Within waking state of consciousness, Chaturti tithi stands for turiya or spiritually awakened state of bliss, when we can consciously perceive the inner light. It is also the tithi during which our mental activity is at its peak. Swami Sivananda explained, that this is why we worship Ganesha on Chaturti, as He removes all the obstacles that may appear on our spiritual path – and majority of those obstacles are created by nothing else but our mind itself.
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