Sankashti Chaturthi Pooja
Importance of Sankashti Chaturthi Pooja
Sankashti Chaturthi, also known as Ganesha Chaturthi is one of the auspicious days where Lord Ganesha is being worshipped. It comes on the fourth day of second fortnight according to Hindu Lunar calendar. If the Sankashti Chaturthi falls on Tuesday, then it is known as Angaraki Chaturthi. Angaraki is also referred to as planet Mars. People keep fast and break it in the night after having the darshan of moon and also do Aarti of Lord Ganesha. Sankashti means deliverance during critical times, keeping fast reduces obstacles. Lord Ganesha is considered as supreme lord of intelligence and god of Vighnaharta. All desires of the devotees are fulfilled.
Procedure of Sankashti Chaturthi Pooja
Pooja is performed at evening. After seeing the moon, Pooja initiated. If the moon is not sighted, Pooja is performed according to moonrise time given in Panchang. The idol of Lord Ganesha is decorated with flowers and Durva grass and being offered with coconut, banana and modak.Then Prasad is distributed among all. Prayers and mantras are being recited. After Pooja of Lord Ganesha moon is worshipped by sprinkling water, flowers and sandalwood paste.
Significance of Sankashti Chaturthi Pooja
Significance of Pooja is during moonlight which completes the day of Chaturthi Pooja. Fast is kept for whole day and Ganesha is being worshipped after the moonrise in the evening with Modak, Durva and Shwetaarka flower to seek blessings. The couples who do this Pooja should take promise that they will observe this Vrata for one year, after taking head bath and worshipping to lord Ganesha. The significance of this day can be found in two Puranas- Bhavishya Purana and Narasimha Purana. The couples keep fast to get blessed with the progeny so that their family can grow.
Sankashti Chaturthi Pooja in 2013
01st January 2013 (Tuesday) Angarki Chaturthi
30th January 2013 (Wednesday) Sankashti Chaturthi
01st March 2013 (Friday) Sankashti Chaturthi
30th March 2013 (Saturday) Sankashti Chaturthi
28th April 2013 (Sunday) Sankashti Chaturthi
28th May 2013 (Tuesday) Angarki Chaturthi
26th June 2013 (Wednesday) Sankashti Chaturthi
25th July 2013 (Thursday) Sankashti Chaturthi
24th August 2013 (Saturday) Sankashti Chaturthi
22nd September 2013 (Sunday) Sankashti Chaturthi
22nd October 2013 (Tuesday) Angarki Chaturthi
21st November 2013 (Thursday) Sankashti Chaturthi
21st December 2013 (Saturday) Sankashti Chaturthi
If the prayer is done with pure mind, lord Ganesha fulfil all desires and bring happiness .
Mantra of Sankashti Pooja
Om Pranamamya shirasa devam gowriputhram vinaayakam
Bhaktavaasam smarenithyam ayuh kaamaartha sidhaye
Prathamam vakrathundam cha ekadantam dwithiyakam
Thrithiyam krishnapingaaksham gajavakram chathurthakam
Lambodharam panchamancha shashtam vikatamevacha
Sapthamam vighnarajendram cha dhoomravarnam thathaashtakam
Navamam balachandram cha dashamam thu vinaayakam
Ekadaksham ganapathim dwadasham thu gajaananam
Dwadashitaani namaani thrisandyaam yaha pa te naraha
Na cha vighnabhayam thasya sarvasiddhikaram prabho
Vishyaarthi laabathe vidhyaam dhanaarthi laabathe dhanam
Puthraarthi laabathe puthraan mokshaarthi laabathe gathim
Japedh Ganapathi sthothram shadbhir masam phalam labathe
Samvathsarena siddhim cha laabathe nathra samshayaha
Ashtebhyo brahmanebhayashcha likithvayaaha samarpayeth
Thasya vidya bhaveth sarva ganeshasya prasaadathaha
Iti sri narada purana
Sankashtana naashana ganapathi sthotram samaptham
Cost of Pooja: Rs. 2,500.
Price: ₹ 2500
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