In 2014, GANESH CHATURTHI will be celebrated on the 29th August, 2014 - Friday.
Lord Vinayaka, Ganesh ji, Ganpati ji, Vinayaka is the darling of the masses. Ganesh Chaturthi brings people of all religion, caste and creed together.
The Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 Puja Muhurut to bring the Vigraha / Idol home is during the Shubh, Labh or Amrit Choghadiya. If you intend to bring Ganpati ji one day before, i.e. on the 28th August 2014, the Labh time is between 12:40 and 14:13 and the Amrit time is 14:13 and 15:46. Ganpati ji can also be brought home (Avahana or Welcome) during the Shubh time which is between 17:20 and 18:53. Please note these Timings are as per panchang of Mumbai, India.
The Ganesh Staphna (installation of the Idol) on Ganesh Chaturthi day, i.e. on 29th August 2014 can be done Amrit between 09:33 and 11:06 or Shubh Time i.e. between 12:39 and 14:13. Ganesh Pooja is preferred during Madhyanhana on Ganesh Chaturthi as it is believed that Lord Ganesh was born during Madhyahana Kaal which is between 12:39 and 14:13. The Muhurut time specified above is the best Muhurut to perform the Ganesh Puja and to perform any work.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great devotion all over India. People bring home murtis (Idols) of Lord Ganesha and celebrate the festival by worshiping the Lord in a special way for a day and a half, 5 days, 7 days or 11 days depending on the family tradition and commitment of each individual.
On the last day of worship the idol is taken out in a colourful and musical procession to be immersed traditionally at a beach.
This is one of the most popular festivals in the Country. There are several reasons for this. Ganpati is after all a popular God. His blessings are invoked at most religious ceremonies as He is the one who can remove all obstacles to success. He is the giver of fortune and can help to avoid natural calamities.
Ganpati, the god of wisdom and the benevolent deity of the dynasty of Peshwas who ruled Maharashtra inculcating a special culture in the state. Ganpati is the herald of auspicious beginnings and is the beloved deity of all.
Wish you a Happy and a Blessed Ganesh Chaturthi 2014!
Ganpati Bappa Morya!!