GANESH CHATURTHI will be celebrated on the 13th September, 2018 – Thursday .Ganesh Chaturthi is the Hindu festival which brings people of all religion, caste and creed together.
The Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Muhurat 2018:
To bring the Ganesha Idol home is during the Shubh, Labh or Amrit Choghadiya. If you intend to bring Ganpati ji one day before 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 .
Lord Ganesha idol can also be brought home (Avahana or Welcome) during the Amrit time which is between 15:37 and 17:09. The Muhurut timing for evening time would be the Shubh time which is between 20:09 and 23:06.
The Ganesh Staphna (installation of the Idol) on Ganesh Chaturthi day:
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 .
Lord Ganesh Pooja is preferred during Madhyanhana. Because On Ganesh Chaturthi it is believed that Lord Ganesh was born during Madhyahana Kaal which is between 14:06 and 15:37. The Muhurut time mentioned above is the best Muhurut to perform the Ganesh Pujan and to perform any other work.
Lord Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great devotion and love all over India. People celebrate by bringing home idols of Lord Ganesha and celebrate the festival by worshiping the Lord.
On the last day of Ganesh Chaturthi worship the idol is taken out in a colourful and musical procession to be immersed traditionally at a beach.
Ganesh Chaurthi is one of the most popular Hindu festivals in the Country. There are many reasons for this. Ganpati is after all a popular God. Lord Ganesha blessings are invoked at most religious ceremonies as Lord Ganesha is the one who can remove all obstacles to success.
He is also the giver of fortune and can help to avoid natural calamities. Ganesh festival is a ten-day Hindu festival celebrated in honour of the elephant-headed God Ganesha’s birthday. Ganpati is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Ganesha is also known by 108 different names and He is the Lord of arts and sciences and the deva of wisdom. He is being honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies as he’s considered the God of beginnings. Ganesha widely and dearly referred to as Ganapati or Vinayaka.
There are two different versions about Ganesha’s birth. One is that Goddess Parvati created Ganesha out of dirt off her body while Parvati was having a bath and set Ganesha to guard her door while she finishes her bath. Lord Shiva who had gone out, returned at that time, but as Ganesha didn’t know him, stopped him from entering.
So An angry Shiva severed the head of Ganesha after a combat between the two. Parvati mother of Ganesha was enraged and Lord Shiva promised Ganesha will live again. The devas went in search of a head facing north of a dead person could only manage the head of an elephant. Lord Shiva fixed the elephant’s head on the child and brought Ganesha back to life.
The other legend story tells us that Ganesha was created by Shiva and Parvati on request of the Devas, to be an obstacle-creator in the path of asuras , and a vighnahartaa (obstacle-averter) to help the Devas.
Happy and a Blessed Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 to all.
Ganpati Bappa Morya!!