Ganesh Chaturthi


Ganesh Chaturthi is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, which revers Lord Ganesha. It is a 10 day festival and begins on the 4th day of the month of Bhadrapada of Lunisolar calendar. This day is the birthday of Lord Ganesha, and is celebrated with the installation of a clay idol of the lord at home and also at pandals all across. Hymns, prayers and offerings in addition to fasts are observed. At the tenth day a procession carrying the idol along with dances, prayers, chanting and festivity takes the idol to be immersed in water. The clay dissolves with the visarjan and it is belied to be the return of Lord Ganesha back to Mount Kailash to Lord Shiva and Parvati. Offering prayers to Lord Ganesha, the beginner of new things, and the remover of all obstacles in life, along with Ganesha Aarthi at home marks for the celebration of this Hindu Indian Festival.