Anant Dev is worshiped on the day of Anant Chaturdashi, it is said to be fast to rise from adversity. On this day sutras are offered to Lord Anant Dev, after worshiping that sutra is considered as Rakshasutra or equivalent to Anant Dev and is worn in the hand. It is believed that this sutra protects.
Anant Chaturdashi/ Ganesh Visarjan Date and Auspicious time.
This Bhado month is celebrated on the fourteenth day of Shukla Paksha, on this day Anant Dev is worshipped. Anant Dev is considered to be the form of Lord Vishnu. In this worship, there is an importance of infinite thread, which is worn by the woman in the left hand and the man in the right hand. This sutra removes all the troubles. This year, Anant Chaturdashi will be celebrated on 19th September.
Ganesh Visarjan also takes place on this day, this Anant Chaturdashi is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Maharashtra and Jainism has called this day the last day of the Paryushan festival, this day is known as Samvatsari. It is also called forgiveness.
ANANT CHATURDASHI DATE AND TIMINGS
VRAT BEGINS– 19TH SEPTEMBER 2021, 6:00 AM
VRAT ENDS – 20TH SEPTEMBER 2021, 5:28 AM
GANESH VISARJAN DATES AND TIMINGS
BEGINS- 5:59 AM 19TH SEPTEMBER 2021
ENDS- 5:28 AM 20TH SEPTEMBER 2021
Worship method of Anant Chaturdashi-
According to Agni Purana, the infinite form of Lord Vishnu is worshiped on the day of Anant Chaturdashi. On this day, first of all, after taking a bath, take clean clothes and take a vow of this fast.
After this, put a picture of Lord Vishnu by setting up a Kalash in the temple. Now dye a string with kumkum, saffron, and turmeric and tie 14 knots in it. Now start the worship by offering it to Lord Vishnu.
While worshiping on this day, chant this mantra-
Anant Sansara Mahasumadre Magram Sambhayudar Vasudev.
Anantrupe Viniyojayasva Hranantasutraya Namo Namaste.
After this, men sitting in worship should tie the thread on their right-hand side and women on the left-hand side. After tying the thread, offer food to the Brahmin as much as possible and take the prasad.
Anant Chaturdashi Vrat Story
In the Puranic era, there was a Brahmin named Sumant, who was very learned. His wife was also a religious woman, whose name was Diksha. Sumant and Diksha had a cultured daughter, whose name was Sushila. As Sushila grew up, her mother Diksha passed away.
Sushila was young, keeping in mind her upbringing, Sumant married a woman named Kakashi. Karkasha’s behavior was not good with Sushila, but Sushila had the qualities of her mother’s initiation, she was as gentle and religious as her name.
After some time when Sushila became eligible for marriage, she was married to Kaundinya Rishi. Kaundinya Rishi and Sushila started living in the same ashram with their parents. Sushila and her husband Kaundinya had to leave the ashram due to the poor nature of Mother Karkasha.
Life has become very difficult. There was neither a place to live nor any means of livelihood. Both were wandering from one place to another in search of work. Then both of them reached a riverbank, where they rested for the night. At the same time, Sushila saw that many women were worshiping beautifully and tying each other’s thread of protection. Sushila asked him the importance of that fast. All of them were worshiping Anant Dev and their protection thread, which is called Anant Sutra, was tying each other, due to which all the troubles are removed and the desire of the person’s mind is fulfilled. Sushila, after listening to the complete law of the fast, followed it and worshiped according to the law and held an infinite thread in her hand and prayed to Anant Dev to remove all the troubles of her husband.
As time passed, the life of Rishi Kaundinya and Sushila started improving. By the grace of Anant Dev, there was no dearth of food grains.
Next year again came the day of Anant Chaturdashi. Sushila worshiped again to thank the Lord and took the sutra. Came back from the riverbank. Sage Kaundinya asked about the sutra made in hand, then Sushila told the whole thing and said that all this happiness is due to Lord Anant. have met. Hearing this, the sage got angry, he felt that the credit for his hard work was given to God and he broke the thread. Due to such humiliation, Anant Dev became angry and gradually all the happiness and sorrow of Rishi Kaundinya turned into sorrow and he was forced to wander from forest to forest. Then he met a majestic sage, who told him that all this happened because of an insult to God. Then sage Kaundinya realized his sin and he worshiped and fasted with his wife by law. He kept this fast for many years, after which Anant Dev was pleased after 14 years and he forgave Rishi Kaundinya and appeared to him. As a result of which happiness again took place in the life of the sage and his wife.
The story of Anant Chaturdashi fast was also told by Lord Krishna to the Pandavas, due to which the Pandavas observed this fast every year in their exile, after which they were victorious.
Anant Chaturdashi was also followed by King Harishchandra, after which he got his royal text back after being pleased with him.
Anant Chaturdashi Vrat Puja Vidhi
- On this day, getting up early in the morning and taking a bath.
- The Kalash is established, in which the lotus flower is placed and the Kusha Sutra is offered.
- Kum, the color of turmeric is run to Lord and Kalash.
- The thread of Kusha is dyed with turmeric.
- Invoking Anant Dev, they offer lamps, lamps, and bhog.
- Poori Kheer is prepared in the food on this day.
- After the worship, infinite threads are tied to everyone.
In this way, everyone observes this fast to remove their sufferings. Ganesh Visarjan is done in many parts of the country on this day. On the day of Ganesh Chaturthi and Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ganesh Ji is given farewell on this day by sitting in the house for 10 days. Especially this Ganesh Visarjan is done in Maharashtra which is famous all over the country.