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(52) Why is Ganesh offered pujan first in any Hindu ritual and venture?

Ganesh Pujan

Ganeshji (Ganpatiji) is the deity of mãngalya – auspiciousness. He is invoked for the success of all ventures and projects. He is vignahartã – remover of potential obstacles. He is invoked by chanting:

Vakratund mahãkãya surya koti samaprabhaha
nirvighnam kuru mey deva sarva kãryeshu sarvadã

– O One with a curved trunk, large body, brightness equal to crores of suns, always remove obstacles from all my endeavours. Shivji granted Ganeshji a boon that he would be invoked by people before embarking upon any project.

Ganesh Pujan

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