Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the favourite festival of Hindu religion. It’s celebrated in the month of August or September. Every year people celebrate this festival with lots of joy, happiness, and love. Lord Ganesha is one of the favourite gods among others. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha. He is the God of wisdom and prosperity so people in Hindu religion worship him to get the same. Lord Ganesha is a favourite god of children. They treat Lord Ganesha as their friend.
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In this festival, people bring an idol of Ganesha to home very happily and perform puja for ten days with full devotion and faith. This festival starts on the Chaturthi with statue installation in the home or temple and ends on Anant Chaturdashi with Ganesha Visarjan. On the eleventh day, everyone performs Anant Chaturdashi.
During these days everyone takes bath in the early morning, wear neat and clean clothes and worship God. They pray to God by reciting mantras, Carol, aarti song, and devotional songs and perform rituals of Hindu religion. They offer many things to Lord Ganesha like Modak, ladoo and many more all these rituals is to seek his blessings of wisdom and prosperity. It is believed that one who worships Him with complete devotion and faith would be blessed with happiness, knowledge, wealth and long life.
Earlier, this festival was celebrated only in some states or in some family. Later on, it was started celebrating as a festival with the ritual of idol installation and idol immersion to make a big occasion. Now it’s celebrated all over the country.
It is celebrated separately by the families or group of people in the Pandals or temples or community. Ganesh Visarjan (means idol immersion into water) is a special and most important part of the puja. It is performed according to the Muhurat of the Ganesha Visarjan.
On the eleventh day (Anant Chaturdashi) people perform complete Hindu ritual of Ganesha Visarjan and say bye to Lord Ganesha. They pray to God to come back again in next year with lots of blessings.