Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 Date & Time: Puja Muhurat, Vrat Vidhi, fast and Ganpati Visarjan info

Lord Ganesha is one of the most adored and celebrated Gods for Hindus and to celebrate his birth, Ganesh Chaturthi, the 10-day festival is celebrated with great fervor. Also known as Vinayaka Chavithi or Vinayaka Chaturthi, Lord Ganesha is honored as the God of wisdom, prosperity, good fortune and the destroyer of evils. Hence, he is also called 'Vighnaharta'. Vinayaka Chaturthi falls on Chaturthi tithi (fourth day) of Shukla paksha (waxing phase of the moon) in the month of Shravana (August – September). People take great delight in installing huge sized statues of Ganesh at public places to offer their worship to their most favorite God who is easily pleased and blesses their wishes to fulfillment. Here is the general procedure of performing Vinayaka Chaturthi puja and vrat at home. The 10-day festival, which begins with welcoming Lord Ganesha into homes and ultimately, bidding him goodbye by submerging him in water will be celebrated from September 2-12 this year.

While Ganapati Chaturthi is going to be celebrated on Sept two, which is a Monday, Visarjan will be held on September 12.
Puja Muhurat Madhyahna Ganapati Puja: 11:05 am to 01:36 pm period - 02 Hours thirty-one Minutes Ganapati Visarjan on Th, September 12, 2019 Time to avoid moon sighting -
08:55 am to 09:05 pm period - twelve Hours ten minutes Chaturthi Tithi Begins - 04:57 AM on Sept 02, 2019 Chaturthi Tithi Ends - 01:54 AM on Sep 03,
2019 Vrat Vidhi For all the days, Lord Ganesha is worshiped by indulging in Ganpati pooja, songs, and aarti in the evening.

Devotees bring home idols of Ganapati and worship him all the time.

On the day of Vinayaka Chaturthi, all the family members wake up early in the morning and take a bath. The house is cleaned and the altar is set up. A special seat or pedestal for Lord Ganesh is arranged with or without enclosure as per the convenience. The household usually purchases an idol of Ganesh in clay or other materials either plain or painted. The idol is given bath if possible and pujas are done.

The main highlights of Ganapati puja ar providing Durva grass and Arka flowers and modakam (rice ball filled with sweet).
In the elaborate puja, the entire household participates with devotion and happiness. The auspicious activities to do on the day include narrating and listening to the stories of Ganesh, visiting Ganesh temples, and chanting the names and stotrams of Ganesh.
Following Vinayaka Chaturthi day, the pujas are offered daily in the morning and evening for a few days till the day when the immersion ceremony (visarjan) is arranged and the idol worshipped so far is taken in procession and immersed in water bodies following a special ritual. Through this, the devotee offers a ceremonial send-off to the Lord till he returns to bless the homes during the next Vinayaka Chaturthi.

Ganesh Puja should begin with a standard career, Avana.
Fold your hands and chant the following mantra:

He Heramba Tvamehyehi Hyambikatryambakatmaja।Siddhi-Buddhi Pate Tryaksha Lakshalabha Pituh Pitah॥Nagasyam Nagaharam Tvam Ganarajam Chaturbhujam।Bhushitam Svayudhaudavyaih Pashankushaparashvadhaih॥Avahayami Pujartham Rakshartham Cha Mam Kritoh।Ihagatya Grihana Tvam Pujam Yagam Cha Raksha Me॥Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri
Mahaganadhipataye Namah।Avahayami-Sthapayami॥ Rules for Fasting Those who fast must commence the vrat at the dawn and fast till the evening. Complete fast can give great results. However, partial past is also permitted with the consumption of Prasad offered at the puja and milk. In the evening, Ganesh puja is performed once again and the fast is concluded.

The devotees will choose nirajal vrat (waterless fast) or the phalahar vrat.
Apart from fruits, sabudana khichdi, curd, and rice, the devotees can eat sweets including ladoo, gajak, and rewari.

The followers strictly compel from overwhelming non-vegetarian food and alcohol.

Ganpati Visarjan While Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in a grand manner, Ganesh Visarjan is equally important as well. The celebration denotes the significance of the cycle of birth, life, and death and also lays emphasis on the fact that everything in life is momentary.
Visarjan ends with a ritual called 'Uttarpuja'. After this is done, Lord Ganesha’s statue is immersed in water and blessings are sought. Devotees chant slogans such as Ganapati Bappa Morya. While taking the idols to be immersed in the sea, people sing and dance on the way, celebrating the moment.
While some like to celebrate Visarjan on the same day as Sthaphna, Ganesha Visarjan is considered pious if it is performed on the said days: One and half day- A huge number of devotees perform the ritual of Ganesha Visarjan during this time period. Ganesha Visarjan can also be performed on the 7th, 5th or 3rd day of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Anant Chaturdashi is thought to be the foremost virtuous and auspicious day for playing the ritual of Ganapati Visarjan.
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