After the celebrations of Shree Krishna Janmashtami are over, all the devotees have been waiting eagerly and enthusiastically for Ganesh Chaturthi. Ganesh Chaturthi, also called the Ganesh Utsav or Vinayak Chaturdashi, is celebrated nationwide with deep devotion. This festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in honor of Lord Ganesh, the son of Lord Bholenath and Mata Parvati. It is believed that Lord Ganesh was born on this day. This festival usually falls in August or September.
Lord Ganesh is believed to be the God of wisdom, good fortune, prosperity, and knowledge. He is known by other names also. These are Ekdanta, Ganpati, Gajanana, Vakratunda, Siddhi Vinayak etc. He is also considered the Lord of new and fresh beginnings and is honored at the beginning of the ceremonies and rituals. Worshipping him during the Ganesh Utsav is also believed to remove all the obstacles and hurdles from life.
When is Ganesh Chaturthi 2023?
This year, in 2023, the Chaturthi Tithi will begin on 18th September 2023 at 12:39 PM and will end at 1:43 PM on September 19th, 2023. The Ganesh Chaturthi will end on Thursday, 28th September 2023, which means Ganesh Visarjan, or bidding farewell to Lord Ganesh, will be performed on this day. The Lord Ganesh Puja time or Muhurta will be between 11:01 AM and 1:28 PM on 19th September, 2023.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Significance, Rituals, and Traditions
The devotees celebrate the Ganesh Chaturthi festival for ten days. On the first day of Ganesh Utsav, they clean their homes and bring small idols of Lord Ganesh. During these ten days of the Utsav, the Lord Ganpati is considered the honored guest in the homes of devotees. They offer the Modaks or Laddoos, “Nariyal,” and flowers to Lord Ganesh. The Lamp, or Deepak, is also lit before the Lord’s idol. During the ten days, the devotees recite aartis and bhajans, and Prashad is distributed among all. They also visit the