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Ganesh Chaturthi/Nijamati Sewa Diwas/Rashtriya Dharmasabha Diwas

Ganesh Chaturthi, Puja methods and significance.

:: श्री गणेशाय नम ::
शान्ताकारम् भुजगशयनम् पद्मनाभम् सुरेशम् ।
विश्वाधारम् गगनसदृशम् मेघवर्ण शुभाङ्गम् ।।
लक्षमीकान्तम् कमलनयनम् योगिभिर्ध्यानगम्यम् ।
वंदे विष्णु भवभयहरम् सर्वलोकैकनाथम्

“I bow to Lord Vishnu who preserves and protects the universe, who is pacific, who lies on the divine serpent, from whose navel arises the Lotus with the power of creation, who is the Supreme Being, who holds the entire universe, who is all-pervading as the sky, who is dark like clouds and has a magnificent form. Lakshmi’s lord, one with lotus eye, who is perceived through meditation by the Yogis, I salute you, Lord Vishnu, who removes the fear of worldly existence and who is the Lord of all worlds”.

Birthday of Lord Ganesh
There is a classical belief that Lord Ganesha was born on the day of Bhadra Shukla Chaturthi in the Satyayuga. On this occasion, the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha has been celebrated in the temples of the country including Ashok Binayak, Chandra Binayak, Suryavinayak, Kamal Binayak and Kamaladi Ganesh with special worship. Ganesh, the son of Shiva Parvati, has the right to get first worship in any religious act.

Today is Sankashti Chaturti , also known as Herumb Sankashti Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha is worshiped on Sankashti Chaturthi or Ganesh Charurthi. On this day, women fast for the long life of their sons and daughters. On this day, fasting Lord Ganesha also increases happiness, prosperity, knowledge, and wisdom. Worshiping Ganesha on this day leads to the attainment of virtue and all distress is removed.

Fasting on Sankashti Chaturthi brings special blessings of Lord Ganpati. Special boon can be obtained by worshiping Ganesha. Especially the problem of health can be eradicated forever.

Sankashti Chaturthi Puja method
On Sankashti Chaturthi, one should wake up in the morning and take a bath. Wear clean clothes. Install the idol of Lord Ganesha on a red or yellow cloth. Start worshiping God now. Take the resolution of the fast with folded hands. Offer water, akshat, dubo grass, laddu, paan, incense, etc. to Ganesha during auspicious time. After this, chant Ganesh Ji's mantra oom Gan Ganpataye Namah. Light a lamp of ghee. Pray to God. Then offer them prasad. In the evening, offer the moon with honey, sandalwood, mixed milk. It is considered necessary to offer arghya to the moon during this Chaturthi.

Rastriya Dharma Sava Diwas, Nepal

Background of Rastriya Dharmasava in Nepal
Every year since 2066 BS, it is customary to celebrate the National Dharmasabha Day on the 9th of Bhadra every year. Taking you back to Nepal about 100 years ago, when Chandrashamser was the Prime Minister of Nepal. The first Dharmasabha was held in BS 1961 when Chandrashamser invited all the scholars and pundits to hold a week-long Dharmasabha. After that Dharmasabha, the official and formal Bikram Samvat of Nepal took place.

Modern Nepal and its context to dharma Sava
Nepal, full of Sanatan rites and traditions, is a country united in diversity and will build a common ground to protect all religions, communities, and traditions through the Dharmasabha. In 2066 BS, the then government of Nepal tried to take three insensitive decisions. It was a government step to make it a year of only 11 months and establish AD as a formal Nepali calendar. Besides, the decision to have a Nepali Bhatt priest in Pashupati was also taken at that time.

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