Anant Chaturdashi is a holy and one of the most important Hindu festivals.
On this day, Lord Ganesha is given a heartfelt farewell with immersion (Visarjan) after the 10-day festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, and on the same day, Anant Chaturdashi puja is also performed.
Though Ganesh Visarjan began in the period of the Maratha Empire, the conclusion of the festival was not conducted as a big affair. It was only after many years that the practice began. According to mythology, the festival traces an interesting story to its roots.
Devotees offer prayers to Lord Vishnu on the occasion of Anant Chaturdashi. It is celebrated in Bhaadrapad month of shukla paksh. This year, Anant Chaturdashi falls on September 19.
Anant Chaturdashi signifies the removal of all kinds of negativity. Devotees observe the festival with full faith.
As per the rituals, a string is tied to the wrist of the devotees with 14 knots, typically colored with kumkum. This string is known as Anant.
According to the Hindu customs certain time is considered to be good to perform the rituals.
According to Hindu priests, Anant Chaturdashi Puja Muhurat is from 06:27 am on September 19 to 05:28 am on September 20, 2021.
The beginning of Chaturdashi Tithi is at 05:59 am on September 19. The Chaturdashi Tithi ends at 05:28 am on September 20, 2021.
Many devotees believe that it is indeed the best time to immerse the idol of Lord Ganesha before sunset.
Devotees also believe that as Lord Ganesha leaves, he takes away all the pain, problems and negativity with him and showers blessings upon his devotees.
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