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happy ganesh chaturthi

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Ganesha Chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha,the son of Shiva and Parvati. It is also known as Ganesh Jayanti or Utsav.


Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with a belief that Lord Ganesha, son of Shiva and Parvati, bestows His blessings on His devotees, on this day. It is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the God of wisdom. Ganesh Chaturthi falls onthe fourth day of the Hindu month of Bhadrapada, which fallsaround August or September. The occasion becomes very livelyand enthusiastic with the devotional songs, dances and drum beats being a part of the procession observed by the devotees of Lord Ganesha, as a part of the festivities. Ganesh Chaturthi is the only festival that involves and welcomes the participation of general public.
Ganesh Chaturthi is an importantfestival of Maharashtra,

celebrated grandly in other parts of India as well. The preparation starts one month inadvance, with great enthusiasm,to celebrate this auspicious occasion. The festival starts withthe installation of beautifully sculpted Ganesha idols in homes and mandaps. These idols are decorated beautifully and show religious themes. The occasion also sees various cultural eventsbeing held every where, in whichpeople participate with interest. After celebration, the time of farewell comes and the idol of the beloved God is immersed in water. The celebration ends withthe immersion, accompanied by loud shouts of 'Ganapati Bappa Moraya'.


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