The Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated tomorrow on August 25, 2017 all over India with much pomp, fervor, and devotion. The festival marks the birth of Lord Ganesha, the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Ganesha is worshiped as the remover of obstacles and he is the first to be invoked in any puja. The Ganpati festival is one of the most important festivals of Maharashtra and goes on for the whole of ten days from Ganesh Chaturthi to Anant Chaturdashi. This year the festival will be celebrated from August 25 to September 5. Lord Ganesha has around 108 names out of which the more popular ones are Vighnaharta, Avighna, Ekadanta, Vinayak, Akurath etc. Also Read - Anant Chaturdashi 2020: Puja Timing, Muhurat, Vidhi For Ganpati Visarjan
Unlike the Durga puja or Kali Puja festivals where the idols are placed in a pandal where the entire community prays and celebrates, Ganpati idols are also brought into homes and people pray to their favourite deity for happiness, prosperity and good luck. In Mumbai, huge pandals are created where the entire community collects to pay their respects to their revered God. Lalbaughcha Raja is the most famous Ganpati idol in Mumbai and it is believed that he has the power to fulfill your dreams and prayers. On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 we have collated a list of devotional songs and bhajans that will bring you peace and tranquility while you pray. Lalbaugcha Raja 2017 First Images: Mumbai’s Favourite Ganpati Idol’s Pictures Revealed Before Ganesh Chaturthi Also Read - Historic Moment! Ireland Gets Its First-Ever Hindu Temple in Dublin After a Wait of 20 Years
1. Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh Deva – Lord Ganesh Aarti
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This is the most popular aarti of Lord Ganesha. It hails the elephant god along with his parents Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The song is in simple Hindi, easy to understand and melodious to sing. It hails Lord Ganesha’s qualities of fulfilling his devotees’ dreams and prayers.
2. Sukh Karta Dukh Harta – Lord Ganesh Aarti
This Ganpati Aarti in Marathi is very serene and has a calming effect on whoever listens to the song. The song talks about the peaceful and happy demeanor of Lord Ganesha and applauds his love for his devotees. The aarti also celebrates his parents Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and elucidates Lord Ganesha’s deeds and achievements which have made him the favourite God of Hindus.
3. Sindoor Lal Chadhayo
Sindoor Lal Chadhayo is sung in the same tune as Sukh Karta Dukh Harta and is actually from the movie Vaastav that starred Sanjay Dutt and Namrata Shirodkar in lead roles. It is a simplified Hindi version of the Marathi Ganpati Aarti.
4. Ekadantaya Vakratundaya Gauri Tanaya
This bhajan in Sanskrit is one of the most popular and well-loved Lord Ganesha bhajan and the fact that singer Shankar Mahadevan has sung it so beautifully that it invigorates your entire body and makes you feel at peace with the world.
5. Shree Ganesha Deva – Agneepath
This song from Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra starrer Agneepath has become the new age cult classic when it comes to devotional songs picturized on Lord Ganesha. Sung by Sukhwinder Singh and composed by Ajay-Atul this song has become the new anthem for all Ganpati celebrations.
These devotional songs and bhajans have the quality to captivate the mind and curb all fears and trepidation in the minds of the devotees. Ganpati celebration will start from tomorrow and will go on until September 5, 2017. On the tenth day that is Anant Chaturdashi all the Ganpati idols are immersed in water bodies.