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Hindu Festivals in India are being observed with rich tradition and culture even now.

One of the important Hindu festivals in India is Anant Chaturdashi, related with Lord Vishnu and Ganesha.

Like any other Hindu festival in India, Anant Chaturdashi is also a day with very high positive energies.

Anant Chaturdashi falls on the last day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi.

This day is also famous as Ganesh Chaudas, a day when devotees bid adieu to Lord Ganesha by Visarjan (immersing idol in lake/sea) on the Anant Chaturdashi day.

This auspicious day is also dedicated to Lord Vishnu who is worshipped in His Anant (infinite) form.

Hindus observe Vrat (fasting) to get rid of karmic actions, sorrows and sufferings on this day.

It is called as “Anant Vrat” meaning ‘endless’.

Lord Vishnu’s reclining posture symbolizes the state of spiritual rest.

It is also the actual form of Narayana before the evolution of the entire cosmos.

Significance of Anant Chaturthi: The auspicious day of Anant Chaturthi or Anant Chaudas falls on Chaturdashi or fourteenth day of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month.

Shukla Paksha is the waxing moon phase.

Anant Chaturdashi reminds us to remain undisturbed by the changing phases of happiness and sorry in life.

This is one of the key values prescribed by the scriptures to lead a harmonious and peaceful life.

Lord Vishnu resting calmly on a bed of snake (Sheshnaga) is the symbolic expression of the tradition.

It is a day to start practicing to remain balanced in both situations in life. Divinity within can be realised only by a someone who remains in tranquility in life.

Here, Lord Ganesha represents the body consciousness of the individual that is considered as a temple for the omnipotent soul.

The body conceived by any human being has to finally dissolve in the five elements one day, hence on this auspicious day of Anant Chaturdashi idols of Lord Ganesha is submerged in various water bodies like sea, pond, etc.

Ganesh Utsav/Chaturthi, which ends on the auspicious day of Anant Chaturdashi is the most important festival in the northern India.

The grand celebration when idols of Ganapati Bappa, is worshipped by devotees for 10 days.

These 10 days are full of devotion, performing puja and rituals by setting special pandals with Lord Ganesha’s idol.

Anant pooja is performed just before the Visarjan on this auspicious day.

Though it is a farewell to Lord Ganesha, devotees praise and pray Him to come again next year.

Anant Chaturdashi is considered spiritually significant by the Jain community.

The 12th Tirthankara – Lord Vasupujya, considered as head of the Jains, attained Nirvana on the day of Anant Chaudas.

In the month of Bhadrapada, Paryushana is observed for 10 days, culminating with Anant Chaturdashi for the Digambara Jains. Basically, the Anant Chaturthi marks the end of Paryushana.

There is a ritual of asking forgiveness for the mistakes committed by them in this life.

It could be knowingly or unknowingly.

It happens on the very next day after Anant Chaturthi and is called as Kshamavani.

Celebration of Anant Chaturdashi: Lord Vishnu is worshipped by devotees in northern states in the form of Kshirasagara, meaning the lord residing in the ocean of milk.

Several prayers and offerings are performed to get blessings of Lord Vishnu. Devotees perform Anant Puja with high devotion and faith on the day of Anant Chathurthi.

It is expressed by making 14 long ’tilaks’ with traditional Kumkum powder. They also keep 14 puris (fried Indian bread) and 14 Malpuas (a deep-fried Indian sweet bread) on the 14 tilaks.

This is followed by taking a bowl filled with the famous offering to lord called as Panchamrit (a mixture of curd, milk, jaggery, honey and ghee).

It is kept on a wooden plank and is a symbol of divine ocean of milk, Kshirasagara.

Sacred red thread (Mauli) with 14 knots is tied on a cucumber symbolizing Lord Anant.

It is twirled 5 times by immersing in Panchamrit.

It is a symbol of protection from negativity.

Devotees then tie the read thread on their wrist.

Men tie on their right wrist and women on the left wrist, for a period of 14 days.

Fasting is also observed by devotees for wealth, good health and well-being.

Fasting is called as Anant Vrat, continuously observed for 14 years.

Legend of Anant Chaturdashi: The story is about a couple Sushila & Kayndinya.

Sushila left her father’s house with her husband, Kaundinya, after being harassed by her stepmother.

During the journey, they saw women worshipping Lord Anant.

The rituals included offering of ghare & anarsa along with usual puja items. Devotees were tying silk threads on their wrists to invite the blessings of prosperity and well-being.

Sushila too followed the ritual.

When Kaundinya saw the string on her arm, she explained him the significance of tying the thread.

He was not convinced about this and said this can happen only with intelligence and not with rituals.

He then took off the string from her wrist and threw away.

In a few days, their entire wealth was vanished and Kaundinya realised his mistake.

As per the story, he went to the forest again searching the string.

He asked everybody on way, even the animals, lakes and trees.

He finally decided to hang himself in grief. A brahmin saw him and rescued and took to a cave.

As they walked in, they reached a palace with several men and women assembled, presided by Lord Vishnu in the form of Ananta.

He realised that it was Lord Vishnu himself in the form of a brahmin and confessed by falling on Lord’s feet.

Lord Vishnu advised him to take 14 year vow to come out from sinful actions.

This story conveys the importance of surrender to Lord.

Summary: Lord Vishnu, worshipped as Lord Ananta, in His Yoga Nidra form is remembered on this day.

Ananta Chathurthi, the famous Hindu festival in India reminds us to be peaceful and stable in all situations of life.

It is similar to the sleeping posture of Lord Vishnu, though He is aware of everything going on in this Universe, but does not get affected.

Anant Chaturthi 

Anant Chaturthi (or Anant Chaturdashi) is the last day of the “Ganesh Chaturthi” festival celebrated in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

It is the tenth day after Ganesh Chaturthi which falls on the 14th day of the bright Bhadrapada (the sixth month of Hindu calendar).

The day follows the immersion of the idols of the beloved Lord but to be welcomed the next year with equal fervor.

Some people observe a vow in honor of Lord Vishnu, which if kept for 14 years is supposed to bring wealth.

Legends Hindu Mythology tells that, there was a Brahmin named Sumant. From his wife Diksha he had a daughter named Sushila.

After the death of Diksha, Sumant married Karkash who was not caring to Sushila.

 She gave a lot of trouble to her.

Sushila married to Kaundinya and decided to leave the house to avoid the nuisance of her step mother.

On the way, Kaundinya went to a river to take bath and Sushila joined a women group who were worshiping “Lord Anant.” 

Sushila was very curious to know the reason of worshiping.

The women explained her, the purpose of this vow to obtain divinity and wealth, and are kept for 14 years.

Sushila decided to take the “Anant Vow” and slowly they became very rich.

One day Kaundinya, noticed a string (Anant string) on Sushila s left hand.

This string is usually tied on the left hand by women to observe the vow.

When Kaundinya heard the story of the Anant vow, he was displeased and said that they had become rich, not for Anant but for his knowledge and efforts.

He then took the Anant String from Sushila’s hand and threw it into the fire.

Soon after this incident, they were reduced to extreme poverty.

Kaundinya realized the effect of the Anant and hence decided to undergo rigorous penance until the appearance of the God himself. He went into the forest.

There, he saw tree full of mangoes but was covered with worms.

