M.A.Center, Washington DC

Ganesh Chaturthi with Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya

(Daily event) Sep 10, 2021 to Sep 18, 2021 (ended)

Join us for the 9 days virtual observance of the Ganesh Chaturthi led by Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya from Friday, September 10 thru Saturday, September 18, 2021. 

Schedule

First day of Ganesh Arati - Fri, Sep 10 @ 7:30pm

The beginning day would include brief meditation, Ganesha Abhishekam (Holy bathing of the Ganesha idol), Ganesha ashtottaram (108 names), Bhajans, Ganesha Arati, Amma Arati and prayer for world peace.

Shakti Ganapati Homa - Sat, Sep 11 @ 5:30 pm

Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya will be performing a homa (fire ceremony) with the presiding deity being Shakti-Ganapati who is a variant form of Lord Ganesha as per the ancient tantric tradition. Ganesha is worshipped for overcoming hurdles and obstacles, for auspicious beginning of ventures including new job, home, school year etc. Feminine aspect of the divine known as Shakti is worshipped during the homa as per the ancient tantric tradition to develop the right attitude to face situations in life with confidence, strength and prosperity.

Registration: The event is open for all to attend. However you may register for the homa for a sankalpa (spiritual resolve) to be made on your behalf by Br. Ramamandamrita Chaitanya while performing the homa.

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Daily Ganesh Arati - Sun, Sep 12 thru Fri, Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm

The daily arati would include chanting of Ganesha Ashtottaram (108 names), bhajans and the Ganesha Arati, Amma Arati and prayer for world peace.

Last day of Ganesha Arati and Visarjan (immersion) - Sat, Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm

The last day of Ganesh Chaturthi observance would include chanting of Ganesha Ashtottaram (108 names), bhajans, Ganesha Arati, Amma Arati, a small procession in the ashram grounds and final traditional immersion of the clay Ganesha idol into water.

Webcast

Join us for the events on MA Center East Coast Youtube Channel

Significance of Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations begin on the fourth day of the month of Bhadrapada as per the Indian (lunar) calendar. It is believed that it is the day when Goddess Parvati, through her divine powers, brought into being Lord Ganesha through an idol made by her using sandalwood paste. 

It being a typical time of the year wherein new ventures are started, Lord Ganesha is worshipped to overcome obstacles and problems. A clay idol of Ganesha is worshipped everyday for a few number of days and finally it is immersed into the water on the very last day of the observance. It signifies our spiritual journey wherein we imbibe the qualities of the Divine through a form initially and go beyond the form at some point of time to realize the supreme truth and the Divine truly represents.

Wednesday
Sep
22
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for scriptural discussions led by Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya weekly. The sessions include chanting, pronunciation and elaboration on the scriptural texts.  Timing Wednesdays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Lalita Sahasranama
Fridays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Bhaja Govindam (commencing... more ›
Friday
Sep
24
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for scriptural discussions led by Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya weekly. The sessions include chanting, pronunciation and elaboration on the scriptural texts.  Timing Wednesdays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Lalita Sahasranama
Fridays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Bhaja Govindam (commencing... more ›
Saturday
Sep
25
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, September 25 happens to be the Karthika day of the Kanni month as per the Malayalam lunar calendar. It is the auspicious day of Amma's birth.  Karthika Sarvaishwarya Pooja Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya will be performing Sarvaishwarya Pooja to mark the special day. The pooja will be... more ›
Wednesday
Sep
29
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for scriptural discussions led by Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya weekly. The sessions include chanting, pronunciation and elaboration on the scriptural texts.  Timing Wednesdays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Lalita Sahasranama
Fridays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Bhaja Govindam (commencing... more ›
Friday
Oct
01
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for scriptural discussions led by Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya weekly. The sessions include chanting, pronunciation and elaboration on the scriptural texts.  Timing Wednesdays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Lalita Sahasranama
Fridays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Bhaja Govindam (commencing... more ›
Wednesday
Oct
06
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for scriptural discussions led by Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya weekly. The sessions include chanting, pronunciation and elaboration on the scriptural texts.  Timing Wednesdays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Lalita Sahasranama
Fridays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Bhaja Govindam (commencing... more ›
Friday
Oct
08
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for scriptural discussions led by Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya weekly. The sessions include chanting, pronunciation and elaboration on the scriptural texts.  Timing Wednesdays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Lalita Sahasranama
Fridays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Bhaja Govindam (commencing... more ›
Wednesday
Oct
13
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for scriptural discussions led by Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya weekly. The sessions include chanting, pronunciation and elaboration on the scriptural texts.  Timing Wednesdays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Lalita Sahasranama
Fridays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Bhaja Govindam (commencing... more ›
Friday
Oct
15
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for scriptural discussions led by Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya weekly. The sessions include chanting, pronunciation and elaboration on the scriptural texts.  Timing Wednesdays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Lalita Sahasranama
Fridays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Bhaja Govindam (commencing... more ›
Wednesday
Oct
20
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for scriptural discussions led by Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya weekly. The sessions include chanting, pronunciation and elaboration on the scriptural texts.  Timing Wednesdays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Lalita Sahasranama
Fridays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Bhaja Govindam (commencing... more ›