Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 or Vinayaka Chaturthi is around the corner and people have started preparations for this exciting occasion which will be celebrated on 13th September 2018. This is a colorful and fantastic festival, celebrations go back years in time and hold a very notable place in every devotee’s heart.
The significance of Ganesh Chaturthi
The festival is celebrated on the month of “Bhadra” according to the Hindu Luni-Solar calendar which typically falls in the month of August or September. It is a homecoming celebration of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha is known by several names like Ganpati, Vinayak, and Vighnaharta.
He is believed to be the most important Gods in the Hindu faith. It is said that no puja is complete if you do not pray to Lord Ganesha at the very beginning of it. Lord Ganesha was the second son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Paravati. According to the legends, Goddess Parvati created Ganesha and told him to guard her door while she finishes her bath.
When Lord Shiva returned and found this little boy who would not let him go past the gate he was livid. He pursued Ganesha but he was unwilling to budge. Little Ganesha even called for a combat. Angry Lord Shiva severed the head of Ganesha after a combat between the two.
Upon seeing the dead body of little Ganesha, Goddess Parvati broke down and asked Lord Shiva to do something to bring their son back to life again. Lord Shiva ordered other devas to head to the north direction and bring the head of whoever they find first. They found an elephant and as instructed by Lord Shiva, brought its head. Lord Shiva fixed the elephant’s head on the child and brought him back to life.
Lord Ganesha is designated as Vighnaharta, the one who averts obstacles. Through the span of Ganesh Chaturthi, devotees pray to Lord Ganesha to rid them of all their obstacles in their personal and professional lives.
Timings of Ganesh Chaturthi
Few people would give farewell to Ganesha on the same day, following are the auspicious timings for the Visarjan:
Afternoon : 1:30 pm – 3:21 pm
Evening : 4:53 pm – 9:21 pm
Early Morning September 14): 0:17 am – 1:45 am and 3:13 am – 6:09 am
One and a half day visarjan (1.5 days) – September 14, 2018
Afternoon : 12:16 pm – 1:48 pm
Evening : 4:52 pm – 6:24 pm
Night : 9:20 pm – 10:49 pm
Early Morning (September 15): 00:17 am – 4:41 am
Three days Ganesh Visarjan (3 days) – September 15, 2018 (Saturday)
Morning : 7:41 am – 9:13 am
Afternoon : 12:16 pm – 4:51 pm
Evening : 6:23 pm – 7:51 pm
Night : 9:19 pm – 1:45 am (September 16)
Early Morning (September 16): 4:42 am – 6:10 am
Five days Ganesh Visarjan (5 days) – September 17, 2018 (Monday)
Morning : 6:11 am – 7:42 am and 9:13 am – 10:44 am
Afternoon : 1:47 pm – 7:49 pm
Night: 10:47 pm – 0:16 am (September 18) and 1:45 am – 6:11 am (September 18)
Seven days Ganesh Visarjan (7 days) – September 19, 2018 (Wednesday)
Morning : 6:12 am – 9:13 am and 10:44 am – 12:15 pm
Afternoon: 3:16 pm – 6:18 pm
Night : 7:47 pm – 0:15 am (September 20)
Early Morning September 20): 3:14 am – 4:43 am
Anant Chaturdashi (11 days) – September 23, 2018 (Saturday)
Morning : 7:43 am – 12:13 pm
Afternoon: 1:43 pm – 3:13 pm
Evening : 6:13 pm – 10:43 pm
Early Morning (September 24): 1:44 am – 3:14 am and 4:44 am – 6:14 am
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