Ganesh Chaturthi 2024

Ganesha Chaturthi on Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Madhyahna Ganesha Puja Muhurat - 11:01 AM to 01:28 PM
Duration - 02 Hours 27 Mins
Ganesha Visarjan on Thursday, September 28, 2023
On previous day time to avoid Moon sighting - 12:39 PM to 08:10 PM, Sep 18
Duration - 07 Hours 32 Mins
Time to avoid Moon sighting - 09:45 AM to 08:44 PM
Duration - 10 Hours 59 Mins
Chaturthi Tithi Begins - 12:39 PM on Sep 18, 2023
Chaturthi Tithi Ends - 01:43 PM on Sep 19, 2023

Ganesh Chaturthi Muhurat in Other Cities
11:15 AM to 01:41 PM - Pune
11:01 AM to 01:28 PM - New Delhi
10:50 AM to 01:16 PM - Chennai
11:07 AM to 01:34 PM - Jaipur
10:57 AM to 01:23 PM - Hyderabad
11:02 AM to 01:29 PM - Gurgaon
11:03 AM to 01:30 PM - Chandigarh
10:17 AM to 12:44 PM - Kolkata
11:19 AM to 01:43 PM - Mumbai
11:01 AM to 01:26 PM - Bengaluru
11:20 AM to 01:43 PM - Ahmedabad
11:01 AM to 01:28 PM - Noida

* Muhurat timings for other cities are local time of respective cities

Ganesh Chaturthi in Recent Years

2020 - Saturday, 22 August
2021 - Friday, 10 September
2022 - Wednesday, 31 August
2023 - Tuesday, 19 September
2024 - Saturday, 7 September
2025 - Wednesday, 27 August
2026 - Monday, 14 September
2027 - Saturday, 4 September
2028 - Wednesday, 23 August
2029 - Tuesday, 11 September
2030 - Sunday, 1 September

* Ganesh Chaturthi dates are calculated for New Delhi, India

Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of New Delhi, India with DST adjustment (if applicable).
Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.

2023 Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as 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. Currently Ganesh Chaturthi day falls in month of August or September in English calendar.

The Ganeshotsav, the festivity of Ganesh Chaturthi, ends after 10 days on Anant Chaturdashi which is also known as Ganesh Visarjan day. On Anant Chaturdashi, devotees immerse idol of Lord Ganesh in water body after a gala street procession.

Ganapati Sthapana and Ganapati Puja Muhurat

Ganesh Puja is preferred during Madhyahna as it is believed that Lord Ganesh was born during Madhyahna Kala. Madhyahna Kala is equivalent to midday according to Hindu division of the day.

As per Hindu time-keeping, the time duration between sunrise to sunset is divided into five equal parts. These five parts are known as Pratahkala, Sangava, Madhyahna, Aparahna and Sayankal. Ganapati Sthapana and Ganapati Puja on Ganesha Chaturthi are done during Madhyahna part of the day and as per Vedic astrology it is considered the most appropriate time for Ganesha Puja.

During midday, Ganesha devotees perform detailed ritualistic Ganesha Puja which is known as Shodashopachara Ganapati Puja.

Prohibited Moon Sighting on Ganesha Chaturthi

It is believed that one should not sight the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi. Sighting moon on Ganesh Chaturthi creates Mithya Dosham or Mithya Kalank (कलंक) which means false accusation of stealing something.

As per Puranic legends, Lord Krishna was falsely accused of stealing precious jewel named Syamantaka. After seeing plights of Lord Krishna, Sage Narada informed that Lord Krishna sighted moon on the day of Bhadrapada Shukla Chaturthi and because of that he has been cursed with Mithya Dosha.

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

Mithya Dosha Prevention Mantra

Depending on start and end time of Chaturthi Tithi, sighting of moon might be prohibited for two consecutive days. According to rules, Moon should not be sighted while Chaturthi Tithi is prevailing. Further, Moon risen during Chaturthi should not be sighted even if Chaturthi Tithi gets over before moonset.

If anyone has mistakenly sighted moon on Ganesha Chaturthi then he should chant following Mantra to get rid of the curse –

सिंहः प्रसेनमवधीत्सिंहो जाम्बवता हतः।
सुकुमारक मारोदीस्तव ह्येष स्यमन्तकः॥

Simhah Prasenamavadhitsimho Jambavata Hatah।
Sukumaraka Marodistava Hyesha Syamantakah॥

Ganesh Chaturthi is also known as Vinayak Chaturthi and Ganesh Chauth.