Lord Ganesh or Ganapati Puja and Homam is done for prosperity, happiness and fulfillment of all wishes.
Lord Ganesha is the supreme god. Ganapati is worshipped before every deity in puja or any ritual. Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is the festival when Indians participate and celebrate Ganapati Puja in India. Lots of poojas will be done for Lord Ganesha in temples as well as at homes. People love to perform this puja with all family members and myshubhvivah.com purohits perform pujas at right and auspicious muhurats for the benefit of families.
People doing Ganpati puja at home worship image or idol of Lord Ganesha, offer colorful flowers, Druva Grass, Modak (ladoo - sweet), Coconut, Sandalwood paste (chandan) and also use Incense sticks. if you are doing Ganesha Puja in your home, you need not to be very strict.
The rituals are followed by Vedic pandits and purohits who perform Ganapati puja for you in temples. If you wish to get Ganesh Puja performed for you and your family in a temple, you can book your puja right now with AskGanesha.
Purohits will do the rituals, you need to work on your faith and devotion, which is more important.
You just need to do prayers and here on your behalf, purohits will do all arrangements, decoration and other ritualistic procedure to appease your deity Ganapati.
Following are the steps to perform puja:
First light the lamps.
Place the Ganesh idol or Photo frame facing the East or West. But not facing the South. Apply sandal paste and kumkum on the forehead, palms and feet and then garland with flowers.
Keshava, narayana, madhava ……………….padmanabha, damodara
Ring the bell as you chant the following mantra :
Aagamartha tu devanam,
Gamanartha tu rakshasam
Kurvey ghantaaravam ramyam
Devat ahvaan laanchanam
Guru dhyanam : With folded hand chant :
Guru brahma guru vishnu gurudevo maheshwaraha.
Guru saakshaat param brahma
Tasmai shree guravey namaha.
Nidhayey sarva vidyanaam, bhishajey bhavaroginaam.
Guravey sarva lokaanam, dakshina murthayey namah.
Ganapati Dyanam :
Om shuklambaradharam vishnum
Shashi varnam chaturbhujam,
Prasanavadanam dyayetha, sarva vignobha upashanthaye.
Om boohu, Om bhuvaha, Oghum suvaha,
Om mahaha, Om janaha, Oghum satyam, Om tat sa vithurvarenyam,
Bhargo devasya dhimahi, dheeyo yonah pracho dayathu. Om aphaha,
Jyothi rasa, amrutham brahma, bhurbhuvasuvaram.
Mamopatha samastha, duritha kshaya dwara, shri parameshwara
preetheyartham, karishya manasya karmanaha nirvignam
parisamaptyartha aadhao vigneshwara poojam karishyey.
Pour a spoonful of water on your palms, wipe them and say :
Take some flowers and rice (akshata) in your hands and chant :
Om gananaanthva ganapathing havaa mahey,
Kavim kavinam, upavashravastamam.
Jyeshta rajam brahmanam, brahmanaspatha, aanushrunvan oothi bhi
Seedha saadanam. Om mahaganapathayey namaha.
Aavahanam (Invoking the God) - Place left palm on the centre of the chest and with the right palm touch the feet of the idol (or frame) simultaneously and chant the mantra :
Asmin haridraa bimbey sumukham
Mahaaganapathim aavaa hayaami.
Aasanam - After chanting the following mantra, offer one flower or tulsi leaf :
Paadhyam and snaanam : Offer one spoon of water into a plate or bowl after chanting each line of following mantra :-
i) Paadhyo paadhyam samarpayaami
ii) Hastyo ardhyam samarpayaami
iii) Aachamaniyam samarpayami
iv) Snanaan tharam aachamaniyam samarpayaami
Vastram, Upavitham and Aabharanam - After chanting each mantra, offer akshata (rice) with flowers or tulsi leaf:
i) vastrartha akshataan samarpayaami
ii) upavitaartha akshataan samarpayami
iii) aabharanartha akshataan samarpayaami
Chandanam - Apply sandalpaste on the forehead of the idol (or photoframe) and chant
Divya Parimalla gandhaan-dharayaame
Kumkum - Apply kumkum on top of the sandal paste and chant :
Haridra kumkumam samarpayaami.
Akshata - offer some akshata (rice) and chant.
