Anant Chaturdashi, also known as Anant Chaudas, is a major Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Vishnu worship. It has enormous significance and is widely celebrated in India, notably in Maharashtra and Goa.
Anant Chaturdashi 2023: Anant Chaturdashi is a very important Hindu festival. Anant Chaudas is another name for Anant Chaturdashi. This is one of the most important days, as it is dedicated to worshipping Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the cosmos. Anant Chaturdashi is observed on the Chaturdashi Tithi of Shukla Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada, according to the Drik Panchang. Anant Chaturdashi will be commemorated on September 28, 2023, this year.
Date & Time of Anant Chaturdashi 2023
Chaturdashi Tithi begins on September 27, 2023, at 10:18 PM.
Chaturdashi Tithi ends on September 28, 2023, at 06:49 PM.
Muhurat for Anant Chaturdashi Puja – 05:37 AM to 06:49 PM
The Importance of Anant Chaturdashi 2023
Anant Chaturdashi is extremely important to Hindus. Anant Chaturdashi is an important Hindu holiday observed in India, particularly in the states of Maharashtra and Goa, with tremendous fervour and devotion. This fortunate day is set aside to honour Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is also called Anant, which means “endless.”
According to Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu, in his guise as Lord Ananta, reclines on the serpent Ananta and begins reciting Lord Vishnu’s narrative to a Brahmin named Sumant while sleeping in Ksheer Sagar (milky ocean). This appellation was afterwards given to Lord Vishnu’s tale as “Ananta” or “eternal.”
People fast and worship Lord Ananta with tremendous devotion and dedication on this auspicious day. People who have Kaal Sarpa Dosha are supposed to worship the Serpent Ananta and Lord Vishnu and seek their blessings to be rid of it.
On the day of Anant Chaturdashi, Ganpati Visarjan is performed.
Ganesh Visarjan is also performed on Anant Chaturdashi with tremendous pomp and display, and the Ganpati is immersed in a pond, water, or sea. After worshipping Lord Ganesha for ten long days, devotees bid Lord Ganesha farewell on this auspicious day.
Story of Anant Chaturdashi 2023
According to Hindu mythology, there was once a Brahmin named Sumant who had a daughter named Sushila. Sushila had a marriage with the sage Kaundinya. When Sage Kaundinya brought Sushila to his home, he went to pray in the evening near the river’s bank. Meanwhile, Sushila noticed that many women were worshipping and praying. She inquired of the women as to whom they were praying. She explained the significance of honouring Lord Anant and fasting for the day. Sushila also wanted to follow the fast of Anant Chaturdashi and knotted a sacred thread with 14 knots on her arm.
Kaundinya inquired about the thread wrapped around Sushila’s arm. She told him about her devotion to Lord Anant. He became enraged and tore the sacred thread, throwing it into the fire. His act of dishonouring Lord Anant caused him to lose all of his wealth. Sage later realised his error and repented of his acts. He wanted to atone for his wrongdoings, so he chose to perform a stringent penance till Lord Ananta appeared in front of him. Despite his best attempts and immense hardships, Kaundinya was unable to glimpse the divinity.
When he concluded that all of his efforts were futile, he chose to commit suicide. But, as he was about to hang himself, Lord Vishnu came in front of Kaundinya and asked him to take a 14-year vow to worship Lord Anant and fast on Anant Chaturdashi to reclaim his lost fortune. Kaundinya made a pledge and began observing an Anant Chaturdashi fast for 14 years in a row. Devotees who fast and pray to Lord Vishnu on Anant Chaturdashi are said to be blessed with the accomplishment of their wishes.
Rituals for Anant Chaturdashi 2023
1 Early in the morning, devotees take a sacred bath.
2. Cover a wooden plank with a yellow cloth and use roli to mark fourteen tilaks (little vertical strips) on the cloth.
3. Place 14 sweet (Malpua), fourteen puri, and fourteen kheer on each mark.
4. Offer Lord Anant Panchamrit, which represents the ‘Ocean of Milk’ (kshirsagar).
5. A sacred thread with 14 knots representing Lord Anant is twirled five times in the Panchamrit.
1. Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaye..!!
2. Shri Krishna Govind Hare Murari Hey Nath Narayan Vasudeva..!!