When Is Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 Date2017 Ganesh Chaturthi Date – This year on 2017, Ganesh Chaturthi falls on 5 September and Anant Chaturdashi or Visarjan Divas on 15th September.
Ganpati Festival History and CelebrationGanesh Chaturthi is one of the most important festivals of Maharashtra and Goa. It is celebrated by most Hindu people in Maharashtra as well as Goa by installing small clay statues of ‘Ganapati’ for worship on Ganesh Chaturthi. The Idol is worshiped by singing ‘Aarti’ every morning and evening. Ganesh festival was celebrated as public event since the days of Shivaji Maharaj (1630-1680) in Pune. The Today’s Ganpati Festival in Maharashtra was introduced by Bhausaheb Laxman Javale in 1892 by installing first Sarvajanik (Public) Ganesh Idol called ‘Shrimant Bhausaheb Rangari Ganpati, Pune’. Known Freedom Fighter ‘Lokmanya Tilak’ has played great role to promote Ganesh Festival as Public Event.
Nowadays, Ganesh festival is not only a popular festival it has become a very critical and important economic activity for Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai. Many artist, industries, and businesses earn significant amount of their loving from festival. In Mumbai and Pune, not only Hindus but many other religions also participate in the celebration like Jains, Muslims and Christians and others.
While celebrated all over India, it is grandest and most elaborate of them especially in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Gujarat, Telangana which last for 10 Days. Outside India, it is celebrated widely in Terai region of Nepal, and by Hindus in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Fiji.