"September begins the festival season at the Broome Street Temple, starting with Ganesh Chaturthi from September 15th to 19th. During the fall season the days shorten, and we naturally become more quiet, inward and reflective. Ganesh, with his small eyes and trunk of discrimination, symbolizes our reflective nature, and removes the obstacles that cloud our consciousness that prevent our inward journey towards Self-knowledge. He is therefore also regarded as the bestower of the wisdom that accompanies inner reflection.
...Through ritual, chanting and meditation, we purify ourselves for the purpose of clarifying our citta, or field of consciousness, to gain clarity, and create space for our intuitive, inner self to guide us forward…"