Ganesh Chaturthi is also called Vinayaka Chaturthi because Ganesh Ji is also known as Vinayaka, it is a festival celebrated by Hindus. It is believed that on the Shukla Paksha Chaturthi of Bhado month, Shri Ganesh Ji, the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune, was born, which falls in August or September every year according to the English calendar.
In this, by placing large pandals in people's homes, in public places, the place is greeted with joy, enthusiasm and enthusiasm by bringing the idol of Ganesh Ji on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi to the devotees.
People fast in this Hindu festival, special Poojas are organized in homes, and Modak is distributed as Prasad, because Ganesha loves Modak very much. There is also a belief that a devotee who worships Ganesha with full devotion, faith and faith gets happiness, prosperity and knowledge. This festival is celebrated for 11 whole days, this festival of birth of Shri Ganesh starts from Ganesh Chaturthi and ends on Anant Chaturdashi.
Ganesha has a special significance in Hinduism, any worship, havan or auspicious work is measured incomplete without his praise, any new work begins with Ganesh Vandana in Hindus. This is the reason why the festival of Ganesh Visarjan is also celebrated with full legalism and enthusiasm. It is also a symbol of national unity.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had initiated Ganesh Pujan publicly to endorse national traditions and unity in his reign. Lok Manya Tilak recommenced the custom of celebrating this festival as a social and nationwide festival after the failed revolution of 1857 to unite the country together.
According to the belief, Ganesh Ji is considered as remover of obstacle and intellect supplier, so this festival is very important for the students, students should worship Ganesh Ji to attain enlightenment, and to please Ganesha Ji. Durva grass should also be offered simultaneously.
On the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganesha arrives at the houses, pandals, and on the day of Anant Chaturdarshi the idol of Ganesha is immersed in water. In this way, this festival is celebrated for 10 days, after 10 days the idol of Ganesha is immersed, and devotees immerse the idol for one and a half days, 4 days, 5 days, 7 days or 11 days according to their capacity.
On the day of Anant Chaturdashi, the idol is immersed through a huge rally, dancing, singing and immersing with joy at the nearby river, pond, sea etc., with Visarjan to farewell to Lord Ganesha. Also, they took a promise to come soon next year.
People believe that Ganesha brings happiness, prosperity, peace with him and takes away trouble and problem with him. The idol of Ganesha is made of clay and it dissolves in water, it is believed that Ganesha reached his parents Shiva and Parvati.
On Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 11:01 am to 1:42 pm.
Duration: 2 hours 36 minutes
Time to not see the moon on Tuesday, September 1, 2020:
09:00 AM to 09:26 PM
Duration: 12 hours 19 minutes.
Kalash is paces before the Sthapna of Ganesha. The red-white colored blank cloth is tied by filling the urn with water. The idol is installed after establishing the kalash with complete rituals and mantras. The idol is worshiped first. With the installation, flowers, incense, lamps, lamps, molly, sandalwood, Modak etc. are offered to Ganesha. Keep in mind that Basil is not offered to Lord Ganesha. They should be offered Durva only. After this, offer Modak and do Aarti. This sequence of Pooja and Aarti lasts for 10 days and Visarjan is done on Anant Chaturdashi.