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Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 date, Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganesh Chaturthi festival, celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, pooja, process, ritual, Ganesh Chaturthi katha, Ganesh Chaturthi women fast, ladies, female, Ganesh Chaturthi gift ideas



Ganesh Chaturthi Date :5th September 2016 (Monday)

Ganesh Visarjan this year can be done on 5th day
Ganesh Visarjan this year can be done on 7th day
Ganesh Visarjan this year can be done on 9th day
Ganesh Visarjan Date = 14th September )after 10 days

Click here for Ganeshji Ki Aarti in English and Hindi
Ganesha Chaturthi , also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is the Hindu festival of Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, who is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees in the duration of this festival. It is the birthday of Ganesha who is widely worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.
The festival is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). The date usually falls between 20 August and 15 September. The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Anant Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the waxing moon period).

While celebrated all over India, it is most elaborate in western and southern India. Outside India, it is celebrated widely in Nepal and by Hindus in the United States, Canada and Fiji.

Puja On Ganesha Chaturthi 



It is generally preferable to do Ganesha puja on the Chaturthi day at the noon, however you can perform the pooja as per your wish whenever all the members of your family are present. In order to carry on the pooja, you will require following items- A Clay image of Lord Ganesha, flowers, druva grass blades, sweets (preferably Modak), coconut, sandalwood paste and incense sticks. The Pooja begins with the establishment of idol on a higher platform and giving it a bathe with Panchamrit. You can now pray to Lord Ganesh and recite all the mantras or bhajans dedicated to Lord Ganesha. You now have to invoke Lord Ganesha through your prayers and bring life in the idol. The mantra for this can be found in the in the Rig Veda and is part of Ganesh Suktha.

Ganesh Visarjan
Ganesh Visarjan is done on 9th day from starting of ganesh chaturthi. For the visarjan ganesh ji idol is taken to a water body with lot of people accompnying , dancing and singing and then the idol is immersed in the water body.

How to Perform Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja At Home

Celebrated for 1 ½, 5, 7 or 10 days, Bappa arrives home as a guest and is appeased in the duration of his stay with his favourite foods, choicest decorations and Pujas or prayers as per vidhi.



  1. A clay image of Lord Ganesha (hopefully an eco-friendly idol)
  2. Red Flowers
  3. Modaks and assorted sweets like Pedhas / Karanjis – These are generally made at home for ‘Prasad’ on an empty stomach or Upwaas
  4. Coconut
  5. Chandan or Sandalwood
  6. Incense Sticks
  7. Choice of fruits
  8. A moda / stool or raised platform to place Bappa.
  9. Sweet made of Pancha Khadya (Ganesha’s favourite) – Dates, Rasins, Powdered Sugar, Poppy seeds (Khus Khus) and Coconut
  10. Decorations for the platform with cloth, lights etc
ON THE DAY YOU WELCOME GANESHA  
Clean whole house and get ready to bring home Ganesha with fervor among family and friends. Once the idol is home, recite Ganesh Shlokas and pray to the Lord to be welcome in your humble abode.
PRAN-PARTISHTHA 
You can chant a series of shloks from the Rig Veda to invoke the Lord into the idol. They are in Sanskrit and are a part of the Ganesh Suktha.
ganananh tva ganapatim havamahe kavim kavinam – upamashravastamam
jyeshhtharajam brahmanan.h brahmanaspata A nah shrivnvannutibhih sida sadanam
ni shhu sida ganapate ganeshhu tvamahurvipratamam kavinam
na rite tvat.h kriyate kinchanare mahamarkam maghavan.h chitramarcha
After this, you can start making your offerings to Ganesha. Start by lighting the auspicious lamp. Offer 21 blades of Druva, 21 Modaks, 21 of the sweet you make from Panch Khadya, assorted fruits and flowers.
Apply Tilak and then break the coconut (it should ideally split in the middle) and also make offerings of various grains to Mooshik. You can then recite the 108 names of Lord Ganesha followed by the Ganesh Aarti and distribution of Prasad among devotees.

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