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.
|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|
|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|