How to Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi – Puja Vidhi and Rituals

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most popular Hindu festival dedicating to god of knowledge and wisdom – Ganpatti Bappa.  It is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi. This is a day full of positive powers which attracts knowledge and a progressive future. Worshiping Lord Ganesha by abiding strictly to the puja rituals and procedures is highly recommended.

Ganesh Chaturthi Date and Puja Muhurat

Ganesha Chaturthi on Monday, 02 September 2019

Madhyahna Ganesha Puja Muhurat – 11:24 AM to 01:52 PM
Duration – 02 Hours 28 Mins
Ganesha Visarjan on Thursday, 12 September 2019
Time to avoid Moon sighting – 09:11 AM to 09:27 PM
Duration – 12 Hours 16 Mins
Chaturthi Tithi Begins – 04:57 AM on 02 September, 2019
Chaturthi Tithi Ends – 01:54 AM on 03 September, 2019

Ganesh Visarjan Dates

Ganesh Chaturthi 2017

Ganesh Chaturthi Puja observes in a special way for a day and a half, 3 days, 5 days, 7 days or 11 days depending on the family tradition and culture. This varies from place to place. Accordingly Ganesh visarjan dates for 2019 are

  • 1 and half days visarjan: Tuesday, 03 September 2019
  • 3 days visarjan: Wednesday, 04 September 2019
  • 5 days visarjan: Friday, 06 September 2019
  • 7 days visarjan: Sunday, 08 September 2019
  • 11 days Ganapati visarjan: Ganesha visarjan on Thursday, 12 September 2019. Time to avoid Moon sighting – 09:11 AM to 09:27 PM

Statue Installation Muhurat

Bring the idol home: If you intend to bring Ganpati ji one day before, i.e. on the 01st September 2019, the Shubh time is between 06:25 to 07:59 and the Labh time is 12:41 to 14:14. Ganpati ji can also be brought home during the Amrit time which is between 14:14 to 15:48.

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Common Puja vidhi of Ganesh Chaturthi with Puja Mantras

Ganesh Chaturthi puja vidhi performs with all sixteen rituals along with chanting Mantras. Here is Shodashopachara Puja rituals with puja mantras.

Avahana and Pratishthapan

Avahana: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॥

Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Avahayami-Sthapayami॥

Pratishthapan:After Lord Ganesha has been invoked, installing Lord Ganesha into the statue while chanting following Mantra.

Asyai Pranah Pratishthantu Asyai Pranaksharantu Cha।
Asyai Devatvamarchayai Mamaheti Cha Kashchana॥

Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Supratishtho Varado Bhava॥

Asana Samarpan

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.

Vichitraratnakhachitam Divyastaranasamyutam।
Swarna Simhasanam Charu Grihana Guhagraja॥

Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Asanam Samarpayami॥

Padya Samarpan

After offering Asana to Lord Ganesha, offer Him water to wash the feet while chanting following Mantra.

Om Sarvatirthasamudbhutam Padyam Gandhadibhiryutam।
Gajanana Grihanedam Bhagawana Bhaktavatsalah॥

Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Padayoh Padyam Samarpayami॥

Arghya Samarpan

After offering Padya to Lord Ganesha, offer scented water to Lord Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Om Ganadhyaksha Namasteastu Grihana Karuna Kara।
Arghyam Cha Phala Samyuktam Gandhamalyakshatairyutam॥

Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Hastorarghyam Samarpayami॥

Achamana

After Arghya offering, offer water to Lord Ganesha for Achamana while chanting following Mantra.

Vighnaraja Namastubhyam Tridashairabhivandita।
Gangodakena Devesha Kurushwachamanam Prabho॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Mukhe Achamaniyam Samarpayami॥

Snana Mantra

Snana: After Achamana, offer water to Shri Ganesha for the bath while chanting following Mantra.

