Lord Ganesha is worshipped with all sixteen rituals along with chanting of Puranik Mantras during Ganesha Chaturthi Puja which is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi Puja. Worshipping Gods and Goddesses with all 16 rituals is known as Shodashopachara Puja ( ).
Although Ganesha Puja can be done during Pratahkala, Madhyahnakala and Sayankala but Madhyahnakala is preferred during Ganesha Chaturthi Puja. Madhyahnakala Puja time for Ganesha Puja can be known at Ganesha Chaturthi Puja Muhurat.
All rituals which are prescribed during Ganesha Puja are given below and it also includes sixteen steps which are prescribed in Shodashopachara Puja. Deep-Prajawalan (-) and Sankalpa () are done before starting the Puja and these two are not part of core sixteen steps of Shodashopachara Puja.
If you have Lord Ganesha installed at your home and is worshipped daily then Avahana () and Pratishthapan () should be skipped as these two rituals are done for newly bought statues of Lord Ganesha either made of clay or made of metal. It should be noted that pre-installed statue of Lord Ganesha at home are not given Visarjan () but given Utthapana () at the end of Puja.
Puja should begin with invocation of Lord Ganesha, one should chant following Mantra in front of the Murti, by showing Avahan Mudra (Avahan Mudra is formed by joining both palms and folding both thumbs inwards).
He Heramba Tvamehyehi Hyambikatryambakatmaja Siddhi-Buddhi Pate Tryaksha Lakshalabha Pituh Pitah Nagasyam Nagaharam Tvam Ganarajam Chaturbhujam Bhushitam Svayudhaudavyaih Pashankushaparashvadhaih Avahayami Pujartham Rakshartham Cha Mam Kritoh Ihagatya Grihana Tvam Pujam Yagam Cha Raksha Me
After Lord Ganesha has been invoked and got installed, take five flowers in Anjali (by joining palm of both hands) and leave them in front of the Murti to offer seat to Shri Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.
Naivedyam Grihyatam Deva Bhakti Me Hyachalam Kuru Ipsitam Me Varam Dehi Paratra Cha Param Gatim Sharkara Khanda Khadyani Dadhi Kshira Ghritani Cha Aharam Bhakshya Bhojyam Cha Naivedyam Pratigrihyatam
Avahanam Na Janami Na Janami Tavarchanam Pujam Chaiva Na Janami Kshamasva Ganeshwara Anyatha Sharanam Nasti Tvameva Sharanam Mam Tasmatkarunya Bhavena Rakshasva Vighneshwara Gatam Papam Gatam Dukham Gatam Daridraya Meva Cha Agata Sukha Sampattih Punyachcha Tava Darshanat Mantrahinam Kriyahinam Bhaktihinam Sureshwara Yatpujitam Maya Deva Paripurnam Tadastu Me Yadaksharapada Bhrashtam Matrahinam Cha Yadbhavet Tatsarva Kshamyatam Deva Prasida Parameshwara
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The Hindu God Ganesha is revered by Hindus round the world by old and young alike! He is believed to grant wishes, bestow favor, and help improve your wealth or job prospects. However, before you ask Ganesha for his favor, you need to prepare yourself to worship him and to offer him your respect and reverence. Luckily, it is not hard to gather what you need to worship Ganesha. If you do so properly, Ganesha will bestow his favor upon you.
To pray to Ganesha, sit in front of a photograph or idol of him. Light your diya, burn some incense, and offer ladoos, modaks, or other treats. You can also place a garland around the photo or idol to win his favor. Once youve pleased Ganesha, repeat one of his mantras, like the Shaktivinayak or the Siddhi Vinayak, to bring you closer to him. Close your eyes and visualize Ganesha in your mind. When you see him, speak to him about your problems, challenges, and hopes, since Ganesha is associated with prosperity, good fortune, and wisdom. When youve finished praying, apply the tilak to Ganeshas forehead and your own forehead. For more tips, including how to offer the prasadam to those who attend the puja, read on! Did this summary help you?YesNo
I have made my entry for Instructables contest category - HOMEMADE GIFTS CONTEST. Your votes are very valuable. So if you like this craft, kindly vote and help me get through this. I would really appreciate your support.Ganesh Chaturthi, a very famous festival celebrated in my home country - India. Having moved to Florida, I didn't want to miss the celebration without traditional clay Ganesha. I remember watching making of mini-Ganesh in the streets back at home. So here is what I tried to replicate. I really enjoyed making this and it was one of the best Ganesh Chaturthi i ever celebrated. I hope you will enjoy too! Happy crafting!Construction time - 60 to 90 mins
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Sure. Im happy to share it with you. Ganesha, favorite god to a lot from kids to adults. Derived from mythical story. We celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi festival by worshiping and honoring him with clay idols ranging from 1 ft to 10 ft high and with all his favorite sweets made at home. Here are a few snaps.