Magha Ganesha Jayanti is known by many names across India like Maghi Ganpati, Magha Shukla Chaturthi, Tilkund Chaturthi, and Varad Chaturthi. This day is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha.
Magha Ganesha Jayanti: Date 2021
Maghi Ganpati is celebrated on the fourth day of the bright half of the moon’s cycle in the Magh month of the Hindu calendar which falls in January/February, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar.
This year, February 15th marks the celebration of Ganesh Jayanti.
Magha Ganesha Jayanti: Significance
It is said that on this day Chandra (Moon) Dev made fun of Lord Ganesha’s appearance after which the latter cursed the former. Initially, the curse was that nobody would be able to see the beauty that Chandra Dev was proud of, however, after Chandra Dev apologised, Lord Ganesh altered the curse. Chandra Dev was cursed to progressively increase for 15 days and decrease for the other 15 days. Therefore, it is considered that looking at the moon on Magha Ganesh Jayanti can bring bad luck and mental distress.
Ganesh Jayanti Puja Muhurat 2021
Ganesh Jayanti on Monday, February 15, 2021
Date of Chaturthi Begins – February 15, 2021, at 01:58 PM
Date of Chaturthi Ends – February 16, 2021, at 03:36 PM
Forbidden Chandra Darshan– 09:14 am to 09:32 pm