He asked the tree if he had seen Anant but he got a negative reply.

Then he asked lakes, cow, donkey, elephant but nobody could respond him positively.

At last he prepared a rope to hang himself.

But suddenly Anant appeared in the form of an old Brahmin and advised Kaundinya that if he made the 14 years vow, he would get back all his wealth and happiness.

Lord Anant also explained the incidents occurred during the course of his way to meet him.


On the day of Anant Chaturdashi, the idols of Lord Ganesha installed at home and various “Mandapas” (display place) are taken to a pond, lake, river or a sea in great procession with slogan: “ganpati bappa morya, agle baras to jaldi aa” (meaning: “father Ganpati, come again next year”).

On this day, people travel to the water front with the idols, big and small, dancing and singing in large procession.

The 10 day long festival comes to an end after the immersion ceremony is over.

Anant Chaturdashi

The holy day is devoted to Lord Vishnu, who is known as the universe’s protector and the Lord of many incarnations.

Anant Chaudashi  date is on 28 September  on this day people follow the rituals and pray to lord Vishnu.

Anant Chaturdashi  Date 

The Hindu faith attaches great significance to Anant Chaturdashi.

Anant Chaudashi is known for Ganesh Visarjan and Vishnu Puja. Ananta Chaturdashi is observed on the fourteenth day of the Bhadrapada month, which is Shukla Paksha.

A holy cotton or silk thread with 14 knots is knotted on the devotees’ arms as part of the event, which honors shared kinship and the spirit of unity.

The Ganesha Visarjan ceremony is also well-known to take place on this day.

Anant Chaturdashi Festival

There was a Brahmin named Sumant in antiquity.

Sushila was the name of his daughter.

Koundinya, a wise man, and Sushila were married.

Sage Koundinya started doing evening prayers on the river’s edge as the darkness fell when he brought Sushila home with him. 

She questioned the women about the object of their prayers.

They explained to her the significance of worshiping Lord Anant and keeping a day-long fast.

Sushila wanted to follow the fast of Anant Chaturdashi after learning about its importance.

Anant Chaturdashi  Date and Time

On September 28, , the auspicious times for Ganpati immersion will be from 10:42 am to 03:10 p.m. and from 04:41 p.m. to 09:10 pm.

A Historical and Cultural Perspective This event is related to both Ganesh Visarjan and Lord Vishnu.

The religious doctrine holds that Lord Vishnu would assume 14 different forms on this day in order to defend the 14 realms, making it a tale connected to infinity.

Why do people celebrate Anant Chaturdashi?

Anant means everlasting and the phrase Chaturdashi, which means fourteen, Lord Vishnu is very well-known.

Typically, males observe an Anant Chaturdashi fast on the night of the festival in order to atone for all of their previous transgressions and to protect their families and children.

In order to receive Lord Vishnu’s heavenly blessings and regain their lost riches and fortune, the fast is performed for a continuous 14-year period in a row.

Anant Chaturdashi’s Significance in Jainism 

In Jainism, Anant Chaturdashi is of fundamental importance.

Digambar Jains observe the Paryushan Parva ceremonies during the final ten days of the Bhado month in accordance with the Hindu calendar.

The Paryushan’s last day is observed on the eve of Anant Chaturdashi.

On this day, the devotees keep a severe fast.

Lord Vasupujya, the Jains’ 12th Tirthankara, had gained nirvana on this very day as well.

Thus, for Jain people, Anant Chaturdashi is a very important holy day.

Anant Chaturdashi Storyline

There was a Brahmin named Sumant in antiquity.

Sushila was the name of his daughter. Koundinya, a wise man, and Sushila were married.

Sage Koundinya started doing evening prayers on the river’s edge as the darkness fell when he brought Sushila home with him.

Sushila saw that several ladies were praying and doing acts of worship in the background.

She questioned the women about the object of their prayers.

According to Anant keeping a daylong fast.

Sushila was questioned by Kaundinya about the significance of the thread tied to her arm.

She recounted the entire incident as well as the importance of worshiping Lord Anant.

Anant Chaturdashi Significance

With the term Anant, which means everlasting and the phrase Chaturdashi, which means fourteen, Lord Vishnu is very well-known.

In order to receive Lord Vishnu’s heavenly blessings and regain their lost riches and fortune, the fast is performed for a continuous 14-year period in a row.

On this day Kaundaniya was confronted by Lord Vishnu in the cave, who counseled him to maintain a 14-year vow to worship Lord Anant and observe the Anant Chaturdashi fast in order to reclaim his lost fortune.

As a result, ever since that time, on the day of Anant Chaturdashi, devotees fast and pray to Lord Vishnu.

Anant Chaturdashi Rituals

This event is related to both Ganesh Visarjan and Lord Vishnu.

Religious doctrine holds that Lord Vishnu would assume 14 different forms on this day in order to defend the 14 realms, making it a tale connected to infinity.

Typically, males observe an Anant Chaturdashi fast on the night of the festival in order to atone for all of their previous transgressions and to protect their families and children.

Anant Chaturdashi

In Bhadrapada, Chaturdashi date of Shukla Paksha is called Anant Chaturdashi, it is also called Anant Chaudas.

On the day of Anant Chaturdashi, Lord Vishnu, Mother Yamuna and Sheshnag are worshiped, and Anant Sutra is tied on this day. 

Ganesh Utsava also ends on this day.

There is a tradition of tying Anant Sutra on Anant Chaturdashi.

Regarding Anant Sutra, it is believed that Lord Vishnu resides in this thread.

On Anant Chaturdashi, Anant Sutra is tied on the arm after worshiping Lord Vishnu.

There should be 14 knots in Anant Sutra, these 14 knots are representation of 14 worlds.

Anant Chaturdashi is the most significant day to worship Lord Vishnu in Anant form.

On this day devotees of Lord Vishnu observe a day long fast.

Anant Chaturdashi 

The nation is currently immersed in seeking blessings of Ganpati Bappa, as the ten-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festivities are going on in different states.

The Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, which started on September 19, will come to an end on September 28, on the day of Anant Chaturdashi.

Ganesh Visarjan or the immersion of idols is held on Anath Chaturdashi day.

Anant Chaturdsashi is dedicated to ‘Anant’ or the infinitive form of Lord Vishnu. Devotees of Lord Vishnu observe a day-long fast and tie sacred threads during puja. It is believed that this sacred thread protects devotees from all sorts of trouble.

Worshipping Lord Vishnu on the day of Anant Chaturdashi brings immense prosperity, happiness, and blessings into one’s life.

To achieve success and a prosperous life by worshipping Lord Vishnu on this auspicious day, consider implementing these effective tips suggested by Bhopal-based astrologer and Vastu consultant, Pandit Hitendra Kumar Sharma.

Here are the few rituals to be followed on Anant Chaturdash:

1. After worshipping Lord Vishnu on Anant Chaturdashi, one should tie a silk thread on their arms. The thread should have 14 knots. It is known as Anant Sutra or Raksha Sutra.

2. As per religious beliefs, worshipping Lord Vishnu appropriately and tying a thread on the arm increases self-confidence and protects the devotees from all troubles.

3. Pandit Sharma also highlighted the importance and benefits of worshipping the Satyanarayan form of Lord Vishnu on the day of Anant Chaturdashi. He suggests that this act can fill your life with pure joy and contentment.

