The Mudgala Purana, an ancient text on Lord Ganesha, cites thirty two forms of Ganesha, prevailing over eight human weaknesses or demons. and Haridra Ganesha is one of them. The word Haridra means “Turmeric”. Haridra Ganapathi is yellow in color and its considered very lucky and auspicious.
Legend - It is said that Maa Peetambara was so pleased that she blessed Ganesha with a golden aura and complexion. He was clad in peetambar (yellow cloth), he was eating golden laddoos and Riddhi (Wealth) & Siddhi (Skill) both clad in yellow clothes and amazing gold ornaments; were seated next to him. Third energy Buddhi (Intellect) also came to him and attached herself with Ganesha permanently. Thus Shri Haridra Ganesha (yellowy like turmeric) emerged in Valga Mandalam.
Shri Maa Bagalamukhi obliged and she told Shri Haridra Ganesha that “Whoever worships you; they will obtain whatever they ask for – that too very fast and quickly. Those whose golden phase of life is about to begin, will start to worship Shri Haridra Ganesha.”
Worship and Mantra - This form of Ganesha is prayed for good luck and success in desires. When a certain person is trying to harm you, a man who is an adept in the science of mantra can stop him from doing any harm by meditations on the turmeric-colored form of Ganesha with the below said Haridra mantra sending that energy on that person to stop him from doing any harm. The one who do upasane & puja of Haridra ganapati idol is blessed with success in his work, business, undertaking & desires.Rosary of bulbs of turmeric should be used for Mantra meditation. Yellow clothes and yellow colour asana should be used. 108 repetitions.
“OM HARIDRAA GANAPATAYAE NAMAHA”
Placement - Haridra Ganesha may be kept in cash box, place of business transactions,almirah, locker or place of worship etc for wealth, luck and enhancing business prospects.
Size of Carved Haridra Ganesha - 3 cms