Ganesh Chaturthi

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Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindi) , the great Ganesha festival, also known as ‘Vinayak Chaturthi’ or ‘Vinayaka Chavithi’ is celebrated by Hindus around the world as the birthday of Lord Ganesha. It is observed during the Hindu month of Bhadra (mid-August to mid-September) and the grandest and most elaborate of them, especially in the western India state of Maharashtra, lasts for 10 days, ending on the day of ‘Ananta Chaturdashi’. Now let’s perform Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindi) Puja.

  1. Let’s first collect all puja items.
  2. Then we will do the puja preparation.
  3. Next we will perform the main Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindi) Puja.
  4. We will conclude with the aarti.
Let’s Collect Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Items & Learn Their Significance
  • Rice
  • Sandalwood
  • Moli (red thread)
  • Roli (red powder)
  • Lamp
  • Incense sticks
  • Coconut
  • Flowers
  • Sweets, Fruits
  • Water
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Curd (Yogurt)
  • Clarified butter (Ghee)
  • Honey
  • Dry fruits
  • Yagyopavit (sacred thread)
Follow The Video To Prepare For The Ganesh Chaturthi Puja.

Before doing Ganesh Chaturthi Puja, we do the puja preparation or commonly called as panch peeth puja.
Lets follow the video through this step. Only after performing this step we proceed towards the main Ganesh Chaturthi Puja.

Let’s Perform The Main Ganesh Chaturthi Puja

After performing the panch peeth puja, we start the main puja.
Follow along the instructions and mantras to perform the main Ganesh Chaturthi Puja.

We Will Conclude Ganesh Chaturthi Puja With The Aarti.

Puja is considered incomplete without the aarti.
Let us now do the Ganesh Chaturthi Puja to successfully conclude the puja.

Puja is considered complete after we offer dakshina


Mantras, Regional Information, Food Restrictions For Ganesh Chaturthi Puja.

Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindi) Puja

“Vakratunndd mahaakaay Suryakottisamaprabhaa Nirvighnam kuru me dev sarvakaaryesshu sarvadaa” (O Lord Ganesha of large body, curved trunk, with the brilliance of a million suns, please make all my work free of obstacles always) Ganesha also known as Ganapati, Vinayaka, and Pillaiyar, is one of the deities best-known and most widely worshipped in the Hindu pantheon. His image is found throughout India and Nepal. Hindu sects worship him regardless of affiliations.

Ganesh is the first god for getting puja in all yagas and festivals. In Hindu temples, Ganesha is depicted in various ways, treated as the highest god of the Hindu pantheon. As the god of transitions, he is placed at the doorway of many Hindu temples to keep out the unworthy, which is analogous to his role as Parvati’s doorkeeper. In addition, several shrines are dedicated to Ganesha himself, of which the Ashtavinayak in Maharashtra are particularly well known. Located within a 100-kilometer radius of the city of Pune, each of these eight shrines celebrates a particular form of Ganapati, complete with its own lore and legend; together they “form a mandala, demarking the sacred cosmos of Ganesha”. The eight shrines are: Morgaon, Siddhatek, Pali, Mahad, Theur, Lenyadri, Ozar and Ranjangaon. Although he is known by many other attributes, Ganesha’s elephant head makes him particularly easy to identify.

Ganesha is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as Lord of Beginnings and Lord of removing Obstacles, Vighneshvara, patron of arts and sciences, and the deva of intellect and wisdom. He is honored at the beginning of rituals and ceremonies and invoked as Patron of Letters during writing sessions. The principal scriptures dedicated to Ganesha are the Ganesha Purana, the Mudgala Purana, and the Ganapati Atharvashirsa. Ten names of lord Ganesha- GATAPI, GAURI SUMAN, AGHNASHIK, EKDANT, EESH PUTRA, SARVASIDHIPRAD, VINAYAK,KUMAR GURU, IBHAVKARAI and MOOSHAK VAHAN SANT.