4. Worshiping Lord Satyanarayan on this day removes Vastu dosh from your house and fights off all the negative energies. This results in a more peaceful environment in the house and also brings prosperity to home.

5. It is recommended that on the day of Anant Chaturdashi, 14 nutmegs should be immersed in a holy river. This boosts the flow of positive energy and keeps negativity at bay.

6. Take fourteen cloves and camphor and burn them together to ensure an increase in wealth, happiness, and prosperity and to eliminate negative energy.

Anant Chaturdashi A Day Dedicated To Lord Vishnu

What is Anant Chaturdashi?

Anant Chaturdashi is dedicated to Lord Anant, which falls on the fourteenth day of Shukla Paksha in the Bhadrapada month.

Anant Chaturdashi is also associated with the day of immersion of Lord Ganesha’s idol.

On this day, the ten-day festival of Ganapati festival ends.

So, devotees visit the holy river to immerse the idols of Lord Ganapati following the large processions known as Ganpati visarjan.

Thereafter, next year the Lord is welcomed with equal enthusiasm.

On this auspicious day of Anant Chaturdashi, devotees read ancient stories and tales of Lord Vishnu.

Other than that, devotees together keep a fast to appease the Lord.

This fasting ritual is also known as Anant Vrat. Let’s shed more light on this topic.

Significance of Anant Chaturdashi

Anant Chaturdashi is formed by a combination of two words, ‘Anant’ which signifies eternal and the word ‘Chaturdashi’ means fourteen.

Devotees completely dedicate this day to Lord Vishnu and seek his special blessings by performing various poojas and rituals. Devotees observe a strict fast and tie a thread of kumkum and turmeric coloured on their wrists, which consists of fourteen knots known as Ananta Sutras.

Those who are suffering from life obstacles should organise a special Vishnu Puja to erase the previous sins.

This festival holds great significance and is the second most important festival after Diwali in Hinduism.

Digambar Jains, who hold the highest position in the Jain community also celebrate the Paryushan festival in the last 8 days of this Hindu month.

However, Anantha Chaturthi is celebrated on the last day of Paryushan. So, this day also marks the end of a 14-day long fast (For Jains) and is celebrated with various pujas and rituals.

On this particular day, the twelfth Tirthankara of Jains named Lord Vasupujya also attained Nirvana.

Thus, the holy day of Anant Chaturdashi is very important for the Jain people. On this day, people usually recite and listen to the stories of Lord Vishnu, also known as Lord Anant.

Anant Chaturdashi Story

Once there was a Brahmin boy Sumant and he had a daughter Sushila from his first wife, Diksha. Later, when Diksha died, Sumant got married to another woman named Karkash. Karkash was not so kind towards Sushila.

Therefore, when Sushila grew up, she decided to elope with a boy, Kaundinya to escape her stepmother’s cruel conduct.

Ancient myths tell us that Sushila joined a group of women who were swimming in the river and offering prayers to Lord Anant.

Observing this, Sushila prayed as well in order to be bestowed with his gifts, and she became fairly wealthy in a short period of time.

One day when her husband found the Anant sutra in her hand, he became annoyed and told her that they were rich not because of a mere thread but because of his wisdom.

Following that, he took the thread and burnt it.

Soon after this incident, they lost their grip on their economic status.

And so, both of them realised the importance of the Anant sutra. Sushila’s husband then decided to undergo penance.

He worshipped Lord Anant for fourteen years and eventually earned his wealth back.

Celebration of Anant Chaturdashi in India

There is a strong belief that whoever worships Lord Anant with sincerity gets freedom from sorrow.

So, devotees organise Vishnu Puja and keep Vrat for a day to impress the Lord.

They decorate their home temples with different flowers and only consume the food after doing parana.

Devotees believe that Lord Vishnu can remove all difficulties in one’s life, there they keep Anant Vrat.

Some sages or devotees celebrate this Anant Chaturdashi fast for 14 consecutive years.

Anant Shayna form of Lord Vishnu is worshipped on this day.

The lying posture represents a state of dormancy and is the form of Lord Vishnu before the evolution of the world and the creation of living beings.

Rituals for Anant Chaturdashi

  • One should wake up early and retire from routine activities.
  • Before starting Puja, place the idol of Lord Vishnu in a lying form.
  • Orgnise Vishnu Puja, Krishna Puja and Satyanarayan Puja.
  • Take Yamuna water in the Kalash and keep 14 knotted threads, known as Anant Dharma.
  • The number 14 is of great importance in Anant Chaturthi puja, so keep 14 flowers, 14 fruits, 14 dry fruits, 14 different types of leaves in front of the idol.
  • Women should wear Anantha Daram in their left hand and men in their right hand.
  • One can make Nag Anantha using Durva grass.
  • Keep one day fast and avoid eating food till parana.
  • Conclude your Puja by doing Aarti.


On a concluding note, it is learned that there is great significance of worshipping Lord Vishnu on Anant Chaturdashi.

We wish you a maximum blessing from the Lord to achieve peace and harmony in your life.

Our team wishes you a happy Anant Chaturdashi .

Anant Chaturdashi: Significance of Tying Anant Sutra to Right Hand

HAPPY ANANT CHATURDASHI : The Anant Chaturdashi is celebrated for two important reasons.

On this day, the Lord Ganesha is given a heartfelt farewell with immersion (Ganesh visarjan) after the 10-day festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, and on the same day, Anant Chaturdashi puja is also performed.

 Devotees offer prayers to Lord Vishnu on the occasion of Anant Chaturdashi.

Anant Chaturdashi is celebrated in Bhaadrapad month of shukla paksh.

This year, Anant Chaturdashi is being celebrated today on Friday, September 9. 

On this day, after worshipping Lord Vishnu, the 14 knots “Anant Sutra ” is tied to the hand.

On the day of Anant Chaturdashi, the story of Anant Chaturdashi is recited while bathing and worshipping Lord Vishnu.

Anant Sutra is made by adding 14 sacred knots to a cotton thread with turmeric, kumkum and saffron.

After creating the Sutra, Achutaya Namah, Anantaya Namah, Govinday Namah mantras of Lord Vishnu are also offered.

Anant Sutra’, which is considered to be the Prasad or blessing of Lord Vishnu, has to be removed at night, set aside and immersed in the holy river or lake the next day. 

If the person is unable to immerse it the next day, the person has to wear the Anant Sutra for the next 14 days.

If even after 14 days immersion of Anant Sutra is not performed, the person has to then wear this Sutra for the entire year and wait for the occasion to come again.

The most important aspect of celebrating  “Anant Chaturdashi” is the worship of Lord Vishnu with 14 knots.

The 14-knot thread is considered to be the symbol of 14 avatars of Lord Vishnu. 

The Anant Sutra is then tied to the right hand as a Prasad of Lord Vishnu.

It is believed that tying this thread protects an individual from all kinds of evil forces and enemies and  Lord Vishnu protects its devotees after the Anant Sutra is tied to the hand.

Anant Chaturdashi

Anant Chaturdashi will be celebrated on 28 September.

Devotees will enjoy this day by offering prayers to Lord Anant.

Anant Charurdashi holds a significant role in Hindu culture.

It is also known as Anant Chaudas.

