Ganapati Deeksha is a popular Deeksha dedicated to Lord Ganesha, observed mainly in Kazipet Swetharkamula Ganapati Temple, Warangal, Telangana. Kanipakam Varasiddhi Vinayakaswamy Temple is the most famous for Ganesha Deeksha.
Ardha Mandala Ganapathi Deeksha, Mandala Ganapathi Deeksha, Shodasha Deeksha and Ekadasha Deeksha are the four types of Deeksha dedicated to Lord Ganesha, based on the duration of the Deeksha.
The duration of Mandala Deeksha is 41 days, Ardha Mandala Deeksha is for 21 days, Shodasha Deeksha is of 16 days and the duration of the Ekadasha Deeksha is 11 days. All the above Deeksha begins in Shravana Masam and ends in Bhadrapada Masam after Vinayaka Chaturthi (Ganesh Chaturthi).
Ganesh Deeksha 2018 dates
41-days Mandala Deeksha – 13 August 2018
21-days Ardha Mandala Deeksha – 2 September 2018
16-days Shodasha Deeksha – 7 September 2018
11-days Ekadasha Deeksha – 12 September 2018
Ganesha Mudi, Deeksha Viramana date – 23 September 2018