Ganesha Damana Puja (Damanak Chaturthi) is observed on the fourth day of Chaitra month in Amavasyant calendars.
In 2022, Damanak Chaturthi or Ganesha Damana Puja date is April 5 (Chaitra Shukla Chaturthi).
It is mainly observed in Andhra Pradesh and some parts of Karnataka & Maharashtra. Lord Ganesha is worshipped with Damana (Dhavanam: botanical name – Artemisia pallens).
Lord Ganesha is installed at puja place. The Lord is offered Shodashopachar Puja. Dhavanam (Damana) plays the key role in this shodashopachar Puja. The idol of Ganesha is adorned with Dhavanam leafs and Dhavanam mala. Sweet delicacies like Payasam and Modakas are offered to Lord.
Panchang, 5 April 2022
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 05:59 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 06:27 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 08:30 AM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 10:15 PM
Tithi : Chaturthi upto 03:45 PM Panchami
Nakshatra : Krittika upto 04:52 PM Rohini
Yoga : Priti upto 08:00 AM. Ayushmana.
Karana : Vishti upto 03:45 PM. Bava upto 04:50 AM, Apr 06. Balava.
Weekday : Mangalawara.
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1944 Shubhakrit
Chandramasa : Chaitra – Purnimanta Chaitra – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit : 11:48 AM to 12:38 PM
Amrit Kalam : 02:14 PM to 03:59 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 03:20 PM to 04:54 PM
Yamaganda : 09:06 AM to 10:40 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 12:13 PM to 01:47 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 08:29 AM to 09:18 AM 11:03 PM to 11:50 PM