Marriages are generally celebrated in India with great pomp and show.It not only binds two individuals with sacred bond, but also binds two families together.
Many gifts are exchanged during weddings. Every parent tries to give the best of gifts to their daughter to ensure that her married life is blissful. Besides gifting jewellery, people also give idols of Gods to their daughters as marriage gifts.
Gifting idols of Lord Ganesha has become quite popular in recent times. This is because Lord Ganesha is known as the god of wealth and prosperity. But according to shastras, one should avoid gifting Ganesha’s idol to a newly married woman. It is said that the bride’s family loses it’s economic prosperity if Lord Ganesha’s idol is gifted to the bride.
Let’s Check out the reason
The newly married girl is considered as Laxmi of the house. According to various religious texts, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi tend to stay together. So, there may be a massive outflow of finance from the bride’s family if Lord Ganesha’s idol is gifted to the new bride.
H/T: Daily Bhaskar