Ganesh Chaturthi, Vinayaka Chavithi, is one of the biggest festivals in Hinduism is celebrated on the fourth day of bright fortnight in Bhadrapad Month in Hindu calendar (Shukla Paksha Chaturthi in Bhadrapada Masam). In 2016, Ganesh Chaturthi date is September 5, Monday.
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Ganesh Chaturthi is also celebrated as Ganesh Navratri for more than 9 days, starting from Ganesh Chaturthi festival till Anant Chaturdasi.
On the last day, Ganesha idols that are worshipped during Ganpati festival are immersed in water (Ganesh Visarjan / Ganapathi Nimmajjanam).
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with utmost gusto and fervor in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Thane, Solapur and other cities of Maharashtra, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam (Vizag), Vijayawada, Nizamabad, Warangal, Karimnagar, and many other places of Andhra Pradesh, Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, and some more towns in Karnataka, Surat, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and many places in Gujarat, and most of other North Indian states.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 date in other countries
Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 in USA (Hawaii – Honolulu) – September 4
Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 in USA (PST – Seattle, Vancouver BC, California, Oregon) – September 4
Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 in USA (MST – Denver CO) – September 4
Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 in USA (CST – Chicago IL) – September 4
Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 in USA (EST – New York NY) – September 4
Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 in UK & Europe – September 5
Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 in Dubai (UAE) & Gulf countries – September 5
Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 in Malaysia – September 5
Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 in Singapore – September 5
Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 in Australia – September 5
Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 in New Zealand – September 5
Lord Ganesha is also referred to as Vinayaka, Vighneshwara, Vinayagar, Pillaiyar, Ganapathi, etc…
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Here you can read Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Mantras or prayers to stotras to chant during Ganesha Chaturthi puja.
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