The Chaturthi fast, which is considered as the worship of Lord Ganesha, is observed twice a month. It has two phases – Krishna Paksha and Shukla Paksha. The fast observed during Krishna Paksha is known as Sankashti or Sankat Har Chaturthi. The fast observed during the waxing phase (Shukla Paksha) is considered as Vinayaka Chaturthi. On the occasion of Vinayaka Chaturthi January 2022, New Year, devotees will celebrate Ganesh Puja with full rituals. Wishing you a good start to your new year.
Let us know about the auspicious time, fasting rules and other important details of the first Chaturthi of this year-
Significance of Vinayaka Chaturthi January 2022
Vinayaka Varad Chaturthi of Shukla Paksha will be celebrated on 6th January in Paush month. There is a law to worship Lord Ganesha on the day of Vinayaka Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha is considered to be the presiding deity of Chaturthi Tithi. According to Vedic astrology predictions, Lord Ganesha had incarnated on this day. This is the reason why Chaturthi has been very dear to Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha, the destroyer of obstacles, removes all troubles. Worshiping and fasting him removes all the troubles. The place of Lord Ganesha is paramount among all the deities. Those who worship Lord Ganesha regularly, happiness and prosperity remain in their house.
Vinayaka Chaturthi January 2022 Tithi and Puja Muhurta
Chaturthi Tithi Begins: 5th January, Wednesday afternoon from 02:34 minutes
Ends: 6th January, Thursday at 12:29 pm
Puja Muhurat: January 6, Thursday 11:15 am to 12:29 pm
Vinayak Chaturthi Puja Vidhi
- On the day of Chaturthi, wake up at Brahma Muhurta and take a bath after mixing Gangajal in clean water.
- After that take a vow of fasting.
- Then worship with full rituals.
- Offer fruits, flowers, modaks etc. to Shri Ganesha.
- After this chant this mantra-
वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय: सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ:।
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा॥
- If you want to keep fast, then you can keep fast by eating fruits.
- You can end the fast after the evening aarti.
Varad Vinayaka Chaturthi Vrat Katha
Once Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati were sitting on the banks of river Narmada. To pass the time, Parvati Mata asked Lord Shiva to play Chaupar. Mata Parvati told Lord Shiva that who will decide whether to win or lose. So Lord Shiva collected some straws and made an effigy of it. Told that effigy that we are playing Chaupar. You sit here and decide our victory or defeat. You have to tell who among us lost and who won. After that Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati started playing Chaupar. This game was played thrice and Mata Parvati won all three times.
After the game was over, the boy was asked to tell who lost and who won. That boy declared Mahadev victorious. Mata Parvati became furious after hearing this from the child, she cursed the child to be lame and lying in the mud. Hearing this, the child started asking for forgiveness from Mata Parvati. Then Mata Parvati told that child that the Naga Kanyas will come here to worship Ganesha. According to him, you should fast on Ganesha. By doing this you will get me. Saying this Mata Parvati returned to Mount Kailash with Lord Shiva.
After a year, the Naga Kanyas came to that place. Then the Naga Kanyas told that child the method of fasting of Shri Ganesh ji. That boy kept fast on Ganesha continuously for 21 days. Lord Ganesha was pleased to see the child’s devotion. He asked the boy to ask for a boon. The boy said to Lord Ganesha, “O Vinayak, give me so much strength that I can walk on my feet and reach Mount Kailash to my parents. They are happy to see this. Since then this fast is considered to fulfill all the wishes.