Ganesh can also be called by the names Heramba, Ekadanta, Ganapati, Vinayaka and Pillaiyar. Ganesh Chaturthi / Ganesh Puja is one of the large area celebrated Hindu festivals in the country. The blessings of this God are invoked at religious ceremonies since he is the one who can all difficulties to success, especially when people are commencing a new business or an enterprise. Lord Vinayaka is known as the fortune giver and one who can assist to avoid natural calamities. He is also the patron god of traveling. Vinayaka is portrayed with an elephant’s head on a human body. According to Hindu customs, Lord Ganesh is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
According to the hindu lunar calendar, the fasts notice on the Krishna paksha Chaturthi tithi or fourth day after Poornima, is known as Ganesh Chaturthi. On this day Lord Ganesha is worshipped. Lord Ganesha removes all the difficulties of the devotees who do fasting on this day, that is why it is also known as Vighna Harta. A person observing this fast should get up early in the morning and take a bath.
After keeping the fast, during the evening time fruits, flowers, rice, roli, moli are offered to Lord Ganesha. After giving a bath with panchamrit, ladoos and dishes made with sesame are also present to Lord Ganesha. The worshipper should face East or North while fulfil the puja ceremonies. Chant Lord Ganesha mantra after fulfil all the rituals.
In the evening Lord Ganesha aarti should be performed after completing the puja rituals. The person who fasts on this day leads to happiness and prosperity. By fasting on this day, a devotee is blessed by Lord Ganesha. The person gets success in business and career. He attains mental peace and lives a prosperous and happy life.
Those who cannot or are not able to observe fast on this day can donate things to poor people as per their potency. You can gave warm clothes, blankets, etc to the poors. After offering ladoos to Lord Ganesha, they should be distributed amongst the poor as a prasad. In addition to laddoo, many other food items can also be distributed amongst poor.