All You Need to Know About Ganesh Chaturthi 2023
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Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Dates, Puja Timings, and Celebrations – Mishry

Find out information on the celebration details, dates, and puja timings of Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 here.

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The Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is celebrated with great enthusiasm to honor the birth of Lord Ganesha. This festival is typically celebrated for ten days, starting in late August or early September.

People from all over India and the world gather to create intricate clay idols of Lord Ganesha, decorate them with beautiful designs, and immerse them in water bodies with great devotion on the final day. The festival is marked by vibrant processions, devotional music, and a sense of unity, representing the removal of obstacles and the arrival of new beginnings.

Ganesh Chaturthi is a celebration of cultural diversity, spirituality, and community bonding.

In this section, we have listed all the information right from the start date, end date, to the visarjan date and every other information related to Ganesh Chaturthi 2023.

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 : Start & End Date  

This year, Ganesh Chaturthi will commence on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. Ganesh Visarjan will be conducted on September 28, 2023. 

Ganesh Puja Samagri List & Puja Muhurat

Ganesh Chaturthi is an auspicious occasion which is celebrated for a period of 10 days. The puja samagri list for Ganesh Puja is stated as follows:

  1. Lord Ganesh Idol. 
  2. Glass and spoon. 
  3. Kumkum and turmeric. 
  4. Akshata (mixing rice with wet turmeric, saffron and sandalwood paste). 
  5. A piece of red cloth 
  6. Agarbatti or incense sticks with match box
  7. Camphor
  8. Bananas, flowers, mango leaves, betel leaves and nuts
  9. Sandalwood paste
  10. Kalash 
  11. Coconut 
  12. Some money for dakshina
  13. Panchamrita 
  14. Two small lamps with ghee and cotton wicks
  15. Rice and holy grass

As per the Hindu calendar, Vinayak Chaturdashi will begin at 18:39 PM on Monday, September 18. This will end at 8:43 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19. For those following the Madhyahna Ganesha Puja Muhurat, it will start at 11.01 am and will end at 1.28 pm. All in all it will have a duration of 2 hours and 27 minutes. 

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Ganesh Puja Vidhi 

During Ganesh Chaturthi, there are a specific set of rules to be followed before commencing the Ganesh Puja. 

  • Wake up early, take a bath and wear clean clothes. It is considered auspicious to wear red clothing. 
  • Take a flat platform, cover it with a red or yellow cloth and place the Ganesh idol on it. 
  • Now sprinkle some water, light an oil lamp, then apply tilak using turmeric and vermilion on the forehead. 
  • Offer sweets including ladoos and modaks, yellow flowers and a concoction of sweet Betel leaves. 
  • Also, include paan leaves, betel nut, cloves, five types of dried fruits and an assorted plate of fresh fruits. 
  • Now, drape the head with a beautiful dupatta for added respect. 
  • Consider decorating the surrounding place with various decorative items. 
  • Commence the puja by chanting the mantra : “Om Gan Ganpataye Namah”.
  • Now continue the puja by narrating the Bindayak Katha, then the Ganesh Stotram, and finally recite the Ganesh Aarti.
  • It is best to listen to bhajans and kirtans during this period. 

Many people who are not able to get Lord Ganesha at home, can anytime visit temples and offer ladoos and Durva to Lord Ganpati. 

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Ganesh Puja Mantra 

A mantra in simple language is a sound, word, or phrase that is repeated by someone who is praying or meditating. Some of the popular puja mantras are: 

Ganesh Mantra for Wealth: “Vakratunda Maha-Kaaya Surya-Kotti Samaprabha | Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvadaa ||”

Ganesh Mantra for Blessings : “ Gajananam Bhuta Ganadhi Sevitam Kapittha Jambu Palasara Bhaksitam | Uma Sutam Shoka Vinasha Karanam Namami Vignesvara Pada Pankajam ||” 

A few other mantras for Ganesh Puja are : 

  • Om Shree Ganeshaye Namah
  • Ekdantaye Vidmahe Vakratundaye, Dheemahi Tanno Danti Prachodayat
  • Om Gan Ganpataye Namah
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Why is Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrated?

Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10-day-long festival celebrated as a tribute marking the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha. Known by 108 different names, Lord Ganesh is said to be the God of Beginnings. Ganesha holds a lot of significance in Hinduism. 

The journey of Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations began like this. In terms of Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvati gave birth to Lord Ganesha. One day, Goddess Parvati gave strict instructions to Lord Ganesha to guard her chambers. 

In the meanwhile, Lord Shiva approached the chamber and requested Ganesha to enter inside stating that he was his mother’s better half. However, in accordance with his mother’s wishes, Lord Ganesha refused to allow Shiva to enter the chamber. 

This made God Shiva furious and he severed his head. Seeing this, Goddess Parvati broke down and made a promise to destroy the universe if her son did not come back. She went on to say that to preserve all of creation from her wrath, her boy should be brought back to life and worshiped before all other Gods. 

Lord Shiva eventually consented to this condition and directed his Ganas to go on a quest for the little boy’s head. When Lord Shiva couldn’t find the head, he attached the head of a young elephant and brought him back to life. 

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as a festival of community bonding, spiritual devotion, and a sense of hope for the future.

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Ganesh Chaturthi : Visarjan Date

The last day of the Ganesh festival is the day of Visarjan wherein we bid adieu to the Ganesh idol with the hope that he sees us soon the next year. Visarjan is the day when the statue of Ganesh is immersed in water. This year Ganesh Visarjan will be held on Thursday, the 28th of September, 2023. 

On the day of the Visarjan, the final puja is concluded by waving camphor flame in front of the idol. On the way of the immersion, Ganesh shlokas are chanted loudly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on Ganesh Chaturthi :

Modak is Lord Ganesha’s most favorite and special food.

Ganesh Chaturthi is said to last for a period of 10 days.

Ganesh Visarjan will be held on Thursday, the 28th of September 2023.


Ganesh Chaturthi is a popular festival celebrated on a grand scale in many households. We hope our article helped you know more about the timings, date and other details about Ganesh Chaturthi 2023. Make sure to have a safe, fun-filled and joyous Ganesh Chaturthi. 

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