Ganesh Utsav 2017 preparations have begun and this year Ganpati bappa coming home for 11 days. The season of the Vinayaka Chaturthi festival has started with the onset of August. The celebration which goes for 10 days every year, is eleven days this year due to the Dasamati date. The festival that is celebrated very massively in India and all over the world has some major significance. The birth of Lord Ganesha and the farewell will be carried on the eleventh day of the celebration this year.
The preparation has already started but the official dates for the festival to start is August 25th, 2017 and it will be carried till 5th September 2017. The decoration of pandals, Lord Ganesh’s idols of clay, white-wash of temples are the major things happening this time. Lord Ganesh, is considered as the good fortune, starting with any ceremonial thing or rituals.
Vinayaka Chaturthi, which is famously known as Ganesha Chaturthi, is one of the Chaturthi Tithis with Sankashti Chaturthi, according to the lunar month of the Hindi calendar. The Tithis which fall after the Amavasya or new moon during the Shukla Paksha is known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Ganesha Chaturthi, and Sankashti Chaturthi falls on the Purnima or the full moon day of the Krishna Paksha. Each year, we celebrate the long 10 days of the festival with so big Pooja’s and visiting the temples, and to do it more enthusiastically, we are getting a day more to celebrate it. Yes, the celebration will be carried for 11 days this year.