Date for grand festival of Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 is just around the corner and country gets ready to celebrate the elephant god Ganpati Bappa in a ten-day celebration. This time of the year the birth anniversary of Ganesha is celebrated with full enthusiasm and joy. Lets look at some of the basic reason and significance about the festival. Ganesh Chaturthi, also sometimes called Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a 10 day celebration of the birthday of one of the most revered Hindu gods, Ganesha.
It starts on the fourth day of the Hindu lunar-solar calendar month Bhadrapada, which is typically August or September in the English calendar. The festival is most prominent in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Goa, and the thousands of pandals that pop up in Mumbai for the festival as well as the matki fod contests during the visarjan ceremony have served as a cultural symbol for the city in popular media and culture. The elephant god is the harbinger of wealth and prosperity, and is supposed to bring luck into people’s lives.
Best time of Puja for Ganpati
Ganesha is believed to have been born during the Madhyana Kala, the third of the five kaals that a day is divided into – Pratahkala, Sangava, Madhyahna, Aparahna and Sayankl. This is equal to mid-day roughly and all prayers and offering will be made during this period to the idol of Ganesha.
Shubh mahurat of Ganpati Puja on Ganesh Chaturthi
The Chaturthi will begin at 8:27 pm on August 24 and end at 8:31 pm the next day, while the Madhyahna puja time is set between 11:25pm and 1:55pm, for a total duration of 2 hours and 29 minutes.