The Hindu calendar recognises two Chaturthi Titi for each lunar month. Vinayaka Chaturthi and Sankashti Chaturthi are the autumnal festivals that follow Amavasha, or the New Moon.
Although Vinayaka Chaturthi is observed every month, Bhadrapada is the month when it is most widely observed. Large Ganesha statues are carried in processions by people all around the nation. Ganesh his chaturthi is the person who can be seen in the moon of Bhadrapada. Lord Ganesha, one of India’s most beloved and adored deities, is the subject of this celebration. He is regarded as a vegan harta (trouble solver), bestowing prosperity and wisdom to those who adore him.
Why Vinayaka Is Lord Ganesha’s Name
Vinayaka is one of the many names that Ganesha is worshipped as, and it is a highly well-liked name for him. Ganesha is said to have fallen headless to the ground when Lord Shiva severed his head with a trident, which infuriated Goddess Parvati. Lord Shiva despatched all the ganas to look for her head because he could not stand to watch her in misery.
The elephant whose head had been purchased from Lord Shiva was spotted by the Ganas as they roamed through the woods. Lord Ganesha’s headless body had this head affixed to it. Goddess Parvati and the audience cheered at the sight and granted him special abilities. cosmic figurehead Because of this, Lord Ganesha is also known as Vinayaka. He possesses all of Nayak’s qualities as a leader.
Sukla Paksha Chaturthi tithi
Friday, October 28, 2022, is the next Sukla Paksha Chaturthi tithi. A celebration of Chaturthi will begin at 10:34 am on October 28 and end at 8:13 am on October 29.
Chaturthi tithi in October
|Krishna Paksha Chaturthi||Oct 13, 1:59 am – Oct 14, 3:08 am|
|Shukla Paksha Chaturthi||Oct 28, 10:34 am – Oct 29, 8:13 am|
Fasting at Vinayaka Chaturthi
The afternoon is when Vinayaka Chaturthi Puja is typically held. Because Vinayaka Chaturthi fasting is dependent on dawn and sunset times, it differs from city to city.
Another puja must be performed in the evening before breaking the fast.
While performing a puja, a devotee is required to say the Om Ganesha Yanama mantra at least 108 times. One who practises this and sings the mantra is said to advance in life and grant all of their heart’s wishes.
The Ganesha Aarti ritual should be performed by devotees in front of the statue using camphor or ghee lamps. Devotees should store flowers, fruits, and laddus as offerings.
The Meaning of Vinayaka Chaturthi and Ganesh Chaturthi
Lord Pratham Puja Ganesha is honoured on Ganesha Chaturthi, which starts on the fourth day (Chaturthi) of Shukra Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada, which has ten last days. The day often occurs in August or September according to the Gregorian calendar. Maharashtra celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi in a big way. Over the course of the 10-day festival, worshippers recite the mantra “Ganpati Bappa Moriya.” On the tenth day, Ganpati idols are taken in procession while being immersed in the sea or adjacent waterways while being accompanied by music and bhajans. According to legend, Lord Ganesha travels from Mount Kailasha for ten days each year to grant the desires of his devotees before returning to his parents, Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva, on the last day.
In Hindi, the pious people said him farewell and pleaded with him to come back early the following year.
Lord Ganesha’s symbolic meaning
Ganesha’s elephant head is a representation of power and harmony between knowledge and action, while his huge belly, single tusk, tiny eyes, and uplifted hand are symbols of charity and acceptance.