Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Celebrate the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi 2014

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the grandest festivals that signify the birth of Lord Ganesh or Ganapati as he is called in some parts of India. He is the god of prosperity and wisdom and is celebrated in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. It comprises of plenty of rituals, offerings, songs that is carried out with complete devotion to the Lord.

Celebrating the festival
Yes, the festival is no short of any grandeur that we see in Diwali, especially in the western and southern parts of India. Lord Ganesh’s idol is brought home and is invoked by the aarti in almost all Hindu homes and temple before any auspicious beginning. Ganapati Atharvashirsha is a mantra that is a must during the festival. The Ganesh Poshakh can be bought to decorate the Lord on his birthday. His blessings are considered to be necessary and that is why this day gives most people the happiness and satisfaction as they bring the lord home and worship him for five, seven, ten or eleven days. Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja is the most important ritual that is performed in all the homes.

Pleasing the Lord
Now that the Lord is home for a few days, you have to please him and get his blessings for future of you and your family. There are various ways to please the Lord as he can be easily pleased. Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 is approaching and the shops are adorned with glitters and show pieces that are used to decorate homes and welcome the Lord. There are various images of the Lord and is considered to be the most attractive one in the whole world and is created in various sizes and colors. Various stores have Ganapati 2014 songs, bhajans and aartis that will please the Lord easily and give you satisfaction and peace of mind while chanting the Ganesh Mantra, or Vedic mantras which can also be bought. We do see plenty of online stores that have all pooja items that can be used for the daily Ganesh Chathruthi pooja in home or at office. If you love to collect pictures of the Lord, you can download some beautiful wallpapers to add fun to the celebrations. Besides you get to buy attractive items for the festival like Laxmi Ganesh idols, Coral Ganesh, Haridra Ganapati, Ganapati yantra, etc at affordable prices online.

The youngsters do not know the actual pooja or how to celebrate Ganesh Chathruti pooja in home or even the people living in USA. There are CDs available online or at the stores and even the detailed steps that are needed for the pooja and Ganesh Chaturthi information in Hindi and other languages. Along with Ganapathi, Goddess Parvati, the mother of Lord Ganesh is welcomed home and worshipped and is known as Gowri Ganesh pooja. The Gowri Ganesh festival date 2014 falls on the 3rd September. People pray to the Goddess to bring home properity and protect their home. Devotees are engaged the whole day wearing Ganesh Rudraksha mala or Gauri Ganesh Rudraksha, which is supposed to provide many health benefits. Ganesh parad is also considered good and kept in the house.

With the increase of the devotees and the number of idols that are being made, it has become a matter of concern with environmentalist as the Ganesh visarjan or the immersion of the idol of the Lord that takes place in the rivers, wells and the sea contaminate the waters and thus pose a risk to the health of man, animals, birds, trees etc. This is the reason why there are now many organizations who help people learn how to celebrate ganesh chathruthi in an eco friendly way.

Yes, it has become essential to take care of the environment when you celebrate the festival so that you can preserve what the God has already provided. 

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