Ganesh Chaturthi is dedicated to Lord Ganesh. It is considered to be one of the most auspicious days among Hindus and it has its own significance as it is falling in the month of Shravan.

Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi will be observed on the Chaturthi Tithi i.e fourth day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Sawan. This month, Vinayaka Chaturthi will be observed on Monday, 30st August, 2022.

Did you know that as per the Hindu Calender, Lord Ganesha was born on the Chaturthi Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada, and that is why, Ganesh Utsav is celebrated on this day?

Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10-day festival that begins on Shukla Paksha Chaturthi in the month of Bhadrapada according to the Hindu calendar. As per the English calendar, this festival is usually observed from 19th August to 20th September. Ganesh Chaturthi festival ends on Anant Chaturdashi, the fourteenth day of Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha.

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The celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi is grand because planning begins a month in advance. Street corners are marked with marquees, and artists build giant eco-friendly Ganesh statues or standard idols in complex settings. It is embellished with daily prayers and offerings. Devotees worship Lord Ganesha for the next ten days. After worshiping Lord Ganesh for 10 consecutive days, the Ganesha idols leave with pomp as they float in the water with the belief in God returning soon next year.

There are four main rituals of Ganesh Chaturthi –

Avahana :
The process of infusing deity in idols by lighting lamps- “Deep Prajwalan” and “Sankalpa.”

Pran Pratishtha :
We invite our beloved Ganesha idol and invoke life in the idol at home or pandal.

Shodashopachara :
Shodasha here means 16 forms, and Upachara is a tribute to God. It begins with washing Ganesh Ji’s feet, bathing in milk, ghee, honey, curd, and sugar, followed by scent and Gangajal. Then new clothes- Vastra is offered along with flowers, Akshata, garland, Sindoor, and Chandan. Then the idol is worshiped by offerings like Modak, Betel leaves, Coconut, incense sticks, Diyas, chanting Mantras, and hymns.

Uttar Puja :
A bid adieu ceremony of puja before the immersion. People congregate in one spot, whether a pandal, temple, or house, to rejoice together. Singing, dancing, and exchanging colors are all part of their routine. To bid Lord Ganesh farewell, we recite aartis and mantras.

Vinayaka Chaturthi Vrat 2022 Puja Time:

Vinayaka Chaturthi DateMonday, 30st August, 2022
Vinayaka Chaturthi Tithi BeginsMonday, 30st, August, 2022-3:33 PM
Vinayaka Chaturthi Tithi EndsTuesday, 31nd August, 2022-3:23 PM
Vinayaka Chaturthi Puja TimeMonday, 31st August, 2022- 11:12 AM to 01:42 PM

Vinayaka Chaturthi Vrat Rituals

  1. Shower early in the morning
  2. To the idol of Ganesha, offer yellow commodities like haldi kumkukm, flowers, etc and light a diya.
  3. Offer green grass(durva)
  4. Offer laddu
  5. Chant the mantra ‘Om Shree Ganeshaye Namah’
  6. Fast for the day
  7. Break fast in the evening time with satvik food
  8. Offer Arghya to the moon

Vinayaka Chaturthi 2022 Ganesh Gayatri Mantra

Om Ekdantaaye Viddhamahe Vaktratundaya Dhimahi Tanno Danti Prachodayat

Vinayaka Chaturthi Ganesh Mantra

Om Vakratund Mahakaaye Suryakoti Samaprabha, Nirvighnam Kurumayadev Sarvkaryeshu Sarvada

Vinayaka Chaturthi vrat Significance

Lord Ganesh is considered the Pratham Pujya, the god who is worshipped first before any other God and the one, who removes all obstacles from ones life. Also known as Vighnaharta, a large number of devotees observe fast and offer prayers on this auspicious day to honor and please Lord Ganesha.

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