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Ganesha Chaturthi: 10 rituals and Vidhi Pooja you should do

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  • Sep 10, 2013, 12:40 PM IST
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Lord Ganesha

As per Hindu calendar’s Bhadrapada month's fortnight is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the God of wisdom. This date is also famous as Vinayak Chaturthi. In folk traditions, the birth of Lord Ganesha is celebrated for ten days. 

 

This year, the Chaturthi is beginning on September 9 and will go up to September 18, i.e Anant Chaturdashi. 

 

During this time of Ganesha's birthday, people worship and fast for their Vinayak who releases all their pain, distress and barriers in life. There is also the importance of charity on this day.

 

According to astrology, Chaturthi is considered to be really auspicious time when people should worship Lord Ganesha and fast to please the God in various ways mentioned in the Shastras. These methods are believed to be really wonderful that fulfills people's wishes. 

 

Click on this slide show to know learn the rituals of how to pray to Lord Ganesha and how to perform different Vidhi of Ganesha Pooja...

Find out more by clicking on the following slides

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    Lord Ganesha
    Lord Ganesha
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    The 16 steps
    The 16 steps
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    Lord Ganesha
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    statue of Lord Ganesha
    statue of Lord Ganesha
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    Knowing about the rituals
    Knowing about the rituals
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    Pooja ceremony
    Pooja ceremony
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    Ganesha Chaturthi
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    Ganesha
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    The Vidhi of the Ganesha Pooja
    The Vidhi of the Ganesha Pooja

There are different prayers to Lord Ganesha for different festivals and each has a specific ritual that must be followed closely. In order to be able to do that, one needs a better understanding of the rituals. As a devotee it is expected that one must have the ability to be partake in these rituals in the correct manner.

 

The Lord Ganesha rituals start with using different auspicious items. For most Lord Ganesha prayers tulsi leaves are always used. Tulsi is a herb believed to be very auspicious. The priest performs many different kinds of worshiping acts to please the Lord Ganesha. The rituals contain a lot of mantras to be chanted, followed by 16 steps of Lord Ganesha worshiping. These 16 steps are the most important rituals of Lord Ganesha prayers. You have to know them and understand them well first.

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