Lord Ganesha’s worship marks the beginning of any auspicious occasion like marriage ceremonies, business ventures etc. This is generally a ten day long festival commencing on the fourth day (Shukla Chaturthi) and completing on the fourteenth day (Anant Chaturdashi) of the waxing moon period.The length of the worship can range from 1.5 days to 10 days. The procedure of a 9 days puja at homeis given below.Procedure of a 9 Days Puja:
Depending on various customs, traditions and even convenience, the Ganesh Chaturthi festival is celebrated for either 1.5, 3,5,7, 9 or 10 days. There is a strange myth which warns devotees to avoid seeing the moon on some particular times during the festival especially on the first day.