Significance of the Atharvasheersha Shodasha Maha Ganapthi Homam and Shodasha Namavali for Lord Ganesha

Atharvashirisha shodasha maha ganapathi homam

Atharvasheersha Shodasha Maha Ganapathi Homam

Significance of the Atharvasheersha Shodasha Maha Ganapathi Homam

Ganesh Chaturthi is on Thursday, Sept 17 2015

Ganesh Chaturthi 2015 is on the 17th September. The Ganesh Chaturthi 2015 Puja Muhurut to bring the Vigraha / Idol home is during the Shubh, Labh or Amrit Choghadiya. If you intend to bring Ganpati ji one day before, i.e. on the 16th September 2015, the Labh time is between06:30 and 08:01 and the Amrit time is 08:01 and 09:32. Ganpati ji can also be brought home (Avahana or Welcome) during the Shubh time which is between 11:03 and 12:33. The Muhurut for evening time would be the Labh time which is between 17:06 and 18:37. Please note these Timings are as per panchang of Mumbai, India.

The Ganesh Staphna (installation of the Idol) on Ganesh Chaturthi day, i.e. on 17th September 2015 can be done at Char time between 11:02 and 12:33 or Shubh Time i.e. between 06:30 and 08:01. Ganesh Pooja is preferred during Madhyanhana on Ganesh Chaturthi as it is believed that Lord Ganesh was born during Madhyahana Kaal which is between 12:33 and 15:35. The Muhurut time specified above is the best Muhurut to perform the Ganesh Puja and to perform any work.

There are 16 distinct tithis in the spiritual calendar. There’s a distinct Ganapathi form corresponding to each thithi. Worshipping the Ganapathi form corresponding to the thithi at any instant during the day is the unique thithi Ganapathi Siddha worship procedure .

  • Day 00: Amavasya Sri Niruttha Ganapathi
  • Day 01: Prathamai Sri Baala Ganapathi
  • Day 02: Dvithiyai Sri Tharuna Ganapathi
  • Day 03: Thrithiyai Sri Bakthi Ganapathi
  • Day 04: Chathurthi Sri Veera Ganapathi
  • Day 05: Panchami Sri Sakthi Ganapathi
  • Day 06: Sashti Sri Dhvija Ganapathi
  • Day 07: Sapthami Sri Siddhi Ganapathi
  • Day 08: Ashtami Sri Ucchishta Ganapathi
  • Day 09: Navami Sri Vigna Ganapathi
  • Day 10: Dasami Sri Kshipra Ganapathi
  • Day 11: Ekadasi Sri Heramba Ganapathi
  • Day 12: Dvaadasi Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi
  • Day 13: Thrayodasi Sri Maha Ganapathi
  • Day 14: Chathurdasi Sri Vijaya Ganapathi
  • Day 15: Pournami Sri Niruttha Ganapathi

“Wherever you see a Ganapathi form during that thithi, recite the name of the Ganapathi for that thithi. This is the Siddha method of worshipping Sri Ganapathi; it’s a worship procedure that’s most pleasing to Sri Ganesh, say the Siddhas.”

Sri Ganapathi Shodasha Nama Stotram | Translated by P.R.Ramachander

Sumukhaschaikadanthascha, Kapilo Gaja Karnika,

Lambhodarascha Vikato Vignarajo Vinayaka.

Pleasant faced god, God with one tusk, God who is reddish black,

God with an elephant ears, God with a very broad paunch, God who is cruel to his enemies,

God who is the remover of obstacles, God who is the leader of those who removes obstacles.

Dhoomakethurganadhyaksha Phalachandro Gajanana,

Vakra Thunda Soorpakarno Herambha Skanda poorvaja.

God who is the color of smoke, God who is president of an army, God who has crescent in his forehead,

God who walks like an elephant, God who has a broken tusk, God who has very broad ears,

God who stays close to Lord Shiva, God who is elder brother of Subrahmanya.

Shodasaithani namani ya padeth srunuyadhapi,

Vidhyarambhe vivahe cha pravese, nirgame thadha,

Sangrame sarvakarye cha vigna sthasya Na jayathe.

One who reads, hears are remembers these sixteen names, During the commencement of education,

During the marriage ceremony, During the commencement or coming back from a journey,

During war or for that matter during any matter, Will not face any difficulties and will attain victory.

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