Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ganesh Chaturthi Today, Know Muhurat to Worship God

Know Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Vidhi as per your Sign! Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated today, on September 13, 2018. Read here to know the significance of this auspicious festival and its Puja Vidhi.

Also known as Vighnaharta and Mangal Karta (benefactor), Shree Ganesh birth anniversary known as Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated today with lots of zeal and happiness. In Hinduism, Lord Ganesha is the first to be worshipped among all the deities. No work goes uninterrupted without worshipping the God. Therefore, Ganesh ji is worshipped before initiating any auspicious task such as marriage, Griha Pravesh, etc.

According to Panchang or Hindu Calendar, this auspicious festival of Ganesh Chaturthi occurs on fourth day (Chaturthi) of Shukla Paksha in Bhadrapada month. It is believed that Shree Ganesh was born on this day. This festival is also known by the name of Vinayak Chaturthi, Kalank Chaturthi and Danda Chauth.

Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Muhurat 2018
Date/DayMuhurat TimeDuration
September 13, 2018 Thursday11:02:34 AM - 13:31:28 PM2 Hours 28 Minutes

Note: Muhurat time mentioned above is valid for New Delhi only. To know the timings of Muhurat in your city, read Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Muhurat and Rituals

Moon Sighting Prohibition Time
September 12, 201816:08:43 PM - 20:32:00 PM
September 13, 201809:31:59 AM - 21:11:00 PM

Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat Rituals

  • After bathing in the morning, take Copper or clay - made idol of Ganesh ji and worship the Siddhivinayak Roop (form) of the God.
  • Fill a vessel with water and bind its mouth with a new cloth. Then, place Ganpati above it.
  • Offer Vermilion, Durva (grass) and 21 Laddoos as Bhoga to the God. Then, share this Prasad of Laddoos among poor or Brahmins.

Remedies to Appease Lord Ganesha as per Zodiac Sign

Aries and Scorpio
Natives of these two signs should establish Vermillion (Sindoori) colored Ganesh Murti (idol) in their homes and adorn his idol with Red and Vermillion clothes. Also offer red roses, and Boondi Laddoos and Pomegranate as Prasad to Lord Ganesha.
Remedy: Chant “ऊँ Gan Ganpataye Namah” daily while offering 11 Durva grass to Ganpati ji.

Taurus and Libra
Dress up the idol of Lord Ganesha in white clothes and offer Modak as Bhoga.
Remedy: Recite Ganesh Chalisa and offer white flowers and Ittar (perfume) to the God.

Gemini and Virgo
Natives of these signs should adorn Ganesh Murti with green clothes. Offer Paan, green Cardamom, Durva grass, green Moong Dal and dry Meva.
Remedy: Reciting Ganesh Atharvashirsha is highly beneficial.

Natives should vesture Ganpati Murti in pink clothes. Offer rice pudding as Bhoga and rose flowers to the God.
Remedy: Chanting Ganesh Gayatri Mantra is favourable.

Dress Ganesh ji in red colored clothes. Offer Jaggery (Gur) or sweets made from Jaggery as well as oleander flowers (Kaner ke Phool) to the God.
Remedy: Recite Ganpati Stotra daily.

Capricorn and Aquarius
The natives of these two signs should adorn the idol of Ganesh ji in blue colored clothes. Also, offer sweets made from Mawa, white flowers, Vermilion (Sindoor) mixed in Jasmine oil to the God.
Remedy: Chant Beej Mantra of Lord Ganesha.

Sagittarius and Pisces
Dress up Ganesh Murti in yellow clothes, and offer yellow colored flowers, sweets, Besan Laddoos and Banana as Bhoga.
Remedy: Chant Beej Mantra of Lord Ganesha.

Why Chandra Darshan is prohibited during Ganesh Chaturthi?

It is believed that a person should not see Moon during Ganesh Chaturthi. The reason being that Chandra Darshan may cause Mithya Kalank to a person, i.e. she/he may charged with false allegations without any reason. As per religious texts, Lord Krishna also became the victim of falsehood (Mithya) due to Chandra Darshan. But what is the reason behind this belief?

On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, there is an ancient story about Chandra Darshan. According to this myth, Lord Ganesha cursed Chandra on the day of Chaturthi, and this is the reason why seeing Moon on this day is prohibited. If anyone sees Moon by mistake, then there is a description of Chandra Darshan Dosh Nivaran Mantra in Vedic scriptures. One can chant this Mantra 28, 54 or 108 times to avoid the harmful effects of Chandra Darshan. Additionally, reading the 57th chapter of 10th part (Skanda) of Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta also results in eliminating Chandra Darshan Dosha.

Chandra Darshan Dosh Nivaran Mantra

Simha Prasenam Vadhita, Simho Jambavata Hatah।
Sukumarak Ma Rodistava, Hrosh Isyamantakah।।

Renowned astrologers and wise scholars believed that worshipping Lord Ganesha is highly felicitous for a person. And, if you are affected by the malefic effects of Planet Saturn, or Shani Dasha is creating obstacles for you, enemies are distressing you, or if there are chances of an accident, etc, then ruminating the name of Shree Ganesh devotedly will eliminate all the pains and problems in your life.

AstroSage hopes that the information provided above will be very useful for you. We wish our readers a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

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