Narmada Chandrabhagadi Gangasangasajairjalaih।
Snani Tosi Maya Deva Vighnasagham Nivaraya॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Sarvanga Snanam Samarpayami॥

Panchamrita Snanam: After Snanam, now give a bath with Panchamrita (the mixture of milk, curd, honey, Ghee and sugar) to Shri Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Panchamritam Mayaaanitam Payodadhi, Ghritam Madhu।
Sharkara Cha Samayuktam Snanartham Pratigrihyatam॥

Payah/Dugdha Snanam: After Panchamrita Snanam, now give a bath with Paya (milk) to Shri Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Kamadhenusamudbhutam Sarvesham Jivanam Param।
Tejah Pushtikaram Divyam Snanartham Pratigrihyatam॥

Dadhi Snanam: After Dugdha Snanam, now give a bath with curd to Shri Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Payasastu Samudbhutam Madhuramlam Shashiprabham।
Dadhyanitam Mayadeva Snanartham Pratigrihyatam॥

Ghrita Snanam: After Dadhi Snanam, now give a bath with Ghee to Shri Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Navanita Samutpannam Sarvasantoshakarakam।
Ghritam Tubhyam Pradasyami Snanartham Pratigrihyatam॥

Madhu Snanam: After Ghrita Snanam, now give a bath with honey to Shri Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Pushparenusamudbhutam Suswadu Madhuram Madhu।
Tejah Pushtikaramdivyam Snanartham Pratigrihyatam॥

Sharkara Snanam: After Madhu Snanam, now give a bath with sugar to Shri Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Ikshusarasamudbhutam Sharkara Pushti Da Shubha।
Malapaharika Divya Snanartham Pratigrihyatam॥

Suvasita Snanam: After Sharkara Snanam, now give a bath with scented oil to Shri Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Champakashekabakula Malati Mogaradibhih।
Vasitam Snigdhatahetu Tailam Charu Pratigrihyatam॥

Shuddhodaka Snanam: After Suvasita Snanam, now give a bath with pure water (Gangajal) to Shri Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Ganga Cha Yamuna Chaiva Godavari Saraswati।
Narmada Sindhuh Kaveri Snanartham Pratigrihyatam॥

Vastra Samarpan and Uttariya Samarpan

Vastra Samarpan: Now offer Moli as new clothes to Lord Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Shitavatoshna Santranam Lajjaya Rakshanam Parama।
Dehalankaranam Vastramatah Shanti Prayachchha Me॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Vastram Samarpayami॥

Uttariya Samarpan: After Vastra Samarpan, now offer clothes for upper body parts to Lord Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Uttariyam Tatha Deva Nana Chitritamuttamam।
Grihanendram Maya Bhaktaya Dattam Tat Saphali Kuru॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Uttariya Samarpayami॥

Yajnopavita Samarpan

After Vastra offering, offer Yajnopavita to Lord Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Navabhistantubhiryuktam Trigunam Devatamayam।
Upavitam Mayadattam Grihana Parameshwara॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Yajnopavitam Samarpayami॥

Gandha

After Yajnopavita offering, offer scent to Lord Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Shri Khanda Chandana Divyam Gandhadhyam Sumanoharam।
Vilepanam Surashreshtha Chandanam Pratigrihyatam॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Gandham Samarpayami॥

Akshata

After Gandha offering, offer Akshata (unbroken rice) to Lord Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Akshatashcha Sura Shreshtha Kumkumalah Sushobhitah।
Maya Nivedita Bhaktaya Grihana Parameshwara॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Akshatan Samarpayami॥

Pushpa Mala, Shami Patra, Durvankura, Sindoor

Pushpa Mala: Now offer garland made of flowers to Lord Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Malyadini Sugandhini Malyadinivai Prabhuh।
Maya Hritani Pushpani Grihyantam Pujanaya Bhoh॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Pushpamalam Samarpayami॥

Shami Patra: Now offer Shami Patra to Lord Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Tvatpriyani Supushpani Komalani Shubhani Vai।
Shamidalani Heramba Grihana Gananayaka॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Shami Patrani Samarpayami॥

Durvankur: Now offer Durva with three or five leaflets to Lord Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Durvankuran Suharitanamritan Mangala Pradan।
Anitanstava Pujartha Grihana Gananayaka॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Durvankuran Samarpayami॥

Sindoor: Now offer vermilion to Lord Ganesha for Tilak while chanting following Mantra.

