Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Today is the day to welcome Ganpati Bappa who’s also called Vighnaharta (the one which takes away obstacles). Every yr Ganeshotsav is well known with nice pomp and present however on this altering occasions, Ganpati Bappa is not going to witness large crowds and carefree dancing. This yr Ganpati celebrations can be a low key affair as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.Also Read|Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Know Significance Of The Festival And Why Modak Is Offered To Lord Ganesha
Though the pandemic has hit the nation, individuals are able to have fun Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 inside their properties praying that Vighanaharta takes away all their issues. Ganesh Chaturthi is a joyous event that commemorates the start of Lord Shiva and Parvati’s son, Ganesha.
How did Lord Ganesha get the identify Ganpati?
Considered as an emblem of knowledge and luck, Lord Ganesha is thought to have 108 names. Legend has it that after his mom, Goddess Parvati, had requested Lord Ganesha to protect the doorway whereas she took bathtub. However, Lord Shiva got here at that very second, and attempting to enter was stopped by Ganesha. This angered Shiva and he severed Ganesha’s head. Seeing this, Goddess Parvati was heartbroken, resulting in Shiva instructing his ganas to search for the top of a dwelling creature to switch Ganesha’s severed head. They discovered a child elephant’s head and that is how Lord Ganesha got here again to life and later was named Ganpati by Lord Shiva.
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Ganesh Chaturthi Significance: According to Hindu mythology, Lord Ganesha is the God of fine fortune, knowledge and prosperity. Ganesh Chaturthi is without doubt one of the most celebrated festivals of India. People put together for this competition days earlier than the precise day. Large pandals are decked up with idols which might be arrange in lots of components of states like Maharashtra and Gujarat. People then collect in massive numbers to supply prayers. Year after yr, individuals are getting extra modern with idol-making and selecting extra eco-friendly methods to not hurt the setting upon immersion. A number of devotees even carry small Ganesha idols to their properties and host pujas at their residence. This consists of chanting, singing devotional songs and providing bhog.
Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations: Vinayaka Chavithi is a 10-day lengthy celebration with a number of individuals bringing the Ganesha idols both at house, workplace areas, or native space pandals. They put in plenty of effort to brighten the area for Lord Ganesha and place choices in entrance of the idol. These choices embrace modak, payasam, coconut rice, motichoor laddoo, shrikhand, and lots of different sweets. Devotees then go to temples and pandals throughout these 10 days to pay respect and supply prayers to Lord Ganesha. The statue of Ganesha is immersed in water on 1.fifth day, fifth day and 10th day. This is called Ganpati Visarjan. Devotees are seen chanting ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya’ paying respect to Lord Ganesha as they bid farewell t him. Traditionally that is additionally considered Ganesha taking away all our worries and depart his blessings behind.
However, since this yr we’re dealing with a pandemic, the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made certain to introduce a one-ward-one-Ganpati idea so as to keep social distancing. Even public celebrations of Vinayaka Chavithi are barred in New Delhi this yr. Large scale celebrations care canceled for this yr in Maharashtra as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.