Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 Date – Vinayagar Chaturthi 2020 Date, Vinayaka Chathurthi 2020 Date in India
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Vinayagar or Lord Ganesha is the first and foremost god of prayers. The devotion to Lord Ganesha is exhibited thoroughly on the day of Vinayagar Chaturthi. Here you can explore the different sections of Ganesh Chaturthi celebration. Starting from the home decoration, food preparation up to the sinking of Ganesha idols everything is defined in by Dravidian. Along with the procedures, the ancient history of Vinayagar Chaturthi is also followed here. This surely will provide you with the apt methodologies and customs for celebrating Vinayaka Chaturthi.
Vinayagar Chaturthi- Day dedicated to Lord Ganesha or Lord Vinayaga
Vinayagar Chaturthi, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Vinayaka Chavithi, Ganesh Chaturthi is a day of fortune celebrated on the account of Lord Ganesha’s birthday. Lord Ganesha was born actually in the Tamil month of Bhadrapada and the day is especially a Shukla Chaturthi. Shukla Chaturthi is the fourth day from the day of Fortnight. Ganesha Chaturthi is a day which falls on the day between August and September. In this year 2020, Vinayagar Chaturthi is on the day of August 22nd.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 Date – India
Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 falls on 22-08-2020 or 22nd August 2020 and ends on 02-09-2020 0r 2nd September 2020
Lord Ganesha is considered as the first and foremost Lord amongst all other gods. Whenever we get into a temple, the first shrine will be Lord Vinayaga’s. It is a real spiritual merit to get the blessing from Lord Ganesha. Vinayagar Chaturthi is a perfect day for getting such mighty blessings from Lord Vinayagar. Ganesh Chaturthi is an important festival for Hindu people. Chaturthi day has its unique significance with colors all around. Vinayagar Chaturthi is celebrated with utmost enjoyment and devotion.
Idols of Lord Ganesha is the major highlight of the festival. The making of Ganesha Idols will be started a month before Vinayagar Chaturthi. Idols will be made out of Mud, Clay, Wood, Plaster of Paris and so on art craft items. Ganesha Chaturthi is also termed as Anandha Chathurdasi.
Historical Tale of Vinayagar Chaturthi
According to the Mythology of Hindus, Lord Ganesha is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. Lord Shiva is called as the creator god as well as a destroyer. Shiva is the powerful god with ultimate super powers. Goddess Parvathi took the bath and was sitting aside water. At that time, she made a little boy out of the clay and some balm nearby. She gave life to that little clay boy baby with her own powers. The clay turned into a real baby boy and she named him to be Ganesha.
Ganesha was very cute and naughty boy. He used to roam around with a little mouse which is the Vahanam (vehicle) of Lord Ganesha. Lord Shiva was unaware of his own son since then. After the Dhyanam (Meditation) at Kailash, Lord Shiva returned his way back to Parvati. On the way to Goddess Parvathi, Lord Ganesha blocked Shiva and queried him continuously. He was already in an anger state and Ganesha gave him, even more, irritation. Suddenly, he took out his sword and sliced Vinayaga’s head off. The body of Bal Ganesha fell down without life.
Parvathi’s anger over Ganesha’s Dead
Goddess Parvathi came in search of Ganesha and found the dead son of her. She was shocked and fainted on the sight, Lord Shiva felt very upset for being rude such a poor infant. He then thought to bring the life of Ganesha back. At that time Rishi came and told that the head which is cut off cannot be put back. So, he himself ordered the Nandhi (Vehicle of Lord Shiva) and some more people to see for a head which is apt for his son. But there was a condition of search and is that only an animal head can be placed on Lord Ganesha’s body.
Rishi Munivar also told that the animal’s head and its child’s head should be lying opposite to each other. They immediately made a cut off of elephant’s head and went to Lord Shiva. Everyone was shocked to see the head of an elephant and felt sad too. Rishi told to pronounce mantra and give life to Bal Ganesha, The same was done by Lord Shiva after placing Elephant’s head on top. As soon as the things were practiced, Lord Ganesha opened his eyes and came back to life.
