Ganesh Chaturthi, a popular festival in the Hindu calendar, is celebrated all over the country, especially in the western state of India, Maharashtra in a grand manner. This auspicious day marks the birth of Lord Ganesha. People usually revere him as he is considered to be the God of wisdom, knowledge, wealth, and prosperity.
As Lord Ganesha is very dear to everyone’s heart and his reverence is performed before every puja, people try to make proper arrangements of all the essential items with great devotion. The items being used as Ganesh puja Samagri have immense significance and the rest of the article is an outline about the implication of Ganesh Chaturthi puja samagri.
1. Red Flowers
It is believed that any red-colored flower is Lord Ganesha’s dearest one, given the vibrant color and gleaming beauty. As the red color signifies purity and freshness, the association of red flowers with Lord Ganesha is quite obvious.
2. Betel nut
Betel nut is considered to be a man’s ego and through the offering of betel-nut, one is believed to be surrendering his ego before the almighty God. So, the betel-nut offering is nothing but the endeavor to receive blessings from Lord Ganesha with a pure heart.
Commonly known as ‘Sreefal’ (the fruit of God), every part of the coconut is used in some way or the other in Ganesh puja. Any good initiative, even in the case of any puja, always is initiated by breaking a coconut. Breaking a coconut symbolizes breaking all the hardships in your life and Lord Ganesha, who is also known as Vighnaharta, will protect you from all the hurdles.
4. Kusha Blades
Kusha Blades are essential for Ganesh Puja as this signifies renewal, rebirth, and regeneration. It is also considered to be a symbol of prosperity and fertility.