Sri Ganesha Chaturthi

September 18, 2023

Lord Sri Ganesha is the embodiment of the all-pervading universal energy. Worshiping Sri Ganesha on this auspicious day, Ganesha Chaturthi, will remove all obstacles and bestow the devotee with happiness and prosperity.

Ganesha or Vighneshwara is the Lord of Obstacles of material and spiritual order and His dharma is to remove obstacles and to place obstacles in the path of those who need to be checked. He could be considered as the most endearing form of all Hindu deities and His birthday Ganesha Chaturthi, which falls on the fourth day of the bright fortnight of Bhadrapada, is celebrated with great devotion and delight.


Amma’s Ganesha Chaturthi Message

It is believed that Lord Ganesha descends on the earthly plane on this particular day to bless His devotees and hence this day is known as Ganesha Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi. The significance of Ganesh Chaturthi lies in the way in which people attach themselves with all their devotion and faith to the care and pampering of the all-embracing Lord Ganesha.

On this day, people worship the Ashta Vinayakas referred to as the eight embodiments of Lord Ganesha, who abolish the negative powers of the evil elements that exist in this world. The belief that adds to the significance of Ganesha Chaturthi is that “Lord Ganesha always comes to abolish the negative forms in every period and in every age”.

Sri Sankata Hara Ganapati Vratam

September 18, 2023

We are living in a very important time period. Kali Yuga is an age that bestows afflictions. Human beings are facing financial problems, health issues, planetary afflictions, and many other obstacles in their daily lives. We need to look beyond Science as a dominant guiding force for human beings and consider the presence of Gods and Miracles. Remedies are provided by the interference of the Divine. During this challenging time, the Worship of Sri Ganesha by the performance of “Sri Sankata Hara Ganapati Vratam” is an invaluable miracle performing method to remove all hardships.

At Manidweepa Mahasamasthanam a special Nine Night/Ten Day Ganesha Navaratri Festival will be held to perform a unique program called “Sharanagati Sri Maha Ganapati” according to the various methods described in the Vedas.


Why we should worship Ganesha?


There are 6 chakras in human body, the first chakra is Muladhara Chakra and Ganesh resides in this Chakra. Ganesh is the Lord of this Chakra.

To achieve Salvation through yoga, the human body faces too many obstacles before awakening the kundalini. To overcome these obstacles everyone should worship Lord Ganesha on Ganesha Chaturthi (also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi) in the month of Bhadrapada on the fourth day of the waxing moon at the time of Hasta Nakshatra.

These Special Sri Ganesha Chaturthi & Nakshatra Homas will be performed at Amma’s Penusila Ashram on September 18, 2023. Devotees are encouraged to take full advantage of sponsoring this homa to get abundant blessings of both Sri Ganesha and Amma Sri Karunamayi!

Sri Ganesha’s powerful energy easily removes hardships and overcomes all obstacles caused by planetary difficulties. These special nakshatra homa are beneficial to overcome any defects caused by your nakshatra (birth star). Sri Ganesha’s divine blessings will be showered upon you to protect you from any bad luck and remove all obstructions from your path. Enjoy new hope, abundant energy and an inspired enthusiasm for life when you participate. Sponsors of these auspicious homas will be blessed with the sacred recitation of mantras before each sponsored event. After completion of the ceremony, the holy prasadam will be mailed to each sponsor.

Ganesha Chaturthi Pujas

September 18, 2023 Monday