that as the other name of Lord Ganesha is Vighnaharta, worshipping him on this day would prove to be beneficial and His devotees could yield fruitful outcomes. This month the Sankashti Chaturthi falls on 12th August 2021.
Priests suggest some rituals that should be done while worshipping Lord Lamboddar, let’s see how we can please Lord Ganesha and seek his
blessings. According to Astrology, Sankashti Chaturthi is believed to be of great importance. As worshipping Lord Shiva in the month of Sawan frees us from all the sufferings, similarly worshipping Lord Ganesha lessens our problems.
Whenever there is any special occasion or auspicious work or “Pooja”, it is always Lord Ganesha who is invoked in the beginning. It is believed that Lord Ganesha is easily pleased by his devotees. He is believed to be someone of a simple nature and so pleasing him is uncomplicated. Mostly, Lord Ganesha is worshipped on the “Chaturthi tithi” or the fourth day of every lunar month of the Hindu Calendar. Sankashti Chaturthi has its own set of rituals to be performed.
According to the priests on the day of Sankashti Chaturthi devotees should rise and take bath before sunrise. They should worship Him wholeheartedly and with great conviction. The space where the pooja is to be performed should be cleaned neatly. On a “chauki”, a wooden stool, a clean red cloth should be spread and then the idol of Lord Ganesha should be placed upon it. If you don’t have an idol of Lord Gajanana you can place a picture of Him. Once the Lord Ganesha has been placed, an earthen lamp should be lit in front of him. Then fruits, flowers, durva grass, sacred cotton thread, betel leaf, coconut, and sweets should be dedicated to him. Try to also offer Him, his most favorite sweet, Modak. Post this make sure to sing prayers in praise of Lord Ganesha. According to many people, if one chant “Om Gan Ganpataye Namah” during the pooja it could prove to be very fruitful, so make sure to chant it along with the “Shree Ganesha Strotam”.
Importance of Sankashti Chaturthi
As the name of Lord Ganesha is also Vighnaharta, by offering him prayers on this auspicious day you could eliminate all the suffering and problems of your life. Keeping fast on this day and by following all the above-mentioned rituals you can bring peace and prosperity. The negative energy from the surrounding is removed. It is believed that when you invoke Lord Ganesha before beginning any important event or work, any possible hurdle or obstacle is removed. To bring happiness and peace in life, it's important to make sure that you worship Ganesha on Sankashti Chaturthi. Lord Vighnaharta takes away from all the obstacles, sufferings, and problems from his devotees’ life and provides them with strength, intelligence, happiness, and prosperity.