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Ganesha Chaturthi Puja Vidhi : Ganesh Chaturthi 2016

Lord Ganesh is worshiped as supreme lord of knowledge and prosperity. Before worshiping any god, Lord Ganesh is worshiped first. Ganesh chaturthi Puja is also known as Vinayak chaturthi puja. On this day Lord Ganesh is worshiped by devotees all over the world. In this Pooja, Lord Ganesh is worshiped with sixteen rituals (also known as Shodashopachara Puja or षोडशोपचार पूजा) chanting puranik mantras and chants.



Ganesha Chaturthi Puja Muhurat:  

Ganesh Pooja is usually done in Afternoon time also called Madhyahna ( time around 12 pm ). This year Ganesh Puja time-

Madhyahna Ganesha Puja Time = 11:04 am to 13:34 pm
Duration = 2 Hours 29 Mins

2016 Ganesh Chaturthi

This year Ganesh Pooja starts on 5 September and will last for 10 days. After festive 10 days, Pooja ends on Anant Chaturdashi also called Ganesh Visarjan Day.

Ganapati Puja Muhurat and Ganapati Sthapana

Lord Ganesh is believed to be born on mid-day. So mid-day time is preferred for Puja muhurat and Sthapana. This year time from 11:04 am to 1:34 pm is preferred for Pooja.

During this period devotees perform rituals for Ganesh Pooja using vedic mantras and hymns called षोडशोपचार पूजा.

Following is detailed Ganpati Pooja Vidhi :


    • Avahana (आवाहन)
      This is the invocation of Lord Ganesha done by folding both palms together and thumbs inwards ( Avahana Mudra ) and chanting these mantras:
      Avahana Mantra
    • Pratishthapan (प्रतिष्ठापन)
      After Avahana, install Lord Ganesha into the statue with following Mantra chanting:
      Pratishthapan Mantra
  1. Asana Samarpan (आसन समर्पण)
    Take five flowers in palm and leave them in front of idol chatting these mantra:
    Asana Samarpan Mantra
  2. Padya Samarpan (पाद्य समर्पण)
    Wash Gan[ati feet with fresh water (prefer Ganga Jal) :
    Padya Samarpan Mantra
  3. Arghya Samarpan (अर्घ्य समर्पण)
    Scented Water
    Arghya Samarpan Mantra
  4. Achamana (आचमन)
     Offer Water
    Achamana Mantra
  5. Snana Mantra (स्नान मन्त्र)
    • Snana (स्नान)
      Ganpati bath
      Snana Mantra

      Offer Panchamrita :

    • Panchamrita Snana Mantra
    • Payah/Dugdha Snanam (पयः/दूध स्नानम्)
      Milk bath:
      Payah Snana Mantra


    • Dadhi Snanam (दधि स्नानम्)
      curd Bath:
      Dadhi Snanam Mantra
    • Ghrita Snanam (घृत स्नानम्)
      Ghee bath:
      Ghrita Snanam Mantra


    • Madhu Snanam (मधु स्नानम्)
      Honey Bath:
      Madhu Snanam Mantra


    • Sharkara Snanam (शर्करा स्नानम्)
      Sugar bath
      Sharkara Snanam Mantra

      To be Continued in next article..

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