Placing a figurine of Lord Ganesha at the entrance of homes, offices, shops and other buildings has been in vogue since a long time. Most people believe that it is inauspicious to place the image or statue of Lord Ganesha with his back towards their home. So, they place another image on the inside of the entrance. In this way, the position of Sarvapratham Pujaniya Lord Ganesha is reduced to that of a merely (gatekeeper). Moreover, by placing his images both inside and outside they unknowingly have to face his back whenever they enter or leave the building. This practise must be avoided at any cost since it brings about abject poverty (daaridrya) to the occupants of such building.
Lord Ganesha must be placed in East and must be kept Inside of home
The Trunk of Ganesha When placed in the home should either be on the left or to the center.The trunk to the right should ideally be placed Only in a Mandir or Temple as it points to Spritualism and Lord Shiva
The Back of Ganesha should not be facing other rooms in the home
By Soniaa Bakshi