2013 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 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.
Ganesh Puja is preferred during Madhyahana
as it is believed that Lord Ganesh was born during Madhyahana Kaal. Madhyahana Kaal is equivalent to midday according to Hindu division of the day.
It is believed that one should not sight the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi. Sighting the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi creates Mithya Dosham
or Mithya Kalank (कलंक)
which means false accusation of stealing something. Depending on start and end time of Chaturthi Tithi, sighting of the moon might be prohibited for two consecutive days. According to DrikPanchang.com 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.
Ganesh Chaturthi is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi
and Ganesh Chauth
Check Ganesh Chaturthi date in 2014