Ganesh Chaturthi

What is Ganesh Chaturthi?

Ganesh Chaturthi is the Hindu festival held on the birthday of the lord Ganesh. He was the son of Shiva and Parvati. The festival is held on Shukla Chaturthi in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada and ends on Anant Chaturdashi. For example, in 2014 it will be celebrated on August 29th. It is celebrated widely in maharashtra. On this occasion women make special "modaks" which are loved by Lord Ganesh. Lalbaug is a place that every year celebrates Ganesh chaturthi on a large scale. There are Ganesh’s form like Bal Ganesh, Lalbaugchya Raja, Siddhivinayak Maharaj and Dhagru Sheth. Out of these, most popular are Dhagru sheth and Lalbaugchya Raja. 


Ganesh festivals in Melbourne

1. Ganesh Festival - Springers Leisure Centre (Indoors) 

Date: Sun, 8 September 2019 11:00 am – 6:00 pm AEST

Location: Springers Leisure Centre 400 Cheltenham Road Keysborough, VIC 3173

Host: Dr RnB Entertainment

Tickets: Eventbrite

Description: Ganesh Festival 2019 first time ever in South Eastern Suburb by ''THE AUSTRALIAN INDIAN INNOVATIONS INC''

  • Pooja Archana All day
  • Grand Ganesh Aarti - Kids Activities
  • Kids Theatre Displaying Bal Ganesha Film
  • Biggest Handicraft, Jewellery, Clothing and Variety Stalls
  • Kids Painting & Colouring of Ganesha we will provide the painting materials 
  • Vegetarian food available
  • Feel Free to bring Ganesh Idols from home for last day Ganesh Visarjan (Immersion)
  • Live Drum Session
  • Lots of entertainment for all ages
  • Henna Stall

The ten day Hindu festival celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed god. The colourful festival sees many hand-crafted Ganesh idols installed around the country and in homes. Pujas are performed each morning and evening and on the final day of the festival, an idol is immersed in water.



2. Ganesh Festival 

Date: Mon Sep 02 2019 at 04:00 pm

Location: 1 Bird St, Deer Park VIC 3023, Australia, Deer Park, Australia

Host: Ganesh Utsav 2K19


Description: Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha. The festival is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi and Ganeshotsav. Let us all come together and make this festival season more brighter and take home God's prosperity.


3. Victoria Ganesh Festival 

Date: Sat Sep 07 2019 at 02:00 pm

Location: Westgate Indoor Sports, Cnr Grieve Pde & Doherty's Rd, Altona, Victoria, Australia 3025, Sunshine, Australia

Host: Aussiee's Telugu Association

Tickets: Free 

Description: Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations organised by Aussies Telugu Association. This a free event where people across all communities are cordially invited.



Date: SEPTEMBER 8 @ 11:00 AM

Location: Encore Events Centre 80 Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing, Melbourne VIC


Tickets: FREE

Description: 4th year celebrations…Come and join us together to celebrate one and only …Melbourne’s largest Ganesh Festival


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