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Significance of Anant Chaturdhasi

Significance of Anant Chaturdhasi

Anant Chaturdashi falls 10 days after Ganesh Chaturthi. In other words, it is the last day of the Ganesh festival. Ganesh Visarjan is done on this day.

This festival is mainly celebrated by Hindus and Jains.

Tomorrow is Anant Chaturdashi. Several religious rituals are performed on this day.

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Here is the significance of Anant Chaturdashi:

  • As this festival is celebrated on the fourteenth day of the lunar fortnight, fourteen number has importance.
  • It is believed that Lord Vishnu rests calmly on a snake bed on this day. Hence, one should not be affected by happiness or sorrow in life and practice to be steady in both conditions.
  • Those who practice maintaining an equilibrium status between the two can realize the inner-self.
  • Lord Vishnu is worshipped on Anant Chaturdashi in his Anant (infinite) form.
  • In some parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, fourteen small vertical strips are made on a wooden plank. Fourteen Puri and Pua are placed on the vermilion strips.
  • Devotees perform Anant Vrat to be relieved of sorrow and suffering. Some people observe this Vrat for fourteen years.
  • Those who observe the Vrat for fourteen consecutive years are believed to get their lost wealth and prosperity.
  • Those who observe the Vrat keep fast on this day.
  • They tie a holy thread colored with vermilion and turmeric having fourteen knots. This thread is known as ‘Ananta Sutra’. Women tie this thread on their left arms while men tie it on their right arms. The thread will be removed after fourteen days.
  • It is believed that Lord Ganesha signifies the body consciousness. The Ganesh Visarjan which is done on this day signifies the body’s dissolution in the Ocean of the Lord. This reminds the need of the human soul’s incorporation with the spirit of the Lord.

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