Why is Ganesha portrayed on marriage invitation cards?
by Mantra & shlokas on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 1:24pm
Lord Ganesha is treated with a lot of reverence and respect among Hindus. Before starting a task or carrying on an auspicious ritual lord Ganesha is the first one to be worshipped.
Lord Ganesha is the God of knowledge wisdom, and fine arts. He is worshipped before the start of a new venture, because he unfolds the secrets of spirituality as well as life. We can learn the secrets of life management from lord Ganesha.
The small eyes of lord Ganesha educate us to have a subtle and analytical view about an issue. The long trunk, capable to smell from a distance, teaches to have judiciousness. Lord Ganesha has two teeth, one is fully grown and other half grown. The full grown tooth is the symbol of belief, whereas another one represents wisdom and intellect.
According to scriptures, lord Ganesha is regarded as the remover of disruption and disorder. Due to these attributes, the tradition of portraying Ganesha on marriage invitation cards came in practice. With this, he is requested to remove all hurdles and hindrances likely to interrupt the occasion of marriage.