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Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 How to Celebrate? 

Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 How to Celebrate? 

Ganesh Chaturthi, in Hinduism festival marking the birth of this elephant-headed deity Ganesha, the god of wisdom and prosperity. It starts on the fourth afternoon (Chaturthi) of the month of Bhadrapada (August–September), the sixth month of the Hindu calendar.

What is Ganesh Chaturthi?

At the start of the festival, idols of Ganesha are put on elevated platforms in homes or elaborately decorated outdoor tents. The worship begins a ritual to invoke life in the idols, with the pranapratishtha, followed by shhodashopachara, or the 16 methods for paying tribute.

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Amid the chanting of hymns from spiritual texts such as the Ganesh Upanishad, the idols are anointed with red paste and yellow and red flowers. Ganesha can be provided coconut, jaggery, and 21 modaks (sweet dumplings), regarded as Ganesha’s favorite food.
At the close of the festival, the idols are carried to local rivers in enormous processions accompanied by drumbeats, devotional singing, and dancing.

There they’re immersed, a ritual representing Ganesha’s homeward journey to Mount Kailas–the abode of his parents, Shiva and Parvati. Once the British forbidden political assemblies, the nationalist chief Bal Gangadhar Tilak revived the festival. The festival is famous in Hindu communities and is particularly well known in Maharashtra and parts of western India.

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Dates of Ganesh Chaturthi 2019-2024

 

गणेश चतुर्थी 2019

2 सितंबर

मध्याह्न गणेश पूजा – 11:05 से 13:36

  चंद्र दर्शन से बचने का समय- 08:55 से 21:05 (2 सितंबर 2019)

चतुर्थी तिथि आरंभ- 04:56 (2 सितंबर 2019)

चतुर्थी तिथि समाप्त- 01:53 (3 सितंबर 2019)

Ganesh Chaturthi 2019

2 September Monday

Ganesh Puja – 11:05 to 13:36

Time to avoid Chandra Darshan – 08:55 to 21:05 (2 September 2019)

Chaturthi Date Start – 04:56 (2 September 2019)

Chaturthi Date ends – 01: 53 (3 September 2019)

Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 22nd September, Saturday

Ganesh Chaturthi 2021 10th September, Friday

Ganesh Chaturthi 2022 31st August, Wednesday

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 19th September, Tuesday

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How to Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi 2019?

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Ganesh Chaturthi is considered an important festival in the region of Maharashtra and is celebrated for seven to ten times when the whole state is decorated with lights. In Mumbai, on the first day of this festival, the Pooja begins with all the idol being retained within a pedestal that symbolizes a throne.

The most prominent immersion takes place on Chowpatti Beach, situated at a distance of 1km from Marine Drive. During the immersion, enormous crowds flock the shore to watch the expansive Visarjan. These processions begin in the morning and last until late at night. Along with these, there are celebrations. Many community pujas or celebrations will also be held in almost every locality of the city.

Rituals of Ganesh Chaturthi

A priest performing the rituals and Puja specializing in the idol follows this. Then, he dips the idol in water that is sacred.

Modak, a candy made of sweetened rice and coconut flour, is subsequently offered to the deity along with incense and flowers. For the rest of the days, the idol of worshipped with Ganesh Stuti and devotional songs in the evening and afternoon. People put in idols of Lord Ganesh inside their houses.

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It is thought that god returns to his celestial abode after ten days of Ganesh Chaturthi parties. The town witnesses excellent vigor and excitement for its farewell procession in which the idol of Lord Ganesha is carried from the devotees. A lot of singers, dancers, acrobats, priests, and various onlookers accompanies the procession.

Sweets, coconuts, flowers, and Aarti are provided to the idol prior to immersion in the Arabian Sea. This ritual is known as Ganesh Visarjan’ and also the immersion of Lord Ganesha and the procession flock the road together with the sinking,’Ganapati Bappa Morya’ (famous slogan praising Lord Ganesha).

Names of Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is known by different names. In north India Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindi: गणेश चतुर्थी, Gujarati: ગણેશ ચતુર્થી, ) is popular, in Maharashtra the festival is also known as Ganeshotsav (Marathi: गणेशोत्सव). In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the name Vinayaka Chavithi (Telugu: వినాయక చవితి) and in Tamil Nadu Vinayaka Chaturthi (Tamil: விநாயக சதுர்த்தி) is popular. Whatever be the name, the spirit and enthusiasm of Ganesh Chaturthi remain the same throughout the country.

History Behind Ganesh Chaturthi

The origin of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai is traced right back to Shivaji, the Maratha ruler. It was he who pioneered the festival to instill nationalistic feelings and promote cultural harmony in his subjects.

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People from all communities engaged in it and the festival transformed into a spiritual in addition to a social function, thus playing a vital role in unifying the Indians and reviving the spirit of oneness. The festival was frequently used a moderate to deliver inspirational speeches and thus excite individuals to fight against the British rule.

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most awaited festivals in Mumbai. Hope this article helps you imbibe the spirit of the festival in Mumbai.

What’s Ganesh Chaturthi known as Danda Chauth

Ganesha can also be considered to be the giver of Riddhi-Siddhi and wisdom. It’s believed that beneath this Guru Shishya tradition, Vidyadhyayana was started from this particular day. On this day children also play with sticks. Because of this, it is likewise called Danda Chauth in some regions.

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