What is Ganesh Chaturthi?
Ganesh Chaturthi is a religious festival of India, it is celebrated for continues 10 days. Big Ganesh idols are installed in homes or outdoors, in public pandals(Tents). Worship in the morning and the evening for 10 days. Last day is the day of Visarjan – immersion of an idol in a huge water body. Few places people organize Cultural activities like singing, dancing, and theater.
Why is Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated?
To celebrate the birthday of Lord Ganesha.
What is the Significance of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi?
To mark the Birthday of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed God.
What are the Key attractions of Ganesh Chaturthi festival?
Large size idols of Ganesha,
Visarjan (immersion ceremony)
When is Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated?
In the month August or September as per Gregorian calendar.
Celebrated on the 4th day of the first fortnight (Shukla Chaturthi) in the month of Bhadrapada of the Hindu lunisolar calendar.
Where is Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated?
All over the country and mostly Celebrated in the states of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.