This year, Anant Chaturdashi will fall on September 28, .

It is considered a holy and auspicious day among the followers of Lord Vishnu – regarded as the protector of this universe.

This day is dedicated to Lord Anant and devotees observe a long day fast tying an auspicious thread during puja.

It is a belief about the sacred thread that it protects the devotees from all sorts of trouble.

On the last day of Ganesh Visarjan, Anant Chaturdashi is also celebrated with lots of joy and happiness. The visarjan of lord Ganesha will be held on Anant Chaturdashi.

Anant Chaturdashi : Date and Time

Chaturdashi tithi will commence on September  27,  at 10.18 pm. It will last till 6.49 pm on  September 28, . Anant Chaturdashi puja timing is from 5.37 am to 6.49 pm.

Anant Chaturdashi : History

According to Hindu mythology, there was a Brahmin named Sumant, who married off her daughter Sushila to a sage- Kaundinya. While taking her wife home, the sage performed evening prayers near the bank of the river.

Meanwhile, Sushila saw several other women, who were busy worshipping and offering prayers.

Curious to know more about it, she asked one of them to whom they were offering prayers.

The woman told Sushila that they were offering prayers to Lord Anant.

She also explained the importance of worshipping Lord Anant and performing a one-day fast.

Sushila was impressed and started fasting to please Lord Anant and tied a sacred thread on her arm.

Kaundinya asked her wife about the thread on her arm.

When she said that she was worshipping Lord Anant, he got angry and pulled out the sacred thread and put it in the fire.

After this, he started losing all his wealth. It didn’t take long to make Kaundinya understand his mistake.

He went through a strict penance till Lord Anant appeared in front of him.

He soon realised that his efforts were going in vain and was about to take his own life when lord Vishnu appeared in front of him and advised him to observe a 14-year-long vow to worship Lord Anant and keep a fast to get his wealth back.

He then performed Anant Chaturdashi fast for 14 consecutive years with his utmost sincerity.

From this point, it is a belief that whoever offers prayers to Lord Vishnu on the auspicious day of Anant Chaturdashi gets his blessing.

Ritual for Anant Chaturdashi

  1. Wake up early in the morning and wear clean clothes.
  2. Clean your place of worship before starting.
  3. Place Lord Vishnu’s idol in your puja room and perform some aarti to please Lord Vishnu.
  4. After completing the worship, tie a silk thread in the arm with 14 knots on it. It is also known as Raksha Sutra.

Anant Chaturdashi 

Anant Chaturdashi is dedicated to the worship of Lord Vishnu in the form of Anant.

Devotees keep a strict fast throughout the day and tie the sacred thread to the idol of Lord Vishnu, also known as ‘Anant Sutra.

’It falls on the tenth day of Ganesh Chaturthi.

The followers of Ganesh Chaturthi bid farewell to the idols of Lord Ganesha.

Ganesh Chaturthi ends on September 9, which commemorates Anant Chaturdashi.

On this day, devotees, after 10 day-long festivals immerse the idols of Lord Ganesha in water bodies.


The day is important as on this day Lord Vishnu is worshipped with a 14-knot thread or the Anant Sutra tied to the hand.

The thread is filled with kumkum, which is believed to be protected from evil forces. It falls in the Bhadrapada month of Shukla Paksha this year, on September 9, .


On this day, the Brahmins’ daughter, Sushila, took the ‘Anant vow’ after she got married.

After her marriage to Kaundinya, she was blessed by Lord Anant with a prosperous life.

She followed strict guidelines to get blessings from Lord Vishnu, Anant form to be showered with blessings and good fortune.’

But her husband didn’t believe in the blessings of Lord Anant and thought he got everything through his hard work.

Then both of them went through a lot of misfortune and led a poor life.

 Then Kaundinya understood the reason for his failure and started performing rituals for better life and prosperity again.

 Finally, they ask for forgiveness and Lord Vishnu reveals himself as his incarnation in the form of Lord Anant.


Lord Vishnu is known as the creator of the universe.

Later, he existed in the form of Ananta. He is also known as Anant Padmanabhaswamy from the temple of Thiruvananthapuram in the state of Kerala.


People perform aarti by lighting up a Diya.

Then they offer flowers, Modak, Haldi and kumkum to the idols of Lord Vishnu.

The puja ends by providing prasad and performing aarti.

Anant Chaturdashi – Significance And Rituals

Anant Chaturdashi holds immense significance in the Hindu religion.

The occasion is also popularly known as Anant Chaudas.

The sacred day is dedicated to Lord Vishnu who is called as the Lord of several avatars and the preserver of the universe.

Lord Anant is one of the incarnations (avatar) of Lord Vishnu.

The festivity of Ananta Chaturdashi is celebrated on the 14th day in the Bhadrapada month during the Shukla Paksha as per the Hindu calendar.

The festival commemorates common brotherhood and the spirit of oneness as a sacred thread of cotton or silk with 14 knots is tied on the arm of the devotees.

The same day is also famous for the ritual of Ganesha Visarjan.

What is the story of Anant Chaturdashi?

As per the Hindu Mythology and the Hindu scriptures, the Pandavas lost all their wealth and glory in the gambling game played with Kauravas.

As a result of which, they had to experience an exile of twelve long years.

King Yudhisthira asked Lord Krishna for the remedy to get out of the hardship period.

Lord Krishna told King Yudhisthira to worship and observe a fast of Lord Anant as it will help in getting his lost wealth, glory and kingdom back.

A story of Sage Koundinya and Sushila was shared by Lord Krishna with the King which is as follows:

Legend of Sushila and Koundinya

In the ancient times, there was a Brahmin named Sumant.

He had a daughter named Sushila. Sushila was married with sage Koundinya.

When Sage Koundinya took Sushila with him to his home, the night grew up and the sage started performing evening prayers near the bank of the river.

Meanwhile, Sushila saw that a lot of women were worshipping and offering prayers.

She asked the women that to whom they are offering their prayers.

They told her about the importance of worshipping Lord Anant and observing a fast for the day.

After hearing about the significance of the fast, Sushila also wished to observe the fast of Anant Chaturdashi and tied a sacred thread on her arm comprising of 14 knots.

Kaundinya asked Sushila about the mystery of the thread tied on her arm. She told the complete story and also the significance of worshipping Lord Anant.

Kaundinya rejected everything and pulled the sacred thread and put it into the fire.

His act of dishonoring Lord Anant and resulted in they losing all their wealth.

Soon, sage Kaundinya realized his mistake and regretted his actions.

To apologize and rectify his mistakes, he decided to go through a strict penance till the time Lord Ananta appears in front of him.

In spite of doing all the efforts and facing enormous hardships, Kaundinya was not able to see the deity.

When he realized that all his efforts are going in vain, he decided to commit suicide.

But when he was hanging himself, suddenly he was saved by a hermit, who took the sage to a cave.

Lord Vishnu appeared in front of Kaundaniya in the cave and advised him to observe a 14-year long vow to worship Lord Anant and keep a fast of Anant Chaturdashi in order to regain his lost wealth.

Kaundinya promised and started observing an Anant Chaturdashi fast for 14 consecutive years with utmost sincerity.

Therefore, since that day people observe a fast and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu on the day of Anant Chaturdashi with keen devotion.

