Religious Significance of the Gana Saraswati and Vidhya Ganapathi Homa
Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge and enlightenment and Ganesh is the Vighnaharata or the remover of all obstacles
Dedicating a Homa to them helps in resolving hurdles faced by students in achieving good results
When Can the Gnana Saraswati and Vidhya Ganapathi Homa be Performed?
Brahmi Muhurta on a Wednesday is perfect for performing this Homa or else suitable date can be fixed in accordance with your birth chart
Advantages of Performing the Gnana Saraswati and Vidhya Ganapathi
Improves concentration and the ability to memorize in students
Aids the understanding of complicated topics so that students may perform well in exams.
Gnana Saraswati and Vidhya Ganapathi FAQ'S
What is the Gnana Saraswathi and Vidhya Ganapathi Homam?
This Homam refers to the combined deity of Goddess Saraswathi and Lord Vinayaka, both deities are the power of the knowledge by performing this Homam bestows their boon.
Why this Homam can be performed?
The two major deities happy with Homam as well as the Homam gives boon from the deity when it is done.
When we can perform this Homam?
Wednesday is an auspicious day for both deities and the Homam will perform under the performer birth chart.
What is the benefit of Homam?
It helps to enhance the knowledge power, creative skill, art, communication, and memory power.
What is the purpose of Homam?
This Homam performs to seek the blessing from the particular deity.
The Gnana Saraswati and Vidhya Ganapathi Homam are performed to please the Ganesha lord and Saraswati Devi for removing obstacles in the career path. The two Deities are considered as two advantages of the intellectual mind, Gnana and Vidhya mean Supreme knowledge power. So, by performing Homam will get the blessings. This puja dedicates to God Ganesh and Goddess Saraswathi. Thence the deity Saraswati is the symbol of knowledge and art. And the Ganesha /Ganapathi is the symbol of knowledge, wisdom, and remover of obstacles in your life.
The goddess gives a cosmic impression in your life with a tranquility mind, Ganesha gives courage with a strong life.
Sankalpam( The Testimony of The Vedic Vidhi)
The word Sankalpam indicates the Vedic astrology of Panchang, place, time, day, Tithi, Nakshatra, Yogam, and Karanam. These are recited to the three trinities of Bhrama, Vishnu, and Shiva. The Vedic Vidhi recites for the current Vedic year and the Vedic name of the subcontinent and other significant elements. At the end of the Sankalpa needs family members Name, Gotra, Zodiac sign, Birth star to recite as a part of the puja and to get the blessings from the Lord Maha Ganapati, Navagrahas, family deity (kula devata), Grama devata and Ishta devata (favorite god one’s choice). So the first procedure is to invoke blessings from the deity.
The word Punya Vachanam gives clarity of the clean ritual by invoking the blessings from the Lord Varuna (the lord of water) along with sacred rivers of the country namely Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Narmada, Sindhu, and Cavery. The tirtha mantras are recited where the Punya Vachanam is performed, and their all the five elements are,
Jal - water
Vayu - air
Prithvi - earth
Agni - fire
Akasha - sky or space
By the chanting of Vedic mantras related to Lord Varuna, the place will be purified, where the positive energy is being retained in the pot and Punyavachana can be performed.
The Kalasa puja can be done with the help of a copper vessel. Place the Kalasa, fill it with water, a coin and nine types of grains. In red cloth, one can tie the coconut. Then, coconut is placed on the top of Kalasa with mango leaves. By doing this procedure Kalasa puja can be finished.
16 common offerings to the Deity during worship
Dhyana – Meditating
Aavaahana – Inviting the deity into the altar.
Asana – Giving a seat to the deity
Paadya – Washing the deity’s feet with pure water.
Arghya – to wash hands and mouth.
Aachamana – Offering drinking water to the Deity.
Snaana – Bath the deity idol with turmeric water, milk, curd, sugar, water.
Vasthra – Offering Clothes to the deity
Yagnopaveetha – Offering the thread to wear from his right shoulder
Gandha – apply sandalwood paste(mixed with water) on the forehead and shoulders to the deity
Pushpa – Offering fresh flowers while chanting the deity’s names.
Dhoop – Spreading fragrance to the altar.
Deepa –offering a Diya to illuminate the surrounding decorated deity.
Naivedya – offering food to the deity.
Taambula – Offering betel nut and leaves with fruits.
Harathi - offering Harathi by lighting camphor
Purohit does puja to the Deity with Ashotathara(108) names of particular God or Goddess. Before performing Ashtotaram, he does Archana with Tithi, devotee name, birth star, Gothram, and also with family member names for the welfare of the entire family.
The Agni takes the offerings made by the devotee and the Purohit. As a part of the ritual, at the end of this puja special items are offered to Agni like food items, ghee while chanting Vedic Mantra.
Maha Mangal Aarti
The Astavedha Seva is done along with the Vedic chants. The camphor Aarti, flowers, and akshatha is offered after the completion of the puja.
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