Ganesh festival is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the God of wisdom, prosperity and auspiciousness in Hinduism. Ganesh 2013 date is September 9, Monday. The festival ends with visarjan on Ananta Chaturdasi on September 18, 2013. The most important Ganesh festivals takes place at Mumbai, Pune, Nashik in Maharashtra,
in Andhra Pradesh and Surat in Gujarat.
Ganesha is today worshipped around the world and the elephant-faced Hindu god is one of the most popular deities in Hindu religion. The 10-day Ganapati ends with the immersion (Visarjan) of the idol on Ananta Chaturdasi day.