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During the period of Ganesh Festival stop evils from entering into the festival and do maximum chanting of 'Om Gan Ganapataye Namah' to get real benefit of the festival. Hindu festivals are not just for social gathering but for faster spiritual progress (to gain the grace of the Lord) !
Lord Ganesh with Football in Hand
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Anything which is in consonance with the scriptures proves to be ideal and beneficial. If the idol of Lord Ganesh is sculpted as per the science behind the idol then those worshipping it are benefited. Unfortunately today, idols are worshipped in various forms and shapes based on one's liking and imagination without taking into account the science behind the idol. This is resulting in the denigration of Lord Ganesh.
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See the shocking Picture: Bulldozers collecting parts of Ganesh idols made up of Plaster of Paris one day after Immersion. Will the Lord ever bless the devotee who worships Him in a way that hurts the Lord Himself and results in His extreme insult? The image is on BBC's website. Click here and see 'Seventh' Image: Image
Following things should be there
Following things should not be there
1. House and decoration
|1. House and decoration
A. Expensive lighting and decoration and a gaily decorated frame of thermocol.
B. While watching entertainment programmes on the television.
C. Listening to desireless songs during preparation
A. Plaster of Paris and big size.
B. Of strange attire (e.g soldier,saint etc)
C. Made out of items like coconut, bananas, utensils.
3. Religious Ritual
A. Children's noise and chatting during rituals
B. Not remaining present at the time of ritual.
A. Long aartis and in loud tone.
B. Laughing and making fun during aarti.
A. Chatting while preparing prasad.
B. Crowding during taking of prasad and teasing.
A. Slow paced procession, alcohol, forcible application of gulal.
A. Donation of idol and throwing from a height.
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|Denigration of Vyasa and Lord Ganesha|
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