Last Updated on 10 September 2022, 2:35 PM IST | Anant Chaturdashi 2022: September 9 is the festival of Anant Chaturdashi. According to Hindu Panchang, Anant Chaturdashi is celebrated on the Shukla Paksha fourteenth day of Bhadrapada Month. The devotees worship Lord Vishnu on this day. Let us know about the Anant Chaturdashi festival. Readers will also learn how to practice scripture-based true worship (Sat Bhakti).
Anant Chaturdashi 2022: Highlights
• Anant Chaturdashi is celebrated on the Shukla side (Paksh) fourteenth day of Bhadrapada Hindu Month
• On September 9 is the festival of Anant Chaturdashi and the day of Ganpati immersion
• Anant Chaturdashi is also known as Anant Chaudas
• People keep Fast to respect the eternal form of Lord Vishnu on this day
• Anant Chaturdashi has a tradition of tying up an Anant Sutra
• Only Enlightened Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj in the universe has real spiritual knowledge
What is Anant Chaturdashi?
Anant Chaturdashi 2022: Anant Chaturdashi festival lies on Chaturdashi of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada. Anant Chaturdashi is also known as Anant Chaudas. The people mark their respect to the eternal form of Lord Vishnu and observe fast on this day. The Chaturmas is currently underway. The worship of Lord Vishnu in Chaturmas is of importance according to prevailing knowledge in the society. On this day, people complete the immersion of Lord Ganesh that increases the significance of this festival for them. This time Anant Chaturdashi’s fast falls on September 9, Friday.
There is a wrong belief that observance of fast reserves the place of the devotee in Vishnu Lok. The people celebrate the festival in many states of India with great fanfare. The interesting fact is that the festival is not in accordance with holy scriptures.
Anant Chaturdashi 2022: Status of Anant Chaturdashi
Anant Chaturdashi has a tradition of tying up an Anant Sutra (thread). There is a belief about the Anant Chaturdashi that Lord Vishnu exists in the Anant Sutra. The devotees strap Anant Sutra on Anant Chaturdashi after worshipping Lord Vishnu. According to the prevailing knowledge in the society, before wearing an Anant Sutra, one is supposed to know that the Anant Sutra should have 14 knots because 14 knots relate to 14 Lokas. The belief is that there are 14 Lokas in the physical world, including Bhurlok, Bhuvarlok, Swarlok, Mahrlok, Janlok, Taplok, Brahmlok, Attal, Vital, Satal, Rasatal, Talatal, Mahatal, and Patal Lok. Hence, each knot in the Anant Sutra represents a Lok. This practice is opposite to the injunctions of spiritual texts so is useless.
2022 Anant Chaturdashi Celebration Date and Time
According to Panchang, on Anant Chaturdashi, rituals start after bathing in the morning on the Chaturdashi Tithi. People use the favorite things of Lord Vishnu on this day. As Lord Vishnu is very fond of the yellow color, so people use yellow things in rituals.
Ganpati Visarjan 2022: Day of Immersion of Lord Ganesha
Anant Chaturdashi is a day of farewell to Ganpati Bappa from people’s houses and community places. Anant Chaturdashi has a tradition of immersion of Vighnaharta Ganesa. On this day, the households and the community immerse the Ganesh murti.During Ganpati idols immersion, the rituals followed in the same way as are followed during the Ganesh murti establishment on Ganesh Chaturthi. After the ten-day-long establishment of Ganesh Murti, the host devotee immerses Ganesh god on the eleventh day. The people celebrate this with great zeal and do beautiful Ganpati decorations.
Devotion opposite to Scriptures do not yield Favorable Outcomes
If we do not practice according to the scriptures, then the due sufferings as per our destiny will happen. Doing scripture-defined devotion eliminates all kinds of sins. Know what the Bhagavad Gita has said:
- The worship of deities of all three Gunas viz Rajogun-Brahma, Satogun-Vishnu, Tamogun-Shiva, and ghosts or ancestors is not acceptable, as is evidenced in the Bhagavad Gita 7:12-15, 20-23, 9:25.
- It is futile to worship by fasting that makes devotion fail, as evidenced in the Bhagavad Gita 6:16.
- Those who do not perform Sat-Bhakti, Yagya- Hawan, etc. according to the complete Guru and the Scriptures do not achieve the desired fruit, proof is in the Bhagavad Gita 3:12.
- According to the Bhagavad Gita 16:23, those who perform arbitrary conduct do not receive happiness or attain salvation by abandoning the Scriptures.
What is Scripture Based Devotion?
The Bhagavad Gita 17:23-28 indicates the complete mantra, which, according to the Tatvdarshi Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj, yields the anticipated benefit and Salvation. The “Om-Tat-Sat” of attaining the Supreme God is the three Names of the Mantras, which are symbolic, but the enlightened Saint explains the correct recitation.
Take Mantra Naam Diksha from Tatvdarshi Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj
At present, Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj is the only Enlightened in the universe who can give real spiritual Knowledge and Devotion to reach the Absolute at Eternal Abode Satlok. He is the Eternal God, who bestows us peace, happiness, and brings Salvation. All joys and Salvation are possible only by going to the shelter of the Tatvadarshi Saint. So, take initiation (Naam Disha) from Satguru Rampal Ji Maharaj and practice it in the prescribed format and obey all His instructions. Listen to His Sermons at the “Satlok Ashram YouTube channel” and read the Book Way of Living.
FAQs About Anant Chaturdashi (Ganpati Visarjan)
Anant Chaturdashi is the day on which Lord Ganesha returns to Mount Kailash. On Anant Chaturdashi, the Hindu deity’s statue is submerged in a water body, bringing the 10-day Ganpati celebration to an end. It is an arbitrary practice which is against the holy scriptures like Gita and Vedas.
A–According to Holy Shrimad Bhagwat Gita chapter 15 verse 17, Param Akshar Brahm is the Anant God. Param Akshar Brahm is Almighty God Kabir Saheb Ji, who manifested on a lotus flower in Kashi, in the year 1398.
Anant Chaturdashi reminds us that Lord Ganesha is not immortal and Lord Shiva is not the Almighty God.
No. According to Holy Shrimad Bhagwat Gita chapter 6 verse 16 keeping fasts is an arbitrary practice which is against the constitution of God.