Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival, Goa

Ganesha Chaturthi is a religion Hindu festival celebrated with lots of cheerful celebrations. It is a sacred affair as a birthday of Lord Ganesha. Hindu devotees adore Lord Ganesha to seek blessings, peace and prosperity to their homes. This festive occasion is celebrated throughout India as a birthday occasion of Lord Ganesha and specially in Goa. Ganesha Chaturthi comes during the 4th day of a stunning fortnight of Bhadrapada in the month of (August - September).

Ganesha Chaturthi is known Chovoth in Goa as a significant festive occasion. All Hindu devotee celebrates festive occasion with fun-loving and memorable ideas to capture all mesmerizing moments. A few days Hindu community prepare homemade dishes including a variety of sweet flavor to eat during their fast. Most of the women adore Lord Ganesha Idol singing bhajans, holy hymns and devotional songs etc. All the preparations and arrangements are done well before coming soon festive ceremony to warm welcome of Lord Ganesha in Goa. The different vegetarian delicious dishes are made at home.

A big idol is worshiped according to the tradition and carried out for a long journey with drum beating to pour sacred idol in the sea, river or pool with chanting the holy mantra. There are most expensive various idols of Lord Ganesha in different shapes and structure adorned with full of decor in the cities of Goa during the month of Shravana. Lord Ganesha decorated idol is worshiped to 1, 2,5,7,9 or 11 days in the month of Bhadrapada then poured into the river. Ganesha Chaturthi signalizes the end of overall Hindu communities' festival occasions in Goa.

Lord Ganesha is having an elephant head. Ganesha Ji worshiped very first in any sacred religious prayer as well as remembered before embarking of any type of auspicious work with a hope of good luck. Lord Ganesha is the son of Devo Ke Dev Mahadev Shiv and the elder brother of Skanda or kartika.

The main reason for being his creation as a pure white made from mud by Goddess Parvati not to come inside the river because she went to take bath. Lord Shiva orders to Nandi to visit Parvati but Ganesha is asked not to allow anyone to visit Parvati. In this way, Lord Shiva cut his head off for disobeying his father. After seeing this scene Gauri was severely sad and ordered to Lord Shiv bring back his head and make it alive. Then Lord Shiva ordered his angel to carry the head of any creature who slept with its head facing north direction. An angel only found an elephant thus, he brought his head to connect with the torso of Ganesha. Lord Ganesha has a good vehicle always found with himself a mouse and he liked sweets (besan laddu) bhog surely prepared in this Ganesha Chaturthi festive occasion.

Lord Ganesha worshiped to avoid obstacles and sufferings before initiating any auspicious work. This task might be constructing the house, beginning of a business and occupation. He is worshiped to establish peace and prosperity in their homes. Don’t forget to visit Goa perfect destination for Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations by visiting religious famous temples.


2025 Festival Date: Wednesday, 27 August

2024 Festival Date: Friday, 6 September

2023 Festival Date: Monday, 18 September

2022 Festival Date: Tuesday, 30 August

2021 Festival Date: Thursday, 9 September

2020 Festival Date: Saturday, 22 August

2019 Festival Date:Sunday, 1 September

2018 Festival Date:Thursday, 13 September

2017 Festival Date:Friday, 25 August

Importance : Lighting, fireworks, home decoration and shopping.

Type :Hindu Religion the Most Important Festival.

Frequency: Annual