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    Ganesh chaturthi (a big festival of india)

    GANESH CHATURTHI is the biggest festival celebrated in the INDIA
    In this festival, all HINDU families bring an idol of God Ganesh and all of them worship for Lord Ganesh. Ganesh Chaturthi is a very joyful festival celebrated in INDIA. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated for 11days in all over INDIA. In those 11days all families bring a Lord Ganesh idol in their houses and keep up to 11days and they worship for 11days. They do a lot of pooja for Lord Ganesh. In Mumbai, the Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated by so many people's. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in the streets also. The people of the street collect money from people and they will bring a big idol of Lord Ganesh and do pooja for 11 days. In Ganesh Chaturthi, people will keep Laddu and modak for Lord Ganesh because it is a favourite food of Lord Ganesh. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated all over INDIA. In those 11days people will be so happy. In between those 11days, people who are celebrating in the streets will keep ANNADANAM. In ANNADANAM people will cook food for all street people and the food will be cooked in a large amount. After all the 10days of Ganesh Chaturthi, it is a time to say bye for Lord Ganesh. On the 11th day of Ganesh Chaturthi, all Ganesh idol will be put in rivers or sea. It is a very difficult time for all families to bye for Lord Ganesh. But the Ganesh Chaturthi will be a very great movement in INDIA. People always be in a joyful in Ganesh Chaturthi.
  • #669925

    Ganesh Chathurthi or Vinayaka Chavithi will be celebrated by Hindus on Bhadrapada Suddha Chatvithi. In many places in India, it will be celebrated as Ganapathi Navaratrulu that means nine nights. Ganesh is supposed to be the God who will see that you will not face any hurdles in the work you do. So it is a custom to worship Ganesha before worshipping any God and it is to ask him to see that the proposed worship will go without any problem. Ganesh Chathurthi is the first festival we will get after Ugadi. Many people worship Ganesh on that day without fail. They use fresh idol every year. After performing the pooja and once the Navaratri is completed the idol will be immersed in water.
    In all villages, towns and cities of AP and Telangana, this festival will be celebrated with a lot of devotion by all the Hindus. Annadanam will be there and their many good programmes in the nights and all people will gather near the idol in their street at the time of Pooja and take Prasad.

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  • #669957
    Yes, it is one of the festivals being observed in our country in many states and many parts. The bringing of the Ganesha idol in the house then taking it for immersion both are the most important steps of this festival and in between the daily puja and aarti are enjoyed by all the people. This is an occasion to pray Lord Ganesha for well being and prosperity of the devotees. In our mythology Lord Ganesha is given a special position and in our puja celebrations we generally start any puja with first saluting the Lord Ganesha only. Our puja starts with 'Sri Ganeshaya namah'. That shows the importance of Lord Ganesha in our all religious rituals.
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  • #669958
    In Maharashtra, we observe this festival with much fun and fare. In bigger societies people collectively place a big idol of Lord Ganesha and morning and evening both the times worship it and distribute prasadam to the participants. In addition to this we also keep an idol in our house also though everyone does not do it as common idol is already there. It is a great festival and we really enjoy this.
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  • #669979
    In mumbai, this festival is celebrated with great pomp. Every one, irrespective of caste or religion help in the festival works. You will see Ganpati pandals in many societies, big pandals in one area and in many houses. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birth of Shri Ganesh, the god of god of wisdom, new beginning and obstacle remover. He is worshipped before starting new venture, house, etc. We have it in our history books that the festival of Ganesha Chaturthi was made popular by Indian freedom fighter and social reformer Lokmanya Tilak to unite people. Now it is followed and celebrated with much devotion and enthusiasm.

    We use to hear the aarti from the pandals
    " Sukhkarta dukhharta varta vighnachi ||
    Nurvi purvi prem krupa jayachi ||
    Sarvangi sundar uti shendurachi ||
    Kanthi zalke mal mukta- phalachi || 1 ||
    dev jai dev jay mangal murti ||
    Darshanmatre mankamana purti ||
    Jay dev jai dev
    - which means " Oh Lord who provides happiness, takes away sorrow and removes all obstacles in our life, Who spreads love everywhere as his blessing, Who has lovely fragrance paste all over his body, Who has a necklace of pearls around his neck, hail the god, hail the auspicious idol, All our wishes are fulfilled just by just seeing you.

    The festival is normally of ?1 1/2, 3, 5, 7, 11 or 21 days. After these days , the idol is immersed in water such as lake, river or sea as per the availability. In Mumbai, Ganeshotsav also has installation Gauri idol and it's puja. The women conduct haldi kumkum and also fast that day. Both the idols are immersed together by saying " Ganpati bappa morya, Pudhchya varshi lavkar ya , means "Ganesha our father, come early next year".

    “Each day provides its own gifts.” —Marcus Aurelius

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