Ganesh Chaturthi

How Rare Alignment of Planets Makes the Fest So Special


Astrological Impact of Planets on Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi literally means birthday of Lord Ganesha, it also means the day of our inner purification, which falls on 2nd September 2019 (Monday). On this particular day the Moon will be transiting in Libra sign, which is again a numinous and supernatural phenomenon because it has conjoined two major planets (Jupiter and Venus) and it is also associated with Maandi (an upagraha or sub-planet), which is a real & rare phenomenon. This rare alignment is a big boon for the spiritually and religiously awakened people.

The day coincides with Swati nakshatra and therefore this auspicious day makes the festival more important because the star Swati is directly connected with the planet Rahu and it makes the day more special. So fasting, performing (puja and homa) rituals, chanting, meditation, yoga, learning, adapting and performing sacred rituals are advisable on this particular day.

Significance of Lord Ganesh & Chaturthi

Ganesha or Ganapati, the word itself signifies or means Gano Ka Adhipati, the lord of ganas, a group of people who are very close to the lord due to their unimaginable devotion. It also factually means the survivor, the one who purifies mind, body and soul, the one who clears sins and fulfills dreams and visions. That’s the reason he’s called obstacle remover and has the potential to make all tasks hinder free.

Ganesh Chaturthi is a ten-day festival in India and celebrated worldwide in a magnificent way. Ganesha is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Ganesha’s birthday is celebrated on Bhadrapad Chaturthi (fourth day of the bright fortnight or the waxing moon) of every year. The specialty of this month is that it’s a lunisolar calendar month – having the combined effects of moon and sun – governing the religious life of all the creatures, so the prime devata or deity’s birthday appearing this month gives sacredness and purity to our life.

A Curse & a Boon for Prosperity

Among all the planets, Moon is one of the most beautiful and glorious planet of the solar system. And along with it comes pride too. It once ridiculed Lord Ganesha who was annoyed and cursed the Moon that if anyone witnesses the planet on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi then that person will be scorned by others.

Soon after, Moon’s egoism and insensitivity vanished. She tries to appease the lord and also apologizes. Lord Ganesha gets pleased and bestows a boon and suggests that worshipping his different forms grants abundance of wealth and prosperity.

Scientific Reason of Curse on Ganesh Chaturthi

For those curious to know the scientific reason behind Hindu’s tradition and the reason behind the curse connected with Ganesh Chaturthi, it is said that witnessing Moon on this particular day brings lots of negativity and it will hamper one’s thinking and thought process because research says that, Ganesh Chaturthi falls on the fourth day of waxing moon in the month of Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha, which is also called the lunar month of festivals. On this particular day, the planet Sun, Moon and Earth come in such an angle that the light from Moon gets impure due to the Sun as it touches the surface of the earth it gets negatively charged and if anyone witnesses the Moon on this particular day gets negative results and their personal aura gets diminished in some form or other. It is also believed that sighting the planet Moon on this day gets ‘Mithya Dosha’ which means a kind of false accusation as well.

Lord Krishna was also falsely accused by seeing the Moon on this particular day and with the advice of Sage Narada he performed Vedic Rituals and became curse free. So if anyone gets negative vibes or face any form of negativity, then performing puja or fire rituals (Homam) would prove to be a big help.

How Ganesh Worship Is Important For You

  • Would make you smart, intelligent and provide success, growth and recognition.
  • You will be relieved from all obstacles and major hindrances.
  • Your mindset would become transparent and positive.
  • Luck enhancement is also possible.
  • Income aspect would be hinder free.
  • It would evoke positivity, purity and positive energy in your life.
  • Relationship will get enriched in all areas of life.