It is that time of the year when everyone is super-excited to bring Lord Ganesha to their homes. Ganesh Chaturthi is honored as the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha, the Hindu god of new beginnings and the remover of obstacles. Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati’s son Ganesha is an indicator and blessing of prosperity and auspicious things happening ahead. Lord Ganesha is believed as Vighnaharta, who removes all obstacles in people’s life.

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated for a day or three-day. This time Ganpati festivity falls on September 10. This festival is specifically popular in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Karnataka. For Maharashtra and Gujarat, Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10-day festival that concludes on September 21. But with an ongoing pandemic, it might be a three-days to the five-days celebration.

Festivity of Ganesh Chaturthi

Artisans have worked day-night to paint the idols of Lord Ganesha. People shop for the best Ganesh idol for taking them to homes. They place Lord Ganesha on a raised platform. They decorate their puja place beautifully, welcoming Lord Ganesha with chanting of hymns from the Upanishad. Lord Ganesha is adorned with sandalwood paste and colorful flowers. Sweets like ladoo, modak, sopapdi, etc along with fruits are offered to him while worshipping him.

Subh Muhurat of Ganesh Puja is from 11:03 am to 01:33 pm according to Vedic astrology. The timing continues for a period of 2 hours 30 mins in the Madhyana part of the day.

The Ganesh Chaturthi tithi starts at 12:18 pm on September 10 and continues till 9:57 pm on September 10, 2021. Ganesh’s festivity also comprises drumbeats, devotional songs, and prasad for the devotees. Ganesh Mahotsav is a beautiful occasion of great joy and happiness.

The farewell day for the Lord Ganesha is known as ‘Anant Chaturdashi’. The festival is concluded with a huge procession followed by drumbeats, devotional songs, dance, and joy by immersing the idols in the local water bodies like rivers, seas, or lakes. The festival of Ganpati is called Ganesh Mahotsav which is mainly celebrated in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, West Bengal, and Karnataka with great enthusiasm and fervor.

As per the tradition, Lord Ganesha is immersed in water on one and half-day or the fifth day or on the teeth or eleventh day. Devotees bid adieu with a heartful promise that Lord Ganesha will return soon next year. It is said the Ganpati Bappa heads back to his parents, Lord Shiva, and Goddess Parvati at Mount Kailash.

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