Ganesh Chaturthi

Lord Ganesha


Ganesha Chaturthi is a Hindu festival falls every year in the month of August or September. Ganesha Chaturthi is a day when God Ganesha was born. From then, people of Hindu religion started celebrating birthday of the Ganesha as Ganesha Chaturthi festival annually. God Ganesha is a most favourite God of everyone especially children. He is a God of knowledge and wealth and called by the children as friend Ganesha. He is lovely son of father Shiva and mata Parvati. Once the head of God Ganesha was cut by the Lord Shiva and again added using the head of elephant. In this way he got his life back which is celebrated as festival of Ganesha Chaturthi.

People bring an idol of Ganesha to home very happily and perform puja for ten days with full devotion and faith. They perform Visarjan at the end of puja on 11th day means on Anant Chaturdashi to see off the Ganesha this year and come again next year. People pray to God for getting blessing of knowledge and wealth. This festival is also known as the Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi (in Sanskrit).

This festival is observed in the Hindi month of Bhadrapada in the shukla paksha chathurthi (4thday of waxing moon period). It is considered that, first time the fast of Ganesha was kept by the Moon as he was cursed by the Ganesha for his misbehaviour. After the puja of Ganesha, Moon was blessed by the knowledge and beautifulness. God Ganesha is the supreme god of Hindus Who blesses his devotees with wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. Ganesha Chaturthi festival ends on Anant Chaturdashi after the idol Visarjan. Lord Vinayaka is the preserver of all good things and remover of all obstructions.