Ganpati Bappa has a tradition of Ganesh Visarjan in his home after 10 days of vigorous vigor, service and worship. Though immersion is also done on Ganesh Chaturthi, most people prefer to immerse them after serving Bappa for 10 days. Many people also perform Ganesh Visarjan on the next day of Ganesh Chaturthi, which is called immersion of one and a half day Ganpati. But on the day of Anant Chaturdashi, the tradition of Ganpati Visarjan is most prevalent. 10 days after Ganesh Chaturthi i.e. on the 11th day Anant Chaturdashi comes and on this day Ganapati immersion is done with full pomp.
Anant Chaturdashi 2019 Vrat:
Anant Chaturdashi fast is observed on Chaturdashi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month. Anant Chaturdashi fasting is today, on this day, the infinite form of Lord Shri Hari Vishnu is worshiped, which removes all the sufferings of the devotees. Anant Chaturdashi will also have the immersion of Vighnaharta Shri Ganesh ji with pomp. In such a situation, the importance of Anant Chaturdashi increases even more. Those who have installed the idol of Ganapati Bappa for 10 days from Ganesh Chaturthi, will bid farewell to Bappa with joy and pray to come again next year.
Anant Chaturdashi Vrat and Puja Vidhi
The fasting person should bathe in the morning and wear clean clothes on Chaturdashi. After that, clean and beautify the habitat by resolving the vow with the mantra
‘ममाखिलपापक्षयपूर्वकशुभफलवृद्धये श्रीमदनन्तप्रीतिकामनया अनन्तव्रतमहं करिष्ये‘
or infinite devotion.Then, if possible, change a place or outpost etc. into a mandap form and in it install an image of Lord Vishnu or the remaining form of seven elements made of Kush, the idol of Lord Eternal. Then place an infinite fork of 14 knots in front of it, this infinite formula is prepared by soaking a thread of yarn in turmeric and applying 14 knots.
After this, worship the Lord with new mango pallava and smell, flower, incense, lamp, naivedyadi. Offer prasad of panchamrit, panjiri, banana and modak etc. to Shrihari in worship.Then salute them with the following mantra –
- Namaste Dev Devesh Namaste Dharanidhar.
- Namaste Sarvnagendra Namaste Purushottam…
After the salutation,
न्यूनातिरिक्त परिस्फुटानि यानीहि कर्माणि मया कृतानि। सर्वाणि चैतानि मम क्षमस्व. प्रयाहि तुष्ट: पुनरागमा।।.
By immersing with this mantra, ‘Donor Ch Vishnu Lord Bhagavanantha: Pratigrahita Ch S V Vishnu:
तस्मात्वया सर्वमिदं ततं च प्रसीद देवेश वरान् ददस्व. Listen to the story by singing a mantra. After this, if there is no salt, eat such substances
Anant Chaturdashi Vrat Katha / Anant Chaturdashi Vrat Katha
In the ancient times, Susanti Brahmin’s beautiful girl Kaundinya was upset. He took an eternal vow by asking poor wives. Once unscathed, Kaudinya broke the thread of the eternal and threw it into the fire, destroying his property. Then he sadly went to the forest to see the eternal. Amra, Gau, Vrisha, Khar, Pushkarini and old Brahmins were found there.
The Brahmins themselves were eternal. They took him to the cavity, went there and told that he was a Brahmin reading the common Vedas. It became common by not teaching students. Cow was the earth, it was cow from seed. Vrish Dharma, Khar Krodh and Pushkarini were sisters.
By allowing Danadi, I was Pushkarini and I am an old Brahmin. Now you go home. Amradi should be found on the way, keep saying message to them and fast both men and women, all will be bliss. In this way, fast for 14 years (ie, strength). On completion of the fixed period, raise the Chaturdashi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. For that, place the idol of Kush or Suvarnamaya Eternal on the sarvatobhadrastha kalash and place infinite squares (containing 14 texts) of gold, silver, copper, silk or sutra.
Worship their Vedas with mantras and perform Havan with sesame, ghee, khand, dry fruits etc. Offer food to 14 Yuga Brahmins by performing Godan, Shayadan, Annadan (14 Ghata, 14 Saubhagya Dravya and 14 Anant Daan) and then end the fast by taking food themselves.
Some important points of Anant Chaturdashi:
- Ganapati immersion is done with great pomp on Anant Chaturdashi.
- Devotees get very emotional while bidding farewell to Ganapati.
- Especially in Maharashtra, this festival is made on sight.
Ganesh Visarjan date and auspicious time:
- Chaturdashi date: 12 September 2019.
- Chaturdashi Tithi starts: 05 September 06 morning 06 minutes on September 12, 2019.
- Chaturdashi end date: September 13, 07 to 35 minutes.