Ganesh Chaturthi, Festival of lord Ganesha
Why Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated?
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed son of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati.
Lord Ganesh is the symbol of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and is considered as "Vignaharta" (Demolisher of Obstacles) and "Shripati" (The Lord of Fortune). Ganeshotsav/Vinayak Chaturthi is one of the major Hindu festival in India and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion throughout the country especially in Maharashtra and parts of South India.
Maharashtra gears up for Ganeshotsav. In Maharashtra, the celebration continues from 7 to 11 days where people purchase Lord Ganesha idols and place them in their homes and worship. The end of the massive Ganeshotsav festival, also popularly celebrated as Anant Chaturdashi, is when the Ganesh Visarjan takes place. Praying Ganesha will keep you away from all the pains and tensions of your life. Click here to know the ways to please Lord Ganesha.
Ganesh Chaturthi date and puja time
Ganesh Chaturthi in 2019 will be celebrated on September 2,2019, Monday.
Ganesha Puja Muhurat - 11:24 AM to 01:52 PM.
Lord Ganesh was born during Madhyahna Kala so Ganesh Puja is preferred during Madhyahna.
Ganesh Visarjan can be done on the same day after Ganesh Puja but is very less popular. Ganesha Visarjan can be done on the 3rd, 5th or 7th day rather performing it on the 11th day as per their family tradition. The idol of Lord Ganesha can be immersed in the water of the tub or bucket, sea, pond, river etc.
Ganesha Visarjan will be celebrated on September 12, 2019,Thursday.
Ganesh Visarjan Muhurat - 06:29 AM to 08:00 AM, 11:03 AM to 03:37 PM, 05:09 PM to 06:40 PM,06:40 PM to 09:37 PM.
Warning for Ganesha Chaturthi : Avoid Moon Sighting on Ganesha Chaturthi
What we should not do on Ganesh Chaturthi? It is believed that one should not see the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi. Sighting moon on Ganesh Chaturthi creates Mithya Dosham or Mithya Kalank which means false accusation of stealing something.
How to do puja on Ganesh Chaturthi? What is the process of worship on Ganesh Chaturthi?
1. Wake up early in the morning and take ritual bath and wear new/fresh clothes and be ready for Ganesh Pujan.
2. Prepare mandap with coconut and banana leaves, flower garlands to install Ganesha idol. It is always recommended to buy or prepare eco-friendly Ganesh idol
3.A Kalash with sanctified water and rice to be installed before installing Lord Ganesha idol. Kalasha Sthapana is performed before invoking Ganesh.
4. After Kalasha Sthapana, Ganesh idol is installed by chanting puranik mantras or just chanting ‘Om Ganeshaya namaha' or other simple Ganesh mantras.
5. Light the Deepak's and offer Aarti to Lord Ganesh. Then offer special recipes – modak and the recipes made of several leaves and fruits. Offer coconut and light diya or deepam and incense sticks (agarbattis).
7.The above puja procedure is followed for several days till Ganesh visarjan.
What is Visarjan Vidhi of Ganehsa? How to a proper process of Visarjan?
The Ganesh Visarjan puja begins with morning pooja. After the Aarti, it involves offering five items, namely deep (oil lamps), pushp (flowers), dhoop (incense), gandh (fragrance) and naivedya (food) to Ganpati.
The family should gather again and do the final visarjan aarti before leaving the house. Afterwards distribute prasad, and before 5-10mins for proceeding for visarjan ,one of the family members should move the Ganpati idol 1 inch forward.
Don't forget to thank God for visiting your home for bringing prosperity and auspiciousness and taking away all difficulties with him. Also Ask for his pardon for any mistakes committed.
वक्रतुंडा महकाया सूर्या कोटि समप्रभा
निर्विघ्नम कुरुमेदेव सर्वाकारयेशू सर्वदा ||
ॐ एकदंताय विद्यमहे , वक्रतुण्डाय धीमहि ,
तन्नो दंति प्रचोदयात ||"
"ॐ गम गणपतये नमः ||
जय गणेश, जय गणेश, जय गणेश देवा।
माता जाकी पार्वती, पिता महादेवा ||
एकदंत, दयावन्त, चार भुजाधारी,
माथे सिन्दूर सोहे, मूस की सवारी ||
पान चढ़े, फूल चढ़े और चढ़े मेवा,
लड्डुअन का भोग लगे, सन्त करें सेवा ||
जय गणेश, जय गणेश, जय गणेश, देवा।
माता जाकी पार्वती, पिता महादेवा ||अंधन को आंख देत, कोढ़िन को काया,
बांझन को पुत्र देत, निर्धन को माया ||
'सूर' श्याम शरण आए, सफल कीजे सेवा ||
दीनन की लाज रखो, शंभु सुतकारी।
कामना को पूर्ण करो जय बलिहारी ||
जय गणेश जय गणेश जय गणेश देवा ..
माता जाकी पार्वती, पिता महादेवा।