of Ganesh Chaturthi started on Tuesday. Ganeshotsav lasts for 10 days and
after 10 days, devotees immerse Lord Ganesha present in their homes with great
pomp. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm across the country but
is especially celebrated in the southern states of India as well as Maharashtra.
On Ganesh Chaturthi, his devotees buy his idol from the market, bring it to
their home and install it with full rituals.
IMPORTANCE OF GANESHOTSAV
starts from the establishment of Ganpati Bappa on the day of Bhadrapada
Chaturthi and continues till the immersion on the day of Chaturdashi and during
this period Ganpati ji is worshiped ritually. Modak, Akinchan, Durva, and Naivedya
are very dear to Shri Ganesh, hence offer these things to him during these 10
days. Before doing any auspicious work like marriage, marriage ceremony, etc.,
only Lord Ganesha is remembered, after that other gods and goddesses are
worshiped, and auspicious, auspicious works are done.
is revered as the first day in Hindu religion, hence Ganesh Chaturthi has more
importance. It is considered auspicious to remember Lord Shri Ganesha before
worshiping any deity, any festival any wedding program, or performing
auspicious works. Also, worshiping Lord Shri Ganesha in your homes on this day
and installing his idol maintains happiness in the house and gives blessings of
peace in life. It is believed that by observing fast on the day of Ganesh
Chaturthi or installing Lord Ganapati in the house, Goddess Lakshmi resides in
that house and with the immersion of Ganapati on the day of Chaturdashi, she
removes all the problems and troubles of her devotees.
TIME AND PUJA METHOD
FOR WORSHIP OF GANESH CHATURTHI
The date of
Ganesh Chaturthi has started from 18 September 2023 at 12:39 pm and this
Chaturthi will end the next day on 19 September 2023 at 1:43 pm. The auspicious
time to worship Lord Shri Ganesha on the day of Ganeshotsav is from 10:50 a.m. to
12:52 p.m. on 19th September. According to some astrologers, the auspicious time
for the installation of the idol of Lord Shri Ganesha will be from 11:07 to 1:34 in
the morning of Ganesh Chaturthi on 19 September 2023.
the Vedic calendar, Ganpati Bappa is bid farewell i.e. immersed on the day of
Anant Chaturdashi. According to the calendar, Ganesh Chaturthi will end this
year on 28 September 2023 and Ganesh ji will be immersed on this Anant
On the day
of Ganesh Chaturthi, wake up early in the morning and take a bath. After taking a bath, take a resolution for Ganesh Chaturthi fast. Clean the puja room on the
day of Ganesh Chaturthi. Install the idol of Lord Shri Ganesha and worship him
with full rituals. For worship, establish a post in the northeast corner
during the auspicious time. Spread a red or yellow colored cloth and place Lord
Shri Ganesha on the platform. Pay homage to Lord Ganesha in 16 forms and
worship him with full rituals for the next 10 days. On the day of Ganesh
Chaturthi, offer laddus and modaks to Lord Ganesha. Apart from laddu and modak,
you can prepare any other dish and offer it. The ritual of Uttar Puja is
performed during Ganesh Mahotsav. After the installation of Lord Ganesha, it is
mandatory to perform this ritual to take his idol somewhere. In the last part
of Ganesh Mahotsav, the ritual of Ganpati Visarjan takes place in which the
installed idol of Lord Ganesha is immersed in water. Do not forget to organize
Bhandara etc. at the end of Ganesh Mahotsav.
CHATURTHI IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF INDIA
Chaturthi is celebrated with great enthusiasm and excitement in all parts of
India. However, there are some regional variations in the way the festival is
festival is celebrated with great pomp and grandeur in Maharashtra. Big pandals
are made in public places and idols of Lord Ganesha are installed in them. The
pandals are decorated with flowers, lights, and other decorations. Devotees
visit pandals to worship Lord Ganesha and participate in cultural festivities.
Pradesh and Telangana, the festival is known as Vinayaka Chavithi. It is
celebrated like Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtra. However, there are some minor
differences in customs and rituals.
In Karnataka, this festival is known as Ganesh Habba. Both Hindus and Jains celebrate it with
great enthusiasm. Devotees install the idol of Lord Ganesha in their homes and
temples and worship him with flowers, fruits, and sweets.
Nadu, this festival is known as Vinayaka Chaturthi. It is celebrated like Ganesh
Habba in Karnataka. However, there are some minor differences in customs and