What is the significance of Anant Chaturdashi?

Lord Vishnu is also popular with its another name Anant which signifies eternal and the word Chaturdashi means fourteen.

On the eve of Anant Chaturdashi, usually, men keep an Anant Chaturdashi fast for getting relieved from all their past sins and for the wellbeing of their children and family.

The fast is observed for a continuous period of 14 years in a row to get bestowed with the divine blessings of Lord Vishnu and to achieve their lost prosperity and wealth.

Significance of Anant Chaturdashi in Jainism

Anant Chaturdashi holds vital significance in Jainism.

As per the Hindu calendar, Digambar Jains observe the rituals of Paryushana Parva in the last 10 days of the Bhado month.

The last day of the Paryushan is celebrated on the eve of Anant Chaturdashi.

The devotees observe a strict fast on this day.

On this particular day, the 12th Tirthankara of Jains named Lord Vasupujya had also attained nirvana.

Thus, the sacred day of Anant Chaturdashi is much important for Jain people.

How to do Anant Chaturdashi Puja?

In the parts of Eastern UP and Bihar, the occasion of Anant Chaturdashi is specifically linked to the Anant Roopa of Lord Vishnu and Ocean of Milk (kshirsagar).

There are certain rituals and customs associated with this festival.

  • First, the devotees take a wooden plank on which they mark fourteen tilaks (small vertical strips) with vermilion.
  • 14 puas (sweet wheat bread which is deep fried) and fourteen puris (wheat bread which is deep-fried) are then placed on the tilaks made.
  • The devotees then place Panchamrit which symbolizes ‘Ocean Of Milk’ (kshirsagar) on the plank.
  • A sacred thread comprising of 14 knots which represents Lord Anant is tied on a cucumber and then is swirled in the ‘Ocean of milk’ for five times.
  • The devotees observe a fast and then tie the sacred thread colored with turmeric and kumkum called as the Ananta Sutra on their arm (right arm of the men and left arm of the women). After a period of 14 days, the sacred thread is removed.

Anant Chaturdashi Importance & Rituals

On the Chaturdashi Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month (Bhadon), the eternal form of Lord Vishnu is fasted and worshipped.

This day is known as Anant Chaturdashi.

Lord Anant is also one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

On this day, Lord Vishnu, the creator of creation devoid of beginning, middle, and end, is worshiped and men and women who observe fast and worship, tie the thread of his name in their hands.

The festival is reminiscent of common brotherhood and is celebrated with the spirit of purity.

Story of Anant Chaturdashi

 According to Hindu mythology and Hindu scriptures, the Pandavas lost all their wealth and splendor in the gambling game played with the Kauravas.

As a result of which, he had to go to exile for twelve years.

King Yudhishthira asked Lord Krishna for a way to come out of this difficult time.

 Lord Krishna asked King Yudhishthira to worship Lord Ananta and observe the fast as it would only bring back his lost wealth, splendor, and kingdom.

Important of Anant Chaturdashi

The day of Anant Chaturdashi is the day of worship and devotion to the creator who is devoid of beginning, middle, and end, which is infinite.

On this day the eternal form of Lord Vishnu is worshipped.

The fourteen knots that are tied on this day, it is believed that God is eternally present in it, their fourteen knots are considered to be symbols of the fourteen worlds, who ever ties this thread of infinity on their hand.

The infinite Lord takes away all their sufferings.

They get very good results.

The worshiper who observes the fast and worship of Anant Chaturdashi gets all material pleasures.

  • All their diseases are destroyed and they attain health.
    • The lineage grows.
    • Happiness and prosperity remain in the family.
    • There is a lot of wealth and food.
    • Children get happiness.
    • With respect and prestige comes an increase in opulence and splendor.
    • Enemies are destroyed and the seeker gets victory everywhere.
  • All the wishes are fulfilled and in the end, salvation is attained

How to do Anant Chaturdashi Puja?

  • In parts of eastern UP and Bihar, the festival of Anant Chaturdashi is particularly associated with the infinite form of Lord Vishnu and Kshira Sagara.

There are many rituals and customs associated with this festival.

  • First, the devotees take a wooden Takht on which they apply fourteen tilaks with vermilion.
    • After that 14 sweet wheat bread which is deep fried and fourteen puris (wheat bread which is deep fried) are placed on these tilaks.
    • After this, the devotees make Panchamrit, which is a symbol of Kshira Sagara.
    • A sacred thread consisting of 14 knots is tied on a cucumber to Lord Ananta and then twirled in Panchamrita five times.
    • The devotees observe a fast and then tie a sacred thread dyed with turmeric and kumkum on their arms (in the right hand of men and left hand of women) in the form of an infinite thread. After a period of 14 days, the sacred thread is removed from the hand.

Anant Chaturdashi – Anant Chaturdashi  – Anant Chaturdashi Fast

Chaturdashi in Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month is celebrated as Anant Chaturdashi.

Lord Anant is worshipped on this day and an Anantsutra is tied which saves a person from all problems and obstacles.

Anant Chaturdashi Muhurat

Anant Chaturdashi is celebrated on the day of Chaturdashi in Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month.

A fast is kept on this day.

According to religious scriptures, six minutes or three muhurat are very important during sun rise.

According to Shastras, this is Gaun Paksha and it should be between Purvaharan and Madhyahan.

According to both the notions, this fast will be done on 28 September  with worship, fast and the ceremony of tying Anantsutra.

Besides this, this muhurat is also applicable 4 minutes after sunrise.  Lord Vishnu should be worshipped on this day.

Anant Chaturdashi Story

On this day, Lord Anant is worshipped and Anantsutra is tied which is believed to protect a person from all kinds of problems.

It is believed that Lord Krishna asked the Pandavas to keep this fast when they were facing a lot of problems in exile.

As asked by Lord Krishna, Yudhishtir kept this fast with his brothers and Draupadi.

All of them wore Anantsutra and as a result, all their problems were eliminated.

Anant Chaturdashi Worship

A person keeping this fast should wake up early in the morning and take a bath.

He should also keep a Kalash (Pot) in his home.

A picture of Lord Vishnu should be drawn on this Kalash.

He should take a thread with fourteen knots which would be called Anantsutra.

This should be dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

After this, Lord Vishnu and Anantsutra should be worshipped.

Om Anantayanamah should be chanted.

A man and his wife should wear Anantsutra once the worship is finished.

Food should be offered to a Brahmana and Prasad should be consumed by the family members.

Anant Chaturdashi Second Story

According to this story, there was a saint named Sumantunam in Satya Yug.

He married his daughter to Kaundinya muni.

Sumantunam’s daughter Sheela used to keep a fast on Anant Chaturdashi.

Even after her marriage, she used to worship Lord Vishnu on this day and wear Anantsutra.

As a result, their life was happy and prosperous.

But once Kaundinya muni saw this thread in her wife’s hand and did not find it to be appropriate.

He asked his wife to remove the thread.

Sheela told her husband that the thread was Anantsutra and she wore it for happiness and prosperity.

But, the saint was filled with pride and insulted the thread before finally burning it to ashes.

As a result, he faced a lot of problems and his life was disrupted.

Kaundinya muni realized his mistake and asked for Lord Anant’s forgiveness.

He kept Anant fast for fourteen years.

