth and peace of mind to the individual who is performing it as per the Vedic texts. Ganesh Puja should be performed on all possible auspicious occasions be it starting a new project or even on one’s birthday.
It is considered to be extremely good for children begining their studies. A school going child can simply start reciting the Ganesh Mantra "ॐ गं गणेशाय नमः " without following ay elaborate Puja rituals. As Lord Ganesh is associated with intellect and wisdom it is said to enhance the intellect of the child. At the same time it removes hurdles, obstructions and distraction making the child more focussed which helps the child during the educational years and later on while taking up a career.