Ganesh Chaturthi or Ganesha Chaturthi is also called Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayagar. It is known as a festival that mesmerizes everyone. On this occasion, people leave behind all the sorrows of their life and submit themselves as a whole in the service of almighty. In the grand celebration of this festival, people enjoy, sings, dance and pray with all their heart. In the end, Lord Ganesha gifts happiness to all devotees by taking away all their difficulties.
When is Ganesh Chaturthi in 2012?
Ganesh Chaturthi in 2012 will be celebrated on 19th September. Like every year Ganesh Chaturthi 2012 also, is one of the most awaited festivals of the year. With depth of the heart, people are waiting to see Lord Ganesha to come on the earth. They want Ganesha to visit their home and take away all their sorrows with him. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Lord Ganesh. It symbolizes the great wisdom and open heartedness of Ganesha. The festival of Ganesh utsav is celebrated for continuous 10 days with never ending zeal of devotion that commences on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha is considered as the friendliest god in all, who cannot see his devotees in pain for a long duration of time. Therefore, he is fondly known as â€˜Vighnhartaâ€™ among his dedicated devotees. Ganesha Chaturthi is also famous with name of Vinayaka Chaturthi, and in Tamil Nadu, people know it as Vinayagar. People are influenced by the divine power of Ganesha. They firmly believe that Lord Ganesha endows his presence on earth for the betterment of devotees during this period. Lord Ganesha is acknowledged as the superior God in all deities. Ganesh Chaturthi falls on â€˜Shukla pakshâ€™ in the month of â€˜Bhadrapadâ€™ every year according to the Hindu calendar.
Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival
The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated around the globe. But, places such as Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Goa experience the true celebration of Ganesha Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha is welcomed with endless love and affection to the homes and societies of the people. Different kinds of marvelous preparations are done to bring the idol at home. Decent and beautiful idols of Ganesha are designed for the people. Celebration of Ganesha Chaturthi includes decorating the idols with flowers and colors. Bringing the idol to oneâ€™s place is accompanied by singing of rhymes dedicated to Lord Ganesha, dancing and chanting the name of Ganesha. Some people celebrate this festival collectively and bring the idol of lord Ganesha to establish in pandal that is designed and erected straight by them. People, forgetting all their sorrows and difficult times, indulge themselves completely in the service of Lord Ganesh. Lord Ganeshaâ€™s idol is pampered and taken care of every single moment. After spending 10 days in enjoying the company of Ganesha, the 11th day is for the farewell of the lord. The devotion of the people can be seen in their eyes clearly. The idols of Lord Ganesha are taken to the bank of the river, so that Ganesha could go back to the Kailash parvat. A large amount of public participates in this ritual and people are witnessed dancing and singing on streets in the honor of Ganesha.
Ganesh Chaturthi Puja
Lord Ganesha blesses his devotees with fortune and knowledge. Ganesha, if pleased by the utter devotion of his devotes removes all the obstacles of their life. The people who worship Lord Ganesha are destined to get success in their life. Ganesh Utsav is the name that is given to the 10 days long celebration of the festival. The statue of Ganesha is brought to home by the family members and then it is installed respectfully to its respective place. The festival is also celebrated at large level in a pandal with the presence of many people altogether. After the installation of the idol, the priests worship Lord Ganesha by chanting their mantra and bhajans. The priests with the power of puja invoke life into the idol of Ganesha. It is the perfect way in which the Ganesh Chaturthi puja is done or completed. On this day people start their service to delight lord Ganesha. Such devotion shown for the Ganesha is a wonderful thing to experience. The Ganesh Chaturthi puja is the soul of the festival that is a source through which Ganesha seeks his way on earth. Offerings of Modakas, Jaggery, Coconut, Durva blades of grass and red flowers is made to the idol of lord in puja in order to delight him and show their affection towards Ganesha. Along with the priests, people also chant some mantras and ask Ganesha to bless them with his visit. Anant Chaturdashi is the last day for the idol to stay at the places of people. After this day, Lord Ganesha starts his journey back to Kailash parvat. This emotional and beautiful ritual has been named as Ganpati Visarjane. People with flowing emotion come out on streets and carry their idols to escort them to the bank of the river. While carrying the idol, they sing, they dance and express their gratitude to the visit of Ganesha joyfully. With the farewell, an unsaid promise is made to the people by the Ganesha of returning back next year. This is all the significance of Ganesh Chaturthi puja through which Lord Ganesha will keep on visiting us every year.
