Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Date, Wishes, Ganesh Utsav in Mumbai

Such was the tradition of celebrating Ganeshotsava

Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Ganeshotsav is celebrated throughout the country with full bliss and glee. But do you know where the tradition of celebrating it first started? The Ganesh festival started from Maharashtra first. It starts from the day of Ganesh Chaturthi and then it ends with the immersion of Ganesha statues on the 11th day i.e. Anant Chaturdashi.


Chaturthi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadra Mahas is celebrated as Ganesh Chaturthi. It is mentioned in Shiv Purana that tradition of celebrating this festival has been going on for centuries. There is a special pomp of this festival in south and west states of India. Since the rule of Peshwas in India, Ganesh Utsav is being celebrated there since then. During the rule of Sawai Madhavrao Peshwa, the grand Ganesha Festival was celebrated in the famous palace of Purna, Shaniwarwada.

Eco-friendly Ganesh

With the rise of Eco-friendly sculptures across the country including Maharashtra, the value of the statues has increased for Ganeshotsav this time. But the special thing is that the trends of devotees are more towards them. The demand for sculptures made of harmful plaster of Paris for the environment has started decreasing. This is why the demand for idols made from Shahu mud is increasing. This has led to increased prices of Shahu’s soil.

Know why Ganesh Ji is offered to Modak

Ganesh Chaturthi (Ganesh Chaturthi 2018) will be celebrated on September 13. This year Ganesh Utsav 2018 will run from September 13 to September 23. People worship Ganapati Bappa on Ganesh Chaturthi. Ganesh pandals are installed everywhere in the country. People enjoy Modak on Ganesh Chaturthi to please Lord Ganesha. Modak is made from coconut and ghee. Modak is considered a favorite of Lord Ganesha. But the reason behind this is something else. Let us know why the Ganesh Chaturthi is offered on Modak …


Modak is described in the Puranas. Modak means that Anand (happiness) and Lord Ganesha are always considered to be happy. For this reason, they are being offered with Modak. Modak is also considered a symbol of knowledge and Lord Ganesha is also considered the god of wisdom. Therefore, they also enjoy modak.

When is Ganesh Chaturthi, what are the dates (Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 date)

Ganesh Utsav (Ganesh Chaturthi Festival 2018: 13 September to 23 September) will be celebrated from 13th September to 23rd September this year. There are reports that on the Ganesh Chaturthi day this year, there is a good coincidence. 

Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 Wishes

  • May Lord Ganesha destroy all your worries, sorrows and tensions and fill your life with love and happiness.
    Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

  • Vakratund mahakay
    Suryakoti samprabha
    Nirvighnam Kurume devam
    Sarvakaryesu sarvada
    Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

  • May Lord Ganesha gives you –
    A rainbow for every storm,
    A smile for every tear,
    A promise for every care,
    And an answer to every prayer!
    Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

  • Wishing you happiness as big as Ganesh’s appetite,
    Life as long as his trunk,
    Trouble as small as his mouse,
    Moments as sweet as modaks.
    Sending you wishes on Ganesh Chaturthi!

  • May Lord Ganesha remove all obstacles of your life,
    Provide you with auspicious beginnings,
    Inspire you with creativity,
    And bless you with intellect and wisdom.
    Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

  • May Lord Ganesha bless you with worldly bounties,
    Keep you and your family protected from obstacles at all times!
    Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

  • May Lord Ganesha shower abundant good luck on you,
    May he always bestow you with his blessings.
    Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

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