Pooja is a form of worship done to establish a divine connection with God. Flowers form an integral part in worship of God. Flowers come from prakriti or nature and are offered to God in thanksgiving. Flowers attract the divine subtle particles in space through their petals and charge the atmosphere with spiritual vibrations. Specific flowers have the specific ability to attract the specific deities’ principle. The color and the fragrance of the flower possess the power to attract the principles of the deity and this benefits the worshipper.
When one offers fresh flowers to the deity with a spirit of surrender and devotion, it helps to increase the positive energies or the sattwic energies in a person. The deity becomes gratified and bestows the blessings of health, wealth and prosperity.
Lord Ganesha – God of knowledge
Lord Ganesha is the supreme manifestation of Brahman who removes obstacles and grants victories in endeavors. He is the pranava swarupa or the embodiment of AUM, the primordial cosmic sound. He is invoked before beginning any worldly, religious or spiritual activity.
Flowers used to please Lord Ganesha
Lord Ganesha is most pleased with offerings of red flowers. Red flowers are factors of Mars and Moon. Here are some other favorite flowers of Ganesha