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"Ganesh Chaturthi", also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Ganesha. It falls in the months of August or September. The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesha clay idols privately in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals (temporary stages). Observations include chanting of Vedic hymns and Hindu texts such as, prayers and vrata (fasting). Offerings and prasadam from the daily prayers, that is distributed from the pandal to the community, include sweets such as modaka as it is believed to be a favourite of Lord Ganesh. The festival ends on the tenth day after start, but we end it by one and a half day where the idol is carried in a public procession with music and group chanting, then immersed in a nearby body of water such as a river or sea. In Mumbai alone, around 150,000 statues are immersed annually. Thereafter the clay idol dissolves and Ganesha is believed to return to Mount Kailash to Parvati & Shiva. The festival celebrates Lord Ganesha as the God of New Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles as well as the god of wisdom and intelligence and is observed throughout India, especially in the states such as Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh , Karnataka , Goa, Telangana, Gujrat & Chhattisgarh and is usually celebrated privately at home in states such as Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. Ganesh Chaturthi is also observed in Nepal and by the Hindu diaspora elsewhere such as in Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname. This spectacular festival of Ganesh Chaturthi honours the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha, popularly worshiped for his ability to remove obstacles and bring good fortune. The festival is celebrated in a very public manner. Local communities compete with each other to put up the most impressive Ganesha statue and display. Expect very crowded streets, filled with boisterous devotees, and lots of music. The festival takes place late August or early September, depending on the cycle of the moon. It falls on the fourth day after the new moon in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. In 2019, Ganesh Chaturthi takes place on Monday, September 2. The festival extends over 11 days with the biggest spectacle happening on the last day called Anant Chaturdashi day, which falls on September 12, 2019.

10 Facts of Ganesh Chaturthi: 

1.Ganesh Chaturthi is observed during the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon).

2.Shhodashopachara is one of the four main rituals observed during Ganesh Chaturthi. Shhodashopachara means 16 ways of paying tribute to Lord Ganesha.

3.Lord Ganesha is also worshiped in countries like Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Nepal, and China.

4.Apart from modaks, Puran Poli also makes for one of the major and popular sweets during Ganesh Chaturthi. Like modaks, Puran Poli can also be offered as ‘bhog’ to the Lord and later served as Prasad.

5. Two different stories revolve around Ganesha’s birth. One story says that Goddess Parvati created Lord Ganesha out of dirt off her body when she was bathing and set him to guard her door until she finished. During that time, Ganesha was not aware of Shiva who went out. So, when Shiva returned, Ganesha stopped him from entering. There emerged a fight between the two and Shiva in a fit of rage severed the head of Ganesha. Looking at this, Parvati got furious, and Shiva promised Ganesha will live again. The lords went out in search of a head facing north of a dead person, but could only manage the head of an elephant. Shiva had no other option but to fix the elephant’s head and bring Ganesha back to life. The other legend says that Ganesha was created by Shiva and Parvati, on the request of Devas. The Devas wanted Ganesha to be a vighnakartaa (obstacle-creator) in the path of rakshasas and a vighnahartaa (obstacle-averter) to help the Devas.

6.Though many believe that Lord Ganesha is a bachelor, yet there are numerous instances where Ganesha is represented with two wives-Riddhi and Siddhi.

7.The first Ganesh Chaturthi celebration dates back to the era of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaja. The festival continued to be celebrated by the Peshwas. However, after the fall of the Peshwas, the festival was revived by freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak during 1893.

8.Throughout Ganesh Chaturthi, Vedic hymns from the Rig Veda, the Ganapati Atharva Shirsha Upanishad, and the Ganesha stotra from the Narada Purana are chanted.

9.It is believed that Lord Shiva gave a boon to Ganesha that he would be worshipped before any other Lord. He was thereby declared superior to all gods.

10.It is believed that reciting 108 names of Lord Ganesha during the festival brings good luck to the devotees.

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