Vinayaka Chaturthi 2023: On this special day, devotees observe an all-day fast to seek the blessings of the deity. Scroll down to find out more.
Vinayaka Chaturthi 2023: The auspicious occasion of Vinayaka Chaturthi is considered to be one of the important occasions in the Hindu calendar. It is considered an extremely important religious and spiritual day in the Hindu calendar. On this holy day, devotees across the country worship Lord Ganesha seeking blessings from him for a prosperous and happy life.
Vinayaka Chaturthi 2023: Date and Shubh Muhurat
This year, Vinayaka Chaturthi will be celebrated on May 23, 2023. According to Drik Panchang, Chaturthi Tithi will start at 11:18 pm on May 22 and end at 0:57 am on May 24, 2023.
Vinayaka Chaturthi 2023: Significance
The Vinayaka Chaturthi occasion is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm across the country. On this occasion, devotees observe a whole day fast to seek the blessings of the deity for a healthy and happy life. Worshiping Lord Ganesha is believed to bring fortune and prosperity to life. According to Drik Panchang, Lord Ganesha is worshiped with all sixteen rituals along with chanting of Puranik Mantras during Ganesha Chaturthi Puja which is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi Puja. Worshiping gods and goddesses with the 16 rituals is known as Shodashopachara Puja.
Vinayaka Chaturthi 2023: Vidi Puja
To observe Vinayaka Chaturthi, first, get up early in the morning, clean your house, take a holy bath and wear clean clothes. If you have Lord Ganesha installed in your home and worshiped on a daily basis, Avahana and Pratishthapana should be omitted as these two rituals are performed for newly purchased statues of Lord Ganesha, whether made of clay or metal. It should be noted that the pre-installed statues of Lord Ganesha in the home are not given visarjan but Utthapan at the end of Puja.