Ganpati Festival

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In 2019, Ganesh Chaturthi will be on Monday, September 2. The festival continues up to 11 days with the biggest spectacle happening on the last day called Anant Chaturdasi day, which falls on September 12, 2019.

It is beleived that ganesha is able to remove obstacles and bring good fortune.

Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival held on the birthday of the lord Ganesha. He is the son of Shiva and Parvati.it is celebrated all over India.The festival is held on shukla chaturthi in the Hindu month of Bhaadrapada and ends on Anant chaturdashi.It is celebrated widely in maharashtra.On this occasion women make special “modaks” which are loved by Lord Ganesha. Lalbaug is a place that every year celebrates ganesh chaturthi on a large scale. There are ganesha’s form like Bal Ganesh, Lalbaugchya Raja, Siddhivinayak Maharaj and Dhagru Sheth. Out of these, most popular are Dhagru sheth and Lalbaugchya Raja.

Ganesh Chaturthi is also called as Vinayaka Chaturthi, it is a pure Hindu festival, during this festival people pray Lord Ganesha with great devotion. It is a ten day festival. In this occasion people keep Ganesha’s clay idol privately in homes, or publicly on big pandals (temporary stage).

Ganesha Chaturthi starts with Vedic hymns, prayers, vrata and hindu texts such as Ganesha Upanishad. Offerings of prasada after the prayer and distributing amongst the community people, prasad include sweets, modaka ( it is believed to be the favourite sweet of ganesha). This festival starts on the fourth day of Hindu luni-solar calendar month Bhadrapada, which normally falls in the month of August or September. The Ganesha chaturthi ends on the tenth day

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