Ganesh Chaturthi 2024 Date Shubh Muhurat, Puja Timing, About Festival

Every year Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated during the Bhadrapada’s month fourth day of the bright fortnight. In 2024, Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated 7th Day of September 2024. It will be on Saturday. This day is marked as the birthday of Lord Ganesha. He is the son of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. It is also known as Vinayak Chaturthi or Danda Chaturthi in some regions.

Puja timings and shubh muhurat of Ganesh Chaturthi

Madhyanaa Ganesh Puja muhurat will be from 11.03 am to 13.34 on 7th September. The duration of the puja will be for 2 hours and 31 minutes. The visarjan can be done ten days after the puja. It is found that you can do the visarjan on the 17th day of September, 2024. It is better to avoid viewing the moon just before the day of Ganesh Puja. The Chaturthi tithi will begin from 15.01 on 6th September and will end by 05.37 PM on 07th September 2024. You have to maintain the chaturthi tithi in any chance.

It is okay if you finish all the rituals of the puja within this period. However, you may face some differences on the puja and tithi timings.

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About Ganesh Chaturthi festival

You must know that Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha. Chhtrapati Shivaji commenced the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi. This is why it is celebrated in Maharashtra. It is known from various stories that Goddess Parvati created Lord Ganesha in the absence of Lord Shiva. She made the idol from the sandalwood paste of Lord Shiva. She used the idol as a protector while going to bath. However, one fine day, Ganesha restricted the entry of Lord Shiva to this place. As a result, a fight began between both of them.

Out of anger, Lord Shiva cut the head of Ganesha. Seeing this, Goddess Parvati got furious and took the form of Goddess Kali. She started destroying the world. To make her calm Lord Shiva ordered his followers to bring a child’s head that matches with Ganesha. The first child seen by Lord Shiva’s followers was that of an elephant. They cut the head of the baby elephant and bought it before Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva immediately placed it on Ganesha’s head. This made Goddess Parvati calm, and everyone started worshipping him.

It was also decided that Lord Ganesha would be first worshipped before any other God on earth. This is why we find his puja is done before any other ones.

The celebration of the puja continues for ten days. On the first day, people worship a clay idol of Lord Ganesha. People make every possible attempt to celebrate the puja in the best possible manner. People offer Lord Ganesha’s favorite food, “Laddoos” to him. The celebration continues with other cultural events and functions. Apart from Laddoos, Modak, another sweet, is also offered to him.

People give baths to the idol of Lord Ganesha with pure water and then decorate him with flowers and other accessories. Many people also offer different dresses to Lord Ganesha each day.


  1. What is Ganesh Chaturthi?
    • Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity who is revered as the remover of obstacles and the god of wisdom and beginnings. It is observed on the fourth day (Chaturthi) of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month of Bhadrapada, which typically falls in August or September.
  2. How is Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated?
    • The festival is marked by the installation of Ganesha idols in homes, public places, and elaborate pandals (temporary stages). Devotees perform prayers, chant hymns, and offer various sweets and fruits to Lord Ganesha. The festival culminates with the immersion of Ganesha idols in water, symbolizing his return to his celestial abode.
  3. Why is Ganesh Chaturthi significant?
    • Ganesh Chaturthi is significant as it is believed to be the day when Lord Ganesha was born. Devotees seek his blessings for a successful and obstacle-free life. The festival also promotes community bonding as people come together to celebrate and participate in various cultural events.
  4. How long does Ganesh Chaturthi last?
    • Ganesh Chaturthi typically lasts for 10 days, with the main celebrations taking place on the first day and the immersion (Visarjan) ceremony occurring on the tenth day. Some people may choose to celebrate for a shorter duration, especially in their homes.
  5. Is the immersion of Ganesha idols always done in water?
    • Traditionally, Ganesha idols are immersed in natural bodies of water such as rivers, lakes, or the sea during the Visarjan ceremony. However, environmental concerns have led to increased awareness about using eco-friendly materials for idol creation and opting for artificial immersion tanks to minimize water pollution.
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