Ganesh Atharvashirsha Avartan is
performed on "Sankashti Chaturthi" which falls on the fourth day after the full
moon day every month. Chaturthi coinciding with Tuesday
is known as "Angariki". Atharvashirsha avartan carries a great
significance on Sankashti. However, if due to any reasonable constraints
it is not possible to perform Atharvashirsha Avartan can not
be performed on chaturthi, it can be performed on any other
convenient auspicious day.
It is believed that Lord Ganesh
removes sorrows & brings happiness in life by worshiping Lord Ganesh &
performing Atharvashirsha Avartan. Most effective Avartan is Sahastravartan
(1000 times), however, 108 or 21 Avartan are also very common & beneficial.
Note: During avartan if possible perform
abhisheka to Ganesh Murti. After abhisheka, perform shodashopachar pooja
of Lord Ganesh.
- If you perform avartan in the morning, take
the fasting food like sabudana (tapioca) khichadi, fruits, milk/coffee/tea
- If you perform avartan in the night,
ensure avartan is complete by the moonrise time. Take regular food after
offering Nevaidya to Lord Ganesh.
Time Required to Complete
Normally one avartan takes
about 3 minutes if chanted slowly and clearly. Thus:
- If 50 People
participate, 20 rounds will be needed to complete
sahastravartan and it can be completed in 1 hour for
Avartan and 1 hour for Pooja & Aarti; total 2 Hours will
be required for the event.
- If 25 People
participate, 40 rounds will be needed & total time 3