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How To Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi Festival ?
Ganesh Chaturthi is a famous hindu festival. Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the major festival of Sanatan Hinduism. It is also known as Vinayak Chaturthi. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Ganesha, the beloved son of Mother Parvati. It celebrated in the month of Bhadrapada according to hindu calendar. This year Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on Wednesday 31 August 2022. During this festival, people bring Ganpati idol in their home and worship full devotion.
Devotee offer Durva grass, Modak and
Puran Poli to Lord Ganesh.
Ganesh Chaturthi was revived by freedom Fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak in the year 1993
Along with India, the festival of Shri Ganeshji is celebrated with great enthusiasm in countries like Thailand, cambodia, Indonesia, America, Nepal.
It is mainly celebrated in the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Goa.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a famous festival of India. Lord Ganesh is the son of
Shiva and Parvati. Many people worship Lord Ganesh before starting any new thing. People chant Mantras daily and worship by singing songs and Aarti.They offer Durva grass, Modak. Laddus and firan Poli to Lord Ganesh. Generally Ganesh idols are made of Plaster of Paris which harms the enviornment, so we should bring eco-friendy idols of Lord Ganesh to save our enviornment.
Ganesh chaturthi is worshiped for 10 days in Ganesh Chaturthi. Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10 day long hindu festival which is celebrated every year especially in Maharashtra and Karnataka.
The statue of Ganesh is immersed in water. festival comes in August or September each year.
Ganesh chaturthi is worshiped for 10 days in Ganesh Chaturthi. 5. And on the 11th day. The statue of Ganesh is immersed in water.
This festival is the longest-running festival. This festival is celebrated all over the country. But in Maharashtra, this festival is celebrated with great pomp. On the day of immersion, the procession is carried out in the whole city. Many people take part in this procession.
On the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, people bring Ganesh idols to their homes with pomp. It is believed that Lord Ganesha brings happiness and prosperity with him when he comes home. People worship Ganesha to get happiness and prosperity. In the morning and evening, the aarti of Ganesha is performed. Many things are offered to Lord Ganesha like Durva, Modak, Laddu etc. Modak is the most favorite of Ganesha.
Preparations are made for Ganesh Visarjan on Anant Chaturdashi. Ganesh idol is placed in a colorful seje chariot. A procession is taken out with pomp in the city or village.
Some people take part in this procession. People Ganpati Bappa Morya! Mangalmurti gives slogans of Morya. After all, Ganesh idol is immersed in the pond, river or sea. Devotees celebrate this festival with full devotion and will celebrate it in future.
After the end of festival, People immerse the idol in ponds rivers, seas or other water bodies.
How Did Ganesh Chaturthi Festival Start?
For the first time Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated by Satvahan, Rashtra-kuta and Chalukaya dynasty according to history. They were these dynasty that ruled in Central North and South India but after 18th century the British Government started ruling. On the pressure of the British government, Hindu festivals were banned. Balgangadhar Tilak who started religious and social re-celebration in the British Raj in 1893. Started celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi again with the same zeal. According to history, Ganesh Chaturthi was started by the great king Chhatrapati Shivaji, the ruler of Maharashtra, to promote culture and nationalism.
Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati have been residing on Mount Kailash for years. One day Mata Parvati had to take a bath but there was no one to protect her. According to mythology, Lord Ganesha was created by Goddess Parvati from her union. Mata Parvati installed Ganesh as Rakhdar because no one can protect mother more than a son. But Lord Shiva did not know anything about Ganesha. When Shiva entered the house, Ganesh stopped and advised not to go further. Shivji said that you cannot stop me from going to my house, because of this there was a fight between the two. Lord Shiva got angry and you cut off the head of Ganesha with a trident.
Mata Parvati came to know about this and started creating an orgy. All the gods left from there to pacify the mother. Mother Parvati asked Shiva for a boon to revive her son. As per the advice of Lord Vishnu, Shiva was brought to the south by beheading the creature. At the same time, all the gods gave many boons to Shri Ganesh as a blessing. Since then Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as a big festival.
How To Worship Lord Ganesh?
The auspicious time of worship on this day is from 1:03 to 13:33 in the morning hours i.e. for 2 hours and 30 minutes. Ganpati is garlanded and fresh flowers are offered at his feet. Durva grass is kept near the idol of Ganesh. Tilak the idol. Ganapati is worshiped with five offerings, in which dry coconut, cashew, raisins, almonds are offered.
Ganpati ji loves sweets, that’s why he likes modaks. Bhog of any fruit is offered to Ganapati ji. After this bhog is worshiped, it is distributed to the members of the house in the form of prasad. Lamps and incense are lit while worshiping Ganapati. While worshiping Shri Ganeshaya Namah and Om Gam Ganapat Namah are spoken. Banana is the most favorite fruit in the fruit, offering fruits to Ganpati according to you. All the wishes of the devotees are fulfilled and the sufferings are removed. According to Vedic astrology, mid-day is considered the most suitable time for Ganesh worship. During this, all the wishes of the devotees are fulfilled by worshiping the Vighnaharta Lord Ganesha.
Why should we not see the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi?
It is believed that by doing so you may be falsely accused or stigmatized. Ganesh Chaturthi is also known as Kalank Chaturthi, Kalank Chauth and Patthar Chaturthi. Once Ganesha was playing on his mouse. Then suddenly Sakraj saw a snake.
Seeing this, he jumped in fear and the balance of Ganesh ji riding on his back got disturbed. Then Ganesh ji turned and saw that no one was watching him. There was no one around because of the night, then suddenly there was a loud laughing sound. This voice was not of anyone else but of Chandra Dev. Chandradevane ridiculed Ganpati Maharaj and said that small statue and elephant’s face. Chandra Dev made fun of him instead of helping.
On hearing this, Ganesh ji got angry and cursed the moon and said that
“The beauty of which you are ridiculing me because of your pride, that beauty will soon be destroyed”
Due to the curse of Lord Ganesha, the color of Chandradev turned black and the whole world became dark. All the gods and goddesses explained to Ganesha and Chandra Dev apologized.
According to the Drik Panchang, the moon should not be seen from 9:12 pm to 8:53 am on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi.