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Ganesh Chaturthi : Why we celebrate it, History, Importance and Rituals of Vinayaka Chavithi

What is Ganesh Chaturthi, Why we celebrate it?

Ganesh Chaturthi, also called Vinayaka Chavithi, is an auspicious Hindu festival which is celebrated for 10 days every year. The festival is celebrated in the Bhadra month as per the Hindu calendar which generally falls in mid-August to September. It marks the birthday of the beloved elephant-headed Lord Ganesha.

Ganesha is known as the God of wealth, sciences, knowledge, wisdom and prosperity, and that’s why most Hindus remember him and seek his blessings before starting any important work. Lord Ganesh is known by 108 different names like Gajanana, Vinayaka, Vighnaharta among others.

This festival is celebrated with great devotion and joy by Hindus throughout the world. In India, it is majorly celebrated in states including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, and Telangana.
This year, Ganesh Chaturthi beings on September 2 (Monday) and September 12 (Thursday) marks the Ganesha Visarjan day. Read on to know more details about this auspicious festival.

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Ganesh Chaturthi history

Ganesha is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. There are various stories behind his birth but two of them are the most common ones.

According to the first story, Lord Ganesha was created by Parvati out of dirt from her body to guard her in the absence of Shiva. She gave him the task of guarding her bathroom door while she took a bath. In the meantime, Shiva returned home and Ganesha, who didn’t know who Shiva was, stopped him. This angered Shiva and he severed Ganesha’s head after a tiff between the two. Parvati was enraged when she came to know about this; Lord Shiva, in turn, promised to get Ganesha back to life. The devas were sent to search for a child’s head facing north but they could only find an elephant’s head. Shiva fixed the elephant’s head on the child’s body, and that how Ganesha was born.

The other popular story is that the Devas requested Shiva and Parvati to create Ganesha so that he can be a Vighnakarta (creator of obstacles) for rakshasas (demons), thus being a Vighnaharta (averter of obstacles) and helping Devas.

Ganesh Chaturthi importance


It is believed that devotees who pray to Ganesha are able to fulfil their wishes and desires. So, the main essence of Ganesh Chaturthi is that devotees who pray to him are set free of sins and it leads them on the path of knowledge and wisdom.

Historically, the festival has been celebrated since the time of King Shivaji. It was during India’s freedom struggle that Lokmanya Tilak changed Ganesh Chaturthi from a private celebration to a grand public festival where people from all castes of the society can come together, pray and be united.

Over the years with growing environmental awareness, people have started celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in an environmentally friendly way. This includes– getting Ganesha idols made of natural clay/ mitti and using only flowers and natural items for decorating the pandals.

Rituals of Vinayaka Chavithi


There are four main rituals which are performed during the 10-day long festival. They are namely– Pranapratishhtha, Shhodashopachara, Uttarpuja, and Ganpati Visarjan.

The excitement of Ganesh Chaturthi settles in weeks before the festival actually begins. Artisans start preparing clay idols of Ganesha in different poses and sizes.

The Ganesha idols are installed in beautifully decorated ‘pandal’ at homes, temples or localities. The statue is also decorated with flowers, garlands and lights. A ritual called Pranapratishhtha is observed where a priest chants mantra to invoke life in the diety.

Prayers are then offered to Ganesha’s idol in 16 different ways. This ritual is called Shhodashopachara.

People celebrate by singing or playing religious songs, dancing to drum beats and by lighting up fireworks– all of which add to the festive mood.

The Uttarpuja ritual is then performed which is about bidding farewell to Ganesha with deep respect. This is followed by Ganpati Visarjan, a ceremony wherein the statue is now immersed in water. While carrying the statue to the sea and while immersing it, people generally chant in the Marathi language ‘Ganapati Bappa Morya, Purchya Varshi Laukariya’ which means ‘Goodbye Lord, please come back next year’.

While some devotees celebrate this festival at home, others pay their visit to Lord Ganesha at public pandals. People offer their due respect, prayers and offerings to Ganesha. Dishes like Lord Ganesha’s favourite Modak, Pooran Poli, and Karanji are prepared for friends, family and visitors.

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Ganesh Chaturthi : Quotes, images, wishes, messages, Facebook and WhatsApp status

Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: People celebrate the festival publicly as well as privately; every home is graced with an idol of Ganesha, and devotees flock to pandals to seek blessings from the larger-than-life idols.

Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Ganeshotsav, Vinayaka Chavithi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is one of the biggest Hindu festivals that is celebrated in India. The ten-day-long festival marks the day Lord Ganesha was born. Lord Ganesha, also known as the God of New Beginnings, the Remover of Obstacles, is the God of wisdom and intelligence, and also the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Ganeshotav falls in the months of August or September, and on the fourth day of Bhadrapada, according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar. People celebrate the festival publicly as well as privately; every home is graced with an idol of Ganesha, and devotees flock to pandals to seek blessings from the larger-than-life idols.

