New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Devotees from across the country worship Lord Ganesha widely and he is considered to be one of the most prominent gods in Hindu culture. His devotees observe fast twice every month to impress the almighty and seek his blessings. The devotees of Lord Ganesha observe fast on Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of the moon) Chaturthi and Krishna Paksha (waning phase of the moon) Chaturthi. The fasting that is observed on Shukla Paksha Chaturthi is also known as ‘Vinayak Chaturthi’ while the ‘Krishna Paksha’ is known as ‘Sankashti Chaturthi’. This year the Vinayak Chaturthi is celebrated today, June 24. 

When is Vinayak Chaturthi in June?

The Vinayak Chaturthi or the Shukla Paksha Chaturthi is observed today, June 24.

What is the shubh muhurat for Vinayak Chaturthi in June?

The Ashadha Shukla Paksha Chaturthi will begin at 10.14 am and continue till June 25. It will end at 8.47 am on June 25. On the other hand, the shubh muhurat Vinayak Chaturthi will begin at 11 am on June 24 and will end at 1.47 pm on the same day.

What is the puja vidhi for Vinayak Chaturthi in June?

Vinayak Chaturthi is quite religiously celebrated across the country, especially in Maharashtra. On this day, Lord Ganesha’s devotees wake up early in the morning and take a bath. After bathing, it is advisable to wear a red colour cloth. However, it is an optional thing and devotees are allowed to wear clothes as per their wish. 

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Generally, Lord Ganesha’s devotees observe a fast on this from morning to evening to appease the lord. The devotees, however, are allowed have fruits, sweets and milk but that is permitted only after the “Madhyana Puja”. 

On this day, Lord Ganesha’s devotees light oil lamps and do Sankalpa and meditation to seek his blessings. To worship Lord Ganesha, his devotees chant the mantra OM Gan Ganpataye Namah and offer Chandan, kumkum, 21 strands of Dhruva grass and red coloured hibiscus flowers to him. At last, devotees chant the Ganesha Aarti and offer five types of fruits, a whole coconut, bananas, paan and supari, haldi and kumkum and coins to Lord Ganesha to seek his blessings.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma