Ganesh Chaturthi

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 – Everything you Need to Know About Ganesh Chaturthi 

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Welcoming the little steps of Lord Ganesh on his birth anniversary will be an overwhelming experience for all of us. I wish to all- May lord Ganesha shower his blessings on all of us and fulfil our soul with prosperity and wealth.

This year Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on September 19, 2023 as it will be starting late in night on September 19,2023. Basically, Ganesh Utsav is commemorated by people of Maharashtra, origin of this festival comes from there only.

But slowly with migrating here and there it started being celebrated everywhere in India with great love and pomposity. During ten days of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, Devotees have been seen full of enthusiasm and reverence.  

Small Details of the Event of Ganesh Chaturthi:

Commencement of Ganesh Chaturthi is from September 19, 2023 to September 28,2023. Right timings of the rituals are given as: 11:00 am to 1:27 pm. Ganpati Visarjan takes place on the 10th day of Ganpati puja, and will be held on September 28, 2023. Ganesh Chaturthi will be starting late at night on September 18 at 12:40pm to September 19, at 1:43pm. 

Commencement and Immersion of Lord Ganesha:

This year Ganesh Chaturthi festival will be celebrated from September 19 to September 28, 2023. It starts every year on Shukla Chaturthi in Bhadrapada month. Lord Ganesha shower riddhi-siddhi on us and he was born on Chaturthi tithi of Bhadrapada month.

Lord Ganesha is considered as one of the powerful gods among all and he is worshipped at the first and he is the destroyer of obstacles. One can also celebrate this festival at home by placing the Murat of Lord Ganesha and by following all the rituals.

This festival is being celebrated for 10 days. It ends on the last day through the immersion of Lord Ganesh that is known as Anant Chaturdashi, after this the idol of Lord Ganesh, that is Bappa Morya, is being immersed with great love and pomposity. Hence, September 28, 2023 is considered for the immersion of Ganesha. 

Puja Vidhi Of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival:

Steps to follows:

  1. On this auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, you should take a bath in Brahma Muhurta, then install the Lord Ganesha at the place you worship as  the rituals are being followed by all the devotees.
  2. The belief of Ganesh Chatruthi Puja Vidhi, before placing the Murat of Lord Ganesha, you must put a red or yellow cloth on it and then place the Murat and purify the Murat with Ganga Water, offer him Durva, then start worshipping, offer him Modak ladoos, and the other rituals.
  3. During these days, we also have to chanting the Puranik Mantras of Lord Ganesha, it is defined here as- ॐ गं गणपतये नम:
  4. You must follow the given shubh muhurat timings for installation of Lord Ganesha Murat as if you place it at the auspicious time, you get the best outcomes and it brings prosperity, wealth and adds success to your growth.  
  5. At the end, we must perform the AARTI of Lord Ganesha by lighting the Sticks, Lamps, and Diyas and distribute the prasad among all the devotees. 

Mantra that are Needed to be chanted:

  1. To remove the outcome of all the amiss activities during puja, we must chant the AARTI of Lord Ganesha.
  2. Om Namo Ganapataye Kuber Jericho Fatt Swaha.
  3. Om Gajananam Bhoot Ganadi Sevitam Kapittha Jambu Falcharu Bhakshanam Uma Sutam Shok, Vinash Karkam Namami Vighneshwar par pad pankajam.
  4. Vakrtund mahakaya Surya koti samaprabha nirvighnam kuru mein deva sarvakaryesu sarvda.

Immersion (Visarjan) of Lord Ganesha Tithi or Samay:

As per the information, centuries ago such great outcomes have been seen by the people at this auspicious muhurat of Ganesha Chaturthi and It is assumed that Brahma Yoga and Shukla yoga are being formed. From ancient to till now it formed profuse faith in god and slowly it became god’s responsibility towards his devotees to fulfil their wish.  

Wherever you go during Ganesh Chaturthi, you will probably hear the sound of chant of Bappa’s prayers for ten days, and all the people see the charisma of Lord Ganesha and let them blow in the flow of activities of dancing and singing bhajans of him.

The 10th day is considered for immersion of him as we immerse the Murat of Lord Ganesha in a river or seaside area with great love and joy. And ending this we wish that lord Ganesha will complete us with all of sampannta.  

Here are Some FAQ’s on Ganesh Chaturthi

1. What is Ganesh Chaturthi?

Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity of wisdom and prosperity. It is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi

2. When is Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated?

Ganesh Chaturthi is observed on the fourth day of the Hindu lunar month Bhadrapada, which typically falls in August or September of the Gregorian calendar.

3. How is Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated?

The festival involves the installation of Ganesha idols in homes and public places, followed by prayers, offerings, music, dance, and cultural festivities. Devotees perform aarti (rituals with lamps) and offer modak (a sweet delicacy) to Lord Ganesha.

4. What is the significance of the Ganesha idol immersion (Visarjan) during Ganesh Chaturthi?

On the final day of the festival or after a few days of celebration, the Ganesha idols are immersed in water, symbolizing the departure of Lord Ganesha to his celestial abode and the cycle of creation and dissolution in Hindu cosmology.

5. Is Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated all over India?

Ganesh Chaturthi is widely celebrated throughout India, with particularly grand celebrations in states like Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh.

6. Are there any specific rituals associated with Ganesh Chaturthi?

Yes, there are several rituals, including the Prana Pratishtha (idol installation), Shodashopachara Puja (16-step worship), Ganesh Visarjan (immersion), and the reading of Ganpati Atharvashirsha.

7. What are the environmental concerns related to Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations?

One environmental concern is the immersion of idols made of non-biodegradable materials, such as plaster of Paris, which can harm water bodies. Many communities are now promoting eco-friendly idols made from natural materials.

8. Is Ganesh Chaturthi a public holiday in India?

Ganesh Chaturthi is not a public holiday at the national level, but it is a public holiday in some states and regions where it is widely celebrated.

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