Happy Masik Vinayak Chaturthi!
It’s that time of the year again! It’s the celebration of Lord Ganesha, one of the most revered Hindu gods. Devotees celebrate Masik Vinayak Chaturthi with great enthusiasm and devotion. It is said that worshipping Lord Ganesha on this auspicious occasion brings good luck and fortune.
Masik Vinayak Chaturthi is a four-day festival that falls on the fourth day of every month in the Hindu calendar. During this festival, devotees pray to Lord Ganesha in temples and also at their homes. The rituals associated with this festival are quite simple and straightforward.
On the first day of the festival, devotees gather at temples or at their homes to perform pooja to Lord Ganesha. The pooja involves offering flowers, incense sticks, and other items to the deity. After this, devotees chant mantras and seek blessings from Lord Ganesha for success in all endeavours.
On the second day of the festival, devotees make an idol of Lord Ganesha and perform aarti (a ritual of worshipping with light) in front of it. After the completion of aarti, they offer red flowers (as a symbol of good luck) to the deity. They also offer sweets and Ladoo (as a symbol of sweet life) to Lord Ganesha. In some places, devotees also perform parikrama (circumambulation of a holy place) around the idol of Lord Ganesha.
On the third day, devotees go for a Sankalp (vow) or pray to Lord Ganesha for success in all endeavours. They offer coconut and flowers as offerings to Lord Ganesha at the temple or at home. They also light divas (small clay lamps) in front of the idol and seek blessings from Lord Ganesha for peace and prosperity in their lives.
The fourth day of Masik Vinayak Chaturthi is known as Anant Chaturdashi and marks the end of this festival. On this day, devotees visit temples and perform pooja to Lord Ganesha to seek his blessings for future success and good luck. After this, they break their fast by having Prasadam (food blessed by God).
Masik Vinayak Chaturthi is an important festival that signifies spiritual growth and prosperity in life. It is believed that those who observe this festival are blessed with peace, harmony, success, and prosperity in their lives. So, if you are looking for good luck or want to improve your spiritual growth then you should definitely observe this festival with full devotion and faith in Lord Ganesh.