Ananta Chathurdashi Puja
September 18th, 2010 by Sowmya

Anant Chaturdashi puja falls on the 14th day of Bhadrapad shukla paksha (first fortnight) of the Hindu calender year.

Anant Chaturdashi has two main significances. The first is that it is the day of the immersion of Ganapati (also called Ganapati Visarjan). Thus Lord Ganesha is given farewell, only to be welcomed the next year with equal excitement.

The second significance is that this puja is basically that of Shri Vishnu or Shri Krishna Puja. On this day people recite and listen to the stories and legends of God Vishnu who is Anant, the infinite and recite hymns from the Vedas. This is sometimes also called Ananta Vrat. It is an expanded form of the Satyanarayana Puja.

This pooja consists of Yamuna (river) puja, shesha (cobra) Puja and Anant Puja. The water kalash (pot) is assumed to be yamuna, cobra made of grass is Shesha and Anant consists of 14 knotted threads.

For the puja 14 items are of relevance – 14 flowers, 14 fresh and dry fruits separately, 14 leaves of various trees. Even the food prepared and offered to God as prasad consists of 14 vegetables. Legend has it that this puja was mentioned about by Lord Shri Krishna to Pandavas after their defeat by Kauravas. It further tells about a sage Koundinya who went everywhere in search of Shri Anant. He had to undergo much agony and came across mysterious events before Shri Anant gave him Darshan. By performing this puja, it is believed that a person is relieved of all sins committed during his lifetime.

In 2013, Anantha Chaturdashi falls on Wednesday the 18th of September. Anantha Chaturdashi puja is now available in multiple Indian scripts (Thanks to Aksharamukha transliterator). Please see the links below for the pdf file of your choice:

The Panchang details are available at the Puja Calendar page – Please update your files accordingly.

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10 Responses  
  • Tapasya writes:
    September 22nd, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Thankyou so much for posting this deatailed puja method. I really appreciate and thankfull to you for this. Congratulations, keep the good work going.


  • vhamp writes:
    July 13th, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Can you post the same in English?


  • Selvaraj N.S. writes:
    September 27th, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Hari Om. Thank you for the e-mail sent on the occassion of the
    “Anantha Padmanabha Vratam ” falling due on 28th inst. I was not
    aware of the festival but for your e-mail. Thanks a lot. With
    Regards. Selvaraj.

  • Savithri rap,mani writes:
    September 28th, 2012 at 2:26 am

    bY savithri rap mani ,on theoccassionof Anatha chaturdashi I read and feel like did pooja of anantha padmanabha really thank you soooooooo much namaste. .

  • Shibesh Dutta Mishra writes:
    September 29th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks a lot for your valuable information on Anant Chadurdahi. Please let me know, if know to you, the scientific significance of “14” mentioned so many times as Flowers, Fruits, knots..
    But, from core of my heart …Thanks

  • charu writes:
    September 10th, 2014 at 7:11 am

    give me details of 14 flowers and leaves used in anant pooja

  • Janarthanan.P writes:
    February 12th, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Happy to receive the information about Anant vrata. Kindly send me more details about poojas to my mail id pls.

  • Rani kumari writes:
    September 23rd, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    very nice information………THANKS

  • ಎ.ಎನ್. ಕೃಷ್ಣಮೂರ್ತಿ writes:
    September 24th, 2015 at 11:53 am

    ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಶ್ರೀ ಅನಂತ ಪದ್ಮನಾಭ ವ್ರತ. ಪೂಜಾ ವಿಧಾನವನ್ನು ತಿಳಿಸಿರುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ವಿನಯ ಪೂರ್ವಕ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು.ಇದರ ಸದುಪಯೋಗವನ್ನು ಸಕಲ ಭಕ್ತ ಮಹಾಶಯರು ಪಡೆದು ಸ್ವಾಮಿಯ ಕೃಪೆಗೆ ಪಾತ್ರರಾಗುವಂತೆ ಕೋರುತ್ತೇನೆ.ನಿಮಗೂ ಒಳಿತಾಗಲಿ ಇನ್ನೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಸೇವೆ ನಿಮ್ಮಿಂದಾಗಲೆಂದು ಈಮುಖಾಂತರ ನಾವು ಬಯಸುತ್ತೇವೆ..

    March 25th, 2016 at 7:56 am

    On this link there is a mistake in a ”suvasini puja” part
    instead of writing suvasini you have wrote suhasini
    know the difference in between 2 words
    suhasini – means suhasya vadana – smiling face
    suvasini – means married women, who’s husband is alive.

    so correct word is suwasini pujan.

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