Ganesh Chaturthi – History,Muhurat and timings Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2022.

Ganesh Chaturthi – History,Muhurat and timings Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2022.

happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2022

After two years of restricted celebration, preparations are in full swing for the ten-day long auspicious Ganesha festival. This festival is celebrated with huge pomp and show by the people across India. However, it is mainly celebrated in Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, etc.

People welcome Ganpati Bappa by installing Lord Ganesha idols in their homes on the first day of the festival. Devotees decorate and worship the elephant-headed God and then bid adieu to him by immersing the idols in water after three, five, or ten days. The duration of keeping Lord Ganesha idols at home for worshipping completely depends upon the devotees. There are plenty of stories and beliefs behind the celebration of this festival. Know about some of them and the auspicious timings of Ganesh Sthapna and Visarjan

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2022.

What does Ganesh Chaturthi celebrate?

It is believed that Lord Ganesha was born on the Chaturthi Tithi of Shukla Paksha in the Bhadrapada month, The famous story of Lord Ganesha’s birth which finds its mention in some historical scriptures, says that Goddess Parvati made Lord Ganesha with the sandalwood paste that she used for bathing. She asked him to guard the entrance until she comes after bathing. While performing his duty, Lord Shiva came and tried to meet his wife. On being denied by Lord Ganesha to meet Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva got furious and separated Lord Ganesha’s head from his body. On seeing this Goddess Parvati was enraged in anger and asked to destroy everything if she doesn’t get her son back. Seeing the situation worsening lord Shiva asked to bring the head of a baby animal whose mother was facing the other way from her child.

Fulfilling this condition, a baby elephant’s head was chosen for the task, after which Lord Shiva attached the elephant head to Lord Ganesha’s body. Since then, the day is celebrated as Ganesh Chaturthi.

Muhurat and timings

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During the lunar month of the Hindu calendar, there are two Chaturthi Tithis. One falls after Purnimasi or full moon during Krishna Paksha is known as Sankasthi Chaturthi or Sankathara Chaturthi, while the other falls after Amavasya or new moon day during Shukla Paksha is known as Vinayaka Chaturthi. Sankasthi Chaturthi is being celebrated on 20 June 2019 in the southern and western part of India. This Ganesh Chaturthi shubh muhurat or auspicious timings starts from 5:58 p.m. on 20 June and lasts till 7:08 p.m. on 21 June 2019. On Ganesh Chaturthi or Sankasthi Chaturthi, devotees observe a strict fast throughout the day, and break the fast at night after having darshan/auspicious sight of the moon preceded by prayers to Lord Ganesha. It’s believed that by observing this fast, it reduces problems in your life as Lord Ganesha symbolises the removal of all hurdles or barriers and that he’s the supreme lord of intelligence. Before moonlight, devotees appease and seek blessings of Lord Ganesha through the recital of the Ganapati Atharvasheersha.

The festival will begin on Ganesh Chaturthi which is falling on 31 August this time. However, the Ganesh Chaturthi tithi will fall between 30 and 31 August. The Tithi time will begin at 3:33 pm on 30 August and will last till 3:22 pm the next day. Anant Chaturdashi falling on 9 September will mark the end of the festival when devotees will immerse the Ganesha idol in water.

Shubh Muhurat for Murti Sthapana and and Pooja on –

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Shubh Yog – 31st August, 2022 – 05:58 AM to 09:00 AM

Shubh Choghadiya – 31st August, 2022 – 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Evening Auspicious Time – 31st August, 2022 – 03:30 PM – 06:30 PM

According to the Hindu calendar, one should avoid moon sighting on 30 August from 3:33 pm to 8:40 pm and between 9:29 am to 9:10 pm on 31 August.

What Rituals Are Observed for Vinayaka Chaturthi?

1.            Installation of Ganapati statue: A statue of the Elephant God is installed on a pedestal either at home or in a public place with a pranprathishtha puja.

2.            Prayers: Washing of the statue; puja with the chanting of shlokas and offerings of flowers and sweets; and aarti, i.e. circumlocution of the idol with a plate filled with a lit earthern/metal lamp, kumkum and flowers, is done. Prayer meetings are also conducted at Ganapati temples and public installations every day in the evenings and in some places, in the mornings as well.

3.            Making and eating modak: Modak is believed to be Ganapati’s favourite sweet. So, these dumplings are made and distributed as prasad during the festival. Other food items such as laddoo, barfi, pedha, and sundal are also distributed during this time.

4.            Visarjan: This is the immersion of the idol in a water body and is conducted on the last day – anywhere between the seventh and eleventh days – of the festival. It is accompanied by a procession of people chanting bhajans and shlokas and songs, with the idol. People seek forgiveness for the mistakes they have done so far and request the god to help them stay on the righteous path. Ganesha is thanked for visiting the home/locality, for being removing obstacles from people’s path, and for the auspiciousness he bestows.

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Why Are Ganesha Statues Immersed in Water on the Last Day of the Festival?

Ganesh Visarjan symbolises the end of the festival as well as the fact that everything on Earth eventually merges with one or more of the elements of nature. It also indicates the birth cycle of Lord Vinayak – he was born from clay and returns to the elements in that form. In literal terms, he is going back to his heavenly abode after staying with his devotees for 7 to 10 days.

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2022.


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