Vinayagar Chathurthi. 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.
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 11-day long festival, Ganesh Chaturthi, is celebrated with much enthusiasm in the states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Goa, and Karnataka. The festival is marked with the placing of Ganesha idols in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals.
Ganesh Chaturthi history
There are various stories behind his birth but two of them are the most common ones. According to the first story, Lord Ganesha was created by Parvati out of dirt from her body to guard her in the absence of Shiva. She gave him the task of guarding her bathroom door while she took a bath.