BanglaHunt Desk: Ganesh Puja i.e. Ganesh Chaturthi marks the auspicious beginning of the festive season in India. Although this year has some inconsistencies with Ganesh Chaturthi every year, there is nothing wrong with organizing the festival. Everything is going on with Corona. Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra as well as Kolkata have started welcoming Lord Ganesha with the sound of trumpets.
Although the familiar rhythm did not return in the lockdown, the festive excitement among the people peaked. Ayen is a new experience. Though full of unpretentiousness, Calcutta is being transformed into the joy of Ganesha worship. The administration has started its work from Tuesday and Wednesday. The focus is on Ganesha worship, so that there are no crowds or gatherings anywhere.
Date of Ganesha Puja (Ganesha Chaturthi)
This year, Ganesh Chaturthi will start at 11:00 pm on 21st August and will have a good time till 6:56 pm on 22nd August. The worship of Siddhidata Ganesha must be completed within this period.
According to Hindu belief, Lord Ganesha was born on the day of Shuklachaturthi in the month of Bhadra. So that day is celebrated as Ganesh Chaturthi. However, according to the scriptures, it is better not to do a special work on this day. It is said that the person who sees the moon on this day, the cloud of disaster comes down in his life. So there is no need to see the moon by mistake on this day.
It is said that when Lord Ganesha circumambulated the Trilok, then all the deities worshiped him. But Chandra Dev was proud of his beauty and laughed at Ganesh Dev. Then Lord Ganesha became angry and cursed the moon god to turn black.
Later realizing his mistake, Chandra Dev apologized to Ganesha, but Lord Ganesha released him but created a cycle of time. According to that cycle, the full moon will be seen once every 15 days and will disappear again after 15 days. According to that rule, the new moon full moon can be seen even today. According to mythology, there are many other such explanations.