Ganesh Chaturthi 2017
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday of God Ganesha-the elephant headed God. He is the elder son of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati. Lord Ganesha is known by different names and he is the deva of wistom. He is popularly known as Ganapathi and Vinayaka. He is worshipped at the start of any rituals and ceremonies as he is considered the God of beginnings.
Birth of Lord Ganesha
There are two different versions about Ganapathi’s birth. One has it that Mother Parvati created Lord Ganesh out of dirt off her body and set him to guard her while she finishes her bath. Lord Shiva came at that time, but Lord Ganesh didn’t know him and stop him from entering. Lord Shiva become more furious and severed the Ganesha’s head. After a fight between Lord Shiva and Parvati, Shiva promised Lord Ganesh will live again. Devas who went in search of a Ganesha’s head could manage only the head of an elephant. Lord Shiva fixed the elephant’s head on the child and brought him back. Other legend has it that Lord Ganesha was created by Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati on request of the Devas.
How it is celebrated?
Ganesh Chaturthi festival begins on Shukla Chaturthi which is the fourth day of the waxing moon period and ends on the 14th day of the moon period. Maharashtra is known for the grand celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi. During Ganesh Chaturthi festival, colorful shrines of Lord Ganesha are setup and the Lord is worshipped for ten days. And finally the idol is immersed in the river. Lord Ganesha is also worshipped in China, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia and Nepal on Ganesh Chaturthi day.
On this day, everyone prepared a sweet dish Modak using rice flour stuffed with jaggery, coconut and dry fruits. Modak is supposed to be filled in plate with twenty one pieces of the sweet.
54 forms of Ganesha Homam
Ganesh Chaturthi are considered extremely auspicious for performing 54 forms of Ganesha Homam. The main purpose of performing 54 forms of Ganesha Homam on Ganesh Chaturthi is to remove any obstacles in any venture undertaken and it is believed that by performing this homam life will runs in a smooth manner. This homam can be specially recommended for the people who are affected by Graha Doshas and planetary disorders. The bad effects of Karma can lead to depression, accidents, loss of property, poor and anxiety. 54 forms of Ganesha Homam performed to please Lord Ganesha and to remove the malefic effects of the Graha Doshas.
Lord Ganesh is worshipped as the God of Success. Worshipping him by performing this homam ensure success and win over enemies. It is believed that by performing this homam, one can achieve prosperity, wealth and happy life.
54 forms of Ganesha Homam Benefits
• Get rid of all the problems and obstacles.
• Grants wealth and Solves wealth related issues.
• Enlightens the spiritual mind.
• Get prosperity, wealth and happiness in life.
• Get rid from depression, anxiety and injuries sustained during accidents.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2017