Ganesha– as we all know is the god of wisdom, luck and prosperity. Ganesh Chaturthi is an auspicious day which is celebrated on the occasion of Ganesha’s birthday. It comes in the Hindu Bhadrapada month. It is celebrated on the fourth day after the new moon day in the Bhadrapada month. The duration of celebration differs from place to place. Someone celebrate it for 5 days, somewhere it is celebrated for 7-10 days or sometimes 20 days also. The starting day and last day of this tradition is the most significant part of this tradition.

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Importance of Ganesha

Ganesha is incited by Hindus before the emergence of any propitious work. He is rumored for completing the wishes of mass. His blessings are considered as necessity by humans. He is the son of Lord Shiva and mother Parvati. A series of mythological stories are associated along with the natal of elephant headed Ganesha. He keeps rat as his vehicle which is too different than the rest of the gods. He says that rat is the sign of ego and those who can control this rat can only reach to Lord Ganesha. Maa Parvati is behind the natal of Lord Ganesha.

Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi

The main states where you could hear the bells of celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi is Maharashtra in west Tamil Nadu, Karnataka in south, Andhra Pradesh in the central part and along with it at many other destination of India. The man behind the emergence of such a great celebration is Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaja to develop cultural unity. Later Lokmanya Tilak spread it to defy the cruel rule of British who were trying to ban all public assemblies. Indians felt a sense of unity and through this they revived the vanishing faith and patriotic spirit among Indians. This worked as a platform for freedom fighters who successfully delivered the speeches in this disguised auspicious assemblies.

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Nowadays this festival is so popular that people start preparing for it before months. In the corners of street as well as in the auspicious corner of home you could see the lovely statues of Ganesha. Various kinds of lightings, mind blowing decoration, authentic mirrors and the colorful flowers together constitutes the beauty of pandal of Lord Ganesha. Prayers are performed everyday till Lord Ganesha stay with us. A huge competitive environment is created among artists to build the most magnificent and large image of Vighnaharta. You could even see the idols as big as 10-30 meters. The best part of this festival is that every odd day the idol is taken to sea and is immersed there. A huge crowd is converging on the sea beaches accompanied with the devotional songs, dance and the drum beats on the sea beaches.

Biggest turning point

The great truth that is hidden from most of us is that people should not look at the moon on this day as moon had dare to laughed on Ganesha when he fall from mushak. Finally Ganapati Bappa leave us with wet eye with a hope that he will come back next year with same rejoice. Ganapati Bappa Moriya is the only mantra that you will hear during these days which is known to remove all pains and to bring smile in your lips.