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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 etc...
  • 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 Sahastravartan:

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 hrs.


One avartan begins from Upnishat i.e. "Hari Om Namaste Ganapataye... || 1 ||" and ends at "Vignanashine varadamurtaye nahmaha...|| 10 ||" before "Falashruti".

Start with Shanti Path, complete the first Avartan upto the end of Ashta nam Ganpati || 10 ||, then start the 2nd avartan from Upanishat || 1 ||, repeat the avartan as decided.  End the last avartan with Falashruti.

Note: Please download the Aarti and print 4-5 sets or as needed ready so that your guests can also participate in Aarti.

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