Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 date is 2 September.
Ganesh Visarjan 2019 date is 12 September.
Ganesh Chaturthi can be seen in three phases
Phase 1 : The first step is Arrival in which the devotees bring Ganpati idol from the market or idol maker to their home, workplace or venue where they are organizing the event. In the process of arrival, devotee brings the idol of Shri Ganesha with full devotion in the form of the procession with drum beats and music.
phase 2 : which is Sthapana is started. Bhakta places the statue of Shri Ganesha with the complete devotion and all the worshiping process are followed, Ganesha is served Modak & Laddu’s.
Devotees decorates the place of Sthapana according to its reverence and status. In decoration flowers, lights and various types of things are used. Every devotee wishes that his place of conduct is the most beautiful, Many organizing places change all the decorations daily and the entire 11 days are arranged differently. Everyday during ganesh chaturti period morning evening aarti is conducted and Prasad is distributed.
Phase 3 : At the end of Ganesh Chaturthi, the third stage which is Immersion or Visarjan begins. The process of Visarjan, also has same kind of enthusiasm from the devotee as seen during the arrival of idol.
The ganesh Visarjan procession starts from Sthapana place towards the Visarjan place with Dhol, D.J., gulal and flowers that are showered on Ganapati statue. The message behind Visarjan is that ‘only change is stable’. Even the universe is constantly changing. The statue of Shri Ganesh goes into the water and changes it’s form. Form eventually gives away to formlessness. However, the energy still remains.