Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the Hindu festivals celebrated as birth anniversary of Lord Ganesh or Vinayaka. According to Hindu calendar, it is believed that Lord Ganesh was born in Bhadrapada month which falls in the month of August.

This year Vinayaka chavitihi falls on August 25, 2017. On Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 Lord Vinayaka is worshipped by offering prayers and sweets and delicious food. He is the god of wisdom, prosperity, and fortune; whoever worshipped this god will be blessed with all these. People celebrate this Ganesh Chaturthi with other names called: Magha Shukla Chaturthi, Vinayaka Chavithi,Tilkund Chaturthi, and Varad Chaturthi.

Vinaya Chaturthi is a ten days festival which ends on Anant Chaturdashi which is also known as Ganesh Visarjan day. The festival is celebrated by placing Ganapathi clay idols in homes and stages. On tenth-day lord, Ganesh idols are immersed in water after doing a rally on streets.

Ganapathi Chaturthi 2017 Pooja Muhurat

Ganapathi Chaturthi pooja is done on Madhyahna. According to Hindu astrology, the time duration between sunrise and sunset is divided into five parts. They are  Pratahkala, Sangava, Madhyahna, Aparahna, and Sayankal. According to Hindu division, Madhyahna is equal to mid day.

 Vinayak Chaviti pooja timings 2017

As per the Hindu Calendar Madhyahna Ganesh puja timings is 11:06 to 13:39, the time duration is 2 Hours 33 Minutes. Chaturthi Tithi Begins from 20:27 on 24/Aug/2017. Chaturthi Tithi Ends at 20:31 on 25/Aug/2017.

On Ganesh Chaturthi Day, there’s a ritual everyone should prohibit moon sighting. If anyone looks at the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi, it may cause Mithya Dosham or Mithya Kalank.

According to the puranas, lord Krishna was falsely accused of stealing a precious jewel samanthakamani. After seeing the unfortunate situation of Lord Krishna, Sage Narada said that Lord Krishna sighted the moon on the day of Bhadrapada Shukla Chaturthi. Due to that, he was cursed with Mitya dosha.

Later Narada informed to Lord Krishna that Moon God was cursed by Lord Ganesh. So anyone who sees the moon on Bhadrapada will be cursed with Mitya Dosham. So to get rid of that evil Lord Krishna did fasting on Ganesh Chaturthi day.

Vinayaka Chaturthi moon sighting Timings  

On 24th time to avoid moon sighting = 20:27 to 20:43 duration = 0 Hours 16 Mins

On 25th, Time to Avoid Moon Sighting = 09:10 to 21:20 duration = 12 Hours 9 Mins

Mithya Dosham Prevention Mantram.

If anyone has mistakenly sighted the moon on Ganesh chaturthi day chant below mantram get rid of the curse.


Simhah Prasenamavadhitsimho Jambavata Hatah।
Sukumaraka Marodistava Hyesha Syamantakah॥

Ganesh chaturthi Puja vidhanam

Firstly take ritual bath in early morning and wear new clothes and get ready for pooja. Prepare Ganesh mandap with coconut leaves or banana leaves or with flowers garlands. Buy clay Ganesh idol and keep in the mandap. Adorn idol with flowers and sandalwood paste.

Take a Kalash or pot filled with sacred water and rice and keep in front of Ganesh idol. The Kalash is also known as Purna Kumbha. Kalasha Sthapana is performed before invoking Ganesh idol. After Kalasha Sthapana, idol is invoked chanting Avahan mantras or ‘Om Ganeshaya namaha.’

Chant Ganesh mantram or name for 108 times. Siddhi Vinayaka Vratha Katha is chanted and several simple mantras of Ganesh. While chanting Aarti mantras light lamp and offer Aarti to Lord Ganesh idol.

Prepare many recipes and offer them to God. Like modak, undarallu payasam, kudumulu, recipes made with some fruits. And light agarbattis.

On Ganesh, chavithi devotees keep books, pens, and other education things near Ganesh idol and keep sindhuram to this stuff. Its belief that God will bless them in their studies and they are removed after idol is taken.The puja procedure is followed for several days till Ganesh nimajjan take places. people who can’t follow this process can just do normal pooja for ganesh idol and at last day you can nimajjan.


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