Keeping the idol of Lord Ganesh made in parad (mercury mixed with silver) at home bestows people with luck, fame and wealth. Parad Ganesh helps remove obstacles and miseries in life. It is used to enhance siddhi (enlightenment) and buddhi (intelligence). According to ancient vedic texts, it is very powerful in enhancing one’s business. Lord Ganesh, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is always worshipped first before starting any puja. His name is chanted before undertaking any important venture. He is the god of education, literature, knowledge, wisdom and fine arts.
Key words: Parad Ganesh, mercury, luck, fame, wealth, enlightenment, intelligence, education, literature, fine arts, business