New Delhi: Hindus carries lots of festival,mostly all festives are favourite in one of which carries Ganesh Chaturthi. Ganesh Chaturthi is a major festival of Hindus which is the festival of joy,blessings and celebration.
In this festival we invite Lord Ganesh to our place and celebrate this festive. This festival is celebrated in different parts of India.
This festival started from Maharashtra and crosses all over the world.. but it is celebrated with great fanfare in Maharashtra.
According to the Puranas, Ganesha was born on this day. Ganesh Chaturthi is worshiped on the Hindu God Ganesha. Large statues of Lord Ganesha are installed at many prominent places.
This statue is worshiped till no day. A large number of people reach nearby. After completing the days, Ganesh idol is immersed in a pond and water.
7 important facts about Ganesh Chaturthi…..
1. Ganesh Chaturthi is also known as ‘Vinayak Chaturthi’.
2 . Ganesh festivals are celebrated for ten days ie from Anand Chaturdashi till the date of Bhadrapad Chaturthi.
3. This festival is celebrated very fond of Maharashtra but now it is celebrated very fondly even in South India and North India. People worship Ganesh ji’s idol in their home, lane, neighborhood and every day they make the atmosphere devotional with their worship, arti and colorful programs.
4. After three, five or ten days the idol is immersed. The belief behind immersion is that as the guests come in the house, they bring something, so in the same way, we also call God our house every year, if they fall in the house then surely they bring something for everyone. Good health and happiness prosper in the house.
5. Ganapati – Gan + Pati. ‘Pati’ means the one who follows it. There are different meanings of the word ‘Gan’ – According to Maharishi Panini: ‘Gan, ie group of Ashtvastu. Vesu means the direction, Dikpal (the guardian of directions) or Dikdev. So Ganapati means the Pati of the directions, the lord…
6. Without any permission of Ganapati, no deity can be arriving from any direction, therefore Ganpati Puja is mandatory before worshiping any Mangal Kama or Deity. Upon release of all directions of Ganapati, Pujit Devata can reach the place of worship. This method is called Mahaadvar Poojan or MahaGanapati Poojan.
7. No work begins without worshiping Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha, in the form of deity who is taking away the obstacles, is the God who removes all obstacles and fulfills the desire.
Time for Ganesh puja..
September 13 midday Ganesh worship time – 11:03 am to noon 13:30
On September 13, the time of not seeing the moon – from 9:31 am to night 21:12
Religious belief that worshiping Ganesha does not obstruct any obstacle in any auspicious work. Therefore, the first thing to do is to worship Ganapati before every act.
How to place Ganesha…
Clean the place of worship before installing Ganpati in the house. Then put a red cloth on a clean outpost and keep it unshielded and install Ganapati. After this, take Ganpati bath with Gangahal with the help of a dwarva or leaf leaf. Offer yellow clothes to Ganapati or offer molly as a garment. After this, tilak from the roli to make it insufficient, give flowers and enjoy the dessert.
Keep in mind…
Keep left of Ganesh ji filled with water.
Raise above rice or wheat.
Cover the mouli on the urn and place a coconut on his face with the drafts.
Place the lamp of ghee on the right hand of Ganesh ji’s place and a conch shell.
Ganesh ji was born in the middle of the month, so establish it in the middle of the afternoon.
Make aarti for 10 days at regular times.
Keep the time of worship. Keep the number of japa bags fixed.
Sit in front of Ganesh and talk to them. Chant the mantras. Say your guts
Do worship of Lord Shiva, that is, the meditation of Lord Shankar and Parvati Ji.
Known as the lord of wisdom, happiness, prosperity and more, Ganesh Chaturthi, perhaps is one of the happiest festivals celebrated in India. A beacon of hope, Lord Ganesha has much more to offer to his devotees. One can learn much from the elephant god.
Here are 8 life lessons one can learn from Lord Ganesha and live a fuller, simpler yet a content life…
DUTY COMES FIRST:
Legend has it that once Ma Parvati wanted a guard and hence, she created Lord Ganesha from the dust of her body. Now Lord Ganesh was given the duty to guard her home entrance. A chubby little boy, Ganesha was determined to fulfill his duty. In the meantime, Lord Shiva arrived and wished to enter but Ganesha did not allow him. In a fit of rage, Lord Shiva cut off Ganesha’s head. Ma Parvati was horrified and could not be pacified. She wanted her Ganesha back.
STANDING BY HIS TASK:
Giving into her demands, Lord Shiva had to revive Lord Ganesha with an elephant’s head. Surprisingly, Ganesha did not fear Lord Shiva even though Maheshwar is the supreme lord. He stuck by his orders and completed his duty. We too should put aside our fears or personal grudges and simply get out work done.
MAKING MOST OF WHATEVER IS AVAILABLE:
Lord Ganesha realized his limitations as he could never compete his brother on his vahan, the rat. Hence, using his wisdom Lord Ganesha decided that his entire world was actually represented by his parents – Lord Shiva and Ma Parvati. Therefore, he circumnavigated thrice around them. His wisdom won him the race. This teaches us to make use of whatever we have to the optimum.
Lord Ganesha is a great listener. He is not known as the Vighnaharta just like that. It is said that before the ritual of immersion, devotees share their inner most desires or their problems with lord Ganesha, and he helps resolve or fulfill them. As the elephant god, Lord Ganesha has large ears. He uses them to listen keenly to what his devotees really need from him.
DON’T MISUSE POWER:
Lord Ganesha’s head is that of an elephant. And for an elephant, its trunk is of great importance. The trunk helps his drink water, pick up heavy objects and when angry, the trunk helps in destroying the obstacles in its path. However, if you observe, Lord Ganesha’s trunk is knotted. This is to control his powers. Lord Ganesha can do anything if he wishes to but he does so with control. Therefore, even we can do anything we want in life but we need to exercise control over our powers else no good will come out of it.
Lord Ganesha has two tusks but one of his tusks’ is broken. As per legends, it is said that once while Lord Ganesha was writing the Mahabharata as Sage Vyasa dictated it, his pen broke. To avoid missing out any important information, Ganesha simply broke off his tusk and started writing the epic. Therefore, we should too take this incident as a cue and be selfless when it comes to completing our tasks.
8. HUMILITY AND RESPECT FOR ALL CREATURES
Lord Ganesha is a believer of equality. While all other Gods chose bigger, powerful and faster animals as their vahans, Lord Ganesha chose the mouse. Choosing the rodent did not make him small. Similarly, we too should never discriminate among people. Everyone is someone and deserves respect.
6. KINDNESS HEALS
Holding grudges has never done any good to anyone. It is like hurting oneself at the end of it. Legend has it that once Lord Ganesha was invited to a feast where he ended up overeating. He was now bloated and his stomach hurt. To avoid any attention, he grabbed Lord Shiva’s snake and tied it around his tummy.
He began his journey at night so no one would notice him. But the moon saw him and burst out laughing. Mocked by the moon, Lord Ganesha cursed him saying that the moon would now be invisible.
Celebrate the festival with lot of happiness,joy and modak. Wish you all a happy and prosperous Ganesh Chaturthi….