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Ganesh Chaturthi : Know about the use of Akshat during the arrival of Lord Ganesha

My Jyotish Expert Updated 11 Sep 2021 10:27 AM IST
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Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: Why is Akshat used during the arrival of Lord Ganesha? Know the important things that you should do at the time of the arrival of Ganapati

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India is also known as the land of festivals, where one after the other festivals are celebrated continuously. At present, the festival is going to start with the arrival of Lord Ganesha, who is called the first worshiper, that is ganeshotsav. Every year from Ganesh Chaturthi to Anant Chaudas, the festival of Ganapati is celebrated with pomp to commemorate the birth anniversary of Ganapati. In this year 2021, the Ganesh festival will begin on 10th September.
The 10-day long Mahaparv Ganesh festival devoted to Gajanan Ganapati is near to happen. This festival will start from 10th September and will continue till Anant Chaudas on 19th September, Sunday. Every year this Ganesh festival is celebrated with rituals covering the country. There is maximum fanfare about the festival in Maharashtra. On the day of Chaturthi, the devotees of Ganapati bring them to their homes with drums, music, and lots of happiness.
After this, the eidolon of Ganapati is placed in the habitation. People keep Ganapati sitting in their house for 5,7 or 9 days according to their reverence. During this time, a lot of services are done to them. Worship is offered and Ganapati's favorite bhog is offered to him. Akshat has special significance in the worship of Ganapati. At the time when Gajanan is put forward at the home, a special puja is arranged. During that time, Ganapati is welcomed with Akshat mixed with turmeric and Kumkum. Also, on the day of Chaturthi, the afternoon period is considered best for worshiping Ganapati.

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This is the reason why Akshat is used
Ganapati is appraised to be propitious and Akshat is considered an ideogram of happiness and success. It is believed that if Akshat that is rice is offered to Lord Ganesha during the arrival of Ganapati, then it removes all the obstacles of the house, and prosperity along with auspiciousness also comes in the house. Aside from this, it is also believed that by presenting Akshat one gets the protection of all the gods and goddesses along with Ganapati and leads the way to positivity in the house. Akshat should not be offered plain, so it is mixed in turmeric and Kumkum. If you are made ready to bring Ganapati to your house, then hail Ganapati by combining askhat in turmeric and Kumkum. Also, while combining, keep in intelligence that the rice does not smash, always use in one piece Akshat in worship.

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The period of worship in the afternoon is best
The day of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday anniversary of Ganapati. It is assumed that Ganapati was inborn at midday on the Chaturthi tithi of Shukla paksha of Bhadrapada season. Generally, worship is not done after 12 o’clock in temples, but on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, the afternoon is appraised to be the finest time for worshipping Lord Ganesha. On the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, the auspicious time of Ganesh sthapana will be from 12:17 om to 10 pm. but it is superior that you set up Ganapati only in the afternoon and provide Durva, betel leaf, betel nut, vermilion, Akshat, etc to lord Ganesha, thereupon also make lord Ganesha favorite food that is modak and after that compliment them with the food.

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Keep these things in mind during the establishment of Lord Ganesha
• Place a Kalash filled with water on the left side of Ganesh Ji
• Install Ganesh Ji over rice or wheat
• Tie kalawa oe mauli on the kalash and palce coconut along with mango leaves on the face of thealash k
• Keep a lamp of ghee that is Diya and conch in the direction on the right-hand side of the place where Ganesh Ji was installed

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