The Hindu festival Ganesh Chaturthi begins on August 25 and ends on September 5 after ten days, as per the Hindu Luni-Solar calendar. The festival is celebrated in the honor of the elephant-God, Ganesha’s birthday. Ganpati, the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is known by 108 different names. On Ganesh Chaturthi, devotees bring idols of Ganesha to their homes amidst huge celebrations. Special prayers and delicacies are made in honor of the festival. Generally, people bid adieu to the idol after ten days of celebrations, however, Ganesh Visarjan can also be done on the same day of Ganesha Chaturthi. Listed below is the date, Muhurat (auspicious timings) for Ganpati Visarjan.Also Read - Sankashti Chaturthi 2021: Significance, Shubh Muhurat, Puja Vidhi and Everything You Need to Know

Ganesh idols are worshipped at home for one and half day also. Devotees who opt for Visarjan the next day of Ganesh Chaturthi perform puja in the afternoon after Madhyahna depending on the Hindu division of the day. People also take their Ganpati idols for Visarjan on the third day, fifth day and seventh day of Ganesh Chaturthi. The tenth day from Ganesh Chaturthi, Anant Chaturdashi witnesses a lot of devotees taking out their Ganpati idols for immersion. Some people also worship Lord Vishnu on Anant Chaturdashi. As per Drik Panchang, the following is the list of Ganesh Visarjan dates along with Muhurat. Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 Date: Significance And Mythological Story Of The Ganpati Festival Also Read - Sumit Sethi's New Song Jai Dev 2.0 Along With Nooran Sisters is One Song That Will Blow Your Mind

Ganesh Visarjan 2017 Dates:

One and half day Ganesha Visarjan will fall on August 26, the next day of Ganesh Chaturthi. Here is the auspicious Choghadiya Muhurat for Ganesha Visarjan for one and half day: Also Read - Ganesh Visarjan 2021: 500 Home Guards, 275 Constables Deployed in Mumbai; BMC Issues Guidelines

Auspicious Choghadiya Muhurat for Ganesha Visarjan
Afternoon Muhurta (Char, Labh, Amrit) = 12:18 – 17:05
Evening Muhurta (Labh) = 18:41 – 20:05
Night Muhurta (Shubh, Amrit, Char) = 21:30 – 25:43+
Early Morning Muhurta (Labh) = 28:31+ – 29:55+

The third day Ganesh Visarja will fall on August 27. Here is the auspicious Choghadiya Muhurat for Ganesha Visarja the for the third day:
Auspicious Choghadiya Muhurat for Ganesha Visarjan
Morning Muhurta (Char, Labh, Amrit) = 07:31 – 12:18
Afternoon Muhurta (Shubh) = 13:53 – 15:29
Evening Muhurta (Shubh, Amrit, Char) = 18:40 – 22:54
Night Muhurta (Labh) = 25:43+ – 27:07+
Early Morning Muhurta (Shubh) = 28:32+ – 29:56+

The fifth day Ganesha Visarjan will fall on August 29.  Here is the auspicious Choghadiya Muhurat for Ganesha Visarjan for the fifth day:

Morning Muhurta (Char, Labh, Amrit) = 09:07 – 13:52
Afternoon Muhurta (Shubh) = 15:27 – 17:03
Evening Muhurta (Labh) = 20:03 – 21:28
Night Muhurta (Shubh, Amrit, Char) = 22:53 – 27:07+

The seventh day Ganesha Visarjan will fall on August 31. Here is the auspicious Choghadiya Muhurat for Ganesha Visarjan for the seventh day:

Morning Muhurta (Shubh) = 05:58 – 07:32
Morning Muhurta (Char, Labh, Amrit) = 10:42 – 15:26
Evening Muhurta (Amrit, Char) = 17:01 – 21:26
Night Muhurta (Labh) = 24:17+ – 25:42+
Early Morning Muhurta (Shubh, Amrit) = 27:08+ – 29:58+

The tenth day Ganesha Visarjan will fall on September 5. Here is the auspicious Choghadiya Muhurat for Ganesha Visarjan for the tenth  day:

Morning Muhurta (Char, Labh, Amrit) = 09:08 – 13:49
Afternoon Muhurta (Shubh) = 15:22 – 16:56
Evening Muhurta (Labh) = 19:56 – 21:23
Night Muhurta (Shubh, Amrit, Char) = 22:49 – 27:08+

Chaturdashi Tithi Begins = 14:44 on 4/Sep/2017
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends = 15:11 on 5/Sep/2017

Ganesh Chathurthi is celebrated largely in the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Maharashtra witnesses huge celebrations on all the ten days of the festival. Festivities happen on a large scale in Mumbai and Pune with the cities reverberating with the chants of ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya’. According to historians, the festival was first celebrated as a public event by Maratha King Shivaji. The festival was popularised during the freedom struggle by Lokmanya Tilak in 1892 ‘to bridge the gap between the Brahmins and the non-Brahmins.’ (Edited by Nithya Nair)