A PRAYER TO LORD GANESHA FOR SUCCESS THROUGH OBEDIENCE AND HUMILITY
The annual festival of Ganesha Chaturthi marks the birth of Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It involves 10 days of celebration and takes place in the Bhadrapada month as per the Hindu calendar. The auspicious festival begins on August 22 this year, which is a Saturday. The festival inaugurates with people bringing or making clay idols (murtis) of the Lord, and concludes on the day of Anant Chaturdashi, when the idol is submerged in the nearest body of water, called Ganesha visarjan.
Lord Ganesha is one of the most worshiped deities among Indian Hindus. Also known as Vinayaka or Ganpati, the elephant God is revered as the God of beginnings and the remover of obstacles.
Indian Cultural Traditions offer tools for Success in all dimensions of Life including health, education, employment, social status and social relationships. The Formula For Success is simple; perform all tasks making an estimate to take care of negative consequences or outcomes, and plan for roadblocks or obstacles in the planning stage of executing any action. Indians initiate actions seeking Blessings of Lord Ganesha for their desire for Success in Life should not be directed by intellectual pride or arrogant use of physical or material power.
Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162 USA