Ganesh Chaturthi
About The Festival

India has several religions and their ardent followers scattered on its land in a peaceful manner. Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the favoured example to draw the conclusion where all religion’s people can participate and enjoy in the same way like the Hindu followers. This is the celebration of the birthday of Lord Ganesh. The lord is worshipped as the god of prosperity, wisdom and good fortune. Lord Ganesha’s blessings are auspicious during the starts of any new venture.

Travel Tips

  • Wear saree or Indian attires during the festival.
  • It is a festival of Hindus. But all region’s people can join this festivity.
  • Avoid drinking and smoking.
  • If possible learn and know more about this occasion from a local resident or people.
  • Enjoy with your pals and participate in the functions and competitions.
  • Dig into sweets like Ladu and Barfi which are considered as the favourite of Lord Ganesh.
  • If you are not comfortable in huge gatherings, then avoid the immersion yatra of Lord.

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Starting from small households to large companies, Ganesh Chaturthi is organised at each and every place. All the devotees starts preparing in advance by making the list of the items required to perform and celebrate this festival. They purchases clay idols of Lord Ganesh in various sizes and welcomes him home in a celebrating manner. The priest invokes life in the idol by chanting Vedic mantras. This is called as ‘pranapratistha’. After this, several type of home-made sweets are given to the idol as the Prasad. On the 10th day, the idol is immersed through another large-scale celebration. Some clubs and households organises various functions, shows and competitions to keep the people happy during this time.

Most Celebrated Places

The celebration captures the heart of every Indians living in this region. But this festival is being organised in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Gujarat mostly. Other southern state’s people enjoys this occasion also.

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Time Period

Like all other Hindu festivals, Ganesh Chaturthi is organised as per the Hindu calendar also. This festivity happens during the month of Bhadrapada. This is a 10 day festival which starts from 4th day of Shukla Chaturthi which falls in between 19th August to 20th September every year.