From that day on, Rishi gave a blessing called Varam to Ganesha. The blessing is “You will be the first god when devotees enter the temple. You will be worshiped and respected first in any kind of good start.” That was the best ever blessing got and made Lord Ganesha to be unique ever. Ganesha Chaturthi was celebrated and rejoiced in order to celebrate Lord Ganesh on Shukla Chaturthi day.
History of Following Ganesh Chaturthi
During the 19th century, Ganesha festive called as Utsavam of Ganesha is conducted as a religious praise. The great Tilak was the one who made this festival a grand success at that time. He used to promote the function by posting several pictures of Lord Vinayaga on the last day of celebration. The celebration united many people from different caste and religion. Due to Lokmanya, the festival gained its religious and cultural respect from people. People of all over India began to celebrate without having any aspects. After Independence, Ganesh Chaturthi was declared as a religious festival of India. Now at present, Ganesh Chaturthi is the holy festival in most of the states of India including Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra and South India. With the advancements in the technology, people changed a lot. So, Ganesh Chaturthi is now celebrated all over the world with great fun and enthusiasm.
Procedural happenings of Vinayagar Chaturthi
Vinayagar Chaturthi will be celebrated for three, five or seven days depending on one’s family customs. Before Vinayagar Chaturthi, we need to buy the idol of Lord Ganesha at a good time. It’s really a good thing if you make one of your own. It also shows your deep devotion to Lord Ganesha. Generally, the idol size varies from some centimeters to about 30 feet. In big temples, Lord Ganesha will be made out in such a gigantic manner so as to give a visual treat to the devotees.
Along with the idol, there are certain decorative materials for bringing about a beautiful makeover. The most important of all is the Umbrella. Usually, the umbrella made from Jute, bamboo, cloth or paper will be available at the stores for Vinayagar Chaturthi. Other than that thing like garland, small table for placing Vinayaga, Pooja items like Agarbathi, camphor, fruits, Benzoin resin (Saambraani) need to be bought for the Pooja commencement.
On Ganesh Chaturthi, Lord Vinayaga’s idol must be kept in a flat place or on top of some table. Before placing the idol, a star has to be drawn using rice flour. This behavior is a traditional method followed on Ganesh Chaturthi at homes. On the other hand in temples, majestic tents will be made out of cloth and inside of which the great Lord Ganesha Idol will be placed. After that, it is the time for offering the different variety of eatables to Lord Ganesha.
Ganesh Chaturthi Prasad – Vinayagar Chaturthi Prasadam, Recipe, Sweets
The main present is Modhagam (Kollukattai) which is a sweet recipe which is made out of rice flour, Jaggery juice, and coconut flakes. Really Modhagam is a delight for sweet lovers. Then with that fruits like wood apple, apple, orange, fig, banana and additionally betel leaf, flattened rice and roasted gram will be will be kept. In temples, Priest will be having a thing called dhubakkal on which he lights the camphor and shows it before the Lord. He used to read out mantras to praise the holy god. Then water will be scattered all around for three times and this is followed as a custom. Vinayagar Agaval is the main mantra which is sung by the priest to honor the Lord. Same will be followed at the home also. All the above are performed for 3 or 5 or 7 days as per family norms.
On the last day, the idol of Lord Ganesha will be taken out from the temples for a long procession. A huge crowd of devotees will be coming after the idol. Everyone will scream like ‘Ganapati Bappa Morya’ with joyousness. Actually, the idol is taken to the beach for immersing into the waters. The same will be done by people who pray at home. The main aim of this practice is to give a spiritual send-off to Maha Ganapati.
Significance of Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesh Chaturthi is a day of absolute auspiciousness and spirituality. Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival of unity and harmony. For all the ten days tremendous happiness will be seen in all the places. Another kind of celebration is social service activities conducted all over India. Blood donation , donation for charities, organ donation, cleaning public places are inclusive in those activities. Ganesh Chaturthi is a good day for taking an initiative. It’s really a wonderful day for starting with a new profession. You can also come forward to help the needy and the poor. Even though you can’t help everyone, you can very well help someone by giving at least a meal. On the whole, Ganesh Chaturthi is an ultimate day for having a breakthrough celebration. Dravidian wishes you and your family Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. Have a Blast Vinayagar Chaturthi!!!