Ganesh Chaturdashi is a very popular event in all over India. It is also popular as Vinayaka Chaturthi. The festival is celebrated in the honor of an elephant-headed god named Ganesha. Ganesh Chaturdashi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha. It is a universal festival. Indian householders and industries celebrate this festival with full of deep devotion. The puja is celebrated for a long ten days.on 2021, Ganesh Chaturthi will celebrate on 10th September, Friday.
History Behind Ganesh Chaturthi
As per legend theory, Ganesh is the elder son of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati. Mahadev ignorantly beheaded his son. Then Mahadev realized his mistake and gave his son’s rebirth replacing an elephant’s head. This is how Vinayak Ganesha was re-born.
There is no exact information available regarding the beginning of Ganesh Chaturthi. However, according to recent historical facts, The first Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated in the sixteenth century. Lokmanya Tilak, a popular Indian freedom fighter, greatly influenced this puja in the nineteenth century. Ganesh puja is also notable in the Mughal emperor. In the 16th-century Shivaji Maharaja first celebrated Ganesh puja publically. Then Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj sponsored a lot for this purpose.
significant of Ganesh Chaturthi
It is believed that Ganesh is the supreme deity of intellect, prosperity, removing obstacles, and good fortune. To achieve proficiency in all these matters, people worship Ganesh with great devotion. Besides those, this festival helps to develop National unity in between every level of people in society.
celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi
According to the Hindu calendar, Ganesh puja celebrates on the fourth day of the Shukla Tithi of Vadra Mas (a month of Bengali calendar). Usually in between August to September according to traditional English calendar. People believed that To fulfill the desires of his devotees, he comes on earth that day. Ganesh puja is celebrated for ten days in India. Publically the puja preparation starts one month advance from the puja. Ganesh puja also hosted publicly in some Indian states. those publically arrange events are really too large. Businesspersons and popular club authority hosted Ganesh puja. The idol of Lord Ganesh builds so large in size. Mumbai or Pune is the best place to experience the amplitude of this festival.
In a private newspaper authority survey, it published that more than 150,000 statues of lord Ganesh were immersed in the sea of Mumbai. Based on that report, anyone can imagine the wideness of this festival.
The statue of Lord Ganesha was brought to Pandal some days before the festival. The pandal was decorated with various colorful lights. On the day of puja began Idle installed a pandal with Chanting of Vedic hymns and Hindu texts.
Celebration in Home
Ganesh puja is held in many places as a personal initiative. Especially in south Indian states, Ganesh worship in the personal initiative is much noticeable. The puja preparation of home begins from two or three days early. People treat Ganesh as much loved guests in their houses. On that preparation, time puja items or necessary things to execute the puja are collected. Ganesh ideals are brought home on the day or the day before the festival begins. Various sizes are ideal to be seen throughout the festival. The size can vary from 1.9 cm (for home) to 21 meters ( for large community celebrations).
The favorite food of lord Ganesha
Various types of sweet dishes are offered to Lord Ganesha. It believed that Lord Ganesha would be impressed by offering his best food(sweet Modok, rice, coconut, and some special drinks.
The long day’s celebrated festival ends with ‘Ganesh Visarjan’.At the end of the festival, the idol of Lord Ganesh is immersed in the nearest river or sea. It is strongly believed that Lord Ganesh returns his own home Kailash after immerse clay idol. millions of people come with the idol along with music and dancing for the procession ( Visarjan ) of Ganesha. Millions of people came all around the world to join this procession.
The best place to experience
Ganesh Puja is throughout India but the festival is celebrated with special enthusiasm in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. This festival also celebrated outside of India with great pride and enthusiasm.