A Simple Ganesh Puja at home is bound to make us feel all enlightened, it actually makes the vibe around us all positive and affirmative. Welcoming Lord Ganesha is my favorite part of the year. There is happiness galore no matter where you go. One thing that you should keep in mind is the fact that you should collect all the Puja items that are needed for a simple Ganesh Puja at home.

Ganesh Puja Mantra : Shree Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha 
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvada

Ganesh Chaturti Puja at Home probably is when you feel the most spiritual season and during the Puja at home, we all feel peaceful as well. Here we are going to talk about the Pooja items required for the Ganesh Chaturthi Puja thus. A simple Ganesh Puja at home requires some amount of important ingredients as well. The ingredients required for the Ganesh Poojan are also called the Samagri List in Hindi and Vinayaka Chavithi Pooja Items in Telegu. The Shubh Mahurat for bringing Lord Ganesha is in between 11:03 am to 13:30 pm on the 13th September 2018. The Ganesh Chaturthi end date ie the Visarjan Date will be 23th September 2018 approximately.

According to the Vedic scriptures, Lord Ganesha is bought at home with utmost excitement and welcomed with songs and dance. The complete Puja Vidhi for Ganesh Chaturthi can be availed from here. 

The items that are needed for the Ganesh Chaturthi Puja are listed below and you can either get them from the market or order them online.

For those of you who are not familiar with the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, here is a brief explanation for you. The fourth day of the lunar month of Bhadrapada is considered to be Lord Ganesha’s birthday. Lord Ganesha got a new life after a dispute between him and lord Shiva. The Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with enthusiasm all over India. Lord Ganesha is bought home and is prayed to for 10-11 days after then the idol is submerged in the water for him to come back again.

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1Roli Tika / Sindoor

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The Sindoor or Roli Tikka is one of the most important thing needed for the Ganesh Chaturthi Puja. The Tilak is also called the Kumkum in Hindi. It just looks like a red powder. The sindoor is put on the forehead of Lord Ganesha after the Snana and Vastra.

2Murti / Clay Idol of Ganesha

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The clay idol of Lord Ganesha is most important entity of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. The idol can be bought from the market but make sure it is Eco-friendly. The Lord Ganesha idol is bought with the face covered.

3Durvara Leaves

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These kind of leaves are used in the Lord Ganesha Puja because they are considered very auspicious. It is actually believed that the Ganesh Chaturthi Puja is incomplete without the use of the Durvara Leaf. Well, the reason being here is that the agriculture is considered very significant in the Hindu culture, it is actually the basis of us surviving.

4Flowers and Garlands

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Flowers are also offered to God as well as the place is decorated with flower garlands to make the place more beautiful for the divine to reside. Since Lord Ganesha loves flowers, they are used in the Ganesh Chaturthi Puja as well.


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Lord Ganesha loves food and sweets so it is always considered auspicious to add fruits to the Naivedyam. The offering of fruits to the deity symbolizes the act of pleading from god to always keep our thoughts and words sweet towards each other. You can offer Banana, Apple, Pear, Mango or grapes for instance.


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The Coconut in Sanskrit is also known as Sriphal. Well, every Hindu household offers Coconut to Lord Ganesha in order to let the deity know that they are breaking their ego and sense of self greed. The inner part or the white part signifies the state of purity.

7Diya and Incense Sticks ( Dhoop- Agarbati)

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The Diya is lit with Ghee which symbolizes the burning of five devilish human desires which are attachment, ego, anger, greed and desire to live. Moreover, the incense sticks shower fragrance and create good atmosphere.


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The Gangalal IE the water of the Sacred Ganges is also used in the Hindu ritual of Puja. It signifies religion and faith. One scientific reason of Gangajal being considered auspicious is the fact that it never wears off, neither can any germ breed in it.

9Mauli / Sacred Thread

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The red or orange sacred thread also known as Mauli is considered to be auspicious because of the reason that it signifies the presence of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. It is also considered as a protection thread.


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The modak is a kind of sweet that is made of coconut as well as jaggery. It is believed to be Lord Ganesha’s favorite sweet hence do not forget to add this to the Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Samagri.

11Red Cloth

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The clothes also known as Vastra are always important part of the Hindu ritual of Puja. The diety is made to wear new set of clothes after the snan (Bath). The clothes should be bright and colorful.

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to everyone.

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