New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Vinayaka Chaturthi, also known as Ganesha and Sankashti Chaturthi, is the very first Chaturthi of this month, which will be celebrated today. It is celebrated in Shukla Paksha while the second one in Sankashti is celebrated during Krishna Paksha. Devotees celebrate this day with great zeal and pomp and also observe a day-long fast. They worship Lord Ganesha and perform Ganesh puja and end their fast only after worshipping Lord Ganesh.

On this day, Devotees keep a day-long vrat during the waxing phase and perform Ganesha puja and end the vrat in the evening. Being a monthly ritual, the auspicious day of Ganesh is also called Masik Vinayaka Chaturthi. Meanwhile, the main Vinayaka Chaturthi is celebrated during the Bhadrapada month.

Vinayaka Chaturthi Date and Shubh Muhurat:

Chaturthi Date: May 4th, 2022

Chaturthi Tithi Begins - 07:32 AM, May 04

Chaturthi Tithi Ends - 10:00 AM, May 05

Vinayaka Chaturthi 2022: Puja Vidhi

- Wake up early in the morning, take a bath and wear fresh cloths

- Bathe Lord Ganesha and make him wear new clothes

- Do tilak and offer flowers, doob, incense stick, fruits, moodak, etc.

- Recite mantras and conclude the puja by performing aarti.

Vinayaka Chaturthi 2022: Fasting Rituals

- Take a vow of observing fasting religiously.

- Do not drink alcohol

- You may have fruits, milk and vrat recipes.

- Offer arghya to the sun.

-Do not use Tulsi while worshipping Ganesha.

Vinayaka Chaturthi 2022: Significance

Lord Ganesha is a loved God of the Hindu community, devotees observe fast and perform puja on this day for hurdle-free life as Ganesha is considered a 'remover oF obstacles'.Lord Ganesha signifies prosperity, wisdom, and good fortune.

Posted By: Ashita Singh