When is Ganesh Chaturthi on 18th September or 19th September? All you need to know

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Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 is coming soon. Discover the date for this year’s celebration. With Ganeshotsav drawing near, there needs to be more clarity about the exact starting date for the festival. Many are still determining whether the celebrations will commence on September 18 or 19. 

Ganesh Chaturthi, also recognized as Vinayak Chaturthi or Ganeshotsav, holds profound importance in Hindu culture and is celebrated enthusiastically across India. This festival marks the birth of Lord Ganesha, the Hindu deity who is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. In various regions of India, especially in states such as Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Goa, people revere Lord Ganesha as the god who symbolizes fresh beginnings, removes obstacles, and represents wisdom and intellect.

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations

Devotees lovingly install clay idols of Ganesha both in their homes privately and in grand pandals publicly to commemorate this special occasion. They prepare prasad daily, including delectable treats like modaka, as they believe it is Ganesha’s favorite sweet.  Prayers and fasting accompany these offerings. The festival culminates on the tenth day with a vibrant procession through the streets, followed by the immersion of the idol in nearby waterways.

When Is Ganesh Chaturthi? September 18 or 19?

Ganesh Chaturthi typically falls between August and September, coinciding with the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. As Ganeshotsav draws near, uncertainty about the exact commencement date of the festival intensifies, leaving many pondering whether the celebrations will kick off on September 18 or 19. Fret not; we’re here to provide you with the answers you seek. Keep reading for clarification.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Important Dates and Timings

According to Hindu scriptures, Lord Ganesha’s birth falls in the Gregorian months of August or September, corresponding to the Shukla Paksha of the Bhadrapada month in the Hindu calendar. This year, Ganesh Chaturthi will be observed on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, and the culmination of the festival, Ganesh Visarjan, will occur on Thursday, September 28, 2023.

The auspicious moment to welcome Lord Ganesha into your home on Chaturthi Tithi will commence at 12:39 PM on September 18, 2023, and conclude at 01:43 PM on September 19, 2023, as per the Drik Panchang. The ten-day Ganesha Utsav festival will conclude with Ganesha Visarjan on September 28, 2023.