Ganesh Chaturthi Greetings & Wishes
Festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi are never celebrated alone or with just your family. Ganesh Chaturthi is the symbol of showering love all over the world. In the time of techniques, there are many ways through which you can make people know about your affection for the festival. Social networking sites are one such fastest medium. We have brought the unique collections of Ganesh Chaturthi greetings and wishes that you can choose for yourself to wish the people that are related to your life. Ganesh Chaturthi greetings and wishes presented by us are simple and attractive. There rhymes and meanings will generate the feeling of devotion in all. Make this Ganesh Chaturthi more special with Ganesh Chaturthi wishes and greetings for you and all the people you love.
SMS on Ganesh Chaturthi
Mobile SMS is the simplest way of wishing Ganesh Chaturthi to your loved ones and well wishers. It is the time of the year to deepen your bond with the Ganesha as well as with the people you love. Expressing your love and affection is one and the only way of keeping a relationship alive throughout the life. Spread the magical power of Lord Ganesha and wish people a very happy Ganesha Chaturthi. Any festival is beautiful only by the efforts made by people to keep it attractive. SMS is a little way of conveying the things that you really wants to say to someone. Wish Ganesh Chaturthi to as many people as you wish in just some time. Here, we present you some of the best collections on Ganesh Chaturthi SMS that will express your feelings in the exact words you want. Choose SMSs that suit you and your situation the best. Be the first one to initiate the chain of love in the world.
Ganesh Chaturthi Photos & Images
Pictures speak more than 1000 words at a time and it describes the situation and beauty at its best. Here are some very fascinating photographs of the celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi. Travel the world of wonder with these pictures and witness the beauty of the festival.
Ganesh Chaturthi Songs
Are you also interested in bringing alive the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi? Most effective way of enjoying Ganesh Chaturthi and expressing gratitude at the same time is the singing of Ganesh Chaturthi songs dedicated to the Lord Ganesha. These songs, bhajans and aartis take you on the tour of inner peace and self satisfaction. And, all the songs that are sung during the festival are so beautifully rhymed and decorated with attractive words that they speak your heart out loud. Everything has their own significance, so as these songs. The melody of the songs soothes your soul and also fulfills the purpose of your worship.
History & Story of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival
Ganesh Chaturthi is a great festival as it is in existence to celebrate the birthday of Ganesha, who is superior to all the other Gods. Mythology states that, Ganesha is the creation of the Goddess Parvati to safeguard her while she bathed. She created Ganesha with the sandalwood paste of her own. Innocent Ganesha was not aware of his father Lord Shiva and didnâ€™t allow him to enter the home, when he returned. This endeavor of Ganesha invoked extreme anger in the Lord Shiva. Therefore, in order to punish Ganesha, Lord Shiva severed his head. After realizing that he beheaded his own son who was just following the orders given to him by his mother, lord Shiva corrected his mistake by granting a head of elephant to his son. This is how, Lord Ganesha was born. And, this is the day which is celebrated as the Ganesh Chaturthi till date.
Hindu people are not allowed to look at the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi. An ancient story tells that once while travelling on his mouse, Ganesha got disbalanced at which moon laughed. Lord Ganesha, humiliated by such an insult cursed the moon due to which people donâ€™t look at the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi. This story denotes that we should stay away from the people who do not respect God and are the ones who possess evil thoughts.