Ganesha Damana Puja (Damanak Chaturthi) is observed on the fourth day of Chaitra month in Amavasyant calendars.
In 2018, Damanak Chaturthi or Ganesha Damana Puja date is March 21 (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, 21 March 2018
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:33 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:34
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)09:09 Chandrastama (Moonset)22:20
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Chaturthi – 15:28
Nakshatra Bharani – 19:02
Yoga Vaidhriti – 13:28
Karana Bava – 26:41*
Purnimanta Month Chaitra
Amavasyanta Month Chaitra
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 12:34 – 14:04
Gulika Kalam: 11:04 – 12:34
Yama Gandam: 08:04 – 09:34
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Meena
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mesha – 24:49:17*
Amrita Kalam 14:22 – 15:56
Time to Avoid
Durmuhurthams: 12:10 – 12:58