Pushpam - offer some flowers and chant :
Now you have invoked Lord Ganesh for the Pooja, and you are ready for the Pushpaanjali and naamavali (praising the Lord by his different names) After each of the following mantra offer a flower :
Om sumukhaya namaha
Om ekadantaaya namaha
Om kapilaaya namaha
Om gajakarnakaaya namaha
Om lambodaraaya namaha
Om vikataaya namaha
Om vignaraajaya namaha
Om vinayakaaya namaha
Om dhuma ketavey namaha
Om ganadyakshaaya namaha
Om faalachandraya namaha
Om gajananaaya namaha
Om vakratundaaya namaha
Om shoorpa karnaaya namaha
Om Heyrambaaya namaha
Om skandapoorvajaaya namaha
Om moola prakrutayey namaha
Om kshetra paalaya namaha
Om gurubhyo namaha
Om siddhi vinayaka swaminey namaha
Nana vidha parimala - patra - pushpani samarpayaami
Prarthana : With folded hands chant :
Vigneshwara mahabhaaga sarva loka namaskruta,
Mayarabdha midham, karma nirvignam kuru sarvadhaa.
Aabrahma lokaath, aasheyshaath aalokaa, loka parvataath,
Yey vasanthi, dvija devah, tey bhyo nityam, namostutey.
Namo namo ganeshya, namastey siva soonavey,
Avighnam kuru mey devah, namami tvam ganadhisha.
Dhoop : Light two agarbattis and show it to the Lord accompanied by the ringing of the bell and chat.
Deepam: (Optional) If you have lit a small accompanying lamp, show it to the Lord accompanied by ringing of bell. If not, just continue with agarbathi and say :
Naivedyam : Keep the prasadam (coconut fruits, kheer etc.) in a plate before the Lord, put Tulsi leaves on it close your eyes and chant the mantra offering mentally the naivedyam to the Lord.
Om bhur bhuvasuvaha, tat sa vithur varenyam,
bhargo devasya dhimahi, dhiyoyo nah prachodayat.
Take 2 spoonful of water on your right palm, drip the water drops around the prasadam chanting :
Deva savitah prasuva
Again 2 drops , drop as above :
Satyam tvartena parishinchaami
Take 2 drops and drop thru the palm on your right side near prasadam chanting:
Amrutah opatarana masi
Now, make gesture of offering prasadam to the Lord, chanting :
Om Pranaaya swaha
Om Apaanaya swaha
Om Vyaanaya swaha
Om Udaanaya swaha
Om Samaanaya swaha
Om brahmaney swaha
Om maha Ganapataye namahe, Kadali phaladhikam nivey dayami
Drop 2 drops of water thru right palm on right side of naivedyam saying :
Niveydanan antaram aachamaniyam samarpayami
2 drops - repeat
Madhyey Madhyey amruta paniyam samarpayaami
2 drops - repeat
2 drops - repeat
Hasta prakshaalanam samarpayaami
2 drops - repeat
Padha prakshaalanam samarpayaami
2 drops - repeat
Then put Tulsi leaves or flowers at the feet of the Lord after chanting :
Poogi phala samaayuktam,
Naagavalli dalai yurtam
Karpoora churna sanyuktam
Tamboolam prati gruhataam
Light the Aarti (camphor) and show it to the Lord accompanied by ringing of the bell and the following mantra.
Raajadi rajaaya prasanna
Saahiney, namo vayam vaishravan aaya karma ney.
Samey kaamaan, kaama kaamaya mahyam,
kaameshwaro vaishravano dadhaatu
kuberaya vaishravaanaya, mahaarajaya namaha.
Take 2 spoonful of water in your right palm and let it drop in the plate in front and say :
Tat purushaya vidmahey vakratundaaya dhimahi.
Thanno dantih pracho dayat. Karpoora niraanjanam sandarisha yaami.
Pour one spoonful water in plate after each mantra :
i) Neeraaja naanaantaram aachamaniyam samarpayaami
ii) Rakshaan dhaarayaami
offer flowers or Tulsi saying :
Mantra pushpam samarpayaami, sarva opachaaran samarpayaami.
With folded hands pray.
Vakratunda mahaakaya surya koti sama prabha.
Avignam kuru mey deva, sarva kaaryeshu sarvadaa.