Ganesh Chaturthi - Honouring the Lord of Good Fortune

Monday, September 10, 2018

Ganesh Chaturthi, the birthday of Lord Ganesha is celebrated with a lot of fervor and devotion. Lord Ganesha is the God of wisdom, knowledge, prosperity and good beginnings. He is also the remover of obstacles and for this reason, he is also known by the name ‘Vighnaharta’. It is one of the major festivals celebrated in India and falls on the fourth day after the new moon in the month of August or September. This year, it begins on September 2nd and will end after 10 days on Anant Chaturdashi (12th September) when the idol of the Lord will be immersed in water. This ritual is known as Ganesh Visarjan and people sing and dance while carrying the Ganesha idol to the nearest water body. It is a grand affair especially in Mumbai.

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