Durva Ganapati Poojan (Durva Ganapati Vrata, Durva Ganesh Chaturthi) is vrata dedicated to Lord Ganapati. In 2023, Durva Ganapati Vrata date is August 20.
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 – 20 August 2023
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 05:48 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 06:39 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 08:51 AM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 09:00 PM
Tithi : Chaturthi upto 12:21 AM, Aug 21Panchami
Nakshatra : Hasta upto 04:22 AM, Aug 21Chitra
Karana : Vanija upto 11:23 AM, Vishti upto 12:21 AM, Aug 21, Bava,
Yoga : Sadhya upto 09:59 PM, Shubha,
Weekday : Raviwara,
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1945 Shobhakrit
Chandramasa : Shravana – Purnimanta Shravana – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2080 Nala
Gujarati Samvat : 2079 Aananda
Abhijit : 11:48 AM to 12:39 PM
Amrit Kalam : 09:43 PM to 11:29 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 05:03 PM to 06:39 PM
Yamaganda : 12:13 PM to 01:50 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 03:26 PM to 05:03 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 04:56 PM to 05:48 PM
Varjyam : 11:05 AM to 12:52 PM
Durva Ganapati Vrata in Previous Years
In 2022, Durva Ganapati Vrata date is August 1.
In 2021, Durva Ganapati Vrata date is August 12.
In 2020, Durva Ganapati Vrata date is July 24.
In 2019, Durva Ganapati Vrata date is August 4.
In 2018, Durva Ganapati Vrata date was August 14.
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.