In popular Indian culture, Ganesha is often referred to as Vigneshwar – The Lord of the Obstacles and often sought blessings from to help overcome them. He is also the Lord of Beginnings – and pretty much every ceremony, every new business, every housewarming, every journey, starts with an invocation to Ganesha.
The deity is also revered as the God of Prosperity, as well as the destroyer of vanity, selfishness and pride. He is the personification of material universe in all its various magnificent manifestations, and also the patron of arts and sciences, and of intellect and wisdom.
Ganesha is universal – worshipped by people with varying beliefs, across various sects, and even those across religions! Given all these amazing, practical attributes we enshrine in this deity, the spiritually inclined amongst entrepreneurs would be pretty spot on if they picked Ganesha as the God of the Startups.
Wish you all a Happy Ganesha Chaturthi. Start something amazing on this auspicious day of great beginnings, and do not worry about the obstacles you find – Ganesha will help turn those into opportunity and prosperity!!
[Image credit: wikipedia/Reproduced from last year’s coverage]