Varad Vinayak Chaturthi or Ganesh Chaturthi is that auspicious day when Lord Ganesha is revered, as he is the God of success, fortune, knowledge, and shrewdness. It is known that Lord Ganesha was born to Mata Parvati during the Shukla Paksha (bright half) in the long stretch of Bhadrapada (August – Sept). Henceforth, the yearly and the greatest Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as per that time. Customarily, an idol of Lord Ganesh is acquired on this day with extraordinary grandeur and merriments. It is ceremonially adored and on the fourteenth day of the bright fortnight or Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month (Anant Chaturdashi or Ganesh Visarjan), a grand farewell is given to the idols that were set up for the celebrations by immersing them to the adjacent lake, stream or ocean and are submerged with a great deal of commitment and ordeal in the midst of unremitting serenades of "Ganpati Bappa Morya, Agle Baras tu jaldi aa", signifying "O Lord Ganesha, do come back again quickly one year from now".
Celebrations across India:
In Maharashtra, enormous idols of Lord Ganesh are submerged into water with music, magnificence, and serenades of "Ganpati Bappa Morya". It is believed that this ritual eliminates all the major issues of the devotees and favors them with harmony, concordance, and success. But for this, individuals need to wait for a whole year to invite Lord Ganesh over into their lives.
The Ganeshotsav celebration is generally celebrated across India now, particularly in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka. For quite a long time, this custom stayed distinctly in private families. The idea of "Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav" (community Ganeshotsav) was introduced by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak in Maharashtra to advance solidarity among all areas of the commonalities.
Although, this celebration is progressively prominent for its beautiful Lord Ganesha immersing; Anant Chaturdashi is likewise committed to the worship of Lord Vishnu. In sacred writings, Lord Vishnu is tended to as Shunya (zero) and later on as Ananta (Infinite). Here he is viewed as the incomparable defender with zero imperfections and limitless great properties. The Ananta Chaturdashi Vrat is pursued for a period of 14 consecutive years to secure conjugal euphoria and success.
On the propitious event of Ananta Chaturdashi, gift yourself or your loved ones with Ganesh Rudraksha. The nearness of Ganesh in nature is wonderfully found as Ganesh Rudraksha, a bead with the characteristic trunk.
8 Mukhi Rudraksha: The Eight Mukhi Rudraksha is graced by Lord Ganesh. He is the Pratham Pujya, the deity who is always invoked first before undertaking any kind of work. His presence is known to bestow intellect with wisdom, stability and removal of hindrances. Aath Mukhi Rudraksha is also seen to protect the wearer from the ill effects of Rahu.
8 Mukhi Ganesh Rudraksha is believed to remove obstacles; bring luck, prosperity and also give blessing to start new ventures.
The 10 Mukhi Rudraksha (Das Mukhi Rudraksha) represents Narayana, Krishna and the Ten Avatars of Vishnu. The Ten Mukhi Rudraksha tones down malefic effects of the Navgrahas (nine planets) and the Kaal Sarp Dosh. 10 Mukhi Rudraksha is a good tool to remove pessimistic thoughts and negative energies. It is effective to win over adversaries and to overcome legal disputes.
Recommended Online Puja:
Ganesh Lakshmi Puja- To get the benefit of both Deities, they are usually worshipped together before starting any important work like a new business, house construction or any other undertaking, or on festivals related to Lord Ganesh or Devi Lakshmi. Ganesh Lakshmi Puja is considered to be very effective in toning down miseries related to hurdles & obstacles and financial scarcity.
Ganesh Puja- Performing Ganesh Puja on Ananta Chaturdashi will give prosperity, health, wealth and peace of mind to the individual who is performing it as per the Vedic texts.
Vishnu Sahastranaam Paath- Vishnu Sahastranaam Paath is a list of 1000 names of Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the universe as per Vedic texts. Those who regularly recite Vishnu Sahastranaam are blessed with calmness of mind, name & fame, enhanced leadership abilities, eternal prosperity and relief from stress. One who recites this Stotra everyday with full devotion and dedication is blessed with Lord Vishnu’s blessings for all round success, and well- being for self and the family. As per Vishnu Sahastranaam, "No evil will befall a man here or hereafter that is the final liberation or Moksha”.