Ganesh Chaturthi 2018

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When is Ganesh Chaturthi?

Late August or early September, depending on the cycle of the moon. It falls on the fourth day after new moon in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. In 2018, Ganesh Chaturthi is on September 13. It is celebrated for 11 days (ending on September 23), with the biggest spectacle taking place on the last day called Anant Chaturdasi day.

Puja Muhurat:

Shubh Muhurat for Madhyahna Ganesha Puja 11:01 to 13:26
Total Duration for Madhyahna Ganesha Puja 2 Hours 25 Mins
Ganesha Chaturthi Tithi Begins 12th September 2018 at 17:37
Ganesha Chaturthi Tithi Ends 13th September 2018 at 16:21

How Is Ganesh Festival Celebrated?

In a few parts of India such as Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh the festival of Ganesh is celebrated for ten days. It is a public occasion. Sweets are offered. On the day of the festival, clay idols of Vinayaka are installed in homes or outdoor in decorated tents for the public to view and submit their homage. Clay idols of Ganesh are also installed by schools and colleges.

Destinations To Spend Ganesh Chaturthi Holidays 2018

The following are the top five Indian destinations to visit during Ganesh Chaturthi holidays 2018:

Mumbai: Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra, celebrates the festival of Vinayaka Chaturthi with great enthusiasm and zeal. More than 6000 idols are commissioned every year. The festival is celebrated nationally, but the maximum grandeur is witnessed in the city of Mumbai. The celebration was promoted by Shivaji, the great Maratha ruler. The popular Ganesh Pandals in the city include Lalbaugcha Raja and KhetwadiGanraj.

Pune: Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra, hosts one the best Vinayaka Chaturthi Celebrations in the country. The festival is the most joyful and colorful event in the cultural, religious and social life of Pune. The top five idols in Pune comprise of Kasba Ganpati, Tulsi Baug, Kesariwada Ganapathi, Guruji Talim and Jogeshwari Ganapathi.

Hyderabad: Like Pune and Mumbai, Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, is one of the popular destinations to witness the royal celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi. Kharitabad hosts one of the biggest Ganesh idols in the nation. The Ganesh Utsav Committee in Kharitabad shall install the biggest Ganesh idol.

Goa: The festival of Ganesh holds a special place in the hearts of the people of Goa, the smallest state in India. It is an event of frolic and fun. Moreover, it shall bring about a reunification of families and friends. Various merchant associations install the idols of Lord Ganesh across the state.

Ganpatipule: Ganpatipule, a small city, has a series of vantage points and beaches offering some attractive views of the sea. The Swayambhu Ganapathi Temple of Ganapatipule is renowned for its unique idol of Lord Ganapati. This temple has been the center of festivities.

Ganesh Chaturthi Holidays 2019-2028

The following table outlines the schedule of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival for the next 10 years:

Ganesh Chaturthi Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Maharastra, Orissa, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Gujarat Monday 2 September 2019
Ganesh Chaturthi Holiday Goa Tuesday 3 September
Holiday Date Day Year
Ganesh Chaturthi 22 August Saturday 2020
Ganesh Chaturthi 10 September Friday 2021
Ganesh Chaturthi 31 August Wednesday 2022
Ganesh Chaturthi 19 September Tuesday 2023
Ganesh Chaturthi 7 September Saturday 2024
Ganesh Chaturthi 27 August Wednesday 2025
Ganesh Chaturthi 14 September Monday 2026
Ganesh Chaturthi 4 September Saturday 2027
Ganesh Chaturthi 23 August Wednesday 2028