Ganesh Chaturthi / Ganesh Puja is one of the Hindu festival celebrated in honor of the Lord Ganesha. The festival, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi. This year Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on 22 August. Vighnaharta is also the name of Lord Ganesha. He is also called Ganapati, Vinayaka. It is believed that Lord Ganesha is worshiped before performing any auspicious work. Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10 days celebration, which begins from Ganesh Chaturthi and finishes on Ananth Chaturdashi. As per Hindu Mythology, it is one of the essential celebration. Lord Ganesh is known by 108 different names and is the Lord of arts and sciences and the deva of wisdom.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 Tithi
Ganesha Chaturthi puja will be observed on Saturday, August 22, 2020. Ganesha Puja Muhurat 2020 begins at 11 am on August 21 to August 22 at 7:57 pm
Significance Of Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesh can also be known by the names Ganapati, Heramba, Ekadanta, Vinayaka, and Pillaiyar. Ganesh Chaturthi or Ganesh Puja is one of the widely celebrated Hindu festivals in India. The blessings of this God are invoked at religious ceremonies since he is the one who can all difficulties to success, especially when people are starting a new business or an enterprise. Lord Vinayaka is known as the fortune giver and one who can assist to avoid natural calamities. He is also the patron god of traveling. Vinayaka is portrayed with an elephant’s head on a human body. According to Hindu customs, Lord Ganesh is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration in India
In India, Ganesh Chaturthi is primarily celebrated at home and local youth groups or neighborhood associations in several states of India. The festival of Ganesh is celebrated for ten days. It is a public occasion. Modak, Til and Jaggery Laddu, Besan Laddu, and Motichoor Laddu are some of the popular dishes made during Ganesh Chaturthi puja celebration. On this day, clay idols of Vinayaka are installed in homes.