Anant Chaturdashi 2020: Date, puja muhurat and Ganesh Visarjan timings
Anant Chaturdashi 2020: Anant Chaturdashi is a very significant festival observed on the 14th day in the Bhadrapada month during the Shukla Paksha as per the Hindu calendar. This festival is popularly known as Anant Chaudas.
The sacred day is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the universe. Lord Anant is one of the incarnations (avatar) of Lord Vishnu. ‘Ananta’ in Sanskrit means endless/eternal, and therefore, it is believed to be an auspicious day for worshipping Lord Vishnu.
Ananta Chaturdashi 2020 date
This year, Ananta Chaturdashi will be observed on September 1. The Chaturdashi tithi begins at 8:48 am on August 31, 2020, and ends at 9:38 am on September 1, 2020.
Ananta Chaturdashi 2020 puja muhurat
According to drikpanchang, the muhurat to perform the puja is between 5:59 am to 9:38 am on September 1. (Duration: 03 hours 39 mins)
Ganesha Visarjan: Auspicious Choghadiya Muhurat
Ganeshotsav or Ganesh-Utsav, which begins on Ganesha Chaturthi, culminates on Anant Chaturdashi. Hence the last day of festivity is known as Ganesha Visarjan.
This year, Ganesha Visarjan on Anant Chaturdashi is on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, check-out timings:
Morning Muhurat (Chara, Labha, Amrita): 09:10 am to 01:56 pmAfternoon Muhurat (Shubha): 03:32 pm to 05:07 pmEvening Muhurat (Labha): 08:07 pm to 09:32 pmNight Muhurat (Shubha, Amrita, Chara): 10:56 pm to 03:10 am, September 02
Anant Chaturdashi 2020: Significance
On this day devotees of Lord Vishnu observe a day-long fast and tie sacred thread during Puja. It is believed that sacred thread protects devotees from all sorts of trouble.
As per the Hindu Mythology, the Kauravas defeated the Pandavas in sports gambling with the act of deceiving them. According to the rules, the Pandavas had to lose their kingdom, their wealth, and all the luxuries and went for an exile in the wilderness.
One day, when Lord Krishna went to meet the Pandavas in the forest, king Yudhisthira asked Lord Krishna for the remedy to get out of the hardship period. Lord Krishna told King Yudhisthira to worship and observe a fast of Lord Anant as it will help in getting his lost wealth, glory and kingdom back.
Yudhishthira successfully observed the fast along with his family and finally got his Kingdom back. Hence, from that day, Anant Chaturdashi is celebrated as the holy festival.
Moreover, the day also marks the end of the Ganpati festival also known as Ganapati Visarjan. The entire nation celebrates this festival with great zeal and enthusiasm. On the eleventh day, the statue of Lord Ganesha is immersed into the water body, preferably in a river, lake or the sea.
Thousands of devotees join the procession chanting “Ganapati Bappa Morya” and “Ganesh Maharaj Ki, Jai”. However, this year, due to ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the government has urged all people to perform the visarjan at home.
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