Maghi Shri Ganesh Jayanti 2023

Why is Maghi Shri Ganesh Jayanti celebrated ?

Shri Ganesh Jayanti is the day on which the frequencies of Deity Ganesh reached earth for the first time, that is  the day on which Shri Ganesh was born. The tithi was Magh Shukla Chaturthi, that is the fourth day (chaturthi) of the bright fortnight of the Hindu lunar month of Magh. This day is known as Ganesh Jayanti or Maghi Shri Ganesh Jayanti. Let us understand what can we do on this day to obtain blessings of Deity Shri Ganesh.

Importance of Maghi Shri Ganesh Jayanti and Chaturthi

Significance of Ganesh Jayanti is that Shri Ganapati Principle is 1000 times more active on this day as compared to the other days. Deity Shri Ganesh was born on the tithi of Chaturthi. Hence, on the tithi of Chaturthi, the frequencies of Shri Ganapati and those of the earth match perfectly, and are most conducive to each other. Which means, on the tithi of Chaturthi, a greater proportion of Shri Ganapati waves can reach the earth. Every month, on the day of Chaturthi, Shri Ganapati Principle is 1000 times more active on earth than on the other days. Worship of Shri Ganapati on this tithi gives greater benefit of Shri Ganapati Principle.

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How to celebrate Ganesh Jayanti ?

  • Chant the name of Deity Shri Ganesh throughout the day.
  • Pray to Deity Ganesh as many times as possible.
  • Worship Deity Ganesh with utmost devotion and do Deity Ganesh arati.
  • Offer red flowers and durva to Shri Ganesh.
  • Recite Deity Ganesh stotras in the evening.
  • Place the sattvik Chant-strip of Deity Shri Ganesh in the house.

Chant the name of Shri Ganesh !

To increase devotion and spiritual emotion and to derive maximum benefit from the increased Principle of a Deity, it is absolutely essential to pronounce the Name of the Deity appropriately. Let us listen to the below audio clip to understand the correct method of chanting the Name of Shri Ganesh.

On the auspicious occasion of Shri Ganesh Jayanti, the devotee or seeker (sadhak) should chant Deity Shri Ganesha’s name for 3 to 9 turns of a japa mala (108 stringed beads). The chant is ‘Om Gan Ganapataye Namaha’.

If the font is sattvik, the words contain Chaitanya (Divine consciousness). Sanatan Sanstha has prepared Name-strips of Deities with sattvik fonts and sattvik border designing that matches the Deity’s Principle. These chant-strips attract and emit the specific Deity’s Principle in a higher proportion. Placing the chant-strip in the house creates sattvikata (increase in positivity) in the house and also reminds us to chant the Deity’s name.

Recite the stotras of Deity Shri Ganesh !

There are two poplular stotras of Deity Shri Ganesh. One  one of them is the Sankasht-nashan stotra, which was composed by Devarshi Narad. It includes 12 Names of Shri Ganesh. This stotra should be recited thrice a day in the morning, afternoon and at dusk, for fulfillment of all desires. 

The other most common stotra of Shri Ganesh is the Ganapati Atharvashirsha. ‘tharva’ means toxic, ‘Atharva’ means peace. ‘shirsha’ means head. Atharvashirsha is the one who gives peace to the one who recites this stotra. This stotra was composed by Sage Ganak. In the Atharvashirsha first Shri Ganesh was praised and then meditated upon. Recitation of the Atharvashirsha overcomes all obstacles and liberates us from all sins. Also one acquires all the four pursuits of the soul – Dharma (Righteousness). Artha (wealth), Kama (desire fulfillment) and Moksha (Final Liberation).

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How to worship Shri Ganesh on Maghi Shri Ganesh Jayanti ?

Before starting the Deity Shri Ganesh Puja, do the following prayers.

A. O’ provider of intelligence, Shri Ganapati! Provide me with a virtuous intellect. O Vighnaharta (Vanquisher of all obstacles)! Remove all sufferings from my life!

B. O’ Shri Ganapati! You are the one who provides Pranashakti (Vital energy). Provide me with enough Shakti to work with enthusiasm throughout the day!

C. O’ Shri Ganapati! Through this worship, let devotion and bhav (Spiritual emotion) unto you develop in me!

D. O’ Shri Ganapati! By your grace, let me be able to imbibe maximum Chaitanya (Divine consciousness) emitted from this worship.

Which finger should be used to appy Gandha ?ring finger of the right hand
Which Flowers are offered to Deity Shri Ganesh ?Red colored flowers
Which smell of incense should be waved?Chandan (Sandalwood), Kevada (Screw-pine), Chameli (Jasmine)
How many incense-sticks should be used for worshiping a Deity ?Two
Which fragrance should be offered to Deity Shtri Ganesh?Heena
How many pradakshinas (circumambulations) should be performed around Deity Shri Ganesh?Eight or in multiples of eight
Gandha, haldi-kumkum, red flowers, durva are offered to Deity Shri Ganesh while worshipping. Its method and benefits are given below.

How to offer gandha, haldi and kumkum to Deity Ganesh?

Which flowers should be offered to Deity Shri Ganesh?

Picture depicting subtle characteristics of a red shoe-flower (hibiscus)

Why are durva offered to Deity Shri Ganesh?

Subtle Drawing depicting characteristics of Durva

Aarti should be sung after worshipping Deity Shri Ganesh. Sattvikta and bhav (spiritual emotion) in the Aarti depends upon the bhav of the individual singing it. The more the bhav of the individual singing the Aarti, the more the Aarti becomes enriched with bhav and sattvikta. Such an Aarti reaches the Deity faster. The sattva component and chaitanya generated by the words in the Aarti depend on the pronunciation, pace of pronunciation and pronouncing the words together or separately.

Sattvik Products related to Deity Shri Ganesh

Download Sanatan Apps related to Deity Shri Ganesh today!

‘Ganesh Puja and Aarti’ App

This app gives information about the scientific reasons underlying the worship and religious actions pertaining to the worship of Deity Ganapati, and its benefits. This app has been created as an attempt to make every effort made by an individual for God realisation to occur from the spiritual perspective and to derive benefit from it.

‘Sanatan Chaitanyavani’ Audio App

This App is a collection of sattvik stotras, shlokas, artis and chants of Deities. This App contains Chaitanya-enriched audios recited in the sattvik voice of Saints and seekers who perform spiritual practice. Their recital is in a bhav-enriched voice with pure and appropriate pronunciation, pure language and in a scientific manner. This app is available in Marathi, Hindi, English and Kannada languages.

श्री गणेशाची जन्मकथा आणि कार्यारंभी त्याचे पूजन करण्यामागील शास्त्र सांगणारा व्हिडीओ !

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