Ganesh Chaturthi, the great Ganesha festival, also known as ‘Vinayak Chaturthi’ or ‘Vinayaka Chavithi’ is celebrated by Hindus around the world as the birthday of Lord Ganesha. It is observed during the Hindu month of Bhadra (mid-August to mid-September) and the grandest and most elaborate of them, especially in the western India state of Maharashtra, lasts for 10 days, ending on the day of ‘Ananta Chaturdashi’. The Grand On the final day of the festival, the devotees of Ganesha observe a whole day fast and take out a long procession of the Lord in the city. During these ten days, the devotees gather together for the celebration every day at the temporarily arranged Pandal to worship their deity. They also sing songs, burst crackers and dance to the tune of traditional drums in order to express their gaiety.

Puja On Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindi)

It is generally preferable to do Ganesha puja on the Chaturthi day at the noon, however you can perform the pooja as per your wish whenever all the members of your family are present. In order to carry on the pooja, you will require following items- A Clay image of Lord Ganesha, flowers, druva grass blades, sweets (Ladoo), coconut, sandalwood paste and incense sticks. The Pooja begins with the establishment of idol on a higher platform and giving it a bathe with Panchamrit. You can now pray to Lord Ganesh and recite all the mantras or bhajans dedicated to Lord Ganesha. You now have to invoke Lord Ganesha through your prayers and bring life in the idol. The mantra for this can be found in the in the Rig Veda and is part of Ganesh Suktha. Once you invoke life in the idol, you need to light lamp and incense sticks in order to please Lord Ganesha. After this, you need to perform the shhodashopachara, which are 16 forms of paying tribute to Ganesha. In this you need to offer 21 blades of druva grass, 21 modakas, and flowers to Lord Ganesha. You need to apply a tilak using red Sandalwood paste to idol and keep the coconut along with the idol. After you have offered your best possible prasada to the Lord, you simply need to recite the 108 salutations dedicated to Lord Ganesha. All the family members can then bow down to Ganesha and seek his blessings. The puja is performed in a similar way even if it is a community fest. You need not to exceptionally elaborate the rituals of the Pooja rather all you need to do is pray with a clean heart and pious objective. Ganesh Chaturthi Ten names of lord Ganesha- GATAPI, GAURI SUMAN, AGHNASHIK, EKDANT, EESH PUTRA, SARVASIDHIPRAD, VINAYAK,KUMAR GURU, IBHAVKARAI and MOOSHAK VAHAN SANT. Katha of Ganesh Chaturthi Fast. Once Lord Shankar went to river BHAGOPATI for a bath. After that Mata Parvati scratched her body waste and formed it in the shape of a human being and named him GANESHA. She asked him to sit at the entry of the house and not to allow anyone till she finished her bath. In the meantime, Lord Shankar came back, Ganesha stopped the Lord. This made the Lord angry and He chopped Ganesha’s head and went inside. Mata Parvati thought that lord Shankar was upset due to delay in getting the meals. She prepared two thalis of food and told Lord shankar to eat it. Seeing two thalis Lord Shankar asked for whom the second thali was. Mata Parvati explained that it was for her son Ganesha who is guarding the entry of the house. Then Lord Shankar told her that He had chopped Ganesha’s head. This upsets mata parvati. She prayed the Lord to revive her son. The lord saw that a female elephant had given birth to a baby elephant. Lord cut the head of the baby elephant and fixed it on the body of Ganesha. Mata parvati was pleased and served food to the Lord and ganesha both. This happened on the Chaturthi of Shukal paksh of Bhadra month; hence it is known as Ganesh Chaturthi.

Shri Ganesh Mantras

gajaananam bhootagaNaadi sevitam
kapittha jamboo phalasaara bhakshitam |
umaasutam shoka vinaasha kaaraNam
namaami vighneshwara paada pankajam ||

I pray to the lotus feet of elephant headed Lord Ganapati, who is served by one and all, who likes fruits, who is son of Goddess Paarvati and who removes root cause of all miseries. Vakra-Tunda-Mahakaaya, Surya-Koti-Sam-Prabhah. Nirvighnam-Kuru-Me-Deva, Subha-Karyeshu-Sarvadaa. O elephant headed and large bodied Lord, radiant as a thousand Suns, I ask for your grace so that this task that I am starting may complete without any hindrances.