Mahaganapathi homam is apt for everyone. Ganesha sits in the mooladhara chakra. Chakras exist in the subtle body and they represent different realms in which one’s consciousness can dwell. Mooladhara chakra represents the physical/material realm, while higher chakras represent higher realms of consciousness. Being in Mooladhara chakra, Ganesha takes care of material prosperity and well being. Ganesha is also in charge of the opening of the Sushumna nadi, which is located in Mooladhara chakra. Nadis are channels of energy flow in the subtle body. Sushumna nadi contains various lokas (worlds) and all the beings that dwell in them, in a microcosmic form. The self-consciousness of a person is normally limited to the mooladhara chakra, i.e. the material realm. When the self-consciousness ascends through sushumna nadi through various chakras, one becomes aware of other realms of consciousness and the beings that dwell in them, including various lokas and various gods. For one to experience various gods, one’s self-consciousness has to ascend through Sushumna nadi and reach higher realms of existence. Ganesha, being the gatekeeper of the sushumna nadi, controls one’s spiritual experience of various gods and lokas. No wonder shastras recommend praying to Ganesha before praying to any deity! As Ganesha controls the material realm as well as the gate to the higher spiritual realms of being, his homam is very useful to any spiritual seeker. It facilitates spiritual progress while protecting the material aspects of one’s life. Thus, Maha Ganapathi homam is recommended to all.