The year 2020 has been difficult on almost all of us as we battled a global pandemic, climatic disasters, fall of economy, and more.
Many were left out of work and struggled for daily bread and butter while artisans faced a major set back as no idols were ordered or purchased during major festivals nor was artwork well commissioned.
It is, however, a matter of pride and celebration that in these unprecedented times, we did stand together as a community and helped our fellow humans and animals to the best of our capacity. It was heartwarming to watch people of a nation stand by each other and make it through tough times.
And, as we come to the end of this year, we are looking forward to entering 2021 with good cheer, hoping this year would be of good fortune and fruitful to all of us in more ways than one.
Let us welcome the new year with divine intervention by invoking the blessings of Lord Ganesha asking him to remove any obstacles on our way and always protect us.
Lord Ganesha is worshipped as Vignaharta, meaning Remover of Obstacles. Legend has it that once Lord Shiva and Devi Paravati put Lord Ganesha and his brother Lord Kartikeya to a test where the one who would circle all three worlds and return first would be declared the head of Ganas.
While Lord Kartikeya immediately set off on his peacock, Lord Ganesha dutifully folded his hands and circled his parents three times saying that for him, his parents were the world.
Moved by his devotion and pleased with his wisdom, Lord Shiva declared him the head of Ganas and blessed him saying that any auspicious event shall being by a performing a prayer to him for he shall ensure that the devotee does not face any hurdle on his way.
This is also the reason why many households place idols of Lord Ganesha in their homes- to ward off evil.This New Year order a beautiful idol of the Lord with us and have it carved to your specified needs and requirements.