Bring home an eco-friendly idol of Lord Ganesha and don’t let COVID 19 dampen your festive spirits. Celebrate the festival with your family with equal zest; prepare modaks and other amazing dishes to make Ganesha Chaturthi 2020 a hit. Here are the timings for the puja along with the aarti that you must read out in praise of Lord Ganesha to feel at peace. 

Lord Ganesha is also known as Lord Vinayaka. He symbolises knowledge and removes all obstructions that could hamper a task, also known as Vighnaharta. 

Ganesh Chaturthi marks the birth of Lord Ganesha. According to Hindu religious textbooks, Lord Ganesha was born on Shukla Chaturthi during Bhadrapada lunar month which is between August and September.


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So this year amid the pandemic when the world truly needs it, pray with all your heart with this aarti Gajvadan Vinayak ji ki before you chant any other prayer.

Aarti Gajvadan

Aarti gajabadan vinaayak kee

sur muni poojit gananaayak kee. tek.

ekadant shashibal gajaanan,

vighnavinaashan shungun kaanan,

shivasut bandhamaan-chaturaanan,

dukh vinaashak sukhadaayak hai. sur …

rddhi-siddhisvaamee ati,

vimal buddhijeevee suvimal mati,

aady-van sveep, amal avigat gati,

vidya-vinay, vibhavaneey kee. sur …

pingal nayan, vishaal shundadhar,

dhoomravarn shuchibhrraankush kar,

lambodar baadha vipatti har,

sur-vandit sab vidhilaak kee. sur …

aarti hindi

The best time to chant this aarti is early morning after a bath or during the evening.

Ganesha Murti Sthapana Timing & Vidhi

This year the tithi begins at 11:02 pm on August 21 and ends at 2:57 pm on August 22.

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Make sure that Lord Ganesha’s idol is either facing east or the west direction. But install the idol only on the auspicious timings. 

Before you start the puja, do the deep-prajawalan with the sankalpa.

After installing the idol, do Avahana (invocation of Lord Vinayaka) and Pratisthapan (welcoming lord ganesha into the statue). 

Next, offer fruits, vastr, flowers, water, dhup-deep to Lord Ganesha followed by the aarti.

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Have a safe Ganesh Chaturthi, do not forget your face masks and keep washing your hands as even Lord Ganesh would want his bhakts to be safe!


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