Ganesh Chaturthi Festival is observed on the day of Shukla Chaturthi in the Bhadrapad month. The day is commemorates to the birthday of lord Ganesha. On this occasion many rituals and tradition are being done by the people of all over the country. Mostly it is celebrated by the Hindu religion. In Hinduism, it is supposed religious and hallows festival.

A Glance At The Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

Ganesh Chaturthi festival is celebrated not only in India but also in the UK by the non-residential Indian. In the UK a large number of people have a residence. An organization is being running there which name is The Hindu Culture and Heritage Society. This organization celebrated first Ganesh Chaturthi festival at the Vishwa Hindu Temple in 2005. Lord Ganesha’s idol was be submerged in the river which name is ‘Thames’. The Thames River is located at the Putney Pier area.

Like this it is also celebrated at some other place like USA, Canada etc. In the USA, The Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh organization conducted many events to celebrate the Hindu festivals. In Canada, Marathi people have many associations. They celebrate the Ganesh Chaturthi festival with a great vivacity and excitement.

It is such a great commitment to save our culture and spirituality and it is also a enormous effort to explore Indian culture.

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival In Year 2013

Date of the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival is : 09 September 2013.

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free-clipart-ganesh1 smallGanesh Chaturthi Festival is a remarkable day as a birthday of lord Ganesha. The day is entirely dedicated to lord Ganesha. He is also known as an elephant deity because he has an elephants head. According to Hindu calendar, this occasion is celebrated in the month of Bhadrapada. Although it is celebrated in all over the country but mostly in Maharashtra, a vast celebration is held there.

Customs and Rituals of Ganpati Bappa :

Devotees established a clay idol of lord Ganesha in the houses, temples. The people of same society also make a temporary ‘mandap’ to establish lord Ganesha’s idol. Mandapas are beautifully decorated by the flowers, lights and spiritual images.

To established the idol of lord Ganesha the priest chants religious mantra. This tradition is called “Pranpratishtha”. Shhodashopchara tradition follows after the pranpratishtha ritual. In this tradition trefoil, red flowers, coconut and leaves of grasses are offered to the idol of lord Ganesha.

The idol is painted by the mixture of sandalwood and kumkum. During this festival Vedic mantras are chanted by the devotees. It is a ten days celebration which is starts from Bhadrapad shukla chaturthi.

After this long celebration, on the eleventh day of Bhadrapad month, ganapati yatra is carried out in the streets with dance and singing bhajans of lord Ganesha. At last lord Ganeshas idol is being immersed in a pond or sea. This tradition is called “Ganesh Visarjan”.

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