Thursday, September 12, 2019

Anant Chaturdashi Today! Know its Muhurat and Puja Rituals

This Anant Chaturdashi, obtain the blessings of Lord Vishnu. Also, know the auspicious Muhurat to conduct the Anant Chodas Puja and its importance. 

Anant Chaturdashi, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu will be celebrated on 2 September 2019. As per the Hindu Panchang, this Chodas festival is celebrated on Chaturdashi Tithi of Shukla Paksha during the Bhadrapada month. The word Anant Chaturdashi is the conjunction of two words. The first is Anant, which signifies an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, which has no beginning or end. It can be said that it is the infinitive form of Vishnu Ji. While the second word is Chaturdashi and it represents the fourteenth date. Therefore, this festival is also called Chaudas in many places

On this very auspicious occasion, Lord Narayan is venerated in a special manner. After the Puja rituals are completed, there is a tradition of tying the Anant Sutra, which has great significance. This Anant Sutra is made of cotton or silk thread and tied around one’s wrist after commencing the Puja Vidhi. It is often believed that after wearing the Anant Sutra, God becomes our guiding light, saves us from difficulties and provides us with the worldly pleasures and comforts. On the day of Anant Chaturdashi, natives also observe fasts to get the boon of a child.

हिन्दी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें… 

Anant Chaturdashi Puja Muhurat

Puja Muhurat Time 12 September 2019 at 06:04:17 in the morning till 13 September 2019 at 07:37:13 in the morning
Duration25 hours 32 minutes

Note: The time period given above is valid for New Delhi only. Click Here to know the Muhurat of your city. 

Anant Chaturdashi Fast Rituals 

The fast of Ananta Chaturdashi is kept on Shukla Paksha’s Chaturdashi Tithi during the month of Bhadrapada , for which Chaturdashi Tithi should be available in two Muhurats after sunrise. If the Tithi ends before two Muhurats after sunrise, then Anant Chaturdashi should be celebrated on the next day. Worshiping during this fast and performing its primary rituals during the first half of the day is considered auspicious. Under any circumstances, if the puja is not done during the days’ first half, then it should be commemorated in the initial phase of midday, which consists of the seventh and the ninth Muhurat of the day. 

Anant Chaturdashi’s Importance

As per the religious beliefs, the occasion of Anant Chaturdashi and its fast has been observed since the era of the Mahabharata. When the Pandavs lost their everything to Kauravas and spending time in exile in the forest, Lord Krishna notified them about the importance of Anant Chaturdashi fast. It is said that Lord Vishnu appeared in fourteen incarnations at the beginning of this Universe’s creation to protect and uphold all the fourteen worlds, because of which he seemed infinite to everyone.

Thus, the Anant Chaturdashi fast is kept to appease Lord Narayan and obtain the fruits of success and prosperity. The Anant or infinite representation of Vishnu ji is venerated during this festival. All the rituals associated with this event are commenced during the afternoon hours. On this day, after taking a bath in the morning, an oath is taken by the devotees to observe this fast and then they establish the Kalash or Vase. The importance of fast and also this festival is significantly described in the Agni Purana.

Ganesh Visarjan

On 12 September 2019, Ganesh Visarjan will also be celebrated. On this day, the idol of Lord Ganesha is immersed in the water. This festival is remarked by specifically decorating the statue of Vighnaharta Ganesh Ji and then venerating it. On this day, numerous processions are taken through the streets, to immerse large idols of Lord Ganesha in immerse large idols of Lord Ganesha(Visarjan) in water. Ganeshotsav is celebrated with great pomp in the state of Maharashtra.
Ganesh Visarjan in Mythology 

The observation of Ganesh Visarjan finds a special place in Hindu religious texts. It is believed that Lord Ganesha wrote the Mahabharata text, while Maharishi Ved Vyas Ji narrated the entire story of this epic to Ganesha for ten consecutive days without stopping for a single minute. After its completion, when Ved Vyas ji touched the Lord, he found that his body temperature has increased. Witnessing his deteriorated health condition, Maharishi Ved Vyas took him to a nearby waterfall and neutralized his body temperature. Popular beliefs state that through the medium of Visrajan, Lord Ganesha is pacified and venerated. 

Ganesh Visarjan Puja Vidhi 

  • Before the Visarajan, venerate the Lord by observing the necessary riruals. 
  • Offer Modak and other sweets of him during the Puja 
  • Also, perform the Aarti of Lord Ganesha. 
  • Bid farewell to the Lord and seek his blessings. 
  • Respectfully withdraw the statue of the Lord from the Puja place. 
  • Place a pink cloth on the palate.
  • Place the statue gently on a wooden board.
  • Before placing the idol, purify the wooden slab with Gangajal. 
  • Along with the idol of Ganesh Ji, place fruits, flowers, clothes and Modak in the slab. 
  • Collect rice grains, wheat and Panchmeva in a parcel and also add some coins to it. 
  • Keep the parcel near the Lord’s idol. 
  • Now, immerse the idol of Lord Ganesha in flowing water. 
  • Before the Visarjan takes place, worship the Lord. 
  • Once the Aarti is performed, seek blessings from the Lord for the fulfilment of your wishes. 

Things to Keep in Mind during Ganesh Puja 

  • While offering reverence to Lord Ganesha, one should not use Tulsi or basil leaves. 
  • For the Puja, use such an idol of Ganapati, in which, the trunk of the Lord is turned towards the left hand side.
  • The Mushak(mouse) and Modak(sweets) are quite dear to Lord Ganesha, which is why, these items should be used during the Puja. 

We hope that you appreciate this blog of ours on Anant Chaturdashi and Ganesh Visarjan. AstroSage offers heartiest wishes of Anant Chodas to everyone!!!

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