Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is celebrated next day to Hartalika Teej. This year it is celebrated on 25th August 2017. It is 10 days festival starts on Chaturthi of the month of Bhadrapada according to Hindu calendar. Ganesh Chaturthi is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi. Ganesha has 108 different names. This festival is an honour to celebrate Lord Ganesha’s birthday. Ganesha is a son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in Maharashtra, Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, goa, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Also, the main thing is that this year the celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi will be for 11 days rather than 10 days.
Celebrations will starts on chaturthi of bhadrapada month of hindu calender and continue for 11 days. Bhakt bring clay statue of Ganesha at their home and perform 10 days pooja and after 10th day Ganesh Visarjan will be done by immerge Ganesha statue in water (ocean or river).
Shubh Muhurat and Puja timings on Ganesh Chaturthi
Chaturthi will start at 8:27 pm on August 24 and end at 8:31 pm on 25 August, Ganesha is believed to have been born during the Madhyana Kala. Madhyana kala is the best time to worship Lord Ganesha . The Madhyahna puja time is set between 11:25pm and 1:55pm, for a total duration of 2 hours and 29 minutes. So shubh Muhurat for Lord Ganesh Puja is between 11:25pm and 1:55pm
Puja Vidhi and Samagri of Ganesh Chaturthi 2017
Samagri for the puja of Ganesh Chaturthi will be chowki (table), red cloth, kalash, gangajal ( holi water), panchamrit (honey, milk, holy water, Curd, Desi Ghee), roli, moli, sindoor, chandan, janeu, phool mala, elichi, nariyal, dhub, panchmewa, dhup,deep, kapoor, fruits and laddu.
Followers have to put a red cloth on the table then place Ganesha statue made of clay, gold or silver while speaking mantra Om Gan Ganptaye Namah. Then offer Pan pattra (leaf) by making swastika with mixing sindoor and ghee. And also place one supari with kalawa on pan pattra. Lord Ganesha loves to eat Laddu to Motichur Laddu is essential for pooja of Lord Ganesha. Also offer gehun (wheat), sattu, pieces of sugarcane, till, nariyal (coconut) and banana along with laddu.
Mantra to happy Lord Ganesha on this Ganesh Chaturthi 2017
Bhakt have to chant with following mantra to offers their feeling to Lord Ganesha.
ऊँ वक्रतुण्ड़ महाकाय सूर्य कोटि समप्रभः
निर्विघ्नं कुरू मे देव, सर्व कार्येषु सर्वदा !!