19th of September
Mantra for success on Ganesh Chaturthi
Vakrtund Mahakaya Surya Koti Samaprabha |
Nirbhignam Kurumedaya Sarva Karyashu Sarvada |
Ganesh Chaturthi is an occasion or a day on which
Lord Ganesha or Lord Ganapati graces earth for the well being of all his/her
devotees. This festival is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada,
commencing on the Shukla Chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). It is
celebrated all over India, but it's festivities are at its most elaborate in
Maharashtra, and the other parts of Western India.
Legend ( Lord Ganesha's Birth)
Legend says that once Lord Shiva left his usual dwelling on Mount.Kailash in the
Himalayas, to meditate. Two sakhis ( friends) of Goddess Parvati, his consort,
suggested that she should have a 'Gana' - attendant of their own, since they
were not too happy with Lord Shiva's 'Ganas'. Goddess Parvati agreed. Soon
after, using her divine powers, she created a son out of the sandalwood paste
she used for her bath by breathing life in to him and naming him Vinayak. She
instructed him to guard their home.
Letting him stand guard at the door she went to have her bath. However, while
Goddess Parvati was taking her bath, Lord Shiva happened to come there back from his
meditation, and as Ganesha didn't knew who he was, he didn't allowed him to
enter the house. As a result, there was a lot of bickering and Lord Shiva got
angry and beheaded Ganesha ( Vinayak) with his 'Trishul' (Trident).
When Goddess Parvati heard of this she was distressed and lamented intensely.
After Lord Shiva realized his error, to set things right he sent his Ganas to
the forest to fetch the head of the first living being they met. The Ganas saw a
baby elephant and returned with its head. With his divine power, Lord Shiva
placed the head over his son's body and that instant Vinayak sprung back to
life. Henceforth Vinayak also earned the name of Gajaanan. 'Gaja' means
elephant. Lord Shiva blessed him with a boon that people would first worship and
offer him dedication in all their auspicious activities. Those who won't would
not attain success.
Ganesh Chaturthi festival preparations are made 2 to 3 months in
advance. Attractive Ganesha statuses are prepared with clay (the
plaster of Paris) in different sizes and heights, which are
decorated as awesome and elegant Ganesh idols. After puja this
Ganesh idol is immersed in water, this process of immersion is
called Ganesh Visarjan. Ganesh Visarjan is celebrated with great joy
and cultural activities.
Ganesh Chaturthi - 19th of September, 2012.
Auspicious Time: Best muhurat for bringing Ganesha idol at home and
perform Ganesh Sathapna should be done between 11.10 am to 1.30 pm
On this day we welcome Ganpati idol at home and do puja archana. In
this Puja archana a sweet called Modak which is the favorite of Lord
Ganesh is prepared and offered to god Ganesha along with flowers and
fruits and then distributed this modak prasad to all family members.
Some of the special dishes and sweets are also prepared on this day
beside Modak as Besan ke ladoo, Boondi ke ladoo, Rava Ladoo, Masala
Vadai and Puran Poli etc.
Ganesh Visarjan Dates.
• First day of Ganesh Visarjan – 20 Sept, 2012
• Third day of Ganesh Visarjan – 21 Sept, 2012
• Fifth day of Ganesh Visarjan – 23 Sept, 2012
• Seventh day of Ganesh Visarjan - 25 Sept, 2012
• Tenth day of Ganesh Visarjan – 28 Sept, 2012
• Last day of Ganesh Visarjan – 29 Sept, 2012
Immersing of Ganesh clay idol as Ganesh Visarjan is the end of
Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Enjoy Ganesh Chaturthi for getting the
blessing of Lord Ganesha. -
Now avail this
chance to get Ganesh Chaturthi Puja performed on this auspicious day.