While there’s no doubt about Ganesha being the God of happiness, joy and prosperity, what often confuses us is where we should place him in our homes. The Ganpati murti is considered as the protector and that is the reason we always worship him before starting something new in our life.

Most of us usually keep Ganesha idols at home without knowing exactly where and how to place it. To remove all obstacles from your life and attract wealth and good health, one should follow certain simple vastu rules, especially, as Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 is coming up!

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 Date: Tuesday, 19th September

Ganpati for peace, happiness and prosperity

#1: Place Your Ganpati Murti Facing the Right Direction

Vastu experts tell you the ideal direction to place Ganpati

Vastu experts suggest that the west, north and northeast directions are perfect to place Ganpati in your home. Try to make the idol face the north direction, since this is where lord Shiva resides and it is considered very auspicious. Additionally, make sure that the back of the Ganesh murti design or the photo is facing the main entrance/exit of the home. Moreover, steer clear of the south direction for placing the idol, since it is not very suitable.

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#2: Notice the Direction of the Trunk of Your Ganpati Murti

Make sure the trunk is tilted towards his left

Planning to buy a new murti for Ganesh Chaturthi, 2023? First, you need to know which side the trunk of your Ganesha idol should face. According to vastu, ideally, the trunk should be tilted towards his left as this symbolises happiness and success, and is good for your home.

So, when you’re out there looking for that pretty idol to get home, make sure that you give special attention to Ganeshji’s trunk direction. Moreover, an idol with a trunk tilted towards its right is hard to please since it represents the power of the sun and one has to follow rituals religiously while worshipping it.

#3: Posture of Your Ganesh Murti Design Is Symbolic

The sitting posture is ideal

For worshipping within the walls of your home, a Ganpati murti design in sitting position, also known as the lalitasana, is considered ideal. Vastu experts say that the sitting Ganesha represents a calm and composed demeanour and encourages a peaceful environment at home. However, the reclining Ganpati murti symbolises luxury, comfort and wealth. So, if you desire those in life, then you should get a Ganpati in the reclining pose.

Did You Know?

We worship 32 forms of Ganesha and they are:

  • Bala Ganesha
  • Taruna Ganesha
  • Bhakti Ganesha
  • Shakti Ganesha
  • Veera Ganesha
  • Siddhi Ganesha
  • Dwija Ganesha
  • Vigna Ganesha
  • Ucchista Ganesha
  • Kshirpa Ganesha
  • Heeramba Ganesha
  • Lakshmi Ganesha
  • Maha Ganesha
  • Vijaya Ganesha
  • Nritya Ganesha
  • Urdhva Gnesha
  • Ekakshara Ganesha
  • Vara Ganesha
  • Thyakashara Ganesha
  • Kshipraprasaada Ganesha
  • Haridra Ganesha
  • Ekadanta Ganesha
  • Srishti Ganesha
  • Uddhanda Ganesha
  • Runamochana Ganesha
  • Dhundi Ganesha
  • Dwimukha Ganesha
  • Trimukha Ganesha
  • Smiha Ganesha
  • Yogi Ganesha
  • Durga Ganesha
  • Sankathara Ganesha

#4: The Colour of the Ganpati Murti Has a Lot of Significance

White signifies peace and prosperity

People seeking happiness, peace and prosperity in life should consider placing a white Ganesha idol at home. Sticking photos of white Ganpati would be equally helpful. Similarly, those who desire self-growth, this Ganesh Chaturthi, 2023, should bring home a vermilion-coloured Ganesha. This is considered auspicious according to vastu.

#5: Pay Attention to the Little Details

Bring Bappa home this Ganesha Chaturthi, 2023 along with his favourite modak and mouse

As we all know, Lord Ganesha’s vahan or vehicle is a mouse and modak is his favourite sweet. Therefore, while buying the Ganpati murti for your home, make sure that the tiny mouse and the modak are a part of it. The mouse is a symbol of all-pervasiveness, while the modak is an offering to the Lord and his devotees and prasadam. Do not miss out on these little details on Ganesh Chaturthi 2023.

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#6: How Many Ganpati Idols Should You Have?

No more than one

As stunning as they might be, Ganpati murti designs are best restricted to one at home. Vastu suggests that while it is a personal choice, it is always better to have only one Ganpati murti. They say that having two or more idols upsets Ridhi Sidhi and counteracts their energy.

#7: Where Should You Not Place Your Ganpati Murti?

There are a few places that you should avoid completely while placing the Ganpati murti. Some of them are the bedroom, garage, laundry room, underneath staircases and, of course, bathrooms. Vastu experts say that the garage is considered as a vacant spot and thus inauspicious for placing an idol. Similarly, the energies under staircases and laundry rooms are not favourable to keep your Ganesha.

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