Kar Sewa in association with Sewa Day out in Nottingham
Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha, who is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of wisdom, and the god of new beginnings. The festival falls on the fourth day (Chaturthi) of the bright fortnight of the Hindu month Bhadrapada. During Ganesh Chaturthi, devotees install Lord Ganesha in their homes or public places and offer prayers and offerings to seek his blessings. The festival is marked by elaborate pujas (worship ceremonies), recitation of bhajans and prayers dedicated to Lord Ganesha, and the preparation of special sweets and dishes as offerings. One of the iconic features of Ganesh Chaturthi is the creation and installation of clay murti of Lord Ganesha, often in intricate and artistic forms. These murti's (Forms) are worshiped throughout the festival, with devotees visiting temples and temporary shrines to pay their respects. The festival is particularly vibrant in the Indian state of Maharashtra, where it is celebrated with great enthusiasm and grand processions. These processions involve the immersion of the Ganesha Murti in bodies of water, symbolizing the return of Lord Ganesha to his celestial abode and the cycle of creation and dissolution. Overall, Ganesh Chaturthi holds a special place in Hindu traditions, fostering devotion, community bonding, and the hope for a fresh start. It transcends religious boundaries and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm by people from diverse backgrounds.
Shravan Maas, also known as Shravan month, holds immense significance in the Hindu calendar and is highly revered by Hindus across the Indian subcontinent. It is the fifth month of the Hindu lunar calendar and typically falls between July and August in the Gregorian calendar. Shravan Maas is considered an auspicious period, brimming with devotion, fasting, and various religious rituals.
Namaste Ji In the holy and most auspicious time of Gupt Navratri, the NottinghamHindu Temple Trustees and Management Committee invite you to join inand be a part of the unique Moorti Sthapna of the Navagraha deities atyour Temple from the 18th to 24th June 2023. The auspicious Sthapna willbe performed by Acharya Panditji Shiv Naresh Gautam.