Ganesh Puja

Ganesh Puja

Ganesh Puja, Utsav & Visarjan

Lord Ganesh is the most popular deity of the Hindu Pantheon. Before every undertaking – be it laying of the foundation of a building, opening of a new business/shop, commencing of new job/work or moving into new house – Blessings of Ganeshji are invoked by worshipping Him first.

Ganesh has two wives — Ridhi (Prosperity) and Siddhi (Success). It is believed and proven that whoever pleases the Lord automatically comes in the good books of His two wives with favours for success and prosperity.

I am blessed by regularly performing Ganesh Puja for Bhakto who move into new house, start a new business plus some household have Ganesh puja in their homes regularly monthly on at least once a year.

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi falls in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada, usually in between the months of August and September, according to the Gregorian calendar. This grand festive occasion lasts for ten days with the grandest celebrations held in Maharashtra, Goa and Andhra Pradesh. These states in particular are popularly known for the exclusive splendour with which the festival comes to life.Ganesh Chaturthi
During the ten days of festival, people sing Ganesha songs, dance, burst crackers, perform traditional rituals, observe fasts, wear new clothes and decorate their houses. However, it’s the Pooja (ritualistic worship) which is the most important aspect of the festival.
People perform this special pooja of Ganesh Chaturthi with proper rituals and pure heart and mind.
Read to know how to perform Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja in a complete and traditional manner.

Devotees must try performing the rituals of Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja with a clean body and pure mind and heart.

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated from the Bhadrapada (Bhadarvo) Shudh Chaturthi, the first day on which the idol of Lord Ganesha is brought from the market and is placed with great honour in the houses and pandals. From this day, Lord Ganesha is worshipped with great belief and respect till the last day i.e. Ananta Chaturdashi, on which the idol is taken in grand procession with great pomp and joy by saying “Ganapathi Bappa Morya, Purchya Varshi Laukariya” which means “O father Ganesha, come again early next year.” Then, the idol is taken to be immersed in a river or sea.

A lot of families have Ganesh puja performed only for one day in their home during these 10 days Utsav – with presence of friends and relatives to be blessed. The Ganeshji stays for one day & one night (24 hours) before taken to be immersed. They do the vidhi on the Ganesh perform the puja and seek His blessing upon the family and the house daily…

The Hindu God Ganesh – Who is this Elephant Headed Deity Anyway?

Ganesh is one of the best known and loved deities in the Hindu pantheon of gods, and indeed is the most recognized of the Hindu gods outside of India. But who is this elephant headed fellow, and why is he so popular?

Ganesh (also spelled Ganesa or Ganesha and known as Ganapati, Vinayaka and Pillaiyar) is the Lord of Good Fortune who provides prosperity, fortune and success. He is the Lord of Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles of both material and spiritual kinds. Interestingly, he also places obstacles in the path of those who need to be checked.

Because of these attributes, Ganesh is widely revered by almost all castes and in all parts of India, regardless of any other spiritual affiliations. His image is found everywhere, in many different forms, and he is invoked before the undertaking of any task. Ganesh is also associated with the first Chakra, or energy wheel, which underpins all of the other Chakras and represents conservation, survival and material well-being. He is considered to be a patron of the arts and sciences and of letters. Devotees believe that if Ganesha is worshiped, he grants success, prosperity and protection against adversity. In a lesser known role, Ganesh is also the destroyer of vanity, selfishness and pride.


GANESH UTSAV

Ganesh Chaturthi, the major Ganesha festival also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi is celebrated with great enthusiasm by the Hindus. This festival is not only rejoiced greatly in India but is also celebrated in the foreign countries in pure Indian manner. Ganesh Chaturthi falls in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada, usually in between the months of August and September, according to the Gregorian calendar. This grand festive occasion lasts for ten days with the grandest celebrations held in Maharashtra, Goa and Andhra Pradesh. These states in particular are popularly known for the exclusive splendour with which the festival comes to life. During the ten days of festival, people sing Ganesha songs, dance, burst crackers, perform traditional rituals, observe fasts, wear new clothes and decorate their houses. However, it’s the Pooja (ritualistic worship) which is the most important aspect of the festival. People perform this special pooja of Ganesh Chaturthi with proper rituals and pure heart and mind. Read to know how to perform Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja in a complete and traditional manner.

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Devotees try performing the rituals of Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja with a clean body and pure mind and heart.

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated from the Bhadrapada (Bhadarvo) Shudh Chaturthi, the first day on which the idol of Lord Ganesha is brought from the market and is placed with great honour in the houses and pandals. From this day, Lord Ganesha is worshipped with great belief and respect till the last day i.e. Ananta Chaturdashi, on which the idol is taken in grand procession with great pomp and joy by saying “Ganapathi Bappa Morya, Purchya Varshi Laukariya” which means “O father Ganesha, come again early next year.” Then, the idol is taken to be immersed in a river or sea.

A lot of families have Ganesh puja once only in their home during these 10 days Utsav – with presence of friends and relatives to be blessed. They do the vidhi on the Ganesh from their puja and seek His blessing upon the family and the house daily…