11 forms of Ganesha, what are the fruits of worship?
According to Hinduism, worship of Lord Ganesha is performed on Tuesdays. Lord Ganesha is worshiped for alleviating all kinds of sorrows. At the beginning of Mangalacharan, the work is started by chanting Om Shri Ganesha Namah.
It is believed that even taking the name of Sriganesha will fulfill the aspirations of the people. There is a religious belief that worshiping one of the 11 types of Lord Ganesha will bring happiness, peace and prosperity in the home.
White Ganesha: Among the various forms of Lord Ganesha, you may have seen the image of White Ganesha. Even in temples, there are white idols of Lord Ganesha. White Ganesha idols can also be bought in the market. This is also called ‘Shwetarka Ganapati’. There is a religious belief that installing a statue of ‘Shwetarka Ganapati’ in the house will alleviate the suffering of all members of the household.
Muga Inlaid Ganesha: Muga is a vermilion colored gemstone. It is believed that by worshiping the idol of Ganesha made of it in the place of worship, the desires of the devotees will be fulfilled.
Emerald inlaid Ganesha: Emerald is also a deer colored gem. It is believed that the idol of Ganesha made from it is installed in the place of worship and worshiped methodically, attaining wisdom, happiness, peace and wealth.
Ganesha of silver: One who desires wealth. He is said to have worshiped the idol of Ganesha made of silver. It is believed that worshiping such an idol in a place of worship will bring happiness and peace in the house where wealth is obtained.
Ganesha made of sandalwood: There is a religious belief that worshiping an idol of Lord Ganesha made from sandalwood (a type of wood) used in worship can save one from any kind of calamity. It is believed that worshiping this type of Ganesha brings peace and harmony in the family.
Mercury Ganesha: It is considered appropriate to place a statue of Ganesha made of mercury in a place of worship for gaining wealth. It is said that worshiping this type of idol at home does not have the effect of Tantra.
Ganesha playing the flute: There are quarrels and disputes in the house, but it is considered better to worship the idol of Ganesha playing the flute. It is believed that happiness, peace and prosperity can be achieved by worshiping the idol of Ganesha while playing the flute.
Green Ganesha: Worshiping green Ganesha is believed to bring knowledge and wisdom. It is considered best for students to worship this type of Ganesha at home.
Ganesha enthroned on an elephant: If one wishes to gain wealth, the idol of Lord Ganesha seated on an elephant should be installed in the worship room and worshiped regularly. There is a religious belief that worshiping Lord Ganesha, seated on an elephant, increases money, prestige and self-esteem.
Dancing Ganesha: There is a religious belief that worshiping the dancing idol of Lord Ganesha in the worship room will bring peace of mind and relieve stress. It is considered best to place the idol of dancing Ganesha in the place of worship for peace of mind and concentration.
Panchamukhi Ganesha: It is considered best to worship Panchamukhi Ganesha for the completion of Tantric Kriya. There is a religious belief that worshiping Panchamukhi Sriganesha does not hinder any Tantric activity.