Ganesh Chaurthi 2016 Dates | Shree SiddhiVinayak | Lalbaugcha raja

Ganesh Chaturthi, 10 day long festival for which lord ganesha’s devotees keep waiting for the entire year. Every year on the beginning  (From Chaturthi,4th day of Bhaadrapada month (Hindu calendar)) Hindu families celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi Festial. As per the Hinduism, followers of Hinduism brings the Lord Ganesha’s Idol at home and devotee it for 10 days, and  after 10 days, they “visarjit” in river/sea. This year, in 2016 Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated between 5th September, 2016 to 15th September, 2016.

Ganesh Chaurthi 2016 Dates | Shree SiddhiVinayak | Lalbaugcha raja

Ganesh Chaurthi 2016 Dates
Ganesh Chaturthi ends on Anant Chaturdashi Or the day of Lord Ganesha’s Visarjan. On this day, after celebrating and devoting lord ganesha’s idol, the devotees immerse the idol in water. Mostly, ganesh chaturthi falls in August or September month of every year. This year it will be in September.
From small houses, to big pandals( big shrines), everywhere in india, you can find the lord ganesha’s idol during the ganesh chaturthi. 

But mostly, ganesh chaturthi is celebrated more in Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Goa, MP, UP. Not only in india, United states, Nepal, United Kingdom, Canada, NZ, Australia and all other parts of world, where NRI (non-residential Indians) are living, they also celebrate the Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

Though, the festival is of 10 days but the preparation starts from 10-15 days ago for preparation of temporary shrines, preparation of cooking Prasad for Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesh do like Modak a lot. And the reason, Indian womens prepare Modak (ladu) for lord ganesha especially in ganesh chaturthi.

Some of the big Lord Ganesha Temples/ Pandals

1. Shree SiddhiVinayak Temple, Prabhadevi, Mumbai

One of the most old and most popular temple of lord ganesha. Siddhivinayak temple has its own importance. Though, you can find devotees on regular days too but in ganesh chaturthi, you get extra crowd. You can visit their personally or you can have Live darshan of Lord Ganesha at official website of Shree Siddhi vinayak at

2. Lalbaugcha raja 2016

One of the most popular and biggest shrines of Lord ganesha is Lalbaughcha raja. Lalbaughcha is located in Ganesh Nagar Lane, Lal Baug, Parel, Mumbai. You need stand in long queue to get visit of lalbaughcha raja as devotees from all over India do visit the lalbaugcha raja. And Lalbaughcha raja receives biggest donation also in these 10 days.

3. Dagdusheth ganpati

Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple is located in Pune, Maharashtra. Dagdusheth is also big name and one of the oldest temple in india. You need to visit 2nd big city of Maharashtra, Pune to visit Dagdusheth. In ganesh chaturthi, it’s totally crowd pack.

These are the Most popular Lord Ganesha Temple/Pandals in india.This Ganesh Chaturthi, you also pray to lord ganesha to remove all obstacles in your life/career. As Lord ganesha also known as Vighnaharta (Vighna = Obstacle). Which is the reason, why Hindu people pray to lord ganesha before starting any new task.

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