Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi. It is one of the most significant festival of India. It is celebrated in the honor of elephant-headed god Lord Ganesha’s birthday. The festival is marked on Baadrapada month according to Hindu calender. It is celebrated all across the India. It is zealously celebrated in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerela, and Goa. 

It is celebrated for ten days with great mirth and gaiety. Lord Ganesha is considered good for new beginnings. He is broadly and dearly known as Ganapati and Vinayaka. This festival is celebrated by Hindus. Idols of Lord Ganesha are kept and worshiped at home.

As per mythology, it is said that Lord Ganesha is the one who carries away all the hardship with himself and leads us to the path of successfulness. He is the almsgiver of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.

During the festival, colourful pandals are situated and Lord Ganesha is worshipped for ten days. Lord Ganesha is taken to home with great rituals on a embellish stage. The idol is offered pure water with milk and honey. Puja is performed twice a day. The idol of Lord Ganesha could only leave home on second, fifth, seventh, or last day. On the last day, Uttarpuja (farewell) is given to him after which the idol of is taken visarjan. It is mandatory to bring morsel of sand on which the idol rested. It is kept at home for one or two days to fulfill the emptiness caused by the departure of Lord Ganesha.

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