When is Ganesh Chaturthi in 2020, 2021 and 2022
The date of Ganesh Chaturdashi falls on the fourth day of the wax moon period (Shukla Chaturdashi) of the Hindu month of Bhadrapad. It is August or September every year. The festival is celebrated for 10 days according to the Hindu lunar calendar, the last day being the largest exhibition called Ananta Chaturdashi.
- In 2020, 22 August is Ganesh Chaturdashi. Infinite Fourteenth September 1st.
- In 2021, 10 September Ganesh Chaturdashi 10 September Ananta Chaturdashi.
- In 2022, 31st August is Ganesh Chaturdashi. Infinite Fourteenth 9 September.
What is Ganesha Chaturthi?
Ganesh Chaturdashi Detailed Information
Ganesha Chaturdashi Ganesha’s birthday is celebrated. On this day, beautiful handicraft statues of the Lord are installed at home and in public. Pranapratishta is done to apply power to the idol of the deity, then according to a 16-step ritual known as Shorashopachar Puja. During the ceremony, offerings including sweets, coconuts and flowers are offered to the idol. The auspicious time should be observed around midnight, known as noon when Ganesha is believed to have been born.
According to tradition, it is important not to look at the moon at certain times on Ganesh Chaturdashi. If a person sees the moon, they will be cursed for stealing and will be disrespected by society unless they chant a certain mantra. Apparently, this happened after the false accusation of stealing a precious gem against Lord Krishna. Age Shiva Narda said that Krishna must have seen the moon on Bhadrapada Shukla Chaturdashi (the occasion on which Ganesh Chaturdashi fell) and was cursed because of it. Moreover, anyone who saw the moon would be cursed in the same way.
The idols of Ganesha are worshiped daily, with aarti in the evening. The largest idols of Ganesha displayed to the public are usually taken out and immersed in water on Ananta Chaturdashi. However, many people who keep idols in their homes are immersed long before that.
What is the Significance of Anant Chaturdashi?
You must be wondering why the idols of Ganesh are immersed on this day. Why is it special? In Sanskrit, Ananta denotes Ananta or Ananta energy or immortality. The day is actually dedicated to the worship of the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu (preserver and follower of life, also known as the Supreme Being). Chaturdashi means “fourteenth”. In this case, the occasion falls on the 14th day of the bright half of the moon during the month of Bhadrapada on the Hindu calendar.
History of Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesha can also be known by the names Ganapati, Ekadanta, Vinayak, Pillaiyar and Heramba.
It is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the country, partly because Ganesha is one of the most popular deities for worship. His blessing is often given in religious ceremonies because it is he who can overcome all the obstacles of success, especially when people are starting a new business or venture. Ganesha is known as the giver of fortune and who can help in avoiding natural disasters. Ganesha is also the patron deity of the yatra.
Ganesha is depicted with an elephant’s head on a human body and in the Hindu tradition, he is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
How is Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated?
In parts of India, such as Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, the festival is celebrated for ten days and is a very public occasion. Somewhere it can be celebrated even in homes, where bhajans are sung and offered to Ganesha. Sweets are a common offering as Hindu legend has it that Ganesha liked them.
On the day of the festival, clay idols of Ganesha are placed in tents decorated in houses or for outsiders, so that they can pay homage to them. The priests then invoke life in the idols, while chanting the mantras takes place in a ritual, known as ‘pranapratistha’.
Many Ganesh idols will be placed under the Bodhi tree (Sacred Figure). The Bodhi tree is revered as a great source of healing and is used to treat 50 different diseases. It also has a unique capability in that it can produce oxygen at night time instead of carbon dioxide. These healthy aspects of the tree make it a popular place for people to worship, as it is seen as a great remedy to cure diseases naturally.
Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Method
On Ganesh Chaturthi, people wake up early in the morning, bathe and wear new clothes. They then prepare damages to worship Lord Ganesha with an idol of gold, silver, copper or clay. Most of the people worship him with hexachopath method.
After performing the puja, the Brahmins are offered Dakshina by offering the Moon with a low eye. In this puja, there is a law to offer 21 laddus to Lord Ganpati. According to belief, one should not see the moon these days.
Before going through the basic steps to perform Ganesh Puja at home; Let us know about the auspicious festival of Ganesh Chaturthi and Puja Muhurta.
Date and Puja Muhurat
This year in 2020, Lord Ganesha will be venerated by his beloved devotees from Monday, 02 September.
Ganesha Chaturthi on Saturday, 22 August 2020
- Madhyahna Ganesha Puja Muhurat – 11:06 AM to 01:42 PM
- Duration – 02 Hours 36 Mins
- Ganesha Visarjan on Tuesday, September 1, 2020
- Time to avoid Moon sighting – 09:07 AM to 09:25 PM
- Duration – 12 Hours 19 Min
- Chaturthi Tithi Begins – 11:02 PM on Aug 21, 2020
- Chaturthi Tithi Ends – 07:57 PM on Aug 22, 2020
How to do Ganesh Puja at home
At the very beginning, place the idol of Lord Ganesha in the temple or close to your home.
You should install the idol or idol in the northeast corner of the house; Because it brings unity, joy and happiness among the family members.
The corner in which the idol of Ganesha is placed should be extremely clean and neatly arranged with the necessary worship materials.
Make sure to sprinkle the holy Ganges water (water), most important near the area where the idol of Lord Ganesha is installed.
Perform Lord Ganesha in attractive and sparkling attire and also arrange diyas for Ganesh Puja.
Install the Kalash or earthen pot at the place where the idol is installed and offer flowers to Lord Ganesha along with other food items.
Arrange all the items for Ganesh Puja in a bag, including red vermilion, cloth vaperpiece, brass vase with naryal (coconut), gomutra (cow-urine), gangajal (holy water), rosewood, diya, ghee, Dhup stick, betel nut (betel nut) included. Walnuts), Cloves, Cardamom, Darbha Grass (Sole), Pooja Sikka (German Silver), Akshat, Panchameva, Janeumouli, Kappu Vistra, Honey, Attar, Kapoor, Kharak, Bilam, Raw Turmeric (Turmeric).
Ganesh Puja Mantra
“Om Gam Ganpataye Namah”.
“Vakratunda Maha-Kaaya Surya-Kotti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvadaa”.
“Om Namo Siddhi Vinayakaya Sarva kaarya kartrey Sarva vighna prashamnay Sarvarjaya Vashyakarnaya Sarvajan Sarvastree Purush Aakarshanaya Shreeng Om Swaha”.
“Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Glaum Gam Ganapataye Vara Varad Sarvajan janmay Vashamanaye Swaha Tatpurushaye Vidmahe Vakratundaye Dhimahi Tanno Danti Prachodyat Om Shantih Shantih Shantihi”.
“Om Ganesh Rinnam Chhindhi Varenyam Hoong Namaah Phutt”.