Ganesh Chaturthi 2018

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When is Ganesh Chaturthi in 2018?Ganesh Chaturthi 2018

Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018

When is Ganesh Chaturthi in 2019?

Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi 2019
Monday, September 2, 2019

Why we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi?

Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival dedicated to the birth of the Hindu god of the elephant, Lord Ganesha. According to legend, you can’t look at the moon at a certain time. If a person sees the moon, he will be cursed. This prediction is attributed to the fact that Lord Krish himself was falsely accused of stealing a precious stone.

The sage Narada said that Krishna must have seen the moon in the Bhadrapada of Shukla Chaturthi, because of which he was cursed. The idols of Lord Ganesha are worshiped every day, in the evening. The largest statues of Ganesha, exposed to the public, plunge into the water at Anant Chaturdasi.

What Do People Do?

On this day, the man-made idols of the Lord are installed at home, on the streets. Prana Pratishtu is performed to summon the power of the deity to the idol. Later, a 16-step ritual called Shodashapachara-Puja is performed. During the ritual, sweets, coconuts and flowers are brought to the idol. The ritual is performed at noon Madhyan, when Lord Ganesh was born.

How to Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi?

The festival is celebrated very publicly. Local communities compete with each other to deliver the largest and best statue and display of Ganesha. Expect very crowded streets filled with violent devotees, and a lot of music.

Ganesh Chaturthi Observances

List of dates for other years

WeekdayDateYearName
MonSep 22019Ganesh Chaturthi
SatAug 222020Ganesh Chaturthi
FriSep 102021Ganesh Chaturthi
WedAug 312022Ganesh Chaturthi
TueSep 192023Ganesh Chaturthi
SatSep 72024Ganesh Chaturthi
WedAug 272025Ganesh Chaturthi

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