Ganesh Chaturthi -
Ganesh Chaturthi
Posted 21 Aug 2020 04:09 PM



Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of Ganesh to earth from Kailash Parvat with his mother Goddess Parvati/Gauri. The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesh clay idols privately in homes or publicly on elaborate pandals. Observations include chanting of Vedic hymns and Hindu texts such as prayers and brata (fasting).

The festival ends on the tenth day after start when the idol is carried in a public procession with music and group chanting, then immersed in a nearby body of water such as river or sea. The festival celebrates Lord Ganesh as the God of New Beginnings and the remover of obstacles as well as the God of wisdom and intelligence and is observed throughout India, especially in the states such as Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh and is usually celebrated privately at home in Tamil Nadu.

At Varasidhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple in Kanipakam, Andhra Pradesh, Annual brahmotsavams will be celebrated for 21 days starting from Vinayaka Chavithi day. The processional deity of Vinayaka will be taken in a procession on different vahanams on these days amidst large number of pilgrims across the country.

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