Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 Celebration Date, History, Rituals, Date: The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is reaching us very soon. The day is celebrated as the birth date of Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is the worshiped as God of wisdom, wealth and also fortune. It is said that if anyone is going to start something fresh in one’s life then worshiping Lord Ganesha is of utmost importance. It is considered that seeking blessings of Lord Ganesha not only gives you strength and wisdom to stride forward in life but also removes all the obstacles that might come in the path to any success. This festival is thus a celebration of the new beginning and symbolizes new dawn.
Celebration Date and How it is celebrated?
Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on September 2, 2019, while the Anant Chaturdashi will be on September 12, 2019. The festival is a celebration of around 10 days festival which starts on the Shukla paksha Chaturthi which is the fourth day of the waxing moon. It is in the month of Bhadrapada as per the Indian calendar. The festival ends on the Anant Chaturdashi which is on the 14th day of Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha.
Different Names of Ganesh Chaturthi
In the north side of the country, Ganesh Chaturthi is termed as Ganesh Chaturthi itself. In the state of Maharashtra, the festival is celebrated and it is known as Ganesotsav while in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana the festival is celebrated as Vinayak Chavithi. The spirit and enthusiasm of Ganesh Chaturthi celebration remain the same whatever the name may be.
History and Rituals Of Ganesh Chaturthi
According to Hindu mythology, Ganeshji was created by the sandal paste which Parvati used for bathing. She evoked Ganesh with such strength that even the biggest of Gods cannot face him in the war. Lord Shiva accidentally chopped out his head that elicited Parvati’s rage. To satisfy her Lord Shiva fixed the head of an elephant on Ganesha’s trunk. The Lord Ganesha was created with the trunk of a baby elephant. This was so auspicious and Lord Shiva decided that Lord Ganesha will be the only deity who would be worshiped ahead of any other God. He will be worshiped as a symbol of knowledge, wisdom, and strength.
Ganeshotsav is the biggest festival in Maharashtra. Different types of statues of Lord Ganesha are made with clay and people celebrates with the color for this festival. The worship of Ganesh Chaturthi begins with the priest chanting mantras to invoke life into the model and the Lord is made to bath with sandalwood paste and kumkum. This is known as pranapratishtha. There are different tributes offered to the Lord that have included the traditional ‘modak’ which is a conical sweet made of coconut and jaggery. Traditionally, 2 moddaks and 21 durvas are essential for the puja.
On the 11th day of the Ganesh Chaturthi, the idols are bid adieu by immersing them in the water. This ‘visharjan’ is preceded by the last rites of worshiping the deity with coconut and flowers. This festival is not only the most coveted festival that is celebrated in the western part of India but it is also a source of some income for the artisans across the region.
Important Timings On Ganesh Chaturthi
|Sunrise||September 02, 2019 6:12 AM|
|Sunset||September 02, 2019 6:40 PM|
|Chaturthi Tithi Starts||September 02, 2019 4:56 AM|
|Chaturthi Tithi Ends||September 03, 2019 1:53 AM|
|Madhyahna Ganesha Puja Time||September 02, 11:11 AM – September 02, 1:41 PM|
|Time To Avoid Moon Sighting||September 02, 9:00 AM – September 02, 9:12 PM|
|Ganesh Mantra||श्री वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्य कोटी समप्रभा निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्व-कार्येशु सर्वदा॥|
Ganesh Chaturthi Festival Date
|2016||Monday, 5th of September|
|2017||Friday, 25th of August|
|2018||Thursday, 13th of September|
|2019||Monday, 2nd of September|
|2020||Saturday, 22nd of August|