Lord Anant was impressed with his devotion and provided him with happiness and prosperity.

Anant Chaturdashi miracle Observe this fast for 14 years for abundant blessings

Anant Chaturdashi, which will be observed on 28 September , marks the conclusion of the 10-day Ganesh Utsav.

It is believed that fasting on this day will bring devotees knowledge, wealth, and divine presence.

Anant Chaturdashi  Date: On September 28, , Anant Chaturdashi fasting will be observed.

This fast is observed by Hindus on the 14th day of the bright half of Bhadrapada month. Ganesh Utsav culminates on this day with the immersion of Lord Ganesha’s idol.

Find out how to celebrate Anant Chaturdashi, its significance, and the benefits of Anant Sutra.

Anant Chaturdashi Vrat

The Anant Chaturdashi fast is believed to be beneficial for students who begin their studies during this period.

People seeking wealth are said to achieve abundance, whereas those seeking spiritual enlightenment may find a path that leads to an eternal connection to the divine.

The fasting on Anant Chaturdashi is regarded as a powerful way to achieve happiness and salvation.

When one fasts uninterrupted for 14 years, he or she can enjoy special benefits.

Anant Chaturdashi Ritual

On Anant Chaturdashi, after taking a bath, one should make a resolution to fast while chanting the mantra, Mamakhilapapakshayapurvaka shubhphalavardhaye Srimadanantapreetikamanaya Anantavrata aha“.

Establish a Sarvatobhadra Mandal in your home’s worship area. In the next step, install a metal or clay pot and place the idol of Lord Shri Vishnu’s Sheshanagmayi on it.

Place a silk or raw cotton string with 14 knots in front of the idol.

The knots represent the 14 deities and are worshipped during the fast while reciting ‘Om Anantaya Namah’.

Anant Chaturdashi Vrat Katha

The ritual involves listening to the vrat katha.

A havan ceremony also includes the donation of cows, beds, and food, as well as ghee, sugar, dry fruits, sesame, and kheer.

Make sure you worship the banana tree.

You should end your fast by feeding 14 Brahmins as per your capacity, and avoid salt consumption on this day.

If you are a male, tie the Anantsutra on your right arm and if you are a female, tie it on your left arm.

In ancient times, Sage Sumantu’s daughter, Sheela, observed the Anant fast and tied the Anant Sutra to her arm after marrying Kaundinya Muni.

Consequently, their home prospered.

However, Kaundinya Muni’s pride caused him to break the thread, ultimately leading to their misfortune.

After observing a fast for 14 years, Kaundinya Muni was blessed by Shri Anant and he was able to regain his wealth.

In order to alleviate Yudhishthir’s suffering and regain his kingdom and prosperity, Krishna advised him to observe the Anant Chaturdashi fast during his exile with his brothers and Draupadi.

Consequently, one can expect to receive the desired results by observing the Lord Shri Anant fast sincerely.

Anant Chaturdashi 

The Anant Chaturdashi fast holds a great deal of importance in the Hindu religion. The festival is also known by the name of Anant Chaudas.

The day commemorates the Lord of numerous avatars, Lord Vishnu.

Coming on the 14th day of the Shukla paksha of the Bhadrapad month in the Hindu Calendar, the festival celebrates the spirit of oneness and a common brotherhood.

On Anant Chaturdashi, after paying homage to Lord Vishnu, a thread is being tied onto his arm.

This thread could either be a silk thread or cotton one and must have 14 knots in it. The Ganesh Visarjan is also celebrated on the same days as Anant Chaudas.

The entire nation celebrates this festival with great zeal and enthusiasm.

A lot many processions of the lord are also taken out in the masses to get everyone ringing in the festivity together.

Anant Chaturdashi as per the Scriptures

1.  The fast on this festival is observed on the 14th day of the Shukla Paksha, of the Bhadrapad month in the Hindu Calendar. For this condition to be satisfied, the 14th day must start after 2 muhurats from the time of the sunrise.
2.  If the Chaturdashi date falls after the sunrises two muhurats and ceases before it, then the festival of Anant Chaturdashi is to be celebrated a day prior to this. The whole procession of the festival, the worshipping, the paying homage, the fast, everything must take place in the first half of the day to maintain the auspiciousness of the rituals. If by any chance, you couldnt find time to do it at that phase, itll be better if you do it in the first time frame of the middle phase of the day. The first time frame of the middle phase of the day is from the 7th and the 9th muhurat.

Anant Chaturdashi Puja Vidhi and Vrat

In the Agni Puran, the importance of observing a fast is being stressed upon.

This day commemorates the infinite forms of the Lord Vishnu.

This worshipping is done in the noon time, the Pujan Vidhi is mentioned below:

1.  On this day, after proper bath, take a bow and place a kalash on the Pujan altar.
2.  Establishment of a kalash which has an Ashtadal lotus made of kush on a vase can be installed, or if you wish you can also use a picture of Lord Vishnu.
3.  After this prepare a thread by dipping it in vermilion, saffron, and turmeric. It must have 14 knots. Keep this thread in front of the idol of Lord Vishnu.
4.  Now, worship the thread and the idol of the lord with Shadoshopchar method and chant the mantra thats being mentioned below. After thats being done, you are to tie the sacred thread around your arm.

   अनंत संसार महासुमद्रे मग्रं समभ्युद्धर वासुदेव।
   अनंतरूपे विनियोजयस्व ह्रानंतसूत्राय नमो नमस्ते।।

5.  The men are supposed to tie it on their left arm and the women are supposed to wear it round their right arm. After this offer food to the Brahmans and accept the prasad with your entire family.

The Significance of Anant Chaturdashi

As per the mythology, the festival of Anant Chaturdashi has its roots in the epic Mahabharata.

The day is being celebrated as the day of Lord Vishnu.

The lord created 14 loks, Tal, Atal, Vital, Sutal, Talatal, Rasatal, Paatal, Bhi, Bhuva, Jan, Tap, Satya, mah. In order to follow and protect these, he came down to this mortal world in the form of 14 different avatars, which gave him the name of being infinite.

He knew he had save his people and his creations, for which these avatars played a major role.

Therefore, the day of Anant Chaturdashi has great importance, since you can please the lord of creation himself and be blessed with his choicest blessings.

The fast thats being observed on this day also holds a major significance.

All this is said to please him and provide you with an eternal life full of bliss and contentment.

It is also believed that along with fasting on this day, if any person recites the Vishnu Sahasranama stotra, all his wishes are fulfilled and he gets what he desires for from the Lord.

This fast is done to attain wealth, abundance, and prosperity in ones life.

The desire of having ample money, happiness and children etc lures the man to seek the lords blessings on his mortal existence.

This fast is prevalent in many states of India.

On this day folk tales of Lord Vishnu are heard by the members of the family.

Legendary tales surrounding A Anant Chaturdashi

According to the take in the epic Mahabharata, the Kauravas defeated the Pandavas in gambling with the help of turning against them and going behind their back in the act of deceiving.

After this, the Pandavas had to lose their kingdom, their wealth, and all the luxuries and go for a period of exile in the wilderness. In this duration, they had to endure much pains and hardships to get through it.

One fine day, Lord Krishna went to greet the Pandavas in the forest.

