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Ganesh Chaturthi - The birthday of Lord Ganesha

Updated on September 26, 2013
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Ganesh chaturthi is a famous Hindu festival celebrated all over India. It is the birthday of lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is also called in the name Vinayaka. So Ganesh chaturthi is also known as Vinayaka chaturthi. Most of the states of India celebrates Ganesh chaturthi in a very auspicious way. In some states like Maharashtra This festival is celebrated for several days. The devotees of Lord Ganesha celebrates these days very joyfully. The Ganesh chaturthi is also celebrated in outside India but not in an auspicious manner. Lord Ganesha is the son of lord Shiva and goddess Parvathi. Lord Ganesha's head looks like the head of elephant. It was Lord Shiva who made the Ganesha's head to an elephant's head. The Lord Ganesha is considered as strong god by the devotees. The festival of Ganesha is usually celebrated on the month of September. Usually it is celebrated for ten days. During these festival days the streets will be beautifully decorated with colorful lights.

Immersing Ganesha idol
Immersing Ganesha idol | Source

ganesh Chathurthi specials

Various beautiful idols of Lord Ganesha will be available in the markets during these festival days. These idols are made by various experts using clay. The devotees buy the idols of Vinayaka and worship on this festival day. People sing and dance in the streets during the celebrations. Ganapathi is also one of the name of Lord Ganesha. "Ganapathi bappa morya is a famous bhajan which will be shouted by the people in the streets on this day. One of the famous tradition that takes place in this popular day is that various groups of devotees carry large idols of lord Ganesha and walk to reach the river. When the group of devotees reaches the river they shout the bhajans and immerse these large idols in the river. This tradition is usually seen in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka etc.

Lord Ganesh bhajan

Ganesh chaturthi celebrations
Ganesh chaturthi celebrations | Source

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations

The devotees prepare variety of delicious sweet dishes such as ladoos on the birthday of lord Ganesha. The devotees visits the temple at the early morning on this day and worships the lord. Special poojas for Lord Ganesha will be arranged at early mornings especially in the Ganesha temples. The idol of Lord inside the temple will be beautifully decorated with flowers and ornaments.Abhishekam(pouring milk to the idol) will be made to the idols in the temples of lord Ganesha. Variety of programmes such as drama,bhajans etc will be arranged on these days. The devotees also make Ganesha decorations in their own houses on this day. Every people wishes their friends and relatives on this happy day. The people enjoys this day by joining together with their family.

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    • Anil and Honey profile image

      Anil 

      5 years ago from Kerala

      Thank you

    • sujithbeta profile imageAUTHOR

      Sreejith k 

      5 years ago from Kerala, India

      May god Ganesha brighten your life anil and honey.

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      Anil 

      5 years ago from Kerala

      Lord Ganapathi is my own God.dear friend, thank you very much for sharing this hub. I am very glad to meet you. very thanks.

    • sujithbeta profile imageAUTHOR

      Sreejith k 

      6 years ago from Kerala, India

      Thanks dinkan. lord Ganesha will protect all. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you.

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      dinkan53 

      6 years ago from India

      Hey, thanks for sharing this. May lord Ganesha protect you and your loved ones on this Vinayka Chaturthi. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi in advance.

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