Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a popular Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha. It is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in India, and is also observed in other parts of the world, such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, and the United States.
The festival falls on the fourth day of the lunar month of Bhadrapada, which usually falls between August and September in the Gregorian calendar. This year, Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in our whole country with great interest and enthusiasm. On the day of the festival, clay idols of Lord Ganesha are installed in homes, temples, and public pandals. The idols are decorated with organising flowers, garlands, and other ornaments.
Devotees offer prayers, flowers, and sweets to Lord Ganesha. They also sing hymns and chant mantras in his praise.
In the evening, aarti is performed, which is a ritual of worship using fire.
Lord Ganesha is worshipped as the remover of obstacles and the god of new beginnings. He is also worshipped as the god of wisdom, knowledge, and prosperity.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a time to celebrate new beginnings and to seek Lord Ganesha’s blessings for a prosperous and successful future. It is also a time to come together with family and friends and to celebrate the rich Hindu culture and heritage.
After ten days of celebrations, the idols of Lord Ganesha are immersed in rivers, lakes, or the sea. This ritual symbolizes Lord Ganesha’s return to his abode in Mount Kailash.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a time for celebration and new beginnings. It is a time to come together with loved ones and to seek Lord Ganesha’s blessings for a happy and prosperous future.
Modak is a sweet dumpling that is Lord Ganesha’s favorite food. It is made with rice flour, coconut, and jaggery. Modak is often offered to Lord Ganesha during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a joyful and auspicious festival that is celebrated with great enthusiasm by people of all ages. It is a time for people to come together and pray for good fortune and prosperity. The festival also teaches us the importance of overcoming challenges and never giving up on our dreams.