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Angaraka Chaturthi

Angaraka Chaturthi

The Chaturthi after Guru Poornima was a special one and is called Angaraka Chaturthi or Sankashti because it fell on Tuesday this time. On that day, Lord Ganesha has to be worshipped. We can worship Lord Ganesha like we have mentioned in our post on Ganesh Chaturthi. Or we can place idols or photos of Lord Ganesha to worship Him. Even, we can place an entire betel nut in the worship area and perform pooja to it.

Angaraka Chaturthi

We have to perform panchopachara or shodashopachara to Lord Ganesha. Offering a garland of red flowers and durva is auspicious. We also offer modak to the Lord.

Since this auspicious festival fell on Tuesday, we can worship Lord Hanuman as well. We can offer vadamala, jalebi mala, etc. to Lord Hanuman.

Again being a Tuesday, Goddess Durga can be worshipped during Rahu Kalam. We cut a lemon into 2 and juice it. Then, we invert the remaining lemon cups and light ghee lamps in them. The lemon juice is, then, offered to the Devi. Rahukala Durga Ashtottra, Durga Shlokas and Durga Saptashati are chanted at this time At the end, Maha Mangal Arti is performed for all the worshipped idols, photos, etc.

When the moon rises, we can give arghya to it. We should fast in the morning and have food after giving arghya to the moon. We are sharing the photos of the pooja performed at home.

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