After greeting him with proper respect, the eldest of the Pandavas, Yudhishthira asked him for a way, through which they can come back to the track and get their lost kingdom and wealth back with respect.

The Lord upon hearing this, gave him an antidote that could solve all his problems in life and fulfill his hearts desire.

This remedy was the fast of Anant Chaturdashi, that commemorates Lord Vishnu who is the sole provider of solace.

He advised him to observe this fast and pay homage to Lord Vishnu with his wife and brothers.

After hearing this, Yudhishthira asked Krishna to explain who is Anant.

Lord Krishna went in great details to let him know that Lord Anant is another avatar of Lord Vishnu.

Lord Vishnu rests in the Chaturmas on the sheshnaag for an infinite time.

Anant lord in the avatar of Vaaman went through the three loks in just 2 pags.

No one knows about his start, his end and thats one of the major reason hes called and known by the name, infinite. By worshipping him all the woes and issues that you gave on your life will cease to exist and youll be able to live a life that youve always wanted.

After the tale got ended, Yudhishthira pledged to observe this fast with his family, and after its successful completion he was able to regain his lost kingdom and wealth.

Anant Chaturdashi Know About It’s Rich History And Celebrations!

What is Anant Chaturdashi?

Anant Chaturdashi is a very significant festival. Both Hindus, as well as Jains celebrate it with great enthusiasm.

It takes place on the 14th day of the waxing moon during the month of Bhadrapada. 

Devotees across the country pray to Lord vishnu on this day. Praying to him gives many blessings to the devotees and their families. 

On this day, devotees also bid farewell to Lord Ganesha, who returns to his heavenly abode after residing on earth.

Importance of Anant Chaturdashi in Hinduism

The day of Anant Chaturdashi holds great importance in the Hindu as well as Jain communities.

It falls on the 14th day of the Hindu lunar calendar’s fortnight of Bhadrapad month.

It also marks the end of the ten-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival. 

The festival of Anant Chaturdashi originates from the epic Mahabharata.

People celebrate it as the day of lord Vishnu.

According to mythology, Lord Vishnu created 14 Lokas.

He then came down to the mortal world in the form of 14 different avatars to protect them. 

This auspicious festival gives us an opportunity to please the Lord and receive his blessings.

Fasting and reciting the Vishnu Sahasranama stotra on this day certainly fulfils one’s wishes.

It also brings wealth, abundance, and prosperity into your life. People in many states of India celebrate Anant Chaturdashi by hearing folk tales of Lord Vishnu with their family members during this day.

Importance of Anant Chaturdashi in Jainism

There is a great significance of Anant Chaturdashi in Jainism also. 

One of the most significant teachings of Anant Chaturdashi is devotion and kindness.

These qualities hold great importance in Jainism.

Paryushan is a very important festival for the Jain community.

It is a festival that celebrates forgiveness as well as good deeds. Anant Chaturdashi falls on the last day of Paryushan, which goes on for 10 days.

Additionally, the end of Paryushan also marks the beginning of Samvatsari.

Samvatsari is another very important Jain festival which represents kindness and compassion for all.

Anant Chaturdashi falls at the beginning of the Samvatsari festival.

Rituals to perform on Anant Chaturdashi

Devotees perform many rituals to celebrate Anant Chaturdashi across the country.

These rituals undoubtedly bring the blessings of Lord Vishnu.

To receive divine blessings, follow these rituals on Anant Chaturdashi . 

1. Preparations for Puja 

  • People wake up early in the morning, take a bath and dress in clean clothes. Then, they remember their beloved God to start the day.
  • People put puris and sweets made of bread on decorated wooden altars. 
  • They keep these offerings on fourteen tilaks made of kumkum. This represents the fourteen divine qualities of Lord Vishnu. These wooden altars are the seats for the god.
  • Additionally, people light lamps and incense sticks. They also offer fruits and flowers to please the deity.

2. Anant Sutra

  • The Anant Sutra is the most significant part of the rituals performed during Anant Chaturdashi.
  • It is an auspicious red thread made of Mauli. People tie fourteen knots on the thread, and afterwards, they tie it to a cucumber. 
  • Then, they twist it five times in the panchamrit. This is an especially auspicious threat which gives the devotees protection and prosperity. People also call it the Raksha Sutra.
  • Afterwards, devotees tie this on their arms to receive the divine blessings of God. Men wear it on their right sleeve, whereas women wear it on their left sleeve. 
  • They wear it for fourteen days for this purpose, and then they immerse it in a holy river or lake. 

3. Anant Puja and Vrat

  • People perform Anant Puja by offering coconut, banana as well as betel leaves. They also sing Anant Chaturdashi Stotram, which praises the infinite qualities of the Lord.
  • Afterwards, devotees make Panchamrit- a sacred mix of milk, honey, jaggery, curd, Ganga jal and other ingredients especially dear to the deity. Panchamrit represents the divine ocean of milk.
  • Devotees also keep a fast to seek the blessings of Lord Vishnu. Anant Vrat is the name of the fast, which means the infinite.
  • People believe that keeping this fast shows your love and devotion towards the deity, and Lord Vishnu blesses you with infinite fortune and prosperity. 

4. Anant Chaturthi  Vrat Katha

The Anant Chaudas Katha is a story about the Anant vow. People who keep the Vrat hear this story.

Devotees read or listen to the Katha on the day of Anant Chaturthi because it gives great benefits.

Sushila Married Kaundinya, and they left their house.

Afterwards, they stopped next to a river while travelling.

Kaundinya wanted to take a bath, and that’s when Sushila saw a group of female devotees worshipping lord “Anant.”

This made her curious, and she asked about the worship.

5. Lord Anant’s vow

The women explained the rituals and significance of the Anant vow to her.

People tie a silk ribbon to the wrist and keep it in front of God. The ribbon is called “Anant”.

It has 14 knots, and people cover it in Kumkum.

Men tie the “anant” on their right hand, while women tie it on their left.

The vow also involves offering fried “Gharga” (made of flour) and “Anarasa” (a special meal).

It is then distributed to the Brahmins.  

Upon seeing his wife following these rituals, Kaundinya got extremely angry. Sushila tied the string on her left arm, which was removed by Kaundinya and thrown into the fire. 

Following this, they experienced several tragedies.

This also led to them losing their wealth and prosperity. Kaundinya realised it was a punishment for disrespecting Lord Anany.

Therefore, he decided to perform extreme penance to impress the god. 

6. Kaundinya’s search for Lord Anant 

Furthermore, Kaundinya went to look for the deity.

As a result, he entered a forest where he saw a lot of things he could not understand.

These things were a tree, a bull, a cow and her calf, a donkey, two lakes as well as an elephant.

The tree was in bad condition, the two lakes were merging, and the cow and her calf were in a field.

Therefore, he asked all of them about lord Anant, but none of them told him where the deity was.

Then, an experienced Brahmin appeared before him.

The Brahmin then saved his life and took him to a place.

It was a place where many devotees were gathered.

The Brahmin then revealed himself to be none other than Lord Anant.

Kaundinya was in great awe of the divine power and hence asked for forgiveness from lord Vishnu.

7. Lord Anant’s explanation

Lord Vishnu then explained the significance of everything Kundinya had witnessed in the forest.

The mango tree represented a Brahmin who had acquired great knowledge. However, he chose to keep it to himself.

