Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Know the auspicious time, history, and importance of Vinayak Chaturthi!


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Ganesh Chaturthi is considered one of the biggest festivals in India, especially in the Maharashtra region. This 10-day long festival is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It is believed that by the grace of Lord Ganesha, his devotees get happiness, wisdom, and prosperity. This year, the celebrations will begin on September 19 and end on September 28.

According to Hindu scriptures, Lord Ganesha was born during the Shukla Paksha of the Bhadrapada month of the Hindu calendar, which corresponds to the Gregorian months of August or September.

Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, while the tenth day, Ganesh Visarjan, will take place on Thursday, September 28, 2023. According to Drik Panchang, Chaturthi Tithi will be an auspicious time to welcome Lord Ganesha home. This auspicious time will start on September 18, 2023, at 12:39 PM and end on September 19, 2023 at 01:43 PM. On September 28, Ganesh Visarjan will mark the conclusion of the ten-day Ganesh Utsav celebration.


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Devotees can bring the Ganpati idol home for 1.5 days, 3 days, 7 days, or 10 days. 16 rituals must be performed during this ten-day festival.

For Hindus, Ganesh Chaturthi holds great spiritual and cultural significance. Lord Ganesha, son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is believed to bless his devotees with knowledge, success, and fortune. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great pomp throughout the country, especially in Maharashtra, Telangana, and Karnataka. To celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, people bring the idol of Ganpati Bappa to their homes for one and a half days, three days, seven days, or ten days.


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The festival ends with Ganesh Visarjan, during which devotees immerse the idols of Lord Ganesha in water with heavy hearts, wishing for Bappa's return next year. During immersion, huge processions are taken out and people raise slogans of 'Ganpati Bappa Morya, Purchya Varsh Laukriya'.

Devotees also observe fast during Ganesh Chaturthi. Others celebrate it for the entire ten days, while some celebrate it only on the first and last day.