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Ganesh Chaturthi

Observed by - Hindus
Type - Religious, folk
Begins - Bhadrapada shukla chaturthi
Ends - Anant Chaturdashi
Date - August/September
2011 date - 1 September
2012 date - 19 September
2013 date - 9 September


Celebrations:-
Setting up Pandals , street processions and idol immersion

Ganesha Chaturthi ( Marathi : गणेश चतुर्थी , Konkani : चवथ, Gujarati: ગણેશ ચતુર્થી, Hindi : गणेश चतुर्थी , Malayalam : വിനായക ചതുര്‍ത്ഥി , Tamil : விநாயகர் சதுர்த்தி , Kannada : ಗಣೇಶ ಚತುರ್ಥೀ , Telugu : వినాయక చవితి ), also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi , also called Vinayagar in Tamil Nadu, is the Hindu festival celebrated on the occasion of birthday of Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati , who is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees in the duration of thisfestival. It is the day Shiva declared his son Ganesha as superior to all the gods, barringVishnu, Lakshmi, Shiva and Parvati. Ganesha is widely worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and traditionally invoked at the beginning of anynew venture or at the start of travel.
The festival, also known as Ganeshotsav ("festival of Ganesha") is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada , starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). The date usually falls between 19 August and 20 September. Thefestival lasts for 10 days, ending on Anant Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the waxing moon period).
While celebrated all over India , it is most elaborate in Maharashtra , Tamil Nadu , Andhra Pradesh , Karnataka and Goa . Outside India, it is celebrated widely in Nepal and by Hindus in the United States , Canada , Mauritius , Singapore , Thailand , Cambodia , Burma and Fiji .
1 Comments:
Nice info about Ganesh Chaturthi. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. http://a-2k-inspiring-stories.peperonity.net/
19.09.2012 00:39 EDT,


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