He is known as Vighna Harta (Destroyer of Obstacles) and Vighna Karta (Owner of Obstacles). He owns the obstacles, He holds the authority to remove them too and thus prevent any kind of hindrance in our lives.
Performing Ganapathy Homam once every year gives prosperity, health and wealth. If any one is running Ketu dasa or bhukti or there is some dosha of Ketu in the horoscope, he shall perform Ganapathy Homam and get-relief. Ganapathy Homam should be performed in the early morning and Poornahuthi to be offered during sunrise, unless any other time is specifically mentioned to suit the particular purpose. Normally, only Vedic ways of Homams are performed.
Lord Ganesha is always worshipped before starting any Pooja or Homa and on all auspicious occasions. Lord Ganesha is also known as ‘Vigneshwara’ [vigna + Eswara] which means the lord who removes all obstructions (Vighna). Lord Ganesha or Mahaganapathi is believed to remove obstacles not only in the material world but also in one’s spiritual progress. Mahaganapathi is also worshipped as a very important deity for Kundalini awakening and Kundalini rise, which is the first step in self-realization. The Mahaganapathi homam is performed by people desiring progress in various material pursuits as well as those seeking liberation and spiritual awakening.
Brahma Muhurth time 4:30am – 6:00am before sunrise is the best time. Date can be fixed as per one’s janma nakshatra and the yoga, thithi of that date.