Ganesha Chaturthi, the significant Ganesha celebration, otherwise called ‘Vinayak Chaturthi’ or ‘Vinayaka Chavithi’ is commended by Hindus around the globe as the birthday of Lord Ganesha. It is seen in the middle of the Hindu month of Bhadra (mid-August to mid-September), particularly in the western India condition of Maharashtra, goes on for 10 days, finishing upon the arrival of ‘Ananta Chaturdashi’. This year we are going to celebrate the Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi on 25th August, Friday. This year this festival has moved forward due to the changes of days in Hindu calendar. Today, we shall observe the Ganesh Chaturthi pooja vidhi, Ganesh Chaturthi Puja timings, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. Go through the article for comple information on Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chavithi festival.
Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja Vidhi, Timings, Celebrations
The most auspicious festival in Hindu Purana, Vinayaka Chavithi or Ganesh Chaturthi is observing on 25th August in this year. We all are waiting to celebrate the Vinayaka Chavithi festival with most joy and dearness to Lord Ganesha. On this occasion, from poor to rich without any difference, everyone will celebrate the festival across India. Not only in India, the festival will be celebrated by the Indian people settled over in various places. People will trust that, Lord Ganesha will give blessings if worshipped with Bhakti Sradha. On this day, most of the Hindu families will bring Lord Ganesha clay statue to home and worship for 3 days with special poojas and naivedhyas.
All join in this last pooja chanting “Ganapathi Bappa Morya, Purchya Varshi Laukariya” (O father Ganesha, come back again ahead of schedule one year from now). After the last offering of coconuts, flowers and camphor is made, individuals convey the idol to the waterway to drench it.
The Hindu festival Ganesh Chaturthi comes first of all other festivals in the season. The festival is celebrated grandly with most admiration and devotion towards lord Ganesha. This festival is celebrated everywhere, in India. To a small village to the mega cities, everywhere the devotees offer prasadas to all the people and also conducts pooja at special places. Lord Ganesha is the god who gives blessings for success and prosperity.
Mainly students will celebrate Vinayaka Chavithi festival and ask for the god to give bright way to their lives. The books will be kept in Ganesh pooja. Also, people belongs to various occupations will also keep their things and belongings at pooja. This is the one of the most wonderful festival in Hindu culture.
Vinayaka Chavithi Vratha Kalpamu
Making Ganesh Pooja is the most favourite part of many Hindu people. Before starting anything, Lord Ganesha will be worshipped first. If we do so, all the forthcoming troubles will be broken. This is that trust that has been carried away by many years. By organizing Ganesh pooja at home all the joy and prosperity will fill in the home. At the day of Vinayaka chavithi, we have to read the Vinayaka Vratha kalpamu to know what is the greatness of the festival. It is mandatory to read Vinayaka Vratha Kalpamu during Pooja.
Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja timings
Chaturthi Tithi Begins at 20:27 on 24 August
Chaturthi Tithi Ends at 20:31 on 25 August
Madhyahana Puja Time – 11:25 to 13:55 hrs (IST)
Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chavithi Celebration – Pooja Vidhi
Upon the arrival of the celebration, it is set on brought stages up in homes or in intricately enriched open-air tents for individuals to view and pay their respect. The lord, normally dressed in red silk dhoti and shawl, then summons life into the picture in the middle of the droning of mantras. This custom is called ‘pranapratishhtha’. After this the “shhodashopachara” (16 methods for paying tribute) takes after. Coconut, jaggery, 21 “modakas” (rice flour readiness), 21 “durva” (trefoil) edges and red flowers are decorated. The idol is anointed with red sandal paste (rakta chandan). All through the function, Vedic songs from the Rig Veda and Ganapati Atharva Shirsha Upanishad, and Ganesha stotra from the Narada Purana are droned.
For 10 days, from Bhadrapad Shudh Chaturthi to the Ananta Chaturdashi, Ganesha is respected. On the eleventh day, the idol is taken through the streets in a procession went with dancing, singing, to be immersed in a sea or the river symbolizing a custom see-off of the Lord in his journey towards his home place Kailash while bringing eternally with him.