Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of Ganesha to earth from ‘Kailash Parvat’ with his mother goddess Parvati/Gauri. The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesha clay idols privately in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals.
Ganesh Chaturthi. Hindu festival. Ganesh Chaturthi, in Hinduism, 10-day festival marking the birth of the elephant-headed deity Ganesha, the god of prosperity and wisdom. It begins on the fourth day (chaturthi) of the month of Bhadrapada (August–September), the sixth month of the Hindu calendar.
In India, Ganesha Chaturthi is primarily celebrated at home and in public by local community groups in the central and western states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa and the southern states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Bihar and Odisha..
During this ten-day festival, devotees worship idols of the elephant-headed God who is also known as the Remover of Obstacles and the God of New beginning. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated across the country with much pomp and splendor.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! Ganesh Chaturthi is a religious festival observed by Hindus to celebrate the birth of deity Lord Ganesh (the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati). … Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great enthusiasm by the devotees across India by offering prayers and preparing sweet dishes.