Vinayaka Chavithi 2012 Date, Ganesh Chaturthi 2012 Date
Ganesh or Vinayaka is one of the important gods for Hindu devotees. No work/ project is initiated with out performing puja for Lord Ganesh. Lord Ganesh is also called as Vigneshwara. It is believed by Hindu devotees that Lord Ganesh protects from obstacles that come while performing the task. One can find the idols of Lord Ganesh at the entrance of every Hindu temple.
When is Vinayaka Chavithi in 2012? / Date of Ganesh Chaturthi in 2012:
Similar to other Hindu festivals there is no fixed date for Ganesh Chaturthi as per Gregorian calendar. Vinayaka Chavithi is celebrated on the Chaturthi day (Fourth day) of shukla paksha (waxing Moon) in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. This usually falls in September. This year in 2012 Ganesh Chaturthi falls on the 19th day of September.
Ganesh Chaturthi (Vinayaka Chavithi) 2012 celebrations:
Though Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated acrossIndia, It is
prominently celebrated in the states ofMaharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu. Idols of lord Ganesh are prepared nearly six months prior to Ganesh Chaturthi. On then day of Ganesh Chaturthi devotees bring idols of Lord Ganesh are brought and are
decorated with flowers and leaves. Puja is performed with flowers to lord Ganesh. Prasadam is distributed after completion of puja. The festival event last for nearly nine days. Some cultural events are organized and are performed near the stages/ platforms of Lord Ganesh idol in villages as well as colonies in the cities. Children wait for then whole year for the Ganesh festival to come.Holidayis observed on then day of Vinayaka Chavithi. After completion of Nine days the idols are immersed in water.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2012 Greetings/ Wishes/ SMS messages:
Greetings are exchanged among the devotees for conveying wishes for the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival. SMS messages are sent in modern days with mobile phones.