Sindoor Shobhanam Raktam Saubhagyam Sukhavardhanam।
Shubhadam Kamadam Chaiva Sindooram Pratigrihyatam॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Sindoor Samarpayami॥

Dhoop

Now offer Dhoop to Lord Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.Vanaspatirasodbhuto Gandhadhyo Gandhah Uttamah।
Aghreya Sarva Devanam Dhupoayam Pratigrihyatam॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Dhupamaghrapayami॥

Deep Samarpan

Now offer Deep to Lord Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Sajyam Chavartisamyuktam Vahnina Yojitam Maya।
Deepam Grihana Devesha Trailokyatimira Paham॥
Bhaktya Deepam Prayachchhami Devaya Paramatmane।
Trahimam Nirayad Ghoraddipajyotirnamoastute॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Deepam Darshayami॥

Naivedya and Karodvartan

Naivedya Nivedan: Now offer Naivedya to Lord 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॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Naivedyam Modakamayarituphalani Cha Samarpayami॥

Chandan Karodvartan: After Naivedya offering, offer Chandan mixed with water to Lord Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Chandanam Malayodbhutam Kasturyadi Samanvitam।
Karodvartanakam Deva Grihana Parameshwara॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Chandanena Karodvartanam Samarpayami॥

Tambula, Narikela and Dakshina Samarpan

Tambula Samarpan: Now offer Tambula (Paan with betel nuts) to Lord Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Om Pugiphalam Mahadivyam Nagavallidalairyutam।
Ela Churnadisamyuktam Tambulam Pratigrihyatam॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Mukha Vasarthamela Pugi Phaladi Sahitam Tambula Samarpayami॥

Narikela Samarpan: Now offer Narikela (coconut) to Lord Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Idam Phalam Mayadeva Sthapitam Puratastava।
Tena Me Saphalavaptirbhavejjanmani Janmani॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Narikela Phalam Samarpayami॥

Dakshina Samarpan: Now offer Dakshina (gift) to Lord Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Hiranyagarbhagarbhastham Hema Bijam Vibhavasoh।
Ananta Punya Phaladamatah Shantim Prayachchha Me॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Dravyam Dakshinam Samarpayami॥

Neerajan and Visarjan

Neerajan/Aarti: After Tambula Arpan and Dakshina Samarpan, perform Lord Ganesha Aarti after chanting following Mantra.

Kadali Garbha Sambhutam Karpuram Tu Pradipitam।
Arartikamaham Kurve Pashya Me Varado Bhava॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Karpura Neerajanam Samarpayami॥

Pushpanjali Arpan: Now offer Pushpanjali to Lord Ganesha while chanting following Mantra.

Nanasugandhi Pushpani Yatha Kalodbhavani Cha।
Pushpanjalirmaya Datto Grihana Parameshwara॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Mantra Pushpanjali Samarpayami॥

Pradakshina: Now offer symbolic Pradakshina (circumambulate from left to right of Shri Ganesha) with flowers while chanting following Mantra.

Yani Kani Cha Papani Jnatajnata Kritani Cha।
Tani Sarvani Nashyanti Pradakshina Pade Pade॥
Om Siddhi-Buddhi Sahitaya Shri Mahaganadhipataye Namah।
Pradakshinam Samarpayami॥

Visarjan: Now conclude Shri Ganesha Puja with Visarjan while chanting following Mantra.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2017

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॥

Source: www.drikpanchang.com – Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Vidhi

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Wish you all a very joyful Ganesha Chaturthi

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