Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the biggest festivals in India. This year, the 10-day long event will start on September 10, Friday. Devotees worship Lord Ganesha, the Hindu god of wisdom, prosperity and fortune, and seek blessings for their families. It is celebrated on Chaturthi Tithi of Shukla Paksha in the Hindu calendar month of Bhadrapada (August or September, according to the Gregorian calendar). While Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated across India, it is very popular in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka.
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Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: Date And Time
This year, Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on Friday, September 10. The tithi begins at 12:18 am on September 10, and ends at 9:57 pm on the same day. On Ganesh Chaturthi, people wake up early and visit a temple. During the puja, Lord Ganesha is offered his favourite food items, including modaks and motichoor ladoos.
People bring an idol of Lord Ganesha to their home and worship it during the festival. When the festival is over, the idol is immersed in a river or any other water body with a lot of fanfare. The immersion signals the return of the Ganesha to his abode after staying with his devotees for 10 days. Ganesha is also known as Vinayak and Vighneshwara.
the festival starts with the placing of idols of ganesha on a raised platform in homes. The houses are decorated elaborately with chanting of hymns from the upanishad. The idol is offered with sandalwood paste and flowers while worshipping.
the specialty of this festival is the 'modaks' which is the sweet dumpling considered as the favourite food of lord ganesha. He is also worshipped at the beginning of every work in sanatana dharma.
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as per vedic astrology, the most appropriate timing for the puja vidhi is 11:03 am to 01:33 pm. The timing continues for a period of 02 hours 30 mins in the madhyana part of the day.
The ganesh chaturthi tithi begins at 12:18 am on september 10, 2021, and continues till 9:57 pm on september 10, 2021.
The farewell day for the lord ganesha is known as ‘anant chaturdashi’. the festival is concluded with a huge procession followed by drum beats, devotional songs, dance, and joy by immersing the idols in the local water bodies like rivers, seas, or lakes. the festival continues for days and is called ganesh mahotsav
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