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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: Date, Timings, Shubh Muhurat, History, Significance, and more

    Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: It is celebrated on September 10, 2021 (Friday). It is also known as Vinayak Chaturdashi and marks the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha. Let us have a look at the timing of Shubh Muhurat, history, and significance of the festival.
    Created On: Sep 10, 2021 02:20 IST
    Modified On: Sep 10, 2021 02:20 IST
    Ganesh Chaturthi
    Ganesh Chaturthi

    Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: Lord Ganesha is known by several names like Gajanana, Dhoomraketu, Ekdanta, Vakrtunda, Siddhi Vinayaka, etc. 

    About Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganeshotsav 

    Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha and this year it falls on September 10, 2021. On this day, Lord Ganesha is worshipped as the god of wisdom, knowledge,  success, and good fortune. 

    Lord Ganesha is believed to have been born during Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. Therefore, Ganesh Chaturthi day falls in the month of August or September as per the English calendar.

    On Anant Chaturdashi, the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganeshotsav ends after ten days and is also known as Ganesh Visarjan day. On this day, devotees immerse the idol of Lord Ganesha in a water body after a gala street procession.

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: Date, Shubh Muhurat, or Time

    According to Drikpanchang details are given below:

    Ganesh Chaturthi Date: September 10, 2021 (Friday)

    Madhyahna Ganesha Puja Muhurat: 11:03 AM to 01:33 PM

    Chaturthi Tithi Begins : 12:18 AM on Sep 10, 2021

    Chaturthi Tithi Ends : 09:57 PM on Sep 10, 2021

    Ganesha Visarjan : September 19, 2021 (Sunday)

    Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: Ganpati Sthapna and Puja Muhurat

    During Madhyahna, the puja of Lord Ganesha is preferred because it is believed that Lord Ganesha was born during Madhyahna Kala which is equivalent to midday as per the Hindu division of the day.

    The time duration between sunrise and sunset is divided into five equal parts as per Hindu time-keeping. These five parts are Pratahkala, Sangava, Madhyahna, Aparahna and Sayankal.

    Therefore, on Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganapati Sthapana and Ganapati Puja are done during the Madhyahna part of the day. According to  Vedic astrology, it is considered as the most appropriate time for the Puja of Lord Ganesha.

    Detailed ritualistic Lord Ganesha Puja is performed by the devotees during midday which is also known as Shodashopachara Ganapati Puja.

    Why is Moon sighting prohibited on Ganesh Chaturthi?

    It is said that one should not sight the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi because it creates Mithya Dosham or Mithya Kalank, which is a false accusation of stealing something.

    According to Puranic legend, it is believed that Lord Krishna was falsely accused of stealing a precious jewel named Syamantaka. After seeing this, Sage Narada informed that Lord Krishna sighted the moon on the day of Bhadrapada Shukla Chaturthi and due to this he has been cursed with Mithya Dosha.

    Sage Narada also informed Lord Krishna that God Chandra had been cursed by Lord Ganesha. On Shukla Chaturthi, during Bhadrapada month anyone who sighted the moon would be cursed with Mithya Dosha. Due to this, a person would be tainted and dishonoured in society. Lord Krishna observed fasting on the advice of sage Narada to get rid of Mithya Dosha.

    Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: Significance

    It is believed that worshipping Lord Ganesha brings happiness, peace, and prosperity in life. On this day, devotees bring home idols of Lord Ganesha to worship the deity, eat good food, and enjoy with friends. It is a ten-day festival that marks the birth of the elephant-headed deity Lord Ganesha. 

    The Ganesh Chaturthi festival assumed the nature of a public celebration when Shivaji, the Maratha ruler, encourage the sentiments of nationalists by using it who were fighting the Mughals. 

    When the British banned political assemblies in 1893, the festival was revived by Indian nationalist leader Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Nowadays, it is celebrated in Hindu communities across the world and is mainly popular in Maharashtra and parts of western India.

    Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: Timing or Muhurat in other cities

    As per Drikpanchang, timing in other cities are as follows:

    11:17 AM to 01:45 PM: Pune

    11:03 AM to 01:33 PM: New Delhi

    10:52 AM to 01:19 PM: Chennai

    11:09 AM to 01:38 PM: Jaipur

    10:59 AM to 01:27 PM: Hyderabad

    11:04 AM to 01:33 PM: Gurgaon

    11:05 AM to 01:35 PM: Chandigarh

    10:19 AM to 12:48 PM: Kolkata

    11:21 AM to 01:49 PM: Mumbai

    11:03 AM to 01:30 PM: Bengaluru

    11:22 AM to 01:51 PM: Ahmedabad

    11:02 AM to 01:32 PM: Noida

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