In Hinduism, Wednesday is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Shri Ganesh Ji is worshiped first among all the gods and goddesses. Therefore, in any auspicious work, Lord Ganesha is worshipped first to seek his blessings for success and prosperity. Wednesday is considered as the day of Lord Ganesha. If the planet Mercury is weak in the person’s horoscope, then he should worship Lord Ganesha on Wednesday and fast. It is said that any auspicious work should be started on Wednesday.
Vakratunda Ganesh Mantra
This Manatra of Lord Ganesha is one of the most common Mantra, Which is to be chanted at least once on Wednesday. This Mantra is dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Goddess Riddhi(Hindu Goddess of prosperity) and Goddess Siddhi(Hindu Goddess of spiritual enlightenment). This mantra is for wealth.
“Vakratunda Maha-Kaaya Surya-Kotti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvadaa ||”
Vakra – means one that is not straight.
Vakratunda – means curved trunk.
Mahakaya – means large body, if we see that in a more divine sense it means most powerful.
Suryakoti – means ‘Surya’ or sun and koti means crore.
Samprabha – means ‘prabha – aura, grandeur’ , ‘sama- like’.
Suryakoti samprabha – means whose aura is like light of crores of sun put together.
Nirvgnam – obstacle free.
Kurume – give me.
Deva – means God.
Sarva – means all.
Wednesday Navagraha Sloka
Priyangu Kalikā Shyāmam
Rupenā Prathimam Budham |
Saumyam Saumya Gunopetham
Tham Budham Pranamāmyaham ||
Oh God! Who resembles the bud of kadamba tree in green colour, oh the lord Buddha with unequaled body. I pray to you with devotion who is gentle filled with divine attributes, I prostrate to you, Lord Buddha.