Ganesh Chaturthi falls on 4th day after new moon in Hindu month Bhadrapada. The festival is celebrated with the belief that Ganesha the son of Parvati and Shiva bestows blessings on all his devotees on this special day. The festival is celebrated as birthday of Lord Ganesha who is the God of wisdom.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2011 falls on 1st September. The belief is that the Lord remains on planet Earth on this day and bestows his blessings and love to all the devotees. The auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi is also popularly called as Vinayaka Chavithi or Vinayaka Chaturthi.
The festival becomes truly amazing and lively with devotional songs by the devotees, drum beats and dances serving as the part of procession that is observed by the Lord Ganesha devotees. Ganesh Chaturthi is in fact the only festival which involves as well as welcomes participation of general masses in huge amounts.
Ganesh Chaturthi serves to be a crucial festival in Maharashtra and is thus celebrated on a grand scale in Maharashtra and other parts of the country as well. Preparations for this day start well in advance with enthusiasm and zeal in people’s heart to celebrate the occasion with much gaiety.
The festival begins with installation of marvelously sculpted Ganesha idols in mandaps and homes. Lord Ganesha idols are beautifully decorated. The festival also observes different cultural and religious events being conducted everywhere with people participating in huge numbers. After the celebrations, farewell time comes and the Ganesha idol is immersed in water with the loud chants of “Ganpati Bappa Moriya”.
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