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Ganesh Visarjan 2023 – Lord Ganesha Immersion Dates In 2023 For Homes

Ganesh Chaturthi festival ends with the Visarjan or immersion of the idols in water. Ganesh visarjan ceremony normally takes place on the Ananta Chaturdashi day, which falls 10 days after the Ganesh Chaturthi day but homes do it early. Ganesh Visarjan 2023 dates as per tradition is on September 28. But there are people who do the immersion ceremony before the main Visarjan day of Anant Chaturdashi. Ganesh Visarjan 2023 Dates for Homes One and half day Ganesh Visarjan – September 20 Third Day Ganpati Visarjan – September 21 Fifth Day Ganesh Visarjan – September 23 (along with Jyeshta Gauri) Seventh Day Ganesh Visarjan – September 25 Anant Chaturdashi last day of Ganesh Visarjan – September 28 Rules of Ganesh Visarjan There are no strict rules; usually the Ganesh Visarjan ceremony depends on family tradition. Symbolically, Lord Ganesha visits the home on Ganesh Chaturthi day and it is for the family to decide when they want to give him the farewell. There are se

Why We Should Not Look At Moon On Ganesh Chaturthi?

There is a common belief that one should not look at the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi (Vinayaka Chaturthi) day. There is an interesting story to this regard in Hindu scriptures. On a Ganesh Chaturthi day, Ganesha was eating sweets from the houses that were celebrating his birthday. Ganesha’s stomach was overfilled with ‘Modaks’ and other sweets and he could not move. So, he decided to ride on his vehicle mouse. Mouse or Moshika was happily carrying Ganesha but suddenly a snake appeared and the mouse lost his balance and Ganesha fell down. Due to the intensity of the fall, the sweets in the over bloated stomach of Ganesha came tumbling out. Ganesha was not ready to give up the sweets and stuffed them back into his stomach and used the snake as rope to keep the stomach and the sweets intact. Suddenly, Ganesha heard someone laughing and on looking he found that the moon was making fun of his fall. In a fit of rage, Ganesha removed one of his tusks and hurled it at the moon

Why do we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi? – The Symbolism

Ganesh Chaturthi, or Vinayagar Chaturthi, popularly known as Ganapati Festival is the birthday of Lord Ganesha. Ganesh Utsav falls on the fourth day of waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada (August-September). This is the popular reason why we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi and there is also a deeper meaning. The Supreme Being that the Hindus worship is formless. ‘That’ is present in all living and non-living. The entire energy source arises in ‘That.’ Unfortunately, it is impossible to imagine That or even give a proper definition to it. The Supreme Truth, or Brahman, can only be realized. Self realization is not that easy and for it one needs tons of patience, devotion, courage and determination. But sadly this is not possible for majority of the human minds that are controlled by the senses. Therefore the Supreme Truth takes a form and arrives among us. And this form is of Lord Ganesha – when you meditate on Him you can listen and see the pri

Timeless Wisdom From Hindu Scriptures

Knowledge is the (real) wealth of a man while staying in foreign lands. His intelligence is his only wealth in adversities. His righteous behavior is his wealth in other world (after the death). Good conduct (however) is the wealth everywhere. Daylight and darkness, dusk and dawn, winter and springtime come and go. Time plays and life ebbs away. But the storm of desire, one never leaves. (Hence) Worship the Lord, Worship the Lord. Just as the farmer reaps the fruit according to the seed that he plants in the field, a man reaps spiritual merit or sin according to the acts he performed. Endless are the scriptures and endless are the things to be known, and obstacles in life. But life is short. Therefore like a swan separates milk from water, in the same way one should separate and know the essentials, and leave the non-essentials. Lakshmi, or the goddess of Fortune, comes only to the industrious lion among men; it is only weaklings that say that we have to take what fate