Today, 9 September 2013 is Ganesh Chaturthi, Vinayaka Chavithi festival (Parthiva Ganesha Pujan). It marks the beginning of Ganapati Navratri celebrations in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, and many other North Indian states.
Ganesh Chaturthi falls on Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) of Bhadrapada Month in Hindu calendar.
Ganesh Festival celebrations start with Ganesh Chaturthi day and end with Anant Chaturdashi Ganesh Visarjan (immersion of Ganesha idols).
Public Ganesh festival celebrations (Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav) were started by Sri Balagangadhar Tilak during the freedom fight against the British in Pune in order to unite all Indians.
Worship eco-friendly/ clay ganesh idols to protect our environment and water sources from pollution.
Ganeshotsav, a 10-day festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha, who is known as the destroyer of obstacles (Vighna nashaka & Vighnadhipathi), is celebrated in spectacular manner in Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nagpur, Nashik & all other cities in Maharashtra; Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam (Vizag) & Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh; Surat & Ahmedabad in Gujarat states of India.
Not only in India, Ganesh festival is also celebrated in other countries where considerable Indian Hindu population live. In USA, UK, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Muscat & France the festival celebrations touch high ends.
Tithi Sukla Chavithi (Chaturthi) Ends at 15:53
Nakshatram Chitta (Chitra) Ends at 08:25
Bava Karana Ends at 27:22, Vishti (Bhadra) Karana Ends at 15:53
Brahma Yogam Ends at 15:14
Paksha: Shukla Paksha / Sud Paksha. Month: Bhadrapada Month in North Indian Hindi calendars (Purnimant calendars) & Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati calendars (Amavasyant Calendars).
Tamil Calendar: Aavani Masam 22 & Malayalam Calendar: Chinga Masam 22
Bengali Calendar: Bhadra Month 21
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Simha Rashi (Leo)
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula Rashi (Libra)
Abhijit: 11:59:30 – 12:47:30
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 2.03 PM to 3.37 PM
Rahu Kalam: 07:44:07 – 09:17:15
Gulika Kalam: 13:56:37 – 15:29:45
Yama Gandam: 10:50:22 – 12:23:30
Durmuhurthams: 12:48:20 – 13:38:00
Durmuhurthams: 15:17:20 – 16:07:00