2021 Ganesh Festival: Starting 10th Sep

Vinayaga Ganapati Chaturthi गणेश चतुर्थी / चौथ

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Devotees are requested NOT to take their idols to temples to disperse as there is restriction on number of idols from council. Please contact nearby temple / association authorities for details. Please help to save environment and mother earth. We humbly request all to use eco-friendly idols.

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|| SHRI GANESHAY NAHAM || श्री गणेशाय नमः ||


Tithi (Lunar day) panchang as per Auckland local time & coordinates:

  • Tritiya / Teej / 3rd Lunar day / Haritalka Teej: 9th Sep 9.03am to 10th Sep 6.48am
  • Chaturthi / Chauth / Ganapati Sthapna / 4th lunar day from 10th Sep 6.48am to 11th Sep 4.27am​. Auckland: Sunrise 6.29am, Sunset 6.07pm
  • Panchmi / 5th Lunar day / Rishi Panchmi: 11th Sep 4.27am to 12th Sep 2.07am
  • Shashthi / Chhath / 6th Lunar day: 12th Sep 2.07am to 12th Sep 11.50pm
  • Saptami / 7th Lunar day: 12th Sep 11.50pm to 13th Sep 9.40pm
  • Ashtami / Radha Ashtami / Durva Ashtami / 8th Lunar day: 13th Sep 9.40pm to 14th Sep 7.39pm
  • Navmi / 9th Lunar day: 14th Sep 7.39pm to 15th Sep 5.47pm
  • Dashmi / 10th Lunar day: 15th Sep 5.47pm to 16th Sep 4.06pm
  • Ekadasi / Agyaras / Parsv Ekadasi / 11th Lunar day: 16th Sep 4.06pm to 17th Sep 2.37pm
  • Dwadasi / Baaras / 12th Lunar day: 17th Sep 2.37pm to 18th Sep 1.24pm
  • Trayodasi / Teras / 13th Lunar day: 18th Sep 1.24pm to 19th Sep 12.29pm
  • Chaturdasi / Chaudas / Anant Chaturdashi / Ganapati Visarjan / 14th Lunar day: 19th Sep 12.29pm to 20th Sep 11.58am


Though Ganapati sthapna and puja can be done anytime on the auspicious day, Madhyanha kaal (mid day period) is considered auspicious time. Following are madhyahna kaal (Ganesh sthapna muhurat) for various cities in New Zealand:

  • Auckland: 11.17am to 12.41pm (Sunrise: 6.29am)
  • Christchurch: 11.29am to 12.53pm (Sunrise: 6.41am)
  • Dunedin: 11.39am to 1.03pm (Sunrise: 6.51am)
  • Hamilton: 11.15am to 12.39pm  (Sunrise: 6.27am)
  • Invercargill: 11.48am to 1.12pm (Sunrise: 7am)
  • Napier: 11.38am to 1.02pm (Sunrise: 6.21am)
  • New Plymouth: 11.49am to 1.13pm (Sunrise: 6.32am)
  • Palmerston North: 11.44am to 1.08pm (Sunrise: 6.27am)
  • Queenstown: 11.45am to 1.09pm (Sunrise: 6.57am)
  • Rotorua: 11.40am to 1.04pm (Sunrise: 6.23am)
  • Tauranga: 11.40am to 1.04pm (Sunrise: 6.23am)
  • Wellington: 11.48am to 1.12pm (Sunrise 6.31am)
  • Whangarei: 11.47am to 1.11pm (Sunrise: 6.30am)

Puja Samagri

Click here for list of items required for Prayers / Puja पूजा सामग्री

Ganesh Aarti Lyrics (Hindi & Marathi)

Churma Laadu Prasad

Modak Prasad

Anant Chaturdashi Ganesh visarjan day: 20th Sep 2021

Tithi Chaturdashi from 19th Sep 12.29 to 20th Sep 11.58am as per Auckland time.


Muhurt is also written as Muhurat or Muhurtam

Muhurt Calculation method: Considering 24 minutes per Ghati/Nadika, and each division (kaal) of 6 ghati. Madhyanha is 3rd division/kaal. Thus, first two kaal is over at 24x6x2=288 minutes (4 hrs, 48 minutes) after sunrise.

Source of Sunrise time: www.timeanddate.com (Thanks!)

IMPORTANT: Please check Alert Level in New Zealand during Ganapati Festival. Most of the festival programs across New Zealand temples and/or communities may have changed their schedule. While we shall try to keep updating our page, Please check temple for latest updates. STAY SAFE! STAY HEALTHY!

Ganesh Festival Celebrations New Zealand: Ganapati Chaturthi / Vinayaga Chathurthi to Ganesh Visarjan programs:

  • Vinayaga Chathurthi (Ganesh Chaturthi) celebration and abhishek, 10th Sep, full day. program by Sri Ganesha Temple, 4 Dent Place, Papakura Auckland
  • Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations, online 11th Sep, 11am  Sri Ganesh Temple Christchurch
  • Vinayaga Ganapati Chaturthi programs at Sri Balaji Temple, 2 Kent Street, Frankton, Hamilton. Ganapathi abhishekam and special alankaram, puja: 10th Sep 11am and 6.30pm
  • Programs at Shri Ram Mandir, 11 Brick St, Henderson, Auckland
    • Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja 10th Sep 7pm to 8.45pm, click to join on FaceBook
  • Programs at Bhartiya Mandir, 252 Balmoral Road, Sandringham Mt Albert, Auckland
    • Ganesh Sthapna puja: 10th Sep, 11.10am-1.15pm, then daily puja at 7.45pm (FaceBook live)
    • Daily Ganesh Ashtottara Namah Pooja: 7.45pm
    • Anant Chaturdashi pooja: 19th Sep: Satya Narayan puja 10am and then visarjan (subject to alert level)
  • Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, 18th Sep 6.30pm-9pm at 72 Peachgrove Rd, Hamilton East, Hamilton 3216. Organized by Gujarati Pariwar Waikato


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See also: Upcoming Sankashthi and Vinayaka chaturthi