The plant of madar
or mandar or aak has been in the traditional religious and cultural
practice since the time immemorial. Its leaves were used for Sun worship
times. The leaves and flowers of this plant are considered to be very
sacred in the Hindu mythology. Leaves of madar along with the flowers and
fruits of Dhatura plant are used in the worship of Lord Shiva. The
garlands of flowers of Swetark are used in the worship of Lord Hanuman.
Where is Swetark obtained
obtain Swetark Ganpati from the root of Shwetark tree that takes the shape
of Lord Ganesh. After twenty one years the shape of Lord Ganesha is
immerged at the root of the Shwetark tree. The Aak that produces white and
fragrant flowers is called as Swetark. This is a rare shrub. Flowers of
Swetark are considered to be the favorite of Lord Shiva. The root of this
shrub is worshipped on some auspicious day and then dug out as per vedic
As per the mantras and
guidelines in Ganesha puraana, then its carved into the form of Ganapati
or Ganesh in
ravi pushya yoga. Silver or Gold Cutters are used to give these roots
the shape of Lord Ganesha. But at the same time we do not disturb the
natural shape of the roots resembling Ganesha, thereby preserving the
piousness and sanctity of the idol.
Importance of Swetark
Ganpati or Madar Ganesha :
It is believed that those
who worship this idol of Ganesha enjoy the presence of Goddess Laxmi and
Lord Shiva. The Ganesh idol carved out of the root of Svetark is worshiped
– to receive blessings of Shiva and Ganesha, to achieve knowledge and
power, to get promotion in jobs and to increase business, to maintain
harmony in married life, to get rid from the hardships of insufficiency,
to activate positive energy in the house and to get victory over enemies.
Idol of Shwetark Ganesha is
the lord of Ridhi-Siddhi. Those who to keep this idol of Ganesha in their
homes enjoy the presence of Devi Laxmi. No enemy can harm them. It is said
that. Jap of beej-mantra of Lord Ganesh before this idol ensures His
darshan. This white tree of Aak is considered to be a form of lord
Ganesha. So the houses having august presence of the white Aak can't have
damaging effect of any enemy. Idol of lord Ganesh made of white Aak is
considered to be rare. It is also said that houses with such an idol can
never have any hardship or insufficiency.
One can get rid off so many
types of fevers if he or she wears the root of Ark extracted in
Ravi-Pushya Yoga. This treatment should be done early in the morning
without having a word with anyone. The root must be made sacred
(Abhimantrit) by the sacred mantra of Lord Ganesh before wearing it. To
cure ailment of an eye one should keep cotton soaked in milk of white aak,
on the thumb of the foot opposite the oiling eye.
It is a highly auspicious
talisman because of it natural powers . It give immense wealth and money ,
it maintains harmony in married life ,it make promotion in business
and professional life .It also good for knowledge and concentration, I
help to get rid of poverty Removes obstacles and illness from home
and office .It also remove vastu dosh of any particular place where it is
Benefits of Swetark Ganesha
• To get blessings of LOrd Shiva and Ganesha.
• Gives knowledge and concentration power.
• Promotion in job and increase in business.
• Maintains harmony in married life.
• Eliminates illness and diseases.
• For Prosperity and growth.
• Get rid of hardship or insufficiency.
• Activating positive energies in the house.
• Protection against enemy.