Monday, September 7, 2015

When is Ganesh Chaturthi

When is Ganesh Chaturthi this year
Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is one of the important Hindu festivals celebrated throughout India with a great devotion. The date of Ganesh Chaturthi comes on the fourth day after the new moon in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. This is August or September each year. It's commonly celebrated for 9to11days, with the biggest part of ganesh chaturthi taking place on the last day called Ananta Chaturdasi.

Ganesha Chaturthi Date and timings: 5th September 2016 (Monday) 
Madhyahna Ganesha Puja Time - 11:00 to 13:28 Duration - 2 Hours 27 Mins
On 4th, Time to Avoid Moon Sighting - 18:54 to 20:29 Duration -1 Hour 34 Mins
On 5th, Time to Avoid Moon Sighting - 09:05 to 21:07 Duration -12 Hours 2 Mins
Mon Sep 5 2016Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka ChaturthiRestricted Holiday

The Labh time is between06:30 and 08:01 and the Amrit time is 08:01 and 09:32. Ganpati ji can also be brought home (Avahana or Welcome) during the Shubh time which is between 11:03 and 12:33. The Muhurut for evening time would be the Labh time which is between 17:06 and 18:37.

Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festivalcelebrated in honour of the god Ganesha, The son of Shiva and Parvati, Ganesha has an elephantine countenance with a curved trunk and big ears, and a huge pot-bellied body of a human being.He is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. He is also worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth.

How is Ganesh Chaturthi celebrate:
Ganesh may also be known by the names Ganapati, Ekadanta, Vinayaka, Pillaiyar and Heramba.For the ganesh puja bring the ganesh clay idol/vigraha during shubh,labh,amrit Ghadia(time) as above told time.Stapana in colorfully specially decorated mandapas.Decorate with garlands,color papers,lights.Before starting the Pooja take a cleansing bath and wear clean clothes. Clean the place of worship, Ganesh idol or picture and all other pooja articles. Place a betel leaf or a clean plate before the god. Make a Ganesh vigraha with turmeric and water to from a thick dough and shape it with your hands. Place kumkum on it and decorate it with flowers. Decorate the idol also with flowers and grass.Place the Prasad before the Lord on a banana leaf or clean plate. Plate fresh fruits and coconut.
Light the lamp and start the pooja. Offer flowers, fruits and Prasad to the Lord while chanting Ganesh Chaturthi mantra(below given).and read the vinayaka vratha kalpam and recites the 108 names of loard ganesha.End the pooja by offering prasad to everyone.people pray god for 3,5,7,9days or 11days in there home.last day idol taken out for nimajjana in river or ponds,lakes or in sea.
who started ganesh chaturthi festival:
Ganesh chaturthi celebrated by all over India more in south India and Gujarat and in Maharashtra.The year 1893 brought a major change in the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi.The Lokmanya Tilak, an Indian nationalist, social reformer and freedom fighter reformed the annual Ganesh festival, from being a private celebration into a grand public event. Till 1893,during the Swaraj movement, when Lord Ganesha was chosen as a rallying point for protest against British rule, because of his wide appeal as "the God for Everyman. Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations were in a private manner not done on a public scale.People used to celebrate it in a traditional manner. It was Lokmanya Tilak who popularized Ganesh Chaturthi as a national festival, after knowing its cultural importance. The reason for this was to enhance the sense of belongingness as well as togetherness among the citizens. It was also done with an aim to build a new grassroots unity between the Brahmins and the non-Brahmins.
Ganesh Chaturthi mantra:
Vakratunda Mantra:
Vakratunda Mahaakaaya Suryakoti Samaprabhaa 
Nirvighnam Kurumedeva Sarvakaaryeshu Sarvadaa
Ganesh Bija Mantra: Aum Gam Ganapataye Namah
Aum Shreem Gam Saubhaagya Ganpataye:
Varvard Sarvajanm Mein Vashamaanya Namah(chanting this saubhagya mantra)
Aum Ekadantaya Namah
Aum Lambodaraya Namah
Aum Vighna Nashanaya Namah
Aum Ganadhyakshaya Namah
Aum Gajakarnikaya Namah
Recipes or prasad for Ganesha check here
Khairatabad Ganesh
Khairatabad Ganesha Idol Height will be 58 feet and width 28.The Telangana Govt decided to restrict the tallness of Ganesh Idols in Hyderabad Up to 17 feets expect Khairatabad Ganesh.
This time Khairatabad Ganesh lokks like below

In 1954 freedom fighter S.Sankarayya started Ganesh Ustav Committee in Khairatabad.In 1954 he started 1inch Idol every year Ganesh Ustav committee increasing 1inch.In 2014 Idol size is 60 inches and this year committee members decided that size decrees year by year1inch.Lakhs of devotees every year visit from different parts of country to this 12 day event festival.
Khairatabad Ganesh Founder:

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