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way Lord Vishnu’s “Ekadashi” and Lord Shivshankar’s
“Shivratri” are observed, in the same way Shri
Ganesha’s Chaturthi is also observed by his devotees.
Ganapati 'Atharvashirsha' describes this Charturthi as ‘Chaturthyamanshnan
Japati’. Chaturthi means forth stage. Ganapati is beyond
three stages of human body. When someone is in his forth stage
that is turia, one can have his darshan.
This is the vow taken by the devotees on the forth day of second
fortnight of every month. Devotees fast for the whole day on
this day and break their fast after having the darshan of moon
and worshipping Lord Ganesha. This vow is observed to get rid
of the problems of life. On this day first of all bath is taken
in the evening and then Lord Ganesh is worshipped, offered 21
“Durvas”, perform “Aarti”, show “Naivedyam”,
gives meal to Brahmin and breaks his/her fast.
Vinayaki Chaturthi falls on the first fortnight of every month.
This vow is observed for the full day.
If Sankashti Chaturthi comes on Tuesday, it is called Angaraki.
The vows are completed on the same day. Its only after the
darshan of moon, devotees have their meals.