Prosses of Ganpati Atharvshirsh Pathh

Significance of Ganesha Atharvashirsha puja

The practice of the Ganesha  Atharvashirsha puja came from the Sri Ganpati Atharvashirsha strotra that was written by sage Atharva. To praise Lord Ganesha, the quintessence of the universe, he wrote this stotra in Sanskrit that is a part o the Upanishads. The stotra is chanted to pay homage to the ultimate form of divinity, which subsumes all other form of the Hindu Gods and Goddesses. In the stotra, Lord Ganesha and His supreme powers are praised. Lord Ganesha is in the control of the entire universe – creation, sustaining and destruction of all. Worshipping Him is to please Him so that Lord Ganesha keeps His blessings bestowed upon everything.

When to do the Ganesha Atharvashirsha puja?

This puja is performed on “Sankashti Chaturthi” that is the fourth day after a full moon night in every month.

How to perform the Ganesha Atharvashirsha puja?

The Ganesha Atharvashirsha puja has to be performed with utmost faith and trust in Lord Ganesha. Chanting the beej mantra or the stotra is the most important aspect of this puja. The worshipper must devote himself in the feet of God and pray with faith in the lord. Various holy ingredients are offered to the lord to worship Him and to please Him. His presence is a philosophical one and hence, needs much of trust and faith in Him, so that you get the blessings on you.

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Ganesha Atharvashirsha puja process:

The Ganesha Atharvashirsha puja is a very thorough and detailed puja process. It begins with the process of Abhishek of Lord Ganesha. The deity is decorated with flower garlands, loose flowers, betel nut, betel leaf, incense sticks and lamps and candles. The deity of Lord Ganesha is offered vermillion and chhola, a special type of lentil. Offering Durva or a special holy grass to Lord Ganesha is one of the most auspicious events of the entire puja process. It is believed that this offering if Durva brings eloquence and prosperity.

The rituals of Ganesha Atharvashirsha puja:

The puja must be done in the morning, while in the evening there must be an aarti. After the entire puja is performed, a grand aarti is performed where all the devotees participate. In the puja, Modaks must be offered to Lord Ganesha, as they are His favourites. These Modaks are the Prasad to the devotees that are distributed amongst them after the puja. The Prasad is considered to be the blessings of the Lord.

Importance of Ganesha Atharvashirsha puja:

The Ganesha Atharvashirsha puja is performed for those, who are in trouble and want the blessings from Lord Ganesha to come out of their problems. He is the Vighnaharta or the reliever from all troubles. Those who are in need for success and are facing obstacles must worship Him and perform the Ganesha Atharvashirsha puja to get His blessings.

Mantra for Ganesha Atharvashirsha puja:

The mantra of this Ganesha Atharvashirsha puja is the most important aspect. It is this stotra that is the life to the puja. This is because the stotra incorporates all the praising of Him and also the essence and the philosophical truth of His being. The stotra is:

Ek Dantaya Vid Mahe vakra Tundaya Dhimahi Tanno danti Prachodayat

Benefits of Ganesha Atharvashirsha puja:

Worshipping Lord Ganesha through this Ganesha Atharvashirsha puja will:

  • Remove all the sins of the worshipper
  • Relieve him from his troubles
  • Diminish all the obstacles and the barriers between him and his success

The most important aspect or rather the benefit of this puja is that the worshipper will be able to get Moksha or release of the soul or spirit from all earthly bounds

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Aug, 24 2016 03:16 pm