The Elephant God is known to have quite the sweet tooth, so a sweet dish called modak is offered during Ganesh Chaturthi, it is believed to be Ganapati’s favourite sweet dish. Modak is a dumpling that is either steamed or fried, and is made with rice flour, jaggery, grated coconut and dry fruits.

The festival ends by immersing the idol in a water body, a river or the sea. Hindus believe that immersing the idol signifies that Ganesha has returned to his parents, Shiva and Parvati in Mount Kailasha. While the festival is celebrated throughout India, the states of Goa, Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, and Chhattisgarh celebrate it with much fervour.

Here are some of the best wishes messages, WhatsApp and Facebook, quotes, wishes, and greetings to share with your loved ones this Ganesh Chaturthi:

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Ganpati Bappa Morya! May Lord Ganesha bless you with all the happiness & success. Greetings on Ganesh Chaturthi!


May Ganesha always stay your mentor and protector and remove obstacles from your life. Wish you and family a Happy and blessed Ganesh Chaturthi!


Wishing you a Happy Vinayak Chaturthi. May the grace of God keep enlightening your lives and bless you always.


I pray to Lord Ganesha that may you have a prosperous and long life. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!


Om Gan Ganapatay Namo Namah! Shri Siddhivinayak Namo Namah! Asta Vinayak Namo Namah! Ganapati Bappa Moraiya!


May you tread on the path of righteousness as shown by Lord Ganesh. Wishing you and your family a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi


Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, the festival of Lord Ganesh,

Spread the message of honesty, and love through this world,

Today was the day Lord Ganesh came to earth and destroyed evil with love. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!


May Lord Ganesha destroy all your worries, sorrows and tensions and fill your life with love and happiness. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!


May the blessings of Shree Ganesha be with you and your family forever!


A new sunrise, a new start. Oh lord Ganesha, keep loving me in your heart. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.


Happy Ganesh Chaturthi : Wishes, Messages, Quotes, Images, Facebook & Whatsapp status

Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is a prominent Hindu festival, celebrated across the country with great devotion. The day marks the birth of Lord Ganesha, who is a symbol of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.

It is a 10 day long festival celebrated during the Hindu month of Bhadra, which generally falls between August and September. People place clay idols of Ganesha in their home and worship them. On the last day of the festival, a colorful and musical procession is taken out and the idols are immersed in water.

This festival is a major attraction in the Maharashtra, where people celebrate this festival with great zeal. Devotees throng in Mumbai’s famous Siddhivinayak temple during the festival.
Here are some wishes, messages, and images that you can send your loved ones this Ganesh Chaturthi:

-May Lord Ganesha always remove obstacles from your life. Happy Ganesha Chaturthi!

-May Lord Ganesha keep enlightening your lives and bless you always. Wishing you a Happy Vinayak Chaturthi!

-May Lord Ganesha destroy all your worries, sorrows and tensions. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

-I pray that Ganesha bestows you with happiness, wisdom, good health and prosperity!

-May Lord Ganpati always be by your side in every test of your life. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

-On this occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, I wish Lord Ganpati visits your home with bags full of happiness, prosperity, and peace.

-May Lord Ganesh bring you good luck and prosperity! Happy Vinayaka Chaturthi!

– May Lord Ganesha bestow you power, destroy your sorrow and enhance happiness in your life.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!!

– Wishing you a Happy Vinayak Chaturthi.
May the grace of God keep enlightening your lives and bless you always.

– Shree Vakratunda mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvada

– Om Gan Ganapatay Namo Namah! Shri Siddhivinayak Namo Namah! Asta Vinayak Namo Namah!
Ganapati Bappa Moraiya!

– I wish u Happy Ganesh Chaturthi and I pray to God for your prosperous life.
May you find all the delights of life,
May your all dreams come true.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

– Ganpati Bappa Morya!
May Lord Ganesha bless you with all the happiness & success.
Greetings on Ganesh Chaturthi!

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 date and timings: Ganesh Chaturthi date, do not do Chandra darshan at this time

Ganesh Chaturthi, the important festival of Lord Ganesha, is celebrated with great pomp. This year Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on 22 August. Vighnaharta is also a name of Lord Ganesha. He is also called Ganapati, Vinayaka. It is believed that Lord Ganesha is worshiped before performing any auspicious work. 

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on Chaturthi Tithi of Bhadrapada Shuklapaksha. This festival is celebrated with great pomp in Maharashtra. In this festival of ten days, devotees establish Lord Ganesha in their home. Ganapati is established for five, seven or eleven days. After this Ganpati is immersed. It is believed that Lord Ganesha is the master of wisdom, wisdom, wealth, wealth and prosperity. Auspiciously, there are auspicious effects in the house throughout the year. Tell you that 

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One should not see Moon on Bhadaprada Shukla Chaturthi date. It is said that you get some kind of stigma by seeing the moon. Lord Shri Krishna also got its stigma. If you see the moon on this day in error, then a Brahmin should donate white things in the morning. Read here when you should not have time to see the moon: 

Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 Tithi
Chaturthi date will be from 11 am on August 21 to August 22 at 7:57 pm. 

Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 Puja Muhurta
should not be worshiped on August 22 from 11:25 to 1:57 in the morning.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Do not do lunar darshan at this time. Do not have lunar darshan from
9:24 to 9:46.

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Learn why Shri Ganesh is called Ganapati? Read full story of birth

Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 is celebrated on Chaturthi Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada (Bhado) month. It is believed that Lord Ganesha was born on this day. Therefore, on this day, Ganesh celebrates the birth anniversary. This year, this festival is falling on 22 August. Vighnaharta Ganapati is worshiped in the homes by law. It is believed that worshiping Lord Ganesha brings happiness, prosperity and prosperity. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with pomp across the country. Know the story of Lord Ganesha’s birth on this special occasion and why he is called Ganapati.

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Birth Story of Lord Ganesha (Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 Katha)

According to mythology, once Nandi got ruti in obeying any command of Goddess Parvati. After which the mother thought that something should be made, which only obey their command. In such a situation, he made a child’s shape from his pocket and threw his life in it. It is said that when Mata Parvati was taking a bath, she asked the child to guard her outside. Mother Parvati had ordered the child that no one should be allowed inside without his permission.

It is said that when Lord Shiva’s Ganesa came, the child stopped him from going inside. After this, when Lord Shiva himself came, the child did not even let him go inside. Lord Shiva became enraged by this and he severed the head of the child. Mata Parvati was angry when she came out. They asked their child to live. Then Lord Shiva attached the head of an elephant to the child’s torso.

Know why Lord Ganesha is called Ganapati

It is said that all the gods gave many blessings to the child. Lord Ganesha is called Ganapati due to being the lord of all the Ganas. They are called Gajanan because of the head of Gaja (elephant).

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Krishna Janmashtami 2020: Celebrations, Wishes, Quotes, SMS, text And Images

Happy Janmashtami 2020: Janmashtami or Gokulashtami is celebrated with great cheer across the country. It is one of the most popular festivals in India, celebrating the birthday of Lord Krishna

Krishna Janmashtami 2020: Janmashtami or Gokulashtami is a day of great celebrations across the country. According to legend, Krishma was born on ashtami (eighth) in the Krishna Paksha or the new moon phase of Bhadrapada (August–September). Krishna is also the eighth child of his patents, Devaki and Vasudeva.

Dahi Handi, one of the most popular festivities, on Janmashtami is celebrated with much cheer in Mumbai on Gokulashtami. But this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers of Dahi Handi have cancelled the festivities.

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On Janmashtami, in the time of pandemic, take time out and make beautiful ‘jhankis’ at home. A ‘jhanki’ is an artistic creation of a village scene that shows baby Krishna, with Yashoda in Vrindavan. People put plants, toy calves and cows, birds etc, to make it look beautiful. Families get together and sing bhajans and share stories of baby Krishna.


Janmashtami: Day, date and puja timings

Janmashtami tithi – August, 11
Nishita puja time – 12:21 am to 01:06 am, August 12
Dahi Handi on August 12 
Ashtami tithi begins at 09:06 am on August 11
Ashtami tithi ends at 11:16 am on August 12

Janmashtami Greetings and pics

As it is a day of celebrations, it is the perfect time to wish your friends and family. Here are some images, quotes and messages we have compiled for you on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami.


Janmashtami 2020 images: Share greetings and happiness with friends and family.

  •  “May Lord Krishna steal all your worries and give you happiness on the holy occasion of Krishna Janmashtami.”
  • “Let there be love and laughter in your life with Lord Krishna’s blessings. Happy Janmashtami!”

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  • “May Lord Krishna give you strength and inspire you to face all problems in life with great courage. Happy Krishna Janmashtami!”
  • “May Lord Krishna always be with you and protect you and your loved ones.” Happy Krishna Janmashtami!”

Wishing you a Happy Janmashtami!

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Janmashtami 2020: A special coincidence is being made on Janmashtami on this date, this is the auspicious Chaughadiya Muhurat of worship

Preparations for the birth anniversary of Shri Krishna have intensified. However, this time due to Corona virus epidemic, there will be no big events in the temples. Janmashtami is being celebrated on both August 11 and August 12. According to Hinduism beliefs, Shri Krishna was born on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada. On the day of Janmashtami people worship fast with Bhajan-Kirtan and Vidhi-Vidhan to keep the fast to get the blessings of Lord Krishna. According to astrologers there was Ashtami Tithi and Rohini Nakshatra at 12 o’clock at the time of the birth of Lord Shri Krishna.

