Vinayaka Chaturthi is also known as Varad Vinayaka Chaturthi. Varad means “asking God to complete any desire one has”. Lord Ganesha blesses devotees with knowledge and serenity who observe this fast. The wisdom and patience are two virtues whose meaning is known to human kind since ages.
Ganesha Puja on Vinayaka Chaturthi is done during afternoon which is midday according to Hindu calendar. The Muhurta to worship lord Ganesha during afternoon is listed along with Vinayaka Chaturthi dates.
Location based Vinayaka Chaturthi Days
It is important to understand that fasting day for Vinayaka Chaturthi might change for two cities even if those cities are within same Indian state. Fasting for Vinayaka Chaturthi depends on sunrise and sunset timings and it is observed when Chaturthi Tithi prevails during midday.
Hence Vinayaka Chaturthi fasting might be observed on Tritiya Tithi i.e. one day before Chaturthi Tithi. As midday time depends on sunrise and sunset, which are different for all cities, it is important to refer Hindu calendar like this website which lists location based Vinayaka Chaturthi days. As generating location based dates are time strong most sources ignore this fact and publish single list for all Indian cities.