Durva Ganapati Poojan (Durva Ganapati Vrata, Durva Ganesh Chaturthi) is vrata dedicated to Lord Ganapati. In 2018, Durva Ganapati Vrata date is August 14.
It is observed on Chaturthi day of Shukla Paksha (bright half) in Shravan month in Maharashtra, some parts of Karnataka, and Gujarat. ‘Durva’ means a type of grass blades used to worship Lord Ganesha. Durva grass blades have great significance in Hinduism. Lord Ganesh is worshipped with Durva grass blades on this day and special nivedan (Modak) is offered.
Other festivals dedicated to Lord Ganesha are – Sankashti Chaturthi or Sankatahara Chavithi in every month (Krishna Paksha Chaturthi), Ganesh Jayanti or Tilkund Chaturthi or Varad Chaturthi in Magh Month, and Putra Ganapati vratam or Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vratham in Falgun month.
Panchang, Durva Ganapathi Pooja – 14 August 2018
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:06 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:56
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)08:52 Chandrastama (Moonset)21:28
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Chaturthi – 27:27*
Nakshatra Uttara Phalguni – 17:22
Yoga Sidhha – 21:17
Karana Vishti – 27:27*
Purnimanta Month Sraavana
Amavasyanta Month Sraavana
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 15:44 – 17:20
Gulika Kalam: 12:31 – 14:07
Yama Gandam: 09:18 – 10:55
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Karka
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Kanya
Amrita Kalam 10:43 – 12:11
Abhijit: 12:05 – 12:57
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 25:22* – 26:54*
Durmuhurthams: 23:24 – 24:09*
In 2017, Durva Ganapati Vrata date was July 26.
In 2016, Durva Ganapati Vrata date was August 6.
In 2015, Durva Ganapati Vrata date was August 18.
In 2014, Durva Ganapati Vrata date was July 30.
In 2013, Durva Ganapati Vrata date was August 10.
In 2012, Durva Ganapati Vrata date was July 22/23.