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When is Ganesh Chaturthi - Mumbai Ganpati Festival 2018

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival is celebrated in Mumbai during the months of August and September. In 2018, the Ganesh Chaturthi is on September 13th, 2018. This festival is celebrated for eleven days and the last day of the Ganesh festival is called as Anant Chaturdashi.

 

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People bring huge statues and idols of Lord Ganesha, on the first day of this festival and worship this idol every day for the next eleven days. On the last day of this festival, people take out their beloved Ganesha in processions, dancing and singing, chanting and celebrating, they visit the beaches in Mumbai, and immerse the idols of Ganesha in the sea. "Ganpati Bappa Moraya, Phudchya Varshi Lavkar Ya", which means "Hail Lord Ganesha, Please come back early next year".

 

When is Ganesha Chaturthi and Anant Chaturdashi in 2018

In 2018 The Ganesh Chaturthi is on September 12th, 2018 and the Anant Chaturdashi is on September 23, 2018.

 

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Om Ganganpataye Namaha, Om Namaha Shivaya

 

Ganesha is the God who takes away all the obstacles from people's lives. He is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He has a head of an elephant and loves Modak and has a mouse as his mount or vehicle. People offer prayers to Lord Ganesha before offering prayers to other Gods, before starting any business as Ganesha is Vighnaharta which means, the one who removes all the problems and obstacles and makes you successful.

 

Where to stay in Mumbai for experiencing Ganesh Festival

The best place to experience the Mumbai Ganesh festival is in South Mumbai. A lot of beautiful tall Ganesha idols can be seen in South Mumbai.

 

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On the last day of the festival which is the Anant Chaturdashi, the best place to experience the Ganesh Visarjan is Girgaum Chowpatty beach in South Mumbai. The hotels like Trident Nariman Point, Oberoi, Intercontinental Hotel Marine Drive, Hotel Marine Plaza are on the Marine Drive which is very near Girgaon Chowpatty beach.

 

Ganesh Festival Tours in Mumbai

Grand Mumbai Tours offers Ganesh Festival Tours during Ganesh festival in Mumbai. Our Ganpati festival tours are a perfect way to see and experience the Ganesh festival.

 

Om Ganganpataye Namaha, Om Namaha Shivaya

 

 

 

 

About the author: Pranav is the founder and CEO of Grand Mumbai Tours. He left his job as a mechanical engineer to follow his passion towards Mumbai Tourism. In his free time he blogs about Mumbai and makes documentary videos. He loves his guests as he would love his own family.....

PRANAV DA, author

 

 

 

 

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