Ganesh Chaturthi or Chaturdashi is a spectacular festival of Hindus which is celebrated in honor of the birth of the Hindu epic legend elephant God Ganesha.
The festival is organized in late August or early September, depending on the annual cycle of the moon. Generally, according to the Hindu calendar, it falls on the fourth day after the new full moon, Purnamasi in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada according to Hindu mythology Lord Ganesha is the son of lord shiva and Parvati.
The festival will extend over 10 days with the biggest spectacular extravaganza happening on the last day called Anant Chaturdashi, which falls on September 10, 2020, when the idols of Lord Ganesha are immersed back into the water
Lord Ganesha is popularly worshiped by Hindus for his magical abilities to remove obstacles and bring good fortune and clean the lives of people from miseries and sorrows. The festival is celebrated by people of all societies in a joyous way. The local communities organize a competition and challenge each other to put up pandals.
Ganpati Bappa Morya
“Ganpati Bappa Morya! May Lord Ganesha bless you with all the happiness & success. Greetings on Ganesh Chaturthi!”
The most impressive Ganesha statue and pandal on display is declared the winner. The aura is very charming and the city is crowded with its streets, filled with boisterous devotees, and lots of music all honoring Lord Ganesha. The festival is widely celebrated throughout the globe not just in India but also in foreign countries by people of various spectrum in India it is celebrated in the state of Maharashtra, and Karnataka where it originated as a festival practice in the city of Pune more than 125 years ago.
Although the start of the festival is a matter of public debate over who started it there some believe it was started by Sardar Krishna Ji Khasgiwale, freedom fighter Bhausaheb Rangari or freedom fighter Lokmanya tilak, its main purpose was to bring people of different classes and castes together to unite them against the British rule in order to strengthen the religion for the first time the idol was prepared in Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple in Budhwar Peth in Pune which is a very popular and historical temple for Hindus.
The festival brings with it a lot of enthusiasm and positive energy to each one of us. The wishes and words of wisdom shared across …