Ganesh Chaturthi today, know the auspicious muhurta

Do not look at the Moon today! Ganesha Chaturthi is being celebrated today, know its importance and the legend related to it. This blog will illuminate your gray matter with startling facts about the festival.

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हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करे

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most important festivals of the Hindus. It is celebrated on the fourth day of the Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight), during the month of Bhadrapada. According to the scriptures, it is believed that Lord Ganesha was born on this day and this is the reason why it is celebrated as Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi. Also known as Kalank Chaturthi and Danda Chaturthi, the festival is celebrated as Ganesh Utsav by the people of Maharashtra with a great enthusiasm and devotion.

Muhurta for Ganesha Puja

Date
Time
Duration
25 August 2017
11ः05ः34 to 13ः40ः42
2 Hours 35 Minutes

Note: The above time is for New Delhi, India.

Know the time for your city: Ganesha Chaturthi Puja Muhurta

Time during which the Moon should not be looked at:

Date
Time
24 August 2017
20ः28ः48 to 20ः42ः59
25 August 2017
09ः11ः00 to 21ः18ः59
          

Ganesha Chaturthi rituals

  • After bathing oneself, take the gold, copper or mud idol of Lord Ganesh, and worship it as the Siddhivinayak incarnation of Lord Ganesha.
  • Take a new Kalash, and after covering its opening with a new cloth, establish the idol of Lord Ganesha on it.
  • Offer Durva and vermillion (sindoor) to Lord Ganesha. After that offer 21 Laddu (round sweets), and distribute them as Prasad among the Brahmins or poor people.


Why is it forbidden to see the Moon on Ganesha Chaturthi?


It is strictly prohibited to look at the Moon on the day of Ganesha Chaturthi. Seeing the Moon inflicts a one year long curse on the person who does it and the person becomes a victim to false allegations which might disrupt his life. Even Lord Krishna was not spared of this curse. If by mistake, someone looks at the Moon, then there is no need to fret yourself. There is a mantra, which needs to be chanted for 28, 54 or 108 times to guard yourself from the consequences of looking at the Moon. Reciting the 57th Adhyaya of 10th Skanda of Srimad Bhagwata also helps in getting rid of the Dosha (curse).

Mantra to eliminate the Chandra Darshan Dosha :

Sinha prasenamavadheet sinho jaambavataa Hatah|
Sukumarak maa rodistava hyesha syamantaka ||

( सिंहःप्रसेनमवधीत् , सिंहो जाम्बवता हतः।
सुकुमारक मा रोदीस्तव, ह्येष स्यमन्तकः।। )

At AstroSage, we hope to have enlightened you with deep insights of this festival and we wish you a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

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