There is an excitement in the air with the arrival of Ganesh Chaturthi occasion. This year Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated from 2nd September to 12th September. The festival is mainly celebrated in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, West Bengal and Karnataka with great enthusiasm and fervour.

In fact, two-three days before the festival, people welcome huge to medium-size idols of Lord Ganesha in the pandals made in their respective areas with lightings, music, and dance. As Ganpati ji is loved by one and all, people install the wonderfully decorated Lord Ganesh idols in their homes. Many are buying eco-friendly idols and also paper-made idols. Some also take effort to make clay idols and decorate the Lord in their creative way. They even decorate the pandals and even their puja place at home with lights, colorful papers, and flowers.

The biggest Ganesh idol in Mumbai is Lalbaugcha Raja as this year the background is beautified on spacecraft and solar system. Huge number of people visit Lalbaugcha Raja to pay their darshan. Viewers can watch live 9-day puja celebrations on Vodafone Play online.

Welcome celebrations of Lalbaugcha Raja (Zee News)

Siddhi Vinayak Mandir in Mumbai every year brings an artful idol of Lord Ganesha and devotees to visit this legendary temple in tremendous numbers. Ganpati ji is celebrated in a grand way with drum beats and hymning of Ganpati Bappa Morya!

Abhishekham performed for Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha is performed Abhishekham with Panchamrit which is made of jaggery, milk, curd, ghee, and honey. After the Abhishek, the Ganesh idol is wiped with a new cotton cloth. Then the Lord is adorned with a new colorful cloth and a turban on his head and a Janeuyu is put around his torso. Then Lord Ganesh deity is applied with a tikka along with haldi and kumkum on Bappa’s forehead. Lord Ganesh further beautified with flower garlands and also offered with Durva grass.

Abhishek performed to Lord Ganesha followed by Aarti (NDTV Food)

Prasad offered to Lord Ganesha

Devotees arrange various kinds of prasad that are offered to the deity on the 9-days of the festival. Modak, a steamed sweet delicacy is Ganesha’s favorite. Modak can be prepared with distinct fillings. Other offerings to Ganpati ji are boondi ka laddoo, til ka laddoo, fresh fruits, coconut, paan, and many different sweets and chocolates.

Ganpati ji offered modak sweets (The Economic Times)

Lord Ganesha offered ladoo as prasad (

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

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