Ganesha Chaturthi in 2017 will start on 25th August and end on 5th September. Read this post to get info on Ganpati puja Aarti, Date, Timings, Mantras. Ganesh Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated in honour of the Lord Ganesha, Son of Mahadeva and Devi Parvati. Ganesha Chaturthi, the great Ganesha festival, also known as ‘Vinayak Chaturthi’ or ‘Vinayaka Chavithi’ is observed as the birthday of Lord Ganesha.
Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Time
Chaturthi Tithi Ends = 20:31 on 25/Aug/2017
Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 Puja vidhi(Method), How is it Celebrated?
A life-like clay model of Lord Ganesha is made 2-3 months prior to the day of Ganesh Chaturthi. The size of this idol may vary from 3/4th of an inch to over 25 feet.
On the day of the festival, it is placed on raised platforms in homes or in elaborately decorated outdoor tents for people to view and pay their homage. The priest, usually clad in red silk dhoti and shawl, then invokes life into the idol amidst the chanting of mantras. This ritual is called ‘pranapratishhtha’. After this the ‘shhodashopachara’ (16 ways of paying tribute) follows.
Coconut, jaggery, 21 ‘modakas’ (rice flour preparation), 21 ‘durva’ (trefoil) blades and red flowers are offered. The idol is anointed with red unguent or sandal paste (rakta chandan). Throughout the ceremony, Vedic hymns from the Rig Veda and Ganapati Atharva Shirsha Upanishad, and Ganesha stotra from the Narada Purana are chanted.
Ganpati Aarti and Mantra, Marathi Songs, Top Ganesh Bhajans, Ganesh Aarti & Ganesh mantra:-
Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 Messages, Wishes at Twitter
गणपति बाप्पा मोरया! गणेश चतुर्थी के शुभ अवसर पर देशवासियों को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 25, 2017
Ganpati Bappa Morya! Mangal Murti Morya! Wishing you and your family a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi🙏 pic.twitter.com/qIorYm57Rw
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 25, 2017
— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) August 25, 2017