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Five fold Celebrations in Indian festivals with Pancha Ganapati

Posted on December 21, 2011 | FestivalsNo Comment


Come December and all devotees of Lord Ganesha, would get ready to celebrate the Pancha Ganapati festival which commences on December 21 and concludes on December 25. This is a great Hindu festival which is held in celebration of the remover of obstacles, the Indian Lord Ganesha. He is believed to be the patron of culture, arts and tradition. There is a kind of discipline to celebrate the festival on each day of Pancha Ganapati. The festival marks the significance of a new beginning and allows the devotee to atone for all the past mistakes or sins committed. There is a shrine kept in the main room of the house and decorated well. A five faced idol of Lord Pancha Ganapati is kept. If such an idol is not available then a photo or any statue of Lord Ganesha suffices. Banana leaves are kept on either side, depicting the arrival of Lord Ganesha from a forest. Then there are lights kept and decorations hung. The children decorate the idol in a different hue each day. December 21. On Wednesday, the colour is yellow or gold. The prayer on this day would be to spread harmony and love within the family. Atone for all mistakes of past and any kind of misdeeds, any insult given to anyone knowingly or unknowingly, any mental anguish caused to anyone and any injury given by you.

Pancha Ganapati festival

The second day is on December 22 and the colour for this day is royal blue. Dress the idol in royal blue and this is the day when you can create harmony amongst neighbours. Clear all misunderstandings and give your apologies to those who you might have hurt. Forgive all and relieve all your tensions.

Pancha Ganapati festival

December 23, is the third day of Pancha Ganapati, the Indian festival of harmony and forgiveness. The colour for this day is ruby red. On this day create harmony among associates and colleagues. Give gifts to traders, merchants, and employees or employers. Finish off all disputes and debts with anyone.t

Pancha Ganapati festival

The fourth day of Pancha Ganapati is on December 24, and on this day, the colour is emerald green. On this day, create harmony through music, drama, dance and art.

Pancha Ganapati festival

The last day is on December 25 and is the day when the idol is dressed in a bright orange. ON this day, offer love and pray for harmony all over in the three worlds. Fill the house with lord GAnesha’s blessings and wait for the New Year with a lot of faith and belief. Clear your past mistakes by this Indian festival and start your life with a new vigour new energy and renewed faith. Improve your social and family life by paying respects to the elephant god Lord Ganesha.

Pancha Ganapati festival

Perform the puja at 6 in the evening. Bring together the family and give gifts to all. Distribute gifts with a lot of love, and endearment. Give Prasad to all and invoke the blessings of the lord of obstacles Lord Ganesha.

The Pancha Ganapati is an Indian festival which is observed with a lot of discipline. It is for the benefit of the entire family and the outer circle.

A shrine is created in the house for the Lord as it is an Indian festival for rectifying past mistakes. Every day a tray filled with fruits, sweets, incense is given to the lord and songs and hymns are sung in his praise.

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