Ganesh Navratri, Ganesh Utsav or Ganesh Chaturthi Navratri, is celebrated from Ganesh Chaturthi day which is considered as the birth day of Lord Ganesh. In 2018, Ganesh Navratri begins on September 13 and ends on September 23 with Anant Chaturthi or Anant Chaturdasi.
The 9-nights of Ganesh festival begins on fourth day in bright half of Bhadrapad month (Bhadrapad Shukla Chaturthi). 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 fervour 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.
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Ganesh Immersion (Ganesh nimajjan or visarjan) is the most celebrated event in Mumbai, Pune, Thane, and Nagpur (Maharashtra), Hyderabad and Secunderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, and Warangal in Andhra Pradesh.
In some areas of Karnataka, Ganesha Hebba (Ganesh festival in Kannada) is celebrated for more than 15 days.
Khairatabad Ganesh idol in Hyderabad and Lalbaughcha Raja Ganesh in Mumbai are the most popular Ganesh idols in India. Hindupad recommends all the Ganesh Utsav committees to use eco-friendly colours, eco-friendly Ganesh idols for this Ganesh Festival.
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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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Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 date in other countries
Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 in USA (Hawaii – Honolulu) – September 13
Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 in USA (PST – Seattle, Vancouver BC, California, Oregon) – September 13
Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 in USA (MST – Denver CO) – September 13
Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 in USA (CST – Chicago IL) – September 13
Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 in USA (EST – New York NY) – September 13
Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 in UK & Europe – September 13
Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 in Dubai (UAE) & Gulf countries – September 13
Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 in Malaysia – September 13
Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 in Singapore – September 13
Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 in Australia – September 13
Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 in New Zealand – September 13
In 2017, Ganesh Navratri begins on August 25 and ends on September 5 with Anant Chaturthi or Anant Chaturdasi.