Ganesh Chaturthi, the revered Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the God of wisdom and prosperity, is celebrated with great zeal across India. The festival spans ten days, and each day is marked by specific rituals, pujas, and Muhurta (auspicious timings). Let's delve into the significance of Ganesh Chaturthi and explore the essential Muhurta and rituals performed during these ten days. Ganpati Stotra With Lyrics for Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Ganesh Puja Mantra in Sanskrit and Hindi To Recite During Ganeshotsav.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 Date and Significance 

In 2023, Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 will be observed on September 19. Ganesh Chaturthi commemorates the birth of Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He is revered as the remover of obstacles and the harbinger of good fortune. The festival fosters unity and community spirit. Families and neighbourhoods come together to celebrate, share, and seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha.

Ganesh Chaturthi is not only a religious event but also a celebration of India's rich cultural heritage. It includes music, dance, and elaborate decorations. In recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on eco-friendly celebrations, promoting environmental awareness and responsible immersion of Ganesha idols.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 Shubh Muhurta and Rituals

Day 1: Ganesh Chaturthi:

Muhurta: Ganesh Chaturthi 2023. This will be observed on September 19 2023. The Muhurat of Ganesh Chaturthi will begin from 12:39 PM to 8:43 PM. The festival begins with the installation of Ganesha idols. The Muhurta for this is considered highly auspicious, and priests calculate the precise moment for the idol's installation based on planetary positions.

Pran Pratishtha: The idol is brought home or to a community pandal, and a sacred ritual called Pran Pratishtha is performed. This involves invoking the deity's spirit into the idol.

Ganesh Aarti: Devotees sing traditional Ganesh aartis, seeking the Lord's blessings.

Days 2 to 9: Daily Pujas:

Each day, the deity is worshipped with various rituals, including Aarti and offerings of sweets, fruits, and flowers.

Devotees visit community pandals and homes to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha.

Day 10: Ananth Chaturdashi:

Visarjan & Shubh Muhurat: Ganesha Visarjan on Ananth Chaturdashi on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. On the tenth day, the Muhurta for idol immersion, or Visarjan, is carefully chosen. Devotees accompany Lord Ganesha to a nearby water body, where the idol is immersed in fervent chants and music.

Emotional Farewell: The immersion signifies Lord Ganesha's return to his celestial abode, and devotees bid an emotional farewell with the hope of his swift return next year.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Date, History, Significance Of Festival Celebrating The Birth Of Lord Ganesha

Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival that not only celebrates Lord Ganesha but also showcases the spirit of unity, culture, and devotion in India. The meticulous observance of Muhurta and rituals during these ten days adds to the sanctity and fervour of the celebration.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Sep 18, 2023 10:56 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website