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Panditji reads contributors’ names as part of the ceremony.
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This Puja is performed to invoke the blessings of Lord Ganapathi, thereby seeking no obstacles and hurdles during the new year. No action can be undertaken without Lord Ganesh’s support, grace, or blessing. His feet represent the power of action. He is caring and is also known as the protector of women and children.
Ganesh is the master of knowledge and the boon giver (Vara Sidhi). He is the son of Shiva and has an elephant’s head. He is the Lord of categories and remover of obstacles. He stands for macrocosm and microcosm, the notion that man is the image of God. The sacred utterance that represents Ganesh is “Thou art That” (tat tvam asi). The Ganesh Puja is beneficial for general well-being as well as assuring that no obstacles come in the way of doing one’s duty.