Ganesh Chaturthi A Hindu Festival Of Lord Ganesha

In 2018, GANESH CHATURTHI will be celebrated on the 13th September, 2018 – Thursday .
GANESH CHATURTHI
Lord Vinayaka, Ganesh ji, Ganpati ji, Vinayaka is the darling of the masses. Ganesh Chaturthi brings people of all religion, caste and creed together.

The Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 Puja Muhurut to bring the Vigraha / Idol home is during the Shubh, Labh or Amrit Choghadiya. If you intend to bring Ganpati ji one day before, i.e. on the 12th September 2018, the Shubh time is between 11:03 and 12:35 and the Labh time is 17 :09 and 18:40 . Ganpati ji can also be brought home (Avahana or Welcome) during the Amrit time which is between 15:37 and 17:09. The Muhurut for evening time would be the Shubh time which is between 20:09 and 23:06 . Please note these Timings are as per panchang of Mumbai, India .

The Ganesh Staphna (installation of the Idol) on Ganesh Chaturthi day, i.e. on 13th September 2018 can be done at Shubh time between 06:29 and 08:00 or Labh Time i.e. between 12:34 and 14:06 . Ganesh Pooja is preferred during Madhyanhana on Ganesh Chaturthi as it is believed that Lord Ganesh was born during Madhyahana Kaal which is between 14:06 and 15:37. The Muhurut time specified above is the best Muhurut to perform the Ganesh Puja and to perform any work.

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great devotion all over India. People bring home murtis (Idols) of Lord Ganesha and celebrate the festival by worshiping the Lord in a special way for a day and a half, 3 days, 5 days, 7 days or 11 days depending on the family tradition and commitment of each individual.

On the last day of worship the idol is taken out in a colourful and musical procession to be immersed traditionally at a beach.

This is one of the most popular festivals in the Country. There are several reasons for this. Ganpati is after all a popular God. His blessings are invoked at most religious ceremonies as He is the one who can remove all obstacles to success. He is the giver of fortune and can help to avoid natural calamities.

Ganpati, the god of wisdom and the benevolent deity of the dynasty of Peshwas who ruled Maharashtra inculcating a special culture in the state. Ganpati is the herald of auspicious beginnings and is the beloved deity of all.

Ganesh Chaturthi is a ten-day Hindu festival celebrated to honour the elephant-headed God Ganesha’s birthday. He is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Ganesha is known by 108 different names and is the Lord of arts and sciences and the deva of wisdom. He is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies as he’s considered the God of beginnings. He’s widely and dearly referred to as Ganapati or Vinayaka.

There are two different versions about Ganesha’s birth. One has it that Goddess Parvati created Ganesha out of dirt off her body while having a bath and set him to guard her door while she finishes her bath. Shiva who has gone out, returned at that time, but as Ganesha didn’t know of him, stopped him from entering. An angry Shiva severed the head of Ganesha after a combat between the two. Parvati was enraged and Shiva promised Ganesha will live again. The devas who went in search of a head facing north of a dead person could manage only the head of an elephant. Shiva fixed the elephant’s head on the child and brought him back to life.

The other legend has it that Ganesha was created by Shiva and Parvati on request of the Devas, to be a vighnakartaa (obstacle-creator) in the path of rakshasas (demonic beings), and a vighnahartaa (obstacle-averter) to help the Devas.

This year, September 17th marks the beginning of this festival which is also called as Vinayaka Chaturthi.

Wish you a Happy and a Blessed Ganesh Chaturthi 2018!

Ganpati Bappa Morya!!

Wish you a Happy and a Blessed Ganesh Chaturthi 2018!

Ganpati Bappa Morya!!

Updated: August 28, 2018 — 5:27 am

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