Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, sending early Ganesh-Chaturthi greetings to one billion Hindus of the world, has urged them to undertake deeper study of Hindu scriptures.
Zed, who is the President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a release in Nevada (USA) today, wished that all prayers of devotees be answered on auspicious occasion of Ganesh-Chaturthi, which falls on September one this year celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesh.
Rajan Zed pointed out that deeper study of ancient Hindu scriptures would open another eye for the seekers. As our scriptures told us: conquer your passions and senses; meditate; keep your heart pure and full of love; seek higher knowledge; and realize Self which is deathless, source of all light and knows all, Zed suggested.
Popular festival of Ganesh-Chaturthi is celebrated on fourth day of the bright lunar fortnight of Bhadrapada, which may last for up to ten days. One of most widely worshipped deities in Hinduism, elephant headed (with a broken tusk) and human bodied Lord Ganesh is regarded as god of wisdom and good luck, patron of learning and remover of obstacles, and invoked at the commencement of all undertakings. He is said to have equivalents in Buddhism and Jainism also. Business people and students present their books to Lord Ganesh to ensure good fortune.
Hinduism is the oldest and third largest religion of the world and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.