Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a Hindu festival celebrated in honor of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom, prosperity, and good fortune. This festival usually falls in the month of August or September depending on the Hindu lunar calendar. Ganesh Chaturthi Date, auspicious time, Visarjan date
Ganesh Chaturthi Kab Hai
Talking about when is Ganesh Chaturthi, let us tell you that Ganesh Chaturthi will start in 2023 on 19th September 2023.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 start and end date
The starting date of the holy festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is 19 September 2023 and the ending date of Ganesh Chaturthi is 28 September 2023.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 Visarjan date
Talking about the Ganesh Chaturthi immersion date, it is 28 September 2023.
The festival lasts for several days, with the most important celebration taking place on the fourth day of Shukla Paksha, known as “Chaturthi”.
Ganesh Chaturthi Shubh Muhurat Puja Muhurat
Let us tell you that Chaturthi Tithi will start at 12:39 pm on 18th September 2023 and will continue till 1:43 pm the next day on 19th September 2023.
If we talk about the auspicious time i.e. puja time of Ganesh Chaturthi, it will start from 11:01 am on September 19, 2023, and will last till 1:28 pm.
Here are some key aspects of Ganesh Chaturthi:
Ganesh idol installation: The centerpiece of the festival is the installation of the idol of Lord Ganesha in homes and public places. These idols are generally made of clay and beautifully decorated. The process of installing the idol is called “Sthapana”.
Prayers and Prasad: Devotees offer prayers, flowers, fruits, sweets, and various other offerings to Lord Ganesha. Special hymns and mantras are recited, and “aarti” is performed.
Pooja and Rituals: The priest or family members perform elaborate pujas (rituals) to seek the blessings of Ganesha. This includes chanting mantras and lighting incense sticks and lamps.
In many places, especially in the state of Maharashtra, large public processions are organized to immerse Ganesha idols in water bodies like rivers or the sea. These are accompanied by music, dance, and enthusiastic devotees.
Community Participation: Ganesh Chaturthi is a community festival, and people from all walks of life come together to celebrate. It promotes the feeling of unity and devotion among the people.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi
Lord Ganesha is worshiped as the remover of obstacles and the god of new beginnings. His elephant head symbolizes wisdom, and his large ears reflect the importance of listening and understanding.
Ganesh Chaturthi is not only a religious festival but also a cultural celebration that brings people together to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha and promote unity and harmony in the community. It is a time of joy, devotion, and reflection on the values epitomized by Lord Ganesha.