The Ganesh Chaturthi festival is being observed right now, on September 19th. On the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, the idol of Ganpati is placed.
For ten days, people install Ganpati ji in their houses, colonies, and pandals to mark the occasion. According to legend, Lord Ganesha stays in devotees’ houses for 10 days as a guest. The cooking and offering of various dishes to the deity is an important part of these rituals. Here is a list of the five most common meals served to Lord Ganesha on Ganesh Chaturthi, along with explanations on why they are provided. The sweet dumpling known as modak is without a doubt Lord Ganesha’s favorite dish.
There are several ways to prepare it, but the most popular ones are steamed or fried. While the inside filling is often made of jaggery and grated coconut and flavored with cardamom and other aromatic spices, the outer shell is typically constructed from rice flour or wheat dough. The Modak has profound spiritual meaning in addition to being delicious.
It represents the inner sweetness of devotion and the intellect that a devotee sacrifices to Lord Ganesha. The Modak’s holiness is increased by the rumor that it has a shape that resembles Lord Ganesha’s belly. On this day, a 10-day Ganesh Utsav is observed. Many individuals observe fasts and sing kirtans and bhajans.
Gujarat and Maharashtra attach significant importance to the Ganpati festival. Ganesh pandals host grand aarti rituals. Excitation can be heard from homes to pandals. The Ganesha idol is submerged on the tenth day, or Anant Chaturdashi.
Ganesh ji is also referred to as: Ganesh Ji has 108 names, in actuality. But we are unable to list 108 names here. due to the large number of names. The 12 names of Lord Ganesha that we are mentioning are as follows. In the Narad Purana, these 12 names are listed. The names Sumukh, Ekdant, Kapil, Gajkarna, Lambodar, Vikat, Bhalchandra, Gajanan, Vighnashak, Vinayak, Dhumketu, and Ganadhyaksha are the most common for Lord Ganesha.
For those who practice Hinduism, Ganesh Chaturthi is regarded as a very important holiday. Every year on the Ganesh Chaturthi date of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month, the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is observed. Every Indian state participates in this occasion with tremendous fervor by fasting and worshiping Lord Ganesha.
A large fair may be held in various locations on Ganesh Chaturthi. We should also mention that the Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai, Maharashtra, hosts the largest fair on Ganesh Chaturthi.
The celebration of Lord Ganesha’s birth is where the Ganesh Chaturthi holiday got its start When Lord Ganesha was a baby, Lord Shiva mistakenly severed his neck out of rage; as a result, Ganesha was given an elephant’s neck. This infuriates his mother, who receives a blessing from all the gods that Lord Ganesha will always be honored before everyone else in whatever task on Earth. Thus, Lord Ganesha is created, and the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada’s Chaturthi is chosen as the day for his devotion. As Lord Ganesha’s birth anniversary, this festival is observed every year in India with considerable fanfare.
गणपति जी आते हुए बड़े उत्साह से
जाते हुए बड़े उत्साह से गणपति जी
गणपति जी, आप हमारे दिलों में बस जाते हैं।
Installation of statue
The 11-day Hindu celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi begins with the installation of the idol in the home or temple on the day of Chaturthi and concludes with Ganesh Visarjan on Anant Chaturdashi. Devotees offer modaks, devotional songs, mantras, perform aarti, and pray to Lord Ganesha, asking for his blessings of wisdom and prosperity. As a family or by oneself, it is celebrated at pandals or temples by the public or by a group of people.
Ganesha’s aarti is done twice a day during Ganesh Chaturthi, and laddus and modaks are served as prasad. In Maharashtra, where Ganesh Chaturthi is most widely observed, people travel great distances to attend this celebration.