When is Vinayaka Chavithi 2017 ? , Ganesh Chaturthi 2017, Vinayaka Chaturthi 2017
Vinayaka Chavithi is observed on Bhadrapada Sukla Chavithi or Chaturthi.This Festival is celebrated on the fourth day of the waxing phase of the moon in the month of Bhadrapada. If adhika Masam comes then Vinayaka Cahvithi is observed only in the Nija Bhadrapada Masam. This year Vinayaka Chavithi is observed on (Friday) 25th August, 2017.
Vinayaka Chavithi is the birthday of Lord Ganesha. It is also on Vinayaka Chavithi that Lord Ganesha was made the head of all Vighnas (Obstacles). As Lord Ganesha is the head of all obstacles, it is mandatory that Lord Ganesha is worshiped first before starting any thing which also includes Puja. So even for performing any Puja, Lord Ganesha must be worshiped first, so that there are no obstacles while performing the Puja. The best way to get the blessings of Lord Ganesha is by worshiping his idol which is prepared from clay.