Ganesh/Vinayak Chaturthi Festival 2024

What is Ganesh Chaturthi?

Ganesh Chaturthi is festival of Hindu, and the Lord Ganesha. On this great day Lord Shiva has declared his son Ganesha as God which is superior from all other god. Lord Ganesha is worshipped as the god of wisdom along with prosperity and good fortune. This festival is also known as Ganeshutsav which is also celebrated for 10days and celebrated every year in the month of August and September to celebrate the birth of Lord Ganesha.

History and celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi

History of Ganesh Chaturthi

The legend behind this festival is that Parvati has created Lord Ganesha out of sandal wood dough which is used for bathing purpose. She has put life into him and let him stand at the door acting as a safeguard for her. When lord Shiva returned ganesha stopped him at door, in return Shiva cut his head and entered the house. Parvati then come to know that her son was dead. Then after wards Shiva cut the head of elephant and put it on the body of Ganesha.

Another legend related to this is that one day god has decided to choose the leaders by giving the simple task as who so ever took three rounds of the earth will be called as leader. This task was not an easy but Ganesha has taken this seriously to obey his parent’s .Ganesha took three rounds around his parents as he stated that his parents control the whole universe so going around them is more important than going towards earth. Everyone was surprised by the words of lord Ganesha and he then declared as leader. So he is also known by the name Ganpati.

How Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated?

This festival is famous in the state of Maharastra. This festival acts a symbol of unity, faith and patriotism. On this great festival the statues of Lord Ganesha are installed in every streets, corners and homes. People used to decorate the entire place where the statues are to be kept. People used to pray two times a day and offers flowers along with Modak which is the main Prasad of lord Ganesha. People used to celebrate this great festival by chanting and singing devotional songs along with dancing part.

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