Some important things to know about Ganesh Chaturthi 2023
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The rebirth of Lord Ganesha will be celebrated on Ganesh Chaturthi. Ganesh ji is considered the god of prosperity and knowledge.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on the Chaturthi date of Bhadrapada month according to the Hindu calendar, which according to the English calendar will be celebrated this year on 19 September 2023. Know some important things related to Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 celebration -
Date of Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 - 19 September 2023
Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 will fall on a Tuesday
Chaturthi Tithi starts Time 18 September 2023, 12:39 PM
Chaturthi Tithi End Time 19 September 2023, 1:43 PM
Ganesh Puja Muhurat (Ganesh Puja 2023 Muhurat) 19 September 2023, 11:00 AM to 1:26 PM
Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 auspicious time (Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 Shubh Muhurat)
According to the Hindu calendar, Ganesh Chaturthi will start on 18 September 2023 at 12:39 pm and end on 19 September at 8:43 pm.
Time to avoid moon darshan- 09:45 am to 08:44 pm.
Auspicious yoga to be formed on Ganesh Chaturthi on 18 September 2023 Monday, Abhijeet Muhurta will last from 11:51 AM - 12:40 PM
Monday, September 18, 2023, Ravi Yoga will be from 12:08 PM to 06:08 AM the next day.
Significance of Ganesh Chaturthi
According to mythological belief, Ganesha is considered the first deity. This is the reason why Lord Ganesha is always worshiped before we start any auspicious or new work. It is believed that Lord Ganesha was reborn on Ganesh Chaturthi. Since then it is celebrated as Ganesh Utsav. Well known Indian freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak called this festival an important vehicle for eradicating social differences.
Ganesh Utsav 2023
This 10-day festival will begin with Ganesh Chaturthi. In this, the idols of Lord Ganapati i.e. Bappa are decorated and puja aarti is organized in homes, pandals and temples.
During Ganesh Utsav, Bappa is worshiped for 10 full days.Let us find out how the worship is carried out in these 10-days.
Welcoming Lord Ganesha and installing of his idol (Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 Sthapana)
Ganesh Chaturthi begins with the installation and worship of the idol of Lord Ganesha in homes or public pandals. The market is decorated with clay idols of different sizes. On this day Lord Ganesha is established in homes and it can be said that on this day Lord Ganesha is welcomed and he is given a place in the house.
Main day of the festival (Ganesh Chaturthi 2023)
The second day is celebrated as "Chaturthi". This is an important day of Ganesh Utsav.
Special prayer and aarti of Lord Ganesha (Ganesh Aarti)
On the third day, devotees offer special prayers to Lord Ganesha and there is a tradition of performing rituals along with Aarti.
Aarti- Puja and distribution of Prasad (Ganesh Puja)
On the fourth day, special prayers are offered to Lord Ganesha. Along with this, Bappa's aarti and bhajan are organised. After these sweetssweets and prasad are distributed among devotees.
Worship of Lord Ganesha with Shodopchar Puja.
On the fifth day, performing "Shodashopachar Puja" and offering of special prayers to Lord Ganesha is the main event which is considered very important.
Puja-Aarti (Ganesh Ji Shashthi)
The sixth day is known as "Shashthi" and is celebrated with special prayers and aarti in the homes of individuals. Donation etc. is also given special importance on this day.
On the seventh day, devotees perform "Saptapadi" ritual to Lord Ganesha. On this day a special worship of Lord Ganesha is carried out.
The eighth day is known as "Ashtami" and on this day special prayers, aarti and offerings of sweets to Lord Ganesha along with his favorite modaks and other things are carried out.
Worship of Nine Plants (Navpatrika Puja)
On the ninth day, “Navapatrika Puja” is performed.
Ganesh Visarjan (Ganesh Visarjan 2023)
On the tenth and last of Ganesh Utsav, the idol of Lord Ganesha is immersed. On this day devotees bid farewell to Bappa. Devotees bid farewell to Bappa by singing aartis, bhajan and songs. On this day, virtuous deeds like charity etc. are carried out by the devotees.