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Ganesh Chaturthi: Celebration of Purity & Traditions

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Ganesh chaturthi festival celebration

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most important festivals of Hindu’s and celebrated in different part of the country. Celebrating festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi and Durga puja with family gives you a different happiness and pleasure. You see a different excitement among people when you plan to celebrate something with family. This festival is generally falls in the month of August or September. It is 10 days long festival and it differs from place-to-place. Lord Ganesh is a deity who bestows good fortune, wisdom, success and prosperity. During this festival, the Hindu’s bring idol of Lord Ganesh to their homes and worship it.

Ganesh idol emplacement: Generally, people decorate the homes for emplacement of Ganesh idol. Even in different places people decorate big pandals like Durga puja and place beautiful and big idols of Ganesh. The place where the idol is supposed to be places is fully decorated with flowers, colorful papers and thermocil cut-outs of different shapes. These pandals are decorated so beautifully that you can’t take your eyes off from these pandals. Even at some places there are competitions for pandal decoration and other activities to add more fun element.

If you are planning to emplace the Ganesha idol at home, then first clean the place thoroughly and decorate with flowers. People make various special food items for offering to Lord Ganesha. Besides, there are large numbers of sweets offered to the Lord Ganesha during the puja. No puja is complete without offering Modak to Ganesh, this is known as his favorite sweet and one of the main dishes during the Ganesh puja. Other dishes which are also included in the offering are Karanji, laddu, barfi, peda, vada, sundal and appam. First the idol is given a bath with scented water mixed with milk and then decorated with flowers. Then a lamp is lit and aarti begins. People read various stories of Lord Ganesh and chant bhajans as well. It is believed that chanting the mantras with complete devotion brings life to idol. People also believe that during this period, Ganesh visits the home of his devotees and bring prosperity and good fortune with him.

Special rituals of Ganesh Chaturthi: The Ganesh puja is performed in a special manner and almost all worshippers of Lord Ganesh follow the same ritual. There is a significance of number 21 in this puja. Therefore, people offer 21 Durvagrass blades and 21 Modaks. It is a perception that 21 number signify-5 organs of perception, 5 organs of action, 5 vital airs, 5 air elements and the mind. But, if you want to reduce the number, then you can do this according to your wishes and be flexible. All you need to have a clean body and pure mind. So, try to keep things simple, pure and focus on puja not on the things.

Food for puja: During the puja offer all the food items which are considered as favorite of Lord Ganesh. The offering should include items like modaks, coconut, cooked chana, jaggery, semolina, besan laddu, kheer and various fruits. However, his favorite food is modak and you can’t ignore this important sweet.

Ganesh Visarjan ceremony: This ceremony is performed in the evening. The idol of the Lord Ganesh is carried to a sea or some water body for immersion. It is a very important part of Ganesh puja. The Ganesh idol is immersed in the water with some coins and flowers, with the belief that he is carrying all our burdens with him and dissolving them. This ceremony is known as visarjan.

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Ganesh Chaturthi Festival Celebration in India

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Ganesha Chaturthi is one of the most widely celebrated Hindu festival for the Lord Ganesha. , the elephant-headed. This is also called as Vinayaka Chaturthi in different parts of India. The festival falls on the month of Bhaadrapada and Shukla chaturthi (4th day) of the Hindu calendar. This year is on Thursday, September 17 2015 which is public holiday accross the country. Generally celebrated for 10 days from the starting to Anant Chaturdashi (14th day) of Bhaadrapada month. Now days the celebration includes big clay images of God Ganesha in the puja pandals for ten days worship by the people.

According to Hindu mythology, the Goddess Parvati, the consort of Shiva made Lord Ganesha from sandalwood paste figure which she breathed life. Lord Ganesh tasked for guarding her mother Parvati’s door. At that time Lord Shiva returned and Ganesha didn’t allow Shiva to enter home. So there angry Shiva severed the head of the child Ganesh. The devas found the head of the elephant which lord Shiva fixed on Ganesh’s body. Then he blessed elephant-headed boy back to life and declared his name as “Gana Isha” (Lord of Ganas).

The Gunesh Puja is celebrated in every states of India. It is biggest festival in in states of Maharastra, Goa, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu etc. and Southern India. However, most famous Gaensh Usthav is observed in the Mumbai, Pune and other cities of Maharastra state. Also celebrated widely in Nepal, Mauritius and people of Hindu diaspora living in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia countries. After the 10 day long celebration the Ganesh idols are immersed in water lake, sea beach with officially alocated places by the Govt authority. The Hindus install the images of Ganesha in homes for worship.

Important days during Ganesh Puja are celebrated with welcome Goddess Gauri.

  1. Ganesh Chaturthi (Ganesh welcome) – “Bhadrapad Shuddha Chaturthi”
  2. Rishi Panchami – “Bhadrapad Shuddha Panchami”
  3. Gauri Aavahan (Gauri welcome) – “Bhadrapad Shuddha Shashthi”
  4. Gauri Poojan (Gauri Pooja and lunch) – “Bhadrapad Shuddha Saptami”
  5. Gauri Gaman (Gauri sending back) – “Bhadrapad Shuddha Ashtami”
  6. Anant Chaturdashi – Ganesh immersed in water (Ganesha going back) – “Bhadrapad Shuddha Chaturdashi”

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