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Ganesh Chaturthi, Puja methods and significance.

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 on 7 August 2020. It is also known as Herumb Sankashti Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha is worshiped on Sankashti Chaturthi, 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. Especiallythe 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.

Meaningful wishes

Rastriya Dharma Sava Diwas, Nepal

Every year since 2066 BS, it is customary to celebrate the National Dharmasabha Day on the 9th of Bhadra every year. Let's talk about this periphery today.

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.

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.

Vikram Samvat itself is multi-faced, the scientific aspect and features of Nepal Samvat and AD. Both are integrated in this ancient Vikram Sambat, not only scientific but also a link to Nepali identity. After that insensitive decisions of the communists led goverment, the Dharmasabha was formally registered for the protection of Nepali tradition. Guru Madhav Bhattarai also told Hamro Patro that it is customary to celebrate the National Dharmasabha every year on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi after Teej.

In this way, for the protection of Vedic Sanatan practice, identity, Vedic customs, and other religions and cultures in Nepali culture, the Dharmasabha also works closely with the Panchang Nirnayak Samiti, including the inclusion of festivals and dates in the annual calendar. Every year, the Dharmasabha Committee holds a Pandit Conference and protects and promotes the rules and regulations, including dates and festivals.

May this year's Dharmasabha Day take a pioneering step in preserving the identity, faith, traditions, and customs of Nepalis in the years to come? Mobile companion, a synonym of Nepalijan, Hamro Patro wishes Dharmasabha Day to all its users.

Suyog Dhakal

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