The bull was trapped in a lush field, unable to access food.

The cow symbolised the earth, which had consumed all the plant seeds.

The donkey was a symbol of cruelty and fury.

The elephant represents Kaundinya’s pride.

Finally, The two lakes were devoted sisters who spent all their money on each other.  

In summary, Anant Chaturdashi is a significant festival for Hindus and Jains.

The festival represents the temporary nature of life and the eternal bond with the divine.

Overall, the festival reminds us to be grateful, let go of attachments, and seek divine guidance for a prosperous life.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What are the benefits of participating in Anant Chaturdashi Vrat?

Keeping the Anant Chaturdashi Vrat allows individuals to express devotion and seek blessings from Lord Ganesha and Lord Vishnu. It brings positive energy and spiritual growth.

2. What is Anant Chaturdashi Jain?

Anant Chaturdashi marks the last day of Paryushan. Jains take a vow to keep fast and devote themselves to self-retrospection.

3. What to eat during Anant Chaturdashi Vrat?

Remember to offer anything you eat to god before you consume it. Devotees may choose to observe a partial or complete fast, abstaining from certain foods or going without food and water.

4. Are there any specific mantras or prayers associated with Anant Chaturdashi?

You can chant the Anant Chaturdashi Mantra on this day to seek Lord Vishnu’s blessings.

5. When does Anant Chaturdashi  end?

Anant Chaturthi  tithi ends at 06:49 PM on September 28 .

6. Is Anant Chaturthi a good day?

Anant Chaturthi is an extremely auspicious day for Hindus and Jains. People keep fast on this day for the good health and well-being of family members.

Anant Chaturdashi Significance

Indeed, India is a land of diversity and immense cultural richness. And this is expressed in the myriads of festivals that are celebrated here.

One of the prominent festivals celebrated with much fanfare in India is Anant Chaturthi, the festival which marks the end of the 10-days long Ganesh Festival.

Well, Ganesha Chaturthi – the festival which celebrates the greatness of the harbinger of all things good – Lord Ganesha, is now on the verge of completion.

This year, the grand occasion of Anant Chaturdashi falls on Sept 28, , Thursday.

The Ganesh Visarjan vidhi or bidding adieu to the great Lord is done with as much fanfare and spirit, as the Ganesha Pooja is done.

But yes, there is one thing in common – almost everyone’s heart is a bit heavy on this day, as there is a nostalgic and emotional feeling about the elephant God going away from us.

There are no strict rules; usually, the Ganesh Visarjan ceremony depends on the family tradition.

Symbolically, Lord Ganesha comes home on the auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi and it is up to us to decide when we want to give Lord Ganesha the farewell. But, it is considered best to immerse the idol before the Sunset.

Ganesh Visarjan Mantras:

“Mushikavaahana modaka hastha

Chaamara karna vilambitha sutra

Vaamana rupa maheshwara putra

Vighna vinaayaka paada namasthe”


“O Lord! the son of Lord Shiva and the Destroyer of all obstacles with a mouse as Thy vehicle, with sweet pudding in hand, with wide ears and long hanging trunk, I prostrated at Thy lotus-like Feet!”

It is recommended to conduct a Ganesh Puja from the professionals with authentic rituals. It will remove obstacles and let you achieve prosperity in life.

Anant Chaturdashi Story

There is also a story related to the God Anant.

There is a girl named Sushila whose father was Brahmin who remarried Karkash after Sushila’s mother passed away.

Karkash was not so nice with Sushila, hence, Sushila moved away from her house, once she got married.

Her husband was called Kaundinya. On their way to home, they found a river and went for a bath. Sushila saw some women praying and joined them and asked them about their prayer.

Women explained about the Lord Anant and the significance of its vow.

As Sushila was about to start a new life with her husband, she thought that it is best to pray and take the blessings from Lord Ananat for a prosperous future life.

She followed all the rituals, took the vow, and tied a ceremonial thread on her left hand.

One day Kaundinya questions the blessings of Ananta as he believed that whatever he achieved is due to his hard work and intelligence.

Sushila and Kaundinya argued over this point and took away the anant string and threw it in the fire.

After it, they experienced many misfortunes and it ended in them driven to poverty.

Hence, then Kaundinya realised that it is the Ananta strings and rituals which was the reason behind the happiness and prosperity.

Kundaniya goes through severe penance and ask for forgiveness from Ananta who revealed himself as a God Vishnu.

How to Perform Anant Puja & Ganesh Visarjan Vidhi?

  • Perform Aarti before Ganesha Visarjan. Be present with all the family members. The traditional Ganesh Mantras, the Aarti and prayers should be chanted.
  • Start the Ganpati Visarjan vidhi with Morning Aarti.
  • Sing the “Jai Ganesh Deva” chants while performing Aartis
  • Distribute holy Prasad among all the family members.
  • Offer five items – Oil lamps, Flowers, Incense, Fragrance and well-prepared delicacies to Lord Ganpati.
  • When it is time for ganpati Visarjan, the family members should gather once again to perform Aarti before leaving the house.
  • Five minutes prior to leaving the house, move the idol very slowly and slightly, about 1 inch forward. In short, you have to change the position of the idol a bit, which marks the completion of the Lord’s stay at your place. It is important to take Him for Visarjan with all family members.
  • Be grateful to Lord Ganesha for visiting your home and convey your heart’s message to the Lord. Thank him for bringing prosperity and auspiciousness to your home. Thank him for taking away all difficulties with him. Gratitude is what matters the most to the Lord.
  • Sprinkle raw rice mixed with turmeric (Akshat) upon the lord. Spoon Feed curd to Ganesha as a remembrance.
  • Take a red cloth, keep dry coconut stuffed with jaggery and 5 different grains (including rice). Tie it in a knot around Ganesha’s hand. This is the food prepared for His journey.
  • Take some water and sprinkle it on the person performing the Ganesh Visarjan.
  • Pick up the Ganesh idol and take Him around the House, mainly the master bedrooms and the kitchen so that His Holy Gaze and Blessings fall on the full house.
  • Chant “Ganapati Bappa Moriya ” and other Ganesha slokas.
  • Walk out of home and move towards the immersion point.
  • Take a Coconut and circle it on the head of the Idol three times and break the coconut on the ground and leave it aside. .
  • Don’t take this as a prasad rather immerse it with the idol.
  • Once done, family members can proceed to the Ganesh Visarjan area, where once again the Aartis should be performed before finally letting him go.
  • The person performing the Ganesh Visarjan should remove all garlands and other decorations on the Ganesha idol.
  • Do not throw the removed garlands and decorations in the river. You can dispose or donate them at the appropriate place.
  • Now, immerse the idol of Lord Ganesha.

Lord Ganesha’s blessings will remain with you and your family and he will take away all pains and problems and bless you with Peace, Prosperity and Health.

ou can enhance his blessings by owning Ganesh yantra as it will derive various benefits for your life.

What you should immerse and what you should take back with you after Ganesh Visarjan?

Immerse the Following Things:

  • The Main Idol
  • The Kalash
  • The water in the kalash
  • The contents

What If you Wish to Bring Ganpati Home Next Year?

Take back the following things:

  • Sand near the immersion site.
  • The new coconut.

We wish you a very prosperous and vibrant Anant Chaturdashi!