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Sri Ganesh Chaturdhi Celebrations

September 18, 2023 @ 10:30 am - September 24, 2023 @ 1:30 pm

Join Us for Sri Ganesh Chaturdhi Celebrations!

Ganesh Chaturthi, also called Vinayaka Chaturthi, in Hinduism, 10-day festival marking the birth of the elephant-headed deity Ganesha, the god of prosperity and wisdom. It begins on the fourth day (chaturthi) of the month of Bhadrapada (August–September), the sixth month of the Hindu calendar.

Ganesha Visarjan on Ganesha Chaturthi
Ganesha Visarjan can be done on the same day of Ganesha Chaturthi after Ganesha Puja. Most Puja Vidhi(s) of Hindu deities include either Visarjan or Utthapana at the end of the Puja. However, Ganesha Visarjan on the same day of Ganesha Chaturthi is less popular.

One and Half Day Ganesha Visarjan
Ganesha Visarjan which is done on the next day of Ganesha Chaturthi is known as one and half day Ganesha Visarjan. It is also one of the popular days to perform Ganesha Visarjan.

Ganesha devotees, who do Visarjan on the next day of Ganesha Chaturthi, perform Ganesha Puja during afternoon and take the Ganapati idols for Visarjan after Madhyahna which is equivalent to midday as per Hindu division of the day.

As the installation of Ganesha idol was done on previous day during Madhyahna and is taken out for Visarjan on the next day during second half of the day, this type of Visarjan is known as one and half day Ganesha Visarjan.

3rd Day Visarjan, 5th Day Visarjan and 7th Day Ganesha Visarjan
Although the day of Anant Chaturdashi is the most significant day to perform Ganesha Visarjan, many families do it on the 3rd or 5th or 7th day from the day of Ganesha Chaturthi. It is important to note that all these days are in odd numbers. Even the most important day of Ganesha Visarjan, which falls on Anant Chaturdashi day, is the 11th day from the day of Ganesha Chaturthi.

 

Sponsorship Details:
Pramuk Yazmaan $201
Ganesha Vishesha Pooja Sankalpam $51
Archana $21

 

Details

Start:
September 18, 2023 @ 10:30 am
End:
September 24, 2023 @ 1:30 pm
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Organizer

Pooja Committee
Phone
630-247-0173
Email
htcscipooja@gmail.com

Venue

Sri Maha Saraswathi Hindu Temple
2130 County Rd 1000 E
Champaign, IL 61822 United States
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Sponsorships, Participation, and Blessed Prasadam

If you would like to help sponsor the festival or participate in the puja yourself, please do consider from the available sponsorships. Sponsorships help to cover the cost of fruits, milk, ghee, flowers and garlands offered during the puja and abhishekam. In gratitude for your kind offering, we will give you blessed and energized prasadam from the event.

For sponsorship of Abhisekham or Archana, please reach out to our Temple Priest Sharma Ji at 630-247-0173 or email to htcscipooja@gmail.com.

For some sponsorships, we will include your name in the sankalpam chanted before the event. The sankalpam is a Sanskrit statement recited before any major puja or homam. When your name is recited in the sankalpam, it creates a subtle energetic bond between you and the puja or homam, bringing divine blessings to you and your family.

All sponsors receive blessed and energized prasadam from the event. Blessed prasadam usually includes small packets of kumkum and/or vibhuti as well as special items like a blessed thread, yajna raksha, or other holy items.

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