Curated By: Nibandh Vinod
Last Updated: September 19, 2023, 08:39 IST
GANESH CHATURTHI 2023: Today, Tuesday September 19, marks the start of 10-day Ganesh festival. Ganesh Chaturthi is the most popular Hindu festival celebrated in honour of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom, prosperity, and good luck. One of the most important rituals of the festival is the aarti, a devotional song performed while offering lighted camphor or lamps to the deity. The aarti is a way to express reverence and love for Lord Ganesha, and to seek his blessings. Here are five popular Ganesh Chaturthi aarti:
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1. Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh Deva
Mata Jaaki Parvati Pita Mahadeva
Ek Dant Dayavant, Chaar Bhuja Dhaari
Maathe Pe Sindhoor Sohe, Muse Ki Savari
Paan Chadhe, Phool Chadhe, Aur Chadhe Meva
Ladduan Ka Bhog Lage, Sant Kare Seva
Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh Deva!
2. Sukhkarta Dukhharta Varta Vighnachi
Nurvi Purvi Prema Kripa Jayachi
Sarvangi Sundara Uti Shendurachi
Kanthi Jhalake Maala Muktaphalanchi
Hathi Ghoda Palan Araje
Aarti Karein Ganapati Chharane
Sukhkarta Dukhharta Varta Vighnachi!
3. Ghalin lotangan vandin charan
Dolyani pahin rup tujhe
Deva Preme alingan anande pujin
Bhave ovaleen mhane nama!
4. Vakratunda Mahakaya
Surya Koti Sama Prabha
Nirvighna Kurumey Deva
Sarva Siddhi Pradayaka!
5. Gam Ganesha Gam
Gam Ganesha Gam
Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha!
HOW TO PERFORM GANESH CHATURTHI AARTI
The Ganesh Chaturthi aarti is performed after the puja. To perform the aarti, you will need a plate with a burning lamp or camphor on it. You can also offer flowers, incense, and sweets to Lord Ganesha.
To begin the aarti, stand in front of Lord Ganesha’s idol and place the plate with the lamp on it in front of you. Then, sing the aarti song, waving the plate in front of the idol. You can sing the aarti song in any language that you know.
Once you have finished singing the aarti song, bow down to Lord Ganesha and seek his blessings. You can also offer him flowers, incense, and sweets at this time.