Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 Date (Vinayaka Chavithi): Ganesh Visarjan, Puja Timing

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023, also recognized as Vinayaka Chaturti or Ganpati or vinayaka chavithi, is being celebrated from Tuesday, 19th September, 2023. It is an auspicious Hindu festival which marks of birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 date

It is a religious festival of Hindu dedicated to Lord Ganesha, son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Celebrations of this festival are carried out for 10 days and it is believed that during this time Lord Ganesha arrives on earth with his mother, Goddess Parvati, and shower His blessings on the people. Idols of Lord Ganesha are placed in homes, temples and pandals which are worshiped for ten days. On the tenth day, the idols are immersed in water which marks the end of the festival. Important details related to Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 such as when it will be observed, how to celebrate it, what’s the significance of this day, etc can be found here in this article.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 Date

Also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ganesh Chaturthi is observed on the fourth day (chaturthi) of Bhadrapada month. It usually falls in the month of August or September if seen in a Gregorian calendar. In the year 2023, Ganesha Chaturthi will be observed on Tuesday, September, 19. The best timing for Ganesh Chaturthi puja is believed to be during madhyahna which will begin from 11:01 AM and last up to 01:28 PM on September 19. The last day of puja, i.e., visarjan will be on Thursday, September 28, 2023. Many states including Goa, Karnataka, Gujarat And Maharashtra will observe a public holiday on Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 and public offices, schools and banks will remain close on this day. Check here The Eight Avatars of Lord Ganesha

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 Overview

FestivalGanesh Chaturthi
Also known asVinayaka Chaturti, Chouthi, vinayaka chavithi, Ganeshotsav, Ganpati, Vinayagar Chaturthi
Ganpati 2023 DateSeptember, 19

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FestivalGanesh Chaturthi 2024
Vinayaka Chavithi 2024 DateSeptember 7, 2024

Vinayaka Chavithi in USA

Vinayaka Chavithi in USA will be celebrated on Monday, September 18, 2023. It is also important to note that Ganesha Visarjan date in USA is Thursday, September 28, 2023.

Please note down the timing of puja:

Best Muhurat for Madhyahna Ganesha Puja: September 18, 2023 (11:36 AM to 02:04 PM)

Chaturthi tithi starts from: September 18, 2023 (From 3:09 AM)

Chaturthi tithi ends by: September 19, 2023 (4:13 AM)

Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Vidhi

Significance of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

Lord Ganesha is the god of new beginnings, wisdom and intelligence and is also the remover of obstacles. He is known and worshiped by 108 different names like Ganpati, Vignharta, Gajanana, Vinayaka, Ekdant, Vikata, etc., all of which characterizes His attributes. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is believed to bring new beginnings and it is also believed that praying to Lord Ganesha can remove all obstacles from the life of people and they can achieve wisdom and intelligence by the grace of lord. With this belief, the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated by devotees all over the country.

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History of Ganpati Festival

The known history of celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi can be traced back to Shivaji. It is said that Shivaji started a public Ganesh festival in the capital city of Pune during the month of Bhadrapada came to known as Shivaji Ganesha Chaturthi. During the British rule, the festival lost its charm for a while and was limited to being celebrated at homes only. The celebration were again revived by the Indian freedom fighter and social reformer Lokmanya Tilak.

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 Celebrations

On the day of Ganesh Chaturthi 2023, people place idols of Lord Ganesha in their homes and begin the pooja with the pranapratishtha (a ritual to invoke life in the idols), followed by shhodashopachara (16 ways of paying tribute). Offerings are made to the lord in form of flowers, durva, karanji, modaks, coconut, jaggery, etc. Modaks are believed to be the favorite food of Lord Ganesha and therefore it is a custom to offer Him modak during the Ganesha Chaturthi puja. Mantras and hymns are recited in praise of Lord Ganesha and His blessing is sought in form of health, wealth and wisdom. Many people also observe a fast on the day of Ganesha Chaturthi. Apart from homes, idols are also established in pandals and temples and puja is carried out which is joined by thousands of devotees.

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The tenth day of the festival is the day of Visarjana (immersion of Ganesha idols in water) and is known as Anant Chaturdashi. Processions are carried out with the idols of Lord Ganesha and large number of people join the procession with singing and dancing. The idol is them immersed in any nearby water body and when the idol dissolves completely, it is believed that Lord Ganesha has returned to Kailash and joined Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is said that when the idol of the Ganesha is taken out for immersion, all the obstacles of the house also come out with it. The obstacles are destroyed when the idol is immersed in the water at the time of visarjan.

People believe that sighting the moon on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi can create Mithya Kalank or Mithya Dosham. In this dosha, the person can face false accusation for stealing something and therefore the sighting of moon is avoided on this day.

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Ganesh Chaturthi Wishes 2023

  1. May Lord Ganesha bless you with wisdom, happiness, and prosperity. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
  2. Wishing you a joyous and blessed Ganesh Chaturthi. May Ganpati Bappa fill your life with positivity and remove all obstacles.
  3. May the blessings of Lord Ganesha fill your life with happiness and success. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
  4. On this Ganesh Chaturthi, may Lord Ganesha shower you with his choicest blessings and grant you all your heart’s desires.
  5. May the presence of Lord Ganesha in your home bring you peace and prosperity. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
  6. As you celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, may your life be filled with love, joy, and harmony. Ganpati Bappa Morya!
  7. May Lord Ganesha remove all obstacles from your path and lead you to success and happiness. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
  8. On this auspicious day, may you find new beginnings and opportunities. Ganpati Bappa bless you and your family.
  9. Wishing you a festive season filled with celebrations and togetherness. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
  10. May the blessings of Lord Ganesha always be with you. Have a wonderful Ganesh Chaturthi!


Ganesh Chaturthi is also recognized as Ganeshotsav or Vinayak Chaturthi.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 start and end date: The 10-day celebration will commence on Tuesday, September 19.

There is no clarification on when did the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi start. However, the first public celebration was noted in 1893 by Bal Gangadhar Tilak in Pune.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many days are left to Ganesh Chaturthi 2023?

Vinayaka chavithi 2023 will be observed on September, 19.

When will Ganesh Chaturthi celebration start?

Ganesh Chaturthi is all set to be celebrated from September, 19.

When is Ganesh Visarjan 2023?

September 28

Is Ganesh Chaturthi Ganesha’s birthday?

Yes, Ganesh Chaturthi marks the brith anniversary of Lord Ganesha.

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