Sunday, September 1, 2019

Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 - Auspicious Muhurat and forbidden Chandra Darshan time

Why is it forbidden to look at the Moon on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi? Read our special blog on this festival and get to know the glory of this religious occasion. Additionally, discover the mythological facts associated with Ganesh Chaturthi. 

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Vinayak Damodar, Lord Ganesha. This auspicious day falls on Shukla Paksha’s Chaturthi Tithi during the month of Bhadrapada every year. In the year of 2019, this Tithi will be observed on 2nd September. Today, through this blog, we will get to know an important fact related to Ganesh Chaturthi. Explanations will be given about why it is considered inauspicious to spectate the Moon on this day. But before moving on, it is necessary to know the auspicious Muhurat of Ganesh Chaturthi and also the forbidden time to view the Moon.

Ganesh Puja Muhurat during the afternoon hours

2 September 2019 (Monday)From 11:04:28 till 13ः37:022 hours 32 minutes

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

As per the Shastras, it has been said that Ganesh Ji was born in the afternoon hours on Chaturthi Tithi of Shukla Paksha during the month of Bhadrapada. This explains the reason why the auspicious Muhurat of noon time is chosen to commemorate the Ganesh Puja and venerate the Lord. 

Ganesh Chaturthi Fast and Rituals to Follow

  • After showering in the morning, take an idol of Lord Ganesh, made of gold, copper or clay and worship the Siddhivinayak incarnation of Ganesha.
  • Fill water in an empty vessel and cover its mouth with a new piece of cloth. Now, take the idol of Ganesh Ji and place it over there. 
  • Offer vermilion or Durva to Lord Ganesha and also make an oblation of 21 Ladoos. Afterwards, distribute the same amongst Brahmins and poor people. 

Forbidden Time for Chandra Darshan

2 September 2019 (Monday)From 08:54:59 to 21:03:00

Why is it Forbidden to Watch the Moon on Ganesh Chaturthi? 

As per religious considerations, one should abstain from looking at the Moon on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi. It is believed that by observing the Chndrama on this day, a person gets accused of Mithya Kalank(false allegations)for one year. Evidence of Lord Krishna getting accused of Mithya Kalank is also mentioned in our scriptures. If Chandra Darshan is done by mistake, then there is a description of a remedy to eradicate it by chanting the Chandra Darshan Dosha Mantra, mentioned in the religious texts. If this happens, you should recite this mantra 28, 54 or 108 times. Along with this, narrating the 57th chapter of the tenth Skanda of Srimad Bhagavad Gita is also prescribed to put an end to the Chandra Darshan Dosha.

Mantra to lift off the Chandra Darshan Dosha

siṃhaḥ prasenamavadhīt siṃho jāmbavatā hataḥ।
sukumāraka mā rodīstava hyeṣa syamantakaḥ।।

सिंहः प्रसेनमवधीत् सिंहो जाम्बवता हतः। 
सुकुमारक मा रोदीस्तव ह्येष स्यमन्तकः।। 

Mythological legends behind the forbiddance of Chandra Darshan 

According to the legend which finds place in Ganesh Purana, it has been stated that once the Moon or Chandrama started laughing at Ganesh Ji’s trunk, which infuriated the Lord of wisdom to a great extent. He said to the moon, "You are very proud of your beauty, today I curse you that anyone who sees you on the Chaturthi date of Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha will get accused of false allegations." From then onwards, it is considered a taboo to spectate the Moon on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi. 

We hope that you will find this special blog of ours interesting. AstroSage offers the best wishes for Ganesh Chaturthi!!

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