Ganesh Chaturthi Sthapana 2018: Here Are the Puja Samagri You Will Need for The Ganpati Sthapna to Welcome Bappa
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Ganesh Chaturthi, usually a 10-day celebration, begins on the 13th of September this year. Celebrated with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm people leave no stone unturned in making the celebration the most memorable one each year.  Also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ganesh Chaturthi is the Hindu festival that worships Lord Ganesha. It is celebrated by the devotees to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha and almost every house welcomes Bappa at home. This festival decks the cities- every nook and corner of it-in lights and amazing decorations with pandals for Lord Ganesha. This year, Ganesh Utsav begins today on September 13 and will last up to the end on September 23 and Bappa will emersed in the water as apart of the visarjan ceremony.  However, today the day Ganpati Sthapna involves a lot of rituals and the puja vidhi has to be completed with immense devotion. It also requires particular materials that are required for Ganpati Sthapna. Stories & Legends to Know Everything About Birth of Lord Ganesha & Why It Is Celebrated. 

Ganesh Puja is done during Madhyahna as it is believed that Lord Ganesh was born during Madhyahna Kala, which according to the Hindu, it is equivalent to midday. On the other hand, as per Drik Panchang, the time to avoid the moon sighting on September 12 and 13 is from 6:37 pm to 8:24 pm and 9:20 am to 9:03 pm respectively. People would bring beautifully handcrafted idols of the Vigana Harta or Buddhi Pradaayaka, Ganesha to their homes and do worship. On each day, different traditions are followed by different families. During the rituals, various offerings including sweets, coconuts and fresh followers are made to the idol. Best WhatsApp Messages, GIF Images, Facebook Status & SMS to Wish Happy Ganesh Chaturthi on Lord Ganesha’s Birthday. 

List of Puja items for Ganpati Sthapana:

1. Ghee

2. Lal-kapda (Red-cloth)

3. Supari (Betel Nut)

4. Haldi (Turmeric Powder)

5. Kumkum

6. Sindoor

7. Abir

8. Gulal

9. Ashwagandha

10. Moli/Rakshasutra

11. Gud (Jaggery)

12. Sahad (Honey)

13. Panchmeva

14. Itra (perfume)

15. Kapoor (Camphor)

16. Laung (cloves)

17. Eliyachi (cardamom)

18. Haldi Gath (Dry Turmeric)

19. Sukha Khajur (Dry dates)

20. Nariyal vati (Dry Coconut)

21. Ganga Jal (Holy Water)

22. Gaumutra (Cow Urine)

23. Batti (Cotton Wick)

24. Agarbati (Incense Stick)

25. Kapur Vastra

26. Rice

27. Dona Packet

28. Janeu (Sacred Thread)

29. Rangoli

30. Clay Lamp (Deepak)

31. Photo/murti

32. One Bowl of Panchamrit (Milk, Curd, Honey, Ghee & sugar)

33. Sweets

34. Five Fruits

35. Pata/Chaurang

36. One Kalash

37. Two Thali, two Bowl,two Spoons

38. Two Nariyal (coconut)

39. Durva

40. Aam Patta

41. Panpata

42. Belpata

43. Tulsi

44. Phool,Mala

The birth anniversary of the elephant-headed son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is observed across with great devotion. Ganeshotsav is the biggest celebration, especially for Mumbaikars. It is a massive street celebration with a spiritual meaning. On the final day of the festival, the idols are taken out in a colourful and musical procession and immersed traditionally in water.