Vinayaka Chavithi is one of the most popular festivals celebrated in India. It is a festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles and the god of wisdom. Vinayaka Chavithi is celebrated on the fourth day of the bright fortnight of the Bhadrapada month in the Hindu calendar.
This year, Vinayaka Chavithi falls on September 18th, 2023. If you are planning to perform Vinayaka Chavithi puja at home, this article is for you. Here is a complete guide to Vinayaka Chavithi puja vidhanam in Telugu:
- An idol of Lord Ganesha
- A plantain leaf (or a plate)
- A bell
- Two coconuts or bananas
- Betel leaves
- Betel nuts
- Akshata (rice mixed with turmeric)
- Incense sticks
- Clean and bathe the idol of Lord Ganesha.
- Place the plantain leaf or plate on a clean surface.
- Place the idol of Lord Ganesha on the plantain leaf or plate.
- Sprinkle rice around the idol.
- Light the incense sticks and place them in front of the idol.
- Ring the bell three times.
- Apply kumkum and haldi to the forehead of the idol.
- Offer flowers and akshata to the idol.
- Offer coconuts or bananas to the idol.
- Chant the following mantra:
"Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha"
- Perform aarti.
- Distribute the prasadam to the family members and friends.
- You can also offer other food items to Lord Ganesha, such as modak, ladoo, and sweets.
- You can also sing devotional songs and bhajans in praise of Lord Ganesha.
- If you are performing the puja at home, you can invite your family members and friends to participate.