Saturday, September 22, 2018

Anant Chaturdashi Tomorrow, Know Its Puja Muhurat

Worship Lord Vishnu’s Anant Roop and get blessed! Anant Chaturdashi will be celebrated on September 23, 2018. Read here to know the significance of this propitious festival, and also know its Vrat Puja Vidhi.

Anant Chaturdashi, which is also known by the name of Anant Chaudas, is a Hindu festival, and is celebrated with lots of zeal and happiness. It occurs on the 14th day of the brighter fortnight (Shukla Paksha) in the month of Bhadrapada.

हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

This year, it will be celebrated tomorrow on Sunday, September 23. On this auspicious day, Anant Roop of Lord Vishnu is venerated. The idol of Lord Ganesha (established during Ganesh Chaturthi) is also immersed in water, i.e. 10 days later on the day of Chaturdashi. (Please not that Ganesh Sthapana is also done for 3, 5 or 7 days.) This festival of Anant Chaturdashi is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm in Central and North India.

Anant Chaturdashi Puja Muhurat
Puja Timings (September 23-24)From 06:09:42 AM to 31:19:37 PM (07:19:37 AM on September 24, 2018)
Duration25 Hours 09 Minutes

Note: Above Muhurat timings are for New Delhi only. To know the timings in your city, read Anant Chaturdashi Puja Muhurat

Importance of Anant Chaturdashi

In Hinduism, fasts and festivals are of great importance and celebrated every year. Among them, Anant Chaturdashi is a significant festival. On this occasion, Anant Roop of Lord Vishnu is worshipped. This Puja takes place in the noon time. In early morning, a vow is taken for the fast and urn installation is also done. (Kalash Sthapana). The significance of this fast and Puja are mentioned in Agni Purana. At the same time, binding of Anant Sutra after worshipping the God is of similar importance on this occasion. This Sutra is made from cotton or silk thread, and is tied on the hand after Puja. As per beliefs, Lord Anant protects people and provides them with worldly splendour, after binding Anant Sutra. Sacred fast is also performed for getting blessed with a child and for prosperity on this day. People also listen to the religious tales of Lord Vishnu.

Religious Story of Anant Chaturdashi

It is believed that the fast and festival of Anant Chaturdashi began in Mahabharata Era. When Pandavas got defeated and were living in the woods, at that time, Lord Krishna had described them about the importance of Anant Chaturdashi Vrat. It is said that in beginning of creation, Lord Vishnu took 14 incarnations (Roop) to protect and preserve 14 worlds (Loka). As a result, the God appeared infinite. That is why, fast on Anant Chaturdashi is taken to appease Lord Vishnu and seek his divine blessings. The fast is also considered to give infinite (Anant) blissful results.

AstroSage wishes you a very happy Anant Chaturdashi, and sincerely hopes that Lord Vishnu endows you with his sacred blessings!

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