Ganesh Chaturthi 2012

Ganesh Chaturthi 2012 Date, When is Ganesh Chaturthi in 2012?

Ganesh Chaturthi 2012

Ganesh Chaturthi 2012

Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival that is celebrated to mark the birth day of Lord Ganesha or Vinayaka Cahvithi. This year Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on September 19th 2012.

Ganesh Chaturthi as the name suggest is celebrated on the fourth(Chaturthi) day of the waxing phase of the moon in the month of Bhadrapada or on the Bhadrapada Sukla Paksha Cahvithi of Lunar calendar. It is on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi that Lord Ganesha was made the head of Vighnas(obstacles) and hence known as Vighna Nayaka or Vighneshwara.

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival is one of the most famous Hindu festivals celebrated in India. This Hindu god has elephant head and his vehicle is Mooshika (rat). Ganesha considered as the supreme God of knowledge and is worshiped for wealth, prosperity and good fortune.

It is also on Ganesh Chaturthi that Lord Ganesh was reborn and hence the birthday is also on Ganesh Chaturthi. Devotees of Lord Ganesha observe  Ganesh Chaturthi with great devotion. People worship Lord Ganesha made from plaster of paris etc. On Ganesh Chaturthi the best way to get the blessings of Lord Ganesh is to worhsip Lord Ganesh in form of a clay idol, i.e worshipping an idol made from clay.

It should also be noted that, on Ganesh Chaturthi Lord Ganesha must be worshipped with 21 different kinds of leaves. This is a must ritual on Ganesha Chaturthi. Devotees would wander in open areas and gradens in search of these 21 kinds of leaves and collect them for worshipping Lord Ganesha. These 21 leaves are of high Ayurvedic importance which can be used for common problems. So in the form of worshipping Lord Ganesh on Ganesh Chaturthi, elders have shown us a way to recognize and use the common plants in and around the house for healthier life.

Lord Ganesha is the lord of Vighnas and hence must be worshipped first before beginning any work and seek his blessings for successful completion or completion without any Vighnas or obstacles

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations starts on the Shukla Paksha Chaturthi (4th day of the waxing moon) and lasts for 10 days and ends on Anant Chaturthi. In 2012, Ganesh Chaturthi falls on 19th September, Wednesday and Anant Chaturdashi is celebrated on September 29th.

Ananth Chaturdashi is also known as the day of Ganesh Visarjan.

After worshipping Lord Ganesha on Ganesh Chaturthi, devotees would read the Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat katha.

2 Responses to “Ganesh Chaturthi 2012”

  1. JD

    Aug 19. 2012
    This article says –
    Ganesh festival lasts for 10 days and ends on Anant Chaturthi. In 2012, Ganesh Chaturthi falls on 19th September, Wednesday and Anant Chaturthi is celebrated on September 29th.

    If that is the case then the 10th day should be 28 September not 29th. Can this be please clarified?

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    • Kalyan

      Aug 19. 2012

      Hi Jd,
      Ananth Chaturthi is nothing but Bhadrapada Sudha Chaturdasi which is the 14 th day of the month. So generally the differnce in the number of days from chaviti to chaturdasi is 10 days. Hence immersion is done after ten days excluding Ganesh Chaturthi. Therefore the date is 29th September

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