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Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Date, time and how to perform Ganpati puja at home!

New Delhi: It is that time of the yr when devotees welcome Lord Ganpati household with utmost devotion and gusto. This yr Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on August 22, Saturday. It is believed that Bappa visits the abode of his devotees, stays there for a when and blesses them in advance of taking depart but only with a guarantee to return the up coming yr. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated across the globe and majorly in Maharashtra. 

The ten-day lengthy festival will be celebrated this yr with precautions as deadly novel coronavirus outbreak has impacted the typical working. Social distancing, sporting masks and gloves is the norm of the day, currently. 

Devotees flip hosts to the Lord by inviting him to their properties. The freshness in the breeze and the image-excellent climate strikes a excellent stability among thoughts, entire body, and soul. In buy to please the Ganpati, and make him stop by your abode yr-on-yr, we inform you how to carry out the particular ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’ puja (prayer) at household.

Ganesha Chaturthi on Saturday, August 22, 2020
Madhyahna Ganesha Puja Muhurat – eleven:06 AM to 01:42 PM
Duration – 02 Hrs 36 Mins
Ganesha Visarjan on Tuesday, September one, 2020
Time to stay away from Moon sighting – 09:07 AM to 09:26 PM
Duration – twelve Hrs 19 Mins
Chaturthi Tithi Commences – eleven:02 PM on Aug 21, 2020
Chaturthi Tithi Ends – 07:57 PM on Aug 22, 2020

(In accordance to drikpanchang.com)

Sit down with folded hands and consider a note of all that goes into invoking the divine energy with common rituals and customary practices.

We begin the Chaturthi puja by bringing the ‘Ganpati’ idol household. The Chaturthi is believed to be the most auspicious day for receiving the idol of our favourite lord household. Having said that, when you set out to carry a single, do continue to keep the following items prepared: Aggarbatti &amp Dhoop (joss sticks/incense), Aarti Thali (plate with lamps), Supari (areca/betel nuts), Paan leaf (betel leaf), a separate cloth for covering the Ganesh idol, yet another piece of Cloth for Sandli (produced of sandalwood, utilized for carrying the lord), lastly Sandli.

The ‘Ganapati’ idol puja begins with lighting the agarbatti-dhoop positioned in an aarti thali. Then, location the paan leaf with a supari resting on leading of it on the floor in front of the sandli. Really do not fail to remember to chant the golden mantra of ‘Om Gan Ganpatiye Namah’. If there is a pandit (priest) carrying out the puja for you, then do location some dakshina (giving) for him and also for the artisans, who superbly build this kind of murtis (idols). For folks, who carry in the ‘Ganesh’ idol household in advance of Chaturthi, want to cover the encounter of the murti with a cloth, and consider it off only on the day ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’ puja is carried out in the course of murti sthapna (instalment of the idol). Now, after you have your lord with you and are keen to phase within the premises of your household, do not fail to remember to inquire a single of the loved ones members to carry a bowl of rice. Shower the rice (kacha (raw) rice) on the murti in advance of bringing it within. Also, on Chaturthi, in advance of putting the Ganesh idol on his sthaan (pedestal), place some kacha rice on it and rest a Supari, Haldi (turmeric), KumKum (red coloured sacred powder), Abhil and Dakshina.

Soon after putting the newly-purchased Ganpati idol household and that as well following the precise rituals—there are specific specifications vital to be met with. For illustration, we want red flowers, druva grass blades, modak (jaggery filled sweet), coconut, red chandan (sandalwood paste), incense and aggarbattis.

The pious ritual of Ganesh Chaturthi puja begins with cleansing the whole residence (and this is followed in advance of the Ganpati idol is brought household). The whole loved ones sitting for the puja need to be prepared immediately after taking an early bath. It is much better if you can invite a Pandit, certified in carrying out pujas. The clay idol of the lord, which you positioned on a clean, raised platform, will now see the mantras becoming chanted for invoking the God in it. The customary practice of ‘Pran-Pratishtha’ (infusing existence in idol) is a single of the major techniques in this puja. As a result, a specialised pandit is expected to chant the holy mantras and invoke the lord in that murti.

The Pran-Prathista mantra in Sanskrit to be invoked is discovered in the Rig Veda and is component of Ganesh Suktha. Soon after the pran-pratishtha of the murti is performed with, the up coming phase that follows is that aarti and lighting of the lamps and aggarbattis. If a pandit is carrying out this whole puja for you, then you have the privilege of asking him to carry out the shhodashopachara, which are sixteen varieties of having to pay tribute to Ganesh. Quickly immediately after this, offer you 21 blades of durva grass, 21 modakas (they say Lambodra loves them) and some red flowers to Ganpati.

Then, place the red Sandalwood tilak (mark) on the forehead of the lord’s murti. Don’t forget an previous saying that breaking a coconut is auspicious to ward off evil? Yes, you have to do the exact same right here. Check out and break the coconut positioned appropriate in front of the Lord’s idol, nonetheless, if you are unable to do so, stress not, just location it there. Apart from, do not fail to remember to continue to keep some fried grains for Ganpati’s carrier—the Mushaka (the mice which carry the lord on him). For your very own great, try out reciting the 108 salutations committed to Ganesh or go through the Ganesh Upanishad. Also, when carrying out the Puja at household, there is often an selection of versatility. The rituals, which need a specific framework or quite a few pandits for the chanting of mantras want not be performed by you. Only stick to these techniques and pray—the rest Bappa will do. They say—eat, pray and enjoy. The a lot more you worship with an open thoughts and sanctimonious thoughts—the a lot more Ganpati will bestow you with wisdom, health and fitness, and prosperity.

Fold your hands and shut your eyes, for the God is listening.

Ganpati Bappa Morya, Pudhchya Varshi Lavkar Ya!


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