Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Click to know what to do and what not to do while installing the idol of Lord Ganesha in the house!


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The awaited 10-day Hindu festival Ganesh Chaturthi has started today. Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayak Chaturthi, is celebrated with great enthusiasm across the country as the birthday of Lord Ganesha. On this day, people bring Lord Ganesha to their homes and install his idol as an honored guest for 10 days. This year, Ganesh Utsav started on September 18, 2023, and will end on September 28, 2023.

Auspicious time:

According to Drik Panchang, the auspicious time to welcome Lord Ganesha to your home, which marks the beginning of Chaturthi, starts at 12:39 pm on September 18, 2023, and ends at 01:43 pm on September 19, 2023. It happens. The immersion of Ganesh idols will take place on September 28. The immersion ceremony marked the symbolic end of the ten-day Ganesh Utsav.


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Ganesh Chaturthi: What to do and what not to do while worshiping the idol of Lord Ganapati?

What to do?

Devotees can bring the idol of Lord Ganesha home for 1.5 days, 3 days, 7 days, or 10 days.

Perform 16 different rituals or rituals during these ten days.

Since Lord Ganesha is a guest in your home, first offer food, water, or prasad to him.

Prepare 'Satvik' (pure) food for the occasion and offer it to Lord Ganesha before consumption.

Make sure that the Lord Ganesha idol brought to your home is made of clay and not artificial material or metal.

If you do not have any water body nearby, you can immerse the Ganesha idol in a drum or container in your home.


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What not to do?

Avoid consuming onion and garlic when the idol of Lord Ganesha is installed in your house.

Never abandon the idol of Lord Ganesha in your home. A family member should always be present with the idol.

Do not immerse the idol of Lord Ganesha before performing aarti, puja, and offering prasad.

Make sure you follow the auspicious time for Ganpati Sthapana without any delay.

Avoid consuming meat and alcohol during this ten-day festival.