Ganesha Chaturthi or Ganeshotsav is the ten day festival of Lord Ganesha which celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesha.
Ganesha Chaturthi is also known as ‘Vinayak Chaturthi’ or ‘Vinayaka Chavithi’.
When is Ganesha Chaturthi & Anant Chaturdashi :
Ten day Ganesha festival starts on Ganesha Chaturthi which falls on shukla paksha chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period) of Bhaadrapada month of Hindu calendar and ends on Anant Chaturdashi which falls on shukla paksha chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the waxing moon period) of the same month of Hindu calendar.
Ganesha Chaturthi & Anant Chaturdashi Dates in 2016 :
In 2016, Ganesha Chaturthi will be celebrated on 5th September 2016.
In 2016, Anant Chaturdashi will be celebrated on 15th September 2016.