Ganesh Chaturthi is the birthday of every ones favorate Lord Ganesh. On Ganesh Chaturthi, Lord Ganesh is worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. It is celebrated in Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada (August or September) month.
The Ganeshotsav, the festivity of Ganesh Chaturthi, ends after 10 days on Anant Chaturdashi which is also known as Ganesh Visarjan day.
On Ganesh Chaturthi, devotees of Lord Ganesha bring home Ganesh idols and worship them for 1 and half, 3, 5, 7 or 9 days and then immerse the Lord Ganesha idol in water (sea, lake or a pond).
On Anant Chaturdashi, devotees immerse idol of Lord Ganesh in water body after a gala street procession.
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Ganesh Puja is preferred during Madhyahana as it is believed that Lord Ganesh was born during Madhyahana Kaal. Madhyahana Kaal is equivalent to midday according to Hindu division of the day.
Ganpati Sthapana Muhurat for Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 :
People can perform the Sthapana of the Lord Ganesha Idol on Ganesh Chaturthi – 13th September 2018 based on the below mentioned auspicious Muhurat Timings.
06:29 – 08:00 hrs - Shubh Choghadiya 11:03 – 12:34 hrs - Char Choghadiya
After Sthapana, You can perform the Puja & Aarti of Lord Ganehsa between following auspicious times times mentioned below.
11:03 – 12:34 hrs - Char Choghadiya 12:34 – 14:06 hrs - Labh Choghadiya
If you are planning to bring idol of Lord Ganesha, a day earlier then you can bring the idol home on 12th September 2018 between following auspicious times times mentioned below.
20:09 – 21:38 hrs - Shubh Choghadiya 21:38 – 23:06 hrs - Amrit Choghadiya 23:06 – 24:35 hrs – Char Choghadiya
Puja, Aarti Muhurat Timings for Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 :
Generally Puja – Aarti is performed twice a day in morning and evening hours.
You can refer to the Panchang for Choghadiya Muhurat for all days of Ganesh Chaturthi, but generally it is observed that people perform Puja between 10 – 11.30 am in morning and between 7 – 9.30 pm in evening.
Note : This Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 Ganpati Sthapana & Puja Muhurat Timing is applicable to different states of India i.e. Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal.
This Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 Muhurat Timing is not applicable for other countries like USA, Canara and U.K.