Ganesh Chaturthi is famous for birth anniversary of Lord Ganesh. On Ganesh Chaturthi, Lord Ganesh is worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.
It is believed that Lord Ganesh was born during Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. This time Ganesh Chaturthi falls on 5th September, 2016.
This time Ganesh Chaturthi day falls in month of August or September in English calendar. The Ganeshotsav, the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi, ends after 10 days on Anant Chaturdashi which is also known as Ganesh Visarjan day.
In 2016, Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated from 5th September to 15th September, 2016. During this festival, fans of Lord Ganesha bring home Idols of Lord Ganesha and worship them for 1 and half, 3, 5, 7 and days and after that they immerse the Lord Ganesha idol in water.
Ganesha Chaturthi is also known as ‘Vinayak Chaturthi’ or ‘Vinayaka Chavithi’. It is the day when all Hindus celebrate the birthday of Lord Ganesh. On Ganesh Chaturthi, there is a holiday in the Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Orissa, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu regions of India.
Ganpati Sthapana and Ganpati Puja Muhurat for Ganesh Chaturthi 2016:
Ganesh Sthapana should be done before 8 am on 5th September 2016 or should be done between 9:30 am to 11 am. This Ganesh Puja Muhurat timing is not applicable to another countries like USA and U.K.
The Best Time to Bring Home Idols of Lord Ganesha:
Amrit Choghadiya: 6:28 am to 8:00 am (IST)
Shubh Choghadiya: 09:32 am to 11:05 am (IST)
Madhyahna Puja Time: 11:23 to 13:50 (IST)
Ganesh Puja is performed during Madhyahna as it is believed that Lord Ganesh was born during Madhyahna Kala and hence this time period is considered good for favorable events. Madhyahna Kala is equal to midday according to Hindu division of the day.