Vinayaka chaturthi Pooja & Shri Ganesh Ji Ki Aarti & Ganesh Chaturthi Special Recipes
Vinayaka chaturthi is the birthday of Lord Ganesh, the son of Shiva and Parvati. Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is one of the most colorful and widely celebrated festivals in India. The entire celebration of this festival goes on for ten days. According to Hindu calendar, Vinayaka Chaturthi is observed on the fourth day during the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada (August-September) month.
It is celebrated all over India, but its festivities are at most elaborate in Maharashtra, and the other parts of Western India. In the year 2009, Ganesh Chaturthi festival will be celebrated on Sunday, 23rd August.
Here we have given Ganesh Chaturthi pooja and aarti. Ganesh pooja is worshiped for removing all troubles from your life. Below we have given how to perform Ganesh pooja process and Ganesh Aarti.
Vinayaka Chaturthi Pooja
Many people observe Ganesha Chaturthi poojas at home. In Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated for 10 days. In other states of India, it is celebrated for one day on the Vinayak Chaturthi day. The best celebration is associated with Ganesh Chaturthi across 10 days.
It is generally preferable to do Ganesha puja on the Chaturthi day at the noon; you can perform the pooja, whenever all the members of your family are present. You will require following items at the pooja process.
Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja Item
You can start pooja with four steps as given below
The pran-prathishta mantra is given as below.
"Ganananh tva ganapatim havamahe kavim kavinam - upamashravastamam |
(We invoke You, O Ganapati of the ganas, Who are Brahmana-spati of the brahmas the wisest among the wise, Who abound in treasure beyond all measure, the most brilliant one. Do listen to our prayers, come with your blessings and assurances of protection into our home, and be seated.)
The Pooja begins with the establishment of idol on a higher platform and making it clean with Panchamrit. Then the ritual of the pran-prathishta pooja is performed to invoke the holy presence of Lord Ganesha into the idol followed by the worship with sixteen modes of showing honor, known as “Shhodashopachara.”
Then you can perform aarti and light the lamps and bhajans dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Then you offer to Lord ganesh, 21 modakas, 21 blades of druva grass, offer red and yellow flowers, and apply a tilak using Sandalwood paste and Kumkum. Break the coconut or just keep it along with the idol. Then offer your best possible prasada to the ganesh. The statues are worshiped with all the family members and friends seek his blessings.
You can get more information about Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja process Here.
Lord Ganesh ji ki Aarti
Ganesh Chaturthi is an important festival in the Hindu calendar. The devotees of Ganesha observe a whole day fast on this day. They also sing songs and bhajans of Lord ganesh. The ganesha pooja start with Ganesha aarti, as aarti is an important part of the Ganesh Pooja.
We have given some famous ganesh aarti lyrics and video especially for you. You can use this popular ganesh aarti on this upcoming ganesha Chaturthi festival.
Arti For Ganesh Chaturthi
Jai Ganesh Devaa
Jai ganesha jai ganesha jai ganesha devaa
Andhana ko aankha deta
Paana carhe, phuula carhe
Video of Jai ganesh jai ganesh aarti from YouTube
Aarti Kare Jai Ganeshji Ki
Jai ganesh ji ki
App hai swami dhukh harta
Jai ganesh ji ki
App to hai gauri nandan
Jai ganesh ji ki
Video of Aarti karein ganesh ji ki aarti from YouTube
Ganesh Chaturthi Special Recipes
A special sweet dish of this festival is Modak, other sweets and milk is offered to idols of Lord Ganeshji at home and in temples. There are a variety of sweets made on this occasion like Besan Ke Ladoo, Motichoor Ke Ladoo, Kaju Ke Barfi, Puliyodarai,Karanji, Puran Poli Modak, Rawa Ladoo etc.
We have provided here some of the special recipes for you, that you can enjoy and appreciate on the day of Ganesh Chaturti. Let us check out the recipes for sweet dishes as given below,
Modak is a famous Indian sweet, prepared especially on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi because modak is known as Lord Ganesha's favorite sweet. There are a variety of sweets made on this occasion, with the most popular one being Modak. The Ganesh Chaturthi festival is incomplete without Modak.
Besan Ke Ladoo
Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival dedicated to the Lord Ganesh, and his favorite dish is modak and besan ke ladoo. Therefore, it is of prime importance to offer the Lord besan ke laddu on this special occasion. This ladoo’s preparation is so easy and these ladoos are very tasty and everybody love to eat it.
Motichoor Ke Ladoo
Motichoor Laddu is also the favorite food of Lord Ganesha, so when it is occasion of Lord Ganesh's birthday Ganesh chaturthi, then how one can forget to make the sweetmeat. No doubt, these ladoos are very tasty.
It is believed that Ganesh Ji is fond of sweet food and thus, his birthday is celebrated with variety of sweets and other dishes. A special sweet dish called Modak and many other sweets, is offered to idols of Lord Ganeshji at home and in temples. One famous sweet dish which is usually prepared on Ganesh Chaturthi is Rawa Ladoo.
Kaju Ke Barfi
Ganesha Chaturthi is known for his inclination towards sweets so how can the celebrations be complete without the inclusion of a few sweets? One of the sweets that are most commonly made around Ganesh Chaturthi is kaju barfi. This item made easily in your home, so what are you waiting for?
According to Indian traditions, dishes such as halwa and puri are must to be added in the menu of the birthday celebrations. Ganesh chaturthi celebration witnesses with the preparation of lots of delicious dishes and one of them is Puran Poli. Puran Poli is very testy item and is loved by almost everyone.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a biggest festival in Maharashtra. This festival is celebrated with great joy. Various special dishes are prepared on this special day and offered to the Lord. One of the most famous recipes prepared on this occasion is Puliyodarai. This is also one of my favorite sweet dishes.
If you want to full sweet dishes recipes of above items, then check out Here.