Ganesha Chaturthi is the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. On this day, Lord Ganesha was reborn. This festival is being celebrated by Hinduism followers across the world. Lord Ganesh is widely worshiped as the lord of good luck (fortune), wisdom and prosperity. People also worship him when starting new business or start their travel.

When is Ganesh Chaturthi in 2016, 2017 – Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 Date

  • When is Ganesh Chaturthi in 2016: 5th September, 2016.
  • When is Ganesh Chaturthi in 2017: 25th August, 2017.

Where it is celebrated?

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated around the world, mostly in India. Only a few states celebrates it not all states. It is the most popular festival in Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Odisha. People start celebration of this day before so many days ago. They decorate streets and roads, prepare pandals and so on.

Maharashtra’s Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and Wardha are popular cities for the celebration of Ganesha Chaturthi. In Gujarat, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Surat, Baroda, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar are popular cities where Ganesha Chaturthi celebrated.

It is also widely celebrated festival in other countries by Hindu people such as Burma, Guyana, Canada, United States, Cambodia, Malaysia, Trinidad & Tobago, Singapore, Mauritius and Thailand. People take out procession each year on the final day to mark the celebration. In some places, people also use natural colors to celebrate the day.

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This festival starts on Bhadrapada shukla chaturthi and ends on Anant Chaturdashi. Date may be changed according to year. Generally it falls in either August or September. It is 10-12 days long cultural festival. On the last day, people leave Ganpati Pandal in the sea for final procession. It is annually celebrated festival, occurs in every rain fall.

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Article last re-published on September 30, 2015.

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