Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is the Hindu festival of Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his supporters in the duration of this festival. It is the birthday of Ganesha, which is often grown as the god of wisdom, prosperity and happiness. The festival is observed in the Hindu calendar month Bhaadrapada start Shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period).
The date usually fall between 20 August and 15 September. The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Anant Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the waxing moon period). While celebrated all over India, it is most developed in the western and southern India.
The date of Ganesh Chaturthi falls on the fourth day after the new moon in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. This is August or September each year. It’s commonly celebrated for the following 11 days, with the biggest spectacle taking place on the last day called Ananta Chaturdasi.
- In 2012, Ganesh Chaturthi is on September 19 (Ananta Chaturdasi on September 30).
- In 2013, Ganesh Chaturthi is on September 9 (Ananta Chaturdasi on September 20).
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