Therefore, Janmashtami is celebrated in this constellation and date. This time on January 11, Janmashtami date will start in the morning, which will remain at 11 am on August 12, while Rohini Nakshatra will be on August 13. In such a situation, all are confused whether to worship or fast on 11 or 12. Many astrologers have told that when Janmashtami is celebrated on the day of Udaya i.e. the date when sunrise is happening. Therefore, according to astrologers, Janmashtami donations can be kept on 11 August and on 12 August, worship and fast. 

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On August 12, the auspicious time of worship is from 12: 5 minutes to 12: 47 minutes. The duration of the puja will last for 43 minutes. This time on Janmashtami, growth is becoming a coincidence, which is very good. After the festival of Lord Krishna’s birth anniversary, the sixth worship program of Bhagwana is also done with pomp. On this day the sixth of Kanha ji is celebrated and Prasad is distributed in temples.  

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Happy janmashtami 2020: जन्माष्टमी पर अपने-अपनों को दें शुभकामनाएं, शेयर करें ये मैसेज

इस बार देशभऱ में जन्माष्टमी 11 और 12 दो दिन मनाई जा रही है। इस साल जन्माष्टमी पर अष्टमी तिथि और रोहिणी नक्षत्र का संयोग नहीं बनेगा लेकिन 11 तारीख को उदयकालीन तिथि को सप्तमी होगी। सुबह 9:06 मिनट से ही अष्टमी तिथि शुरू हो जाएगी। यह तिथि पूरे दिन और रात में व्रत के पारायण के समय भी उपस्थित रहेगी। भगवान कृष्ण का जन्मोत्सव बड़ी ही धूमधाम से मनाया जाता है, लेकिन इस बार कोविड-19 महामारी के चलते लोग घर में रहकर ही कान्हा का जन्मोत्सव मनाएंगे। इस साल देशभऱ में दही हांडी के कार्यक्रम भी आयोजित नहीं किए जाएंगे। इस पावन मौके पर सभी दोस्तों, रिश्तेदारों और अपनों को इन मैसेज से दें जन्माष्टमी की बधाई:

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श्री कृष्ण गोविन्द हरे मुरारी,

हे नाथ नारायण वासुदेवा ॥

नंद के घर आनंद भयो, जय कन्हैया लाल की

हाथी घोड़ा पालकी, जैय कन्हैय लाल की।

‘कृष्णाय वासुदेवाय हरये परमात्मने। 

कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे । हरे राम हरे राम । राम राम हरे हरे ॥’

happy janmashtami
happy janmashtami 2020
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Krishna Janmashtami 2020 Date, Time & Significance

Krishna Janmashtami Date and time , Significance

Janmashtami date varies every year according to Hindu Panchang. This year, Krishna Janmashtami 2020 will be observed on Tuesday, 11 August. Krishna Janmashtami, also called as Gokulashtami, Shrikrishna Jayanti or just Janmashtami, is observed as the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. As per Hindu calendar, this year, 5247th Birth Anniversary of Lord Krishna will be celebrated.

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Krishna Janmashtami 2020 Date & Time

Most of the time, there are two consecutive dates of Krishna Janmashtami mentioned in the Hindu panchang. The first date is for Smarta Sampradaya and the second one is for Vaishanava Sampradaya.

  • Krishna Janmashtami on Tuesday, August 11, 2020
  • Nishita Puja Time – 12:05 AM to 12:48 AM, Aug 12
  • Duration – 00 Hours 43 Mins
  • Dahi Handi on Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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Raksha Bandhan Recipe 2020: Make this Bengali dessert at home on Rakhi

Raksha Bandhan Recipe 2020:  

Rakshabandhan, the biggest festival of brotherhood, will be celebrated across the country on August 3. However, this time due to the eclipse of Coronavirus, the festivities are looking dull. People are avoiding buying sweets from markets. In such a situation, to make the brother’s mouth sweet in the Rakhi plate, you can make good Bengali sweets from the market at home as well. Let’s know how to make Chhena Murki.  

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Ingredients for making Chhena Murki –

250 gms – Paneer –
1 cup sugar –
1/2 cup water –
1 tbsp cardamom powder –
1 tsp rose water

Method of preparation-

To make Chhena Murki, firstly cut the cheese into small square pieces and keep it aside. Now put sugar and water in a pan on medium heat and keep the sugar syrup ready. Cook the sugar syrup until it becomes a string syrup. For this you can try it by sticking it between finger and thumb. As soon as a wire syrup is formed, put the pieces of paneer in the pan. Add cardamom powder and keep stirring constantly on a low flame until the syrup becomes thick. As soon as the syrup thickens, turn off the gas and add rose water to it. Your chenna is ready to be murki. 

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