Maha Vinayaka Chaturthi celebration
மஹா விநாயகர் சதுர்த்தி கொண்டாட்டம்
महा विनायक चतुर्थी समारोह
మహా వినాయక చతుర్థి వేడుక
മഹാ വിനായക ചതുർത്ഥി ആഘോഷം
Although devotees maintain a Vinayaka Chaturthi fast every month, the most significant Maha Vinayaka Chaturthi falls in the month of August/September. The Chaturthi Tithi during August/September is known as Maha Ganesha Chaturthi and is celebrated by Hindus all over the world as the birthday of Lord Ganesha. This year, the date for the celebrations is Wednesday, 13 September.
This Vinayakar Chaturthi is also known as Varad Vinayaka Chaturthi, varad meaning, “asking Lord Ganesha to fulfil any desire one has”. It is believed that Ganesha blesses devotees who observe this fast with wisdom and patience.
The special ceremonies at Kundrathu Kumaran Temple will begin at 8am at the main temple and will be conducted by Chief Priest Sivaargamaratnam ShivaSri Ratnaprabakara Kurrukal, Shiva Agama Pooshanam Janakiraman Kurrukal and other distinguished priests.
Kundrathu Kumaran Temple invites devotees who wish to sponsor any of the above event to Lord Vinayaka, to contact temple office on 03 9747 1135 or 0410 600 369, 0448 626 842 or 0425 849 193.
Annathanam will be provided to all devotees.
- 8am-10am: Ganapathi Vethamanthira, Moolamanthira Homa and Abhishekam.
- 10am-10.30am: Vasanthamandapa Aarathi and Punchamugavinayaka procession to Karpaga Vinayaka at the entrance of temple, where Lord Vinayaka is sculptured in 16 different forms and gracing the devotees
- 11.30am-5.30pm: Continuous Karpaga Vinayaka Homa, Milk Abesergam, offering of Mothaga Prasatham, individual Poorahuthi followed by main Poorahuthi
- 6pm: Karpaga Vinayaka Archana and Deepa-Arathi
- 6.30pm: Punchamuga Vinayaka ceremonial Procession to immersion of Lord Ganesha into the temple pond (Tirthas)
- 8pm: Punchamuga Vinayaka Procession conclude at the main temple, followed by prasadam