is the fourth day of the first fortnight of the Hindu Calendar Month.
On this day the temple is closed for Darshan between 7.30 a.m. and 1.00
The Chief Priest of the Temple orchestrates the entire Mahapuja performed
on this day and the other priests assist him. This begins with the initial
invocation of the Lords blessings for mankind and continues with 16
articles Pooja performed with Vedic Prayers and chanting.
A continuous Abhishek on Shree Siddhivinayak is performed
amidst rhythmic chanting of various Vedic mantras and shlokas. During
this Abhishek the Purushsukt is recited once, the Brahmanaspati Sukt
is recited 21 times, Atharva Sheersha is recited 1000 times and the
Shree Sukt, Ganapati Sukt and Saraswati Sukt is also recited once. This
effort is carried out by a minimum of 21 priests. Also present for the
entire Mahapuja is one member of the Board of Trustees, who, on culmination
of the Mahapuja and Aarti felicitates the Brahmins performing this Mahapuja.
The Naivedya is then offered to Shree Siddhivinayak
followed by the Aarti and concluding prayers after which the temple
is opened for Darshan to Devotees.