Ashtavinayak Yatra
Method of Puja




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The way Lord Vishnu’s “Ekadashi” and Lord Shivshankar’s “Shivratri” are observed, in the same way Shri Ganesha’s Chaturthi is also observed by his devotees. Ganapati 'Atharvashirsha' describes this Charturthi as ‘Chaturthyamanshnan Japati’. Chaturthi means forth stage. Ganapati is beyond three stages of human body. When someone is in his forth stage that is turia, one can have his darshan.
Sankasthi Chaturthi
This is the vow taken by the devotees on the forth day of second fortnight of every month. Devotees fast for the whole day on this day and break their fast after having the darshan of moon and worshipping Lord Ganesha. This vow is observed to get rid of the problems of life. On this day first of all bath is taken in the evening and then Lord Ganesh is worshipped, offered 21 “Durvas”, perform “Aarti”, show “Naivedyam”, gives meal to Brahmin and breaks his/her fast.

Vinayaki Chaturthi
Vinayaki Chaturthi falls on the first fortnight of every month. This vow is observed for the full day.

Angaraki Chaturthi
If Sankashti Chaturthi comes on Tuesday, it is called Angaraki. The vows are completed on the same day. Its only after the darshan of moon, devotees have their meals.

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