New Delhi: Celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesh, the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is special in many ways. The day falls on the Shukla Paksha of the Bhradrapada Month (August or September of the English Calender). Lord Ganesha (also called Ganpati Bappa by his followers) is worshipped as the God of wisdom, prosperity, and good fortune.
After ten days from Ganesh Chaturthi, on Anant Chaturdashi, also referred to as Ganesh Visarjan Day, the festival of Ganeshotsav comes to an end. In a grand street parade on Anant Chaturdashi, worshipers submerge the statue of Lord Ganesh in a body of water.
Ganapati Sthapana And Ganapati Puja Muhurat
Since Lord Ganesh is thought to have been born at Madhyahna Kala, Ganesh Puja is preferred during this time. According to the Hindu divide of the day, Madhyahna Kala is equivalent to noon. According to Hindu timekeeping, the period of time from dawn to sunset is divided into five equally long segments. Pratahkala, Sangava, Madhyahna, Aparahna, and Sayankal are the names of these five components.
On Ganesha Chaturthi, Ganapati Sthapana and Ganapati Puja are performed during the Madhyahna period of the day, which is regarded by Vedic astrology as the most suitable time for Ganesha Puja. The Shodashopachara Ganapati Puja, which is a meticulous ceremonial Ganesha Puja, is performed by Ganesha devotees in the middle of the day.
Prohibited Moon Sighting An Ganesha Chaturthi
It is believed that one should not sight the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi. Sighting the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi creates Mithya Dosham or Mithya Kalank, which means a false accusation of stealing something.
On Ganesh Chaturthi, it is thought that one should not see the moon. A false accusation of stealing anything (called Mithya Dosham or Mithya Kalank) is brought on by seeing the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi.
Story Behind Moon Sighting On Ganesha Chaturthi
According to Puranic mythology, Lord Krishna was wrongly charged with stealing priceless jewels called Syamantaka. After observing the difficulties that Lord Krishna was experiencing, Sage Narada revealed that its a result of Lord Krishna’s sighting of the moon on the day of Bhadrapada Shukla Chaturthi, he had been cursed with Mithya Dosha. Additionally, Sage Narada warned Lord Krishna that God Chandra had been cursed by Lord Ganesha and that anyone who saw the moon on Shukla Chaturthi during the Bhadrapada month would be afflicted with Mithya Dosha, be disgraced in society, and be plagued with the Mithya Dosha. Following the sage’s suggestion, Lord Krishna witnessed Ganesha Chaturthi fasting in order to get rid of Mithya Dosha.