India is the country of festivals and lights, and the festive season has already begun! People are again looking forward to Ganesh Chaturthi, one of the biggest festivals in India. Ganesh Chaturthi marks the beginning of the festive season in India. This event celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
It is said Lord Ganesh was born during the Shukla Paksha of the Bhadrapada month. This year, Ganesh Chaturthi is on August 31, 2022.
Ganesh Chaturthi is the epitome of new beginnings. It just refreshes everything and sets the mood for a fresh start. The devotees believe that Lord Ganesh will bring happiness to their life, and brighten up everything that seems dull. It is popularly believed that Lord Ganesha was created during mid-day which makes it an auspicious moment for Ganesh Puja, commonly known as Shodashopachara Ganapati Puja.
On this day, the idols and statues of Lord Ganesha are taken home by the devotees to do Ganesh Sthapana, which is an important aspect of Ganesh Chaturthi. The whole event takes place over a time of ten days when the devotees pray to Lord Ganesha and offer bhog. This festival comes to an end when the idol of Lord Ganesha is immersed in the water, and this ritual is known as the Ganpati Visarjan.
Devotees can start praying on August 31, from 11.05 AM and 1.00 PM. The figurine should also be set up during Puja Muhurta, which starts at 11.05 p.m. and continues till 1.38 p.m.
The lagna for the Ganpati Visarjan is on Friday, September 9, which is Ganesh Chaturdashi.
The Ingredients for the puja are known as the Puja Samagri. This Puja samagris include
There are a few steps that should be followed while performing the Vidhis for Ganesh Chaturthi. These are:
So, these were all the vidhis, rituals and important points about Ganesh Chaturthi. Bappa is on his way, and we hope that this Ganesh Chathurthi, everyone gets what they desire and may Bappa’s blessing remain with us always and forever.