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Ganesh Chaturthi 2024 – Wishes, Date, & Why it is celebrated?

Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha, Who is the son of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati, the elephant-headed deity who is revered as the remover of obstacles and the god of wisdom and prosperity. So, today we talk about Ganesh Chaturthi and know more about it.

Firstly, the festival is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi. The worship of Ganesha is done first before starting any new work or thing.

Ganesh Chaturthi is observed in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada (August or September) and lasts for 10 days. The preparations for the festival begin well in advance, with people cleaning and decorating their homes.

Clay idols of Lord Ganesha, varying in size from small to giant, are made and beautifully adorned. These idols are worshipped during the festival. It is mostly celebrated in Southern India.

On the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, people install the idol of Lord Ganesha in their homes or public pandals (temporary structures).

The installation is accompanied by prayers, chanting mantras, and performing rituals. Devotees offer flowers, fruits, sweets, Motichur Ke Ladu, Modak, and other conventional items as offerings to Lord Ganesha.

During the 10-day festival, devotees perform daily Aarti or Pooja (a ritual of waving lit lamps) and sing devotional songs praising Lord Ganesha.

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There are also cultural events, music and dance performances, and processions with the idol of Lord Ganesha through the streets. On the final day, known as Ananta Chaturdashi, the idol is taken in a grand procession and immersed in a body of water, such as a river, lake, or sea. This immersion symbolizes the return of Lord Ganesha to his celestial abode.

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy in many parts of India, especially in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. It is a time of family gatherings, feasts, and community participation.

The festival also promotes environmental awareness, with efforts to use eco-friendly materials for making the idols and reducing water pollution during the immersion process.

Ganesh Chaturthi holds significant cultural and religious importance, as it is believed that by worshipping Lord Ganesha, one can overcome obstacles, gain wisdom, and seek prosperity and success in life.

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Ganesh Chaturthi Wishes

May Lord Ganesh bring you Luck and Prosperity! & vanish all your worries!

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

Ganpati Bappa Moraya! Mangal Murti Moraya!

May Ganpati Bappa bless you with wisdom, knowledge, & intelligence!

I think that’s enough because there are a lot more wishes and it is just a glimpse, we can not share all wishes in a single article. If you want to add a new wish to this section please comment in the comment box below.

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Ganesh Chaturthi Kab Hai (When is Ganesh Chaturthi?)

Ganesh Chaturthi is on 7 September 2024 and the day is Saturday. It comes every year on the fourth day of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month.

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Why Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated for 10 days?

As you all know it is celebrated from Chaturthi to Chaturdashi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. But do you know why it is celebrated for then days? So today we are going to talk about it.

Ganesha is also known as the god of wealth and people worship Ganesh before any other God. He is also known by his 108 names including Gajanana, Vinayaka, Vighanharta, etc.

As per history, This festival has been celebrated since the times of King Shivaji but is celebrated privately. It is the Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak who changed it to a public celebration. He is an Indian freedom fighter.

There are some rituals also that are performed during these 10 days that are Pranapritistha, Shhodashopachara, Uttarpuja, & Ganpati Visarjan. For more details, you can seek the help of Google.

Tithi Starts on 6 September (03:01 P.M.)

Tithi Ends on 7 September (05:37 P.M.)

Note: It is a general informational article, we do not hurt anyone’s feelings.

Vinay Garg
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