Magha Ganesh Jayanti, Ganesh Jayanti Significance, Magha Shukla Chaturthi, Shukla Chaturthi, Ganesh Jayanti falls on the Magha Lunar month, which is why the festivity is also known as Maghi Ganeshotsav or Magha Shukla Chaturthi. Though Ganesh Jayanti in the month of Magha is considered as the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha, the Chaturthi during Bhadrapada month August – September is also widely celebrated in India.
Ganesh Jayanti is celebrated in the months of August-September with much fervour and enthusiasm not only in India, but across the globe. Beautiful pandals are set, and idols of Ganpati are worshipped to celebrate the 10-day long festival.
Magha Ganesha Jayanti is majorly celebrated in Maharashtra and in the Konkan regions of Konkan. The festivity is also known as Til Kund Chaturthi or Til Hund Chauth as on this day; devotees also prepare sweets made of sesame seeds.
On Ganesh Jayanti, an image of Ganesha, in symbolic conical form is made out of turmeric or sindoor powder or some times of cowdung and worshipped. It is later immersed in water on the fourth day after the festival.
Chaturthi tithi begins: 10:17 am on February 8
Chaturthi tithi ends: 12:25 am on February 9
Muhurta: Ganesha Jayanti Puja Muhurat = 11:34 to 13:48
Duration = 2 Hours 13 Mins
On February 8, Time to Avoid Moon Sighting = 10:18 to 21:16; Duration = 10 Hours 58 Mins
On Feb 9, Time to Avoid Moon Sighting = 09:47 to 22:06 Duration = 12 Hours 18 Mins