How To Keep Ganesha Idol At Home

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Ganesha, also known as the God of success has been blessing his devotees with prosperity and fortune since time immemorial. He is also the Lord who destroys obstacles from people’s life. Placing Ganesha idols in your home can change your destiny. Credits to Priyanshi Lal who shared few great suggestions on how and where to place Ganesha murtis and what kind of Ganesha murtis that can be placed in our house.
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If you want to attract more wealth, happiness and prosperity, bring home the white Ganesha murti. Even pasting a picture can also work wonder for you. Place the idol of Ganesha in a way that the back of the deity faces the outside your house. The best location to place idol is northeast corner of the house which is also the best location to setup the pooja room. If north east corner is not available then place an idol in a way that you face north or east while offering prayers. You can also place Ganesha idol in the East or the Western directions of the house in a way that it should be easily visible.

Never place Ganesha idol in the southern direction of house. Do not place Ganesha idol near toilet or across a wall that is attached to the bathroom as it divert negative energies from the bathroom to the pious atmosphere of puja room. It is also not recommended to place idol under a staircase because people will be walking over the stairs and no one will be pleased to have people stomping above their head. It is also not a good idea to place Ganesha idol in bedroom but if there is no other option, keep the idols in the north-east corner of the room and when you sleep, your feet should not point to the idols placed in that corner.

How to choose perfect Ganesha Idol
First of all it is very important to choose right Ganesh Idol. It is always good to buy an idol in which the trunk of Ganesha should always to be twisted towards the left in context to his Mother Gauri. Install Ganesha idol on a small wooden table or any other rising platform. Place a small bowl of rice at the feet of the Ganesha idol to ensure prosperity and good luck.  Avoid a Ganesha idol with his trunk to the right or Nataraj Ganesha in your puja room. Make sure that idol or the picture is not made of a broken piece of wood or leaves.

Where to Place Ganesha Idol at Home?
Ganesh idolGanesha is the god of prosperity, good luck but his back indicated poverty so place the idol in a way that the back of Ganesha faces outside your house.

The best place to place idol is northeast corner of the house which is also the best location to setup the pooja room as it also known as the Ishan corner. If north east corner is not available then place an idol in a way that you face north or east while offering prayers.  You can also place Ganesha idol in the East or the Western directions of the house in a way that it should be easily visible.

Never place Ganesha idol in the southern direction of house. Do not place Ganesha idol near toilet or across a wall that is attached to the bathroom as it divert negative energies from the bathroom to the pious atmosphere of puja room. It is also not recommended to place idol under a staircase because people will be walking over the stairs and no one will be pleased to have people stomping above their head. It is also not a good idea to place Ganesha idol in bedroom but if there is no other option, keep the idols in the north-east corner of the room and when you sleep, your feet should not point to the idols placed in that corner.

Use these guidelines for perfect placement of Ganesh Idol in your home or puja place to get blessings of Ganesha.

Here are types of Ganesha that you can keep at your house

Ganesha idol made up of from mango, peepal and neem tree wood is considered as lucky. Placing them on the door can attract positive energy and good luck. Ganesha idol made up of cow dung is one of the luckiest statues you can ever have. This type of idol is helpful in eradicating sorrows and attracting good vibes. Lord Ganesha crystal statute is good for removing all vaastu doshas from your house. Generally crystal statue are quite expensive but keeping a small statue of Ganesha made of crystal can change your life instantly.

As per vastu, keeping Ganesha idol made up of turmeric can change your destiny without much effort. The presence of this idol in your house is highly auspicious. Those who desire self-growth should bring vermilion colour Ganpati at home and worship daily. If you are placing Ganesha’s idol at your workplace, remember to place an idol of standing Ganesha. This brings energy and enthusiasm to work. The idol of sitting Ganesha is best for worshipping in your house. Sitting Ganesha brings good luck and success. Always keep Ganesha with his trunk tilted towards his left hand in your house. Ganesha with his trunk tilted towards his right hand is difficult to please. Whenever you are placing the idol of Ganesha, remember that a mouse and modak should be a part of the statue. It pleases Ganesha easily.

According to Hinduism, It’s not just important to place the idol at the right place but also is important to take proper care of the idol and surroundings.

It is believed that red color is favorite of Ganesha

Place the idol on a small wooden table or board which is covered by Red cloth.

Decorate with flowers, garlands and other shringar (accessories)

Take good care of the idol, keep cleaning it, if possible with Ganga River Ganges) water as its considered auspicious.

Where to Place Ganesh

Most people are not aware there are spcific places to put Ganesh to reinforce the vibration of success and happiness. According to Vastu (the science of architecture in Ayurveda), the best placement of idols is the northeast corner of the house. This is also the best location to setup the pooja room (meditation spot), as it is known as the Ishan corner.

The White Ganesh

People seeking happiness, peace, and prosperity should bring White Ganesha home as this particular color represents purity of intention and spirituality.

Vermillion Ganesh

Those who desire self-growth should bring a vermilion color Ganpati (Ganesh) at home. Vermilion represents the spiritual ascendancy of mankind, and the gradual opening of the thousand-petaled lotus flower at the top of the head.

Sitting Ganesh for the Home

The idol of sitting Ganesha is best for the house. He represents a calm, but determined demeanor- the exact kind of energy you want at home!

The Position of the Trunk

The idol of sitting Ganesha with his trunk tilted towards his left hand should be placed in a house. It represents happiness and success. Ganesha with his trunk tilted towards his right hand is difficult to please, because it represents the power of the sun which can “burn” if strict rituals are not adhered to. Better make sure your Ganesh is fat and happy!

Standing Ganesh at Work

If you want to place Ganesha’s idol at your workplace, remember to place an idol of standing Ganesha. This brings energy and enthusiasm to work.

The Small Details

Whenever you are placing the idol of Ganesha, remember that a mouse and modak (Indian sweet) should be a part of the statue. This is auspicious and integral to his purpose! The mouse represents material desire, which can be ridden to their completion, but should never disturb inner peace. Sweets represent not getting distracted by pleasure- hence, they’re left untouched.

One is Enough

On your altar, always keep only one idol of Lord Ganesha. Keeping two or more Ganesha idols counteracts their energy. You only need one to be effective!

Remember the Purpose

More important than all these rules, remember the deep meaning behind Ganesh every time you see his image! He’s meant to show us the pathway to happiness, inner peace, and success in life. He’s a symbol of perseverance in the face adversity. He is like the human